DNC speakers praise Obama, pan Romney

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama would move the United States forward and Republican challenger Mitt Romney would take the country backward, Democrats said repeatedly Wednesday.
E-mails: No tit-for-tat in Solyndra loan

E-mails: No tit-for-tat in Solyndra loan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- E-mails released by lawmakers in Washington show the White House knew solar panel firm Solyndra was on shaky financial ground before a presidential visit.

Calif. gubernatorial hopefuls lining up

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Potential candidates to replace California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010 are already lining up, with some big names still a possibility, observers say.

Gavin Newsom may run for Calif. governor

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom may run for governor of California in 2010 with a campaign embracing same-sex marriage and universal healthcare.

Calif. may raise taxes on sugary alcohol

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- California's Board of Equalization has voted to accept a petition to raise taxes on sugary alcohol beverages and bar them from being sold in convenience stores.

Republicans retain California House seat

SAN DIEGO, June 7 (UPI) -- The Republican Party appeared Wednesday to have narrowly hung onto a U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by a jailed California congressman.

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Is 6/6/6 a day of ill omen for California?

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Treasurer's ad called 'misleading'

SACRAMENTO, May 29 (UPI) -- Calif. Treasurer Phil Angelides allegedly tried to develop ties with the same allegedly "corrupt" businessman he attacked his opponent for contacting.

Poll: Calif. Dems governor race dead heat

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Phil Angelides and Steve Westly are in a head-to-head duel for the California Democratic gubernatorial nomination with 10 days to go, a new poll shows.

Angelides endorsed for governor's race

SACRAMENTO, May 1 (UPI) -- California state Treasurer Phil Angelides has won the Democratic Party's formal endorsement over the better-financed Controller Steve Westly.

Governor rebounds a tad in Calif. poll

SACRAMENTO, April 29 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles Times poll finds that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger remains unpopular with voters, although he has recovered a little.

Gubernatorial hopefuls skip budget crunch

SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrats who want his job are saying little about how to solve the state's projected budget crunch, a report said.

California prisons told to pay doctors

SACRAMENTO, March 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's Bureau of Prisons must pay millions of dollars owed to doctors who treat inmates.

Williams, Beatty mentioned for Calif. gov

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- California Democrats are looking at the possibility of running their own celebrity candidate against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, it was reported Friday.
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Steve Westly
State Controller Steve Westly and California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrate at the victory party for state ballot Propositions 57 and 58 on March 2, 2004, in Santa Monica, California. Prop 57 includes a $15 billion dollar bond, the largest in California's history, to help bail the state out of it's current financial crisis, and 58 will restrict future deficit spending and borrowing. (UPI Photo/Ken James)

Steven Paul Westly (born August 27, 1956, in Arcadia, California) is an American businessman and politician. He was the State Controller of California from 2003 to 2007 and was one of the top candidates in the Democratic primary for Governor of California in the 2006 election. He was narrowly defeated in the Democratic primary by California State Treasurer Phil Angelides, who later lost to incumbent Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the November 2006 elections. Currently, Westly is California Campaign Co-chair for Obama for America and is a member of the campaign's finance committee. During the end of 2006, Westly established the California Leadership Committee, a PAC centered on fostering the next generation of elected Democrats.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Westly received an A.B. in history from Stanford University in 1978, where he served as student body co-president. He received an M.B.A. in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983.

He married Anita Yu (Chinese: 余慧雯), an immigrant from Hong Kong, in 1997. They have a daughter, Christina, born in 2000, and a son, Matthew, also born in 2001.

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