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Davis reunion: Has it really been 10 years?

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 3:53 pm in Political events.

Former California Gov. Gray Davis

Former California Gov. Gray Davis

Wow, how times flies after a recall.

Former Gov. Gray Davis has invited his former staffers and campaign workers to the10th Anniversary Davis Reunion.

Davis, California’s 37th governor, was elected Nov. 3, 1998, by nearly 20 percentage points to became the first Democratic elected governor in 16 years. But in 2003, Davis became the state’s first recalled governor in the wake of the electric utility deregulation meltdown and under the powerful campaign of actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The reunion is free at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento from 6-10 p.m. although reservations are required and sponsorships desired.

Read more for the full press release from Acosta-Salazar:

The Celebration marks the 10th Anniversary of Gray Davis’ election as Governor of the State of California. There is no admission charge and attendees must RSVP by Nov 1st by visiting www.ggdreunion.com.  Those needing hotel accommodations can get a special rate at http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GGDReunion.

While there is no admission charge, those interested in helping to sponsor the event can do so at various sponsorship levels: $1500 for Gold; $1000 for Silver and $500 for Friends.  Those interested in sponsorships should contact:

Rebecca Suter                                     or                     Carol Dahmen

(310) 903-6000                                                           (916) 719-6296

suter@thejustusgroup.com Carol_dahmen@cable.comcast.com

Joseph Graham “Gray” Davis Jr. was elected the 37th Governor of California on November 3, 1998. He won the election by nearly 20 percentage points over his GOP competitor. At the time, he was the first Democrat elected Governor in 16 years.

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  • Renegade GOP

    Gray Davis is a good guy and was good public servant. Yes he was bland and yes he made some mistakes but he was not evil and after all these years his administration was not as stupid as the Bush administration.

  • Rewgolfer

    I recall when Davis ran for Governor he got a huge sum of money from the prison guard union in the pimary, and when he got elected he turned around and proposed a 30% raise for the members of the union, who were already making more than college professors with PHD’s. No wonder the voters kicked him out and went for Arnold.

  • In what respect, Charlie?

    Thank God the recall worked so well and the budget mess has been cleaned up!