Obama to visit Piedmont

Piedmont lawyer Jeffrey Bleich and his wife, Becky, will host a June 2 fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

Bleich has been helping Obama raise money and woo voters in the East Bay, including the organization of the candidate’s recent public rally in Oakland. The Illinois senator is one of several candidates who have ventured out of the traditional Democratic fundraising worlds of San Francisco, Marin and Peninsula residents.

This time, Obama will appear at a far smaller affair, a two-hour luncheon intended to allow donors to meet and talk with the candidate personally.

Alice Waters will cater the lunch, which will be held at the home of Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan.

The event is one of a handful of fundraisers Obama will hold in the Bay Area during the weekend, including several in the Silicon Valley.

Other hosts include Dean Chris Edley, Jon Streeter, Rita and Ian Isaacs, Berit Ashla and Aron Cramer, Tim and Cam McCalmont, Dana Welch, Scott Adams, Steve Holtzmann, John Burris and Tony West.

The price of admission is a $2,300 contribution to Obama’s campaign, the maximum allowed per person under federal campaign finance laws.

If you have the bucks and the interest, Bleich says he may be able to squeeze in a few more bodies on the floorboards. Click here for a link to the RSVP form.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen