Posts Tagged ‘Insurance Commissioner’

Lovely First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom kicks off FORUM for CHOICE – Tickets Still Available

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom is emcee-ing  NARAL Pro-Choice California’s non-partisan FORUM for CHOICE 2010 today, Saturday, April 10th, 2010 up at the Nob Hill Masonic Center at 1111 California Street near Taylor.

See? She’s looking for people to write down questions for all the state-wide candidates who will soon address the crowd this AM. It’s $50 to get in but they have discounts. Anyway, all the deets are here.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Jerry Brown to Star at NARAL Forum for Choice this Saturday

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom will emcee NARAL Pro-Choice California‘s non-partisan FORUM for CHOICE 2010 this Saturday, April 10th, 2010 up at the Nob Hill Masonic Center on California Street near Taylor.

Pony up a  little dough and then you’ll be able to hear from Californians running for governor, attorney general and insurance commissioner. Looks like only Democrat candidates are going to show, but you never know.

Here are some deets from SF FYI Net:

April 10, 2010 – Saturday

NARAL – Forum for Choice
When: April 10, 2010 – Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California Street, San Francisco
What: Your decisions in the 2010 election will impact the future of reproductive health in California. Hear directly from the candidates about their views on women’s access to abortion and unintended pregnancy.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom will be emceeing the Forum
Featuring candidates:
Jerry Brown, Hector De La Torre, Kamala Harris, Dave Jones, Chris Kelly, Ted Lieu, Pedro Nava, Alberto Torrico
$50., $15 for students. – Tickets are required.

Michela Alioto-Pier Drops Out of Race for California Insurance Commissioner

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Via husband Tom Pier, comes news that Michela Alioto-Pier is dropping out the race to be your next California Insurance Commissioner:

Michela suffered an injury to her leg which required surgery and will entail additional time in the hospital time to heal. The necessary recuperation, as well as the demands of her duties as a San Francisco Supervisor and as a mother of three young children, make a statewide run for Insurance Commissioner impractical at this time.”

Of course, she could always try for another term at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Stopping her from doing that would be a tough row to hoe, unless there’s some sort of miraculous Deus ex machina legal manuever out there that could be used to somehow* trump common sense and plain meaning. 

All this isn’t good news for certain people from District 2, like wealthy, connected Janet Reilly and the beautiful, brainy lawyer Kat Anderson, to name two.

Get better soon, Michela.

*I don’t understand how it’s even remotely cromulent to say that MAP is “termed out” and then just leave it at that, because it would be such a lead pipe cinch to defeat the City and County of San Francisco on this particular terms limits issue. It’s like that wrongful death lawsuit against the zoo or Crazy Rob Anderson’s efforts to get an environmental impact report for the bicycle plan – I couldn’t even begin to think of a viable argument that would have the City ending up with a clean victory on any of these recent cases. Oh well.