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Don Perata keeps doling out the dinero

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 2:44 pm in 2010 election, ballot measures, campaign finance, Don Perata, Oakland.

So, here I was, researching some names and background to see why former state Senate President Pro Tem and current Oakland mayoral candidate Don Perata’s “Hope 2010 Cure Cancer” ballot measure committee – ostensibly supporting the tobacco-tax-for-cancer-research measure he’s pitching for November’s ballot – gave a $50,000 “civic donation” in March to Avalon Village, an Alameda nonprofit providing concierge-like assistance to seniors living in their own homes.

And up comes this story posted just hours ago by the East Bay Express’ Bob Gammon, the dean of Perata watchers, so I’ll let him do the talking. In short, this and another agency to which Hope 2010 gave money are headed by a former Perata aide and possible paramour.

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  • Elwood

    Some people say Don Perata is a crook.

    I say look at his campaign slogan:

    “NEVER BEEN INDICTED!”