See who’s on Newt’s California finance team

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 NovelASpect.com
  • 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
  • Josh Richman

    Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.