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See who’s on Newt’s California finance team

By Josh Richman
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm in 2012 presidential election, campaign finance.

Former House Speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today announced members of his California finance leadership team.

“Job creation is job one in America and I am honored to have such a diverse team of business men and women join my campaign in California,” he said in his news release. “With the first votes being cast in less than two weeks, we will continue to build the necessary infrastructure to win in the golden state.”

Campaign manager Michael Krull said Gingrich’s California leadership “continues to grow and is a sign of the momentum of the campaign.”

Newt 2012 previously had named Eric Beach, 34, of Costa Mesa, as the state finance chairman. Added to the team today were:

  • John B. Kilroy Jr., 63, of Malibu, President & CEO of Kilroy Realty Corp.
  • Bill Mundell, 51, of Los Angeles, Chairman of IKM
  • Yuri Vanetik, 41, of Santa Ana, Principal in Vanetik International
  • Terry Donahue, 67, of Balboa Island, former GM San Francisco 49ers & former UCLA head football coach
  • John Cox, 56, Founder of Equity Property Management (though I thought he’s in Chicago?)
  • Charles Horace, 87, of Bakersfield, President of Trio Petroleum
  • Paul Bruno, 47, of Monterey, Principal in Monterey Peninsula Engineering
  • DJ Burke, 33, of Trabuco Canyon, Managing Director of Clarity Capital Partners
  • Steven Capozza, 44, of Del Mar, Managing Partner of Capstone Investments
  • Michael Castle, 43, of South San Francisco, Manager, Life Sciences, Agilent Technologies
  • Tamara Colbert, 33, of Altadena, co-founder of American Women Media & Tea Party activist
  • Dr. Robert W. Dubois, 55, of Beverly Hills, Chief Science Officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council
  • Rick Fallahee, 49, of San Francisco, CEO of
  • Andy Fetko, Chairman of Tread More Energy
  • Matt Gunderson, 48, of Ladera Ranch, Owner & Managing Member of GSM Auto Group LLC
  • Victor Hester, 42, of El Cajon, Chief Operating Officer of JVD Investments
  • Chris Lane, Managing Director of KRG Capital Partners (based in Colorado)
  • Angelo Mazzone, 61, of Los Angeles, businessman & former UCLA associate athletic director
  • Kevin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Transaction Clearing
  • Dick Paulsen, 63, of San Juan Capistrano, CEO of Pargen LLC
  • John Robison, 48, of Studio City, Chairman & CEO of Big PlayAR Inc.
  • Michael Schrock, 46, of Newport Beach, Principal at Urban Arena
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