Knowledge Identifier: +Gray_Davis
Born in 1942.
Countries: United States (48%), California (44%), New York (3%)
Linked to: Columbia Law School, Democratic Party, University of California, The Washington Post
Davis volunteered for the campaign of John V. Tunney for the United States Senate in 1970
His initial political experience included working to help Tom Bradley win election as Los Angeles' first black mayor in 1973
Davis returned to California and entered politics, serving as Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff to Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. from 1975 to 1981
In 1976, while Chief of Staff, Davis was suspended from the State Bar of California on the first of two occasions for failure to pay his yearly State Bar dues on time
While Brown was campaigning for President in 1980, Davis ran California in Brown's absence though Davis would later claim that "we always did what he thought Brown would have done
Davis apologized and asked her out and they later married in 1983, with California Supreme Court justice Rose Bird officiating
In 1986, Davis ran against six other contenders in his race for State Controller; several of those candidates, including Democrat John Garamendi and Republican Bill Campbell, were arguably better known at the time
Copyright California Voter Foundation 1994
Phil Angelides - Garry South, Westly's campaign manager, who presided over Gray Davis' rather negative campaigns in 1998 and 2002, was criticized over using such tactics, with the environmental groups chiding him for using "false accusations
Dan Lungren - In 1998 Lungren ran as the Republican candidate for governor against Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis.
California Correctional Peace Officers Association - The CCPOA subsequently backed Gray Davis's successful campaign for governorship in 1998
As Lieutenant Governor until 1999, Gray Davis focused on efforts on the California economy and worked to encourage new industries to locate and expand in the state
Gary K. Hart - Hart served as the California Secretary of Education for Governor Gray Davis from January 1999 through March 2000
Reed Hastings - In 2000, Governor Gray Davis appointed Hastings to the State Board of Education, and in 2001, Hastings became its president
Gil Cedillo - In 2001 and 2002, then-Governor Gray Davis vetoed two of Cedillo's bills that would have permitted licenses for illegal aliens
Tom McClintock - In 2003 he opposed-Governor Gray Davis's attempt to rescind a rollback of a vehicle license fee.
Darrell Issa - Issa came to national prominence in 2003 when he contributed over $1.6 million to help fund a signature-gathering drive for the petition to recall Gray Davis.
Bill Lockyer - An initiative to recall newly re-elected Governor Gray Davis qualified for the ballot in July 2003, with a special election, scheduled for October, to include both a referendum on the recall itself and a list of candidates vying to replace Davis if the recall succeeded
He was a guest lecturer at UCLA's School of Public Policy in 2006 alongside former Republican State Senator Jim Brulte
The law required the California Air Resources Board to obtain the "maximum feasible" cuts in greenhouse gases emitted by all non-commercial vehicles in 2009 and beyond