Cara Carleton "Carly" Fiorina is an American businesswoman and political figure, known for her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She subsequently served as Chair of the philanthropic organization Good360. Fiorina ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 2010 and the Republican presidential nomination in 2016; as Chief Executive Officer of HP from 1999 to 2005, Fiorina was the first woman to lead a Top-20 company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. In 2002, Fiorina oversaw what was the largest technology sector merger in history, in which HP acquired rival personal computer manufacturer, Compaq; the transaction made HP the world's largest seller of personal computers. HP subsequently laid off 30,000 U. S. employees in order to save 80,000 jobs. The company grew to 150,000. In February 2005, she was forced to resign as Chair following a boardroom disagreement. Fiorina was an adviser to Republican Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. In 2010, she won the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in California, but lost the general election to incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer.
Fiorina was a candidate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, was for seven days the vice-presidential running mate of Ted Cruz until he suspended his campaign, setting the record for shortest vice presidential candidacy in modern U. S. history. Fiorina was born on September 6, 1954, in Austin, the daughter of Madelon Montross and Joseph Tyree Sneed III; the name "Carleton", from which "Carly" is derived, has been used in every generation of the Sneed family since the Civil War. At the time of her birth, Fiorina's father was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law, he would become dean of Duke University School of Law, Deputy U. S. Attorney General, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, her mother was an abstract painter. She is of English and German ancestry, was raised Episcopalian, her paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph P. Sneed, was a Methodist minister and educator in Texas, her paternal great-great-great-great-uncle built the Constantine Sneed House in Brentwood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Carly did not become a Girl Scout due to her family's frequent moves. She attended Channing School, in London, she attended five different high schools, including one in Ghana, graduating from Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. At one time she aspired to be a classical pianist, she received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history at Stanford University, in 1976. During her summers, she worked as a secretary for Kelly Services, she dropped out after one semester. She worked as a receptionist for six months at a real estate firm, Marcus & Millichap, moving up to a broker position; when she married in 1977, she and her husband moved to Bologna, where he was doing graduate work. In 1980, Fiorina received a Master of Business Administration, in marketing, from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1989 she obtained a Master of Science, in management, at the MIT Sloan School of Management, under the Sloan Fellows program.
In 1980, Fiorina joined AT&T as a management trainee, selling telephone services to big federal agencies. In 1990, she became the company's first female officer as senior vice president overseeing the company's hardware and systems division heading its North American operations. In 1995, Fiorina led corporate operations for Lucent Technologies, Inc. a spin-off from AT&T of its Western Electric and Bell Labs divisions into a new company. In that capacity, she reported to Lucent chief executive Henry B. Schacht, she played a key role in planning and implementing the 1996 initial public offering of a successful stock and company launch strategy. The spin-off became one of the most successful IPOs in U. S. history, raising US$3 billion. In 1996, Fiorina was appointed president of Lucent's consumer products sector. In 1997, she was named group president for Lucent's US$19 billion global service-provider business, overseeing marketing and sales for the company's largest customer segment; that year, Fiorina chaired a US$2.5 billion joint venture between Lucent's consumer communications and Royal Philips Electronics, under the name Philips Consumer Communications.
In the edition of October 12, 1998, of Fortune magazine, Fiorina was named "The Most Powerful Woman in American Business". Lucent added 22,000 jobs and revenues grew from US$19 billion to US$38 billion and the company's market share increased in every region for every product. According to Fortune magazine, Lucent increased sales by lending money to their own customers, writing that "In a neat bit of accounting magic, money from the loans began to appear on Lucent's income statement as new revenue while the dicey debt got stashed on its balance sheet as an solid asset". Lucent's stock price grew 10-fold. In July 1999, Hewlett-Packard Company named Fiorina chief executive officer, succeeding Lewis Platt and prevailing over the internal candidate Ann Livermore. Matthew Boyle of Fortune magazine said of Fiorina's hiring as HP's first woman CEO that, "Carly Fiorina didn't just break the glass ceiling, she obliterated it, as the first woman to lead a FORTUNE 20 company."Writing in Fortune magazine in August 2015, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld described the hiring as the result of "a dysfunctional HP board committee, filled with its own poisoned politics, hired her with no CEO experience, nor interviews with the full board."
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2018 California gubernatorial election
The 2018 California gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the 40th Governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Governor Jerry Brown was ineligible to run for reelection for a third consecutive term due to term limits from the Constitution of California; the race was between the incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and businessman John H. Cox, a Republican, who qualified for the general election after placing first and second in the June 5, 2018 primary election. Newsom won with 62% of the vote, the biggest victory in a gubernatorial race in California since Earl Warren won reelection in 1950, the first time Orange County has voted for the Democratic candidate since Jerry Brown won it in 1978 and the first time Democrats have won three consecutive gubernatorial elections in the state's history. Newsom assumed office on January 7, 2019. A primary election was held on June 5, 2018. Under California's non-partisan blanket primary law, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party.
Voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers – regardless of party – advance to the general election in November, regardless of whether a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Akinyemi Agbede, mathematician Juan M. Bribiesca, retired physician Thomas Jefferson Cares, blockchain startup CEO John Chiang, California State Treasurer Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Robert Davidson Griffis Albert Caesar Mezzetti, former Manteca City Councilman Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California Amanda Renteria, national political director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and candidate for CA-21 in 2014 Michael Shellenberger, founder of the Breakthrough Institute Klement Tinaj, martial artist and producer Antonio Villaraigosa, former Mayor of Los Angeles Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California George Clooney and activist Kevin de León, President pro tempore of the California State Senate Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland Jackie Speier, U.
S. Representative Tom Steyer, hedge fund manager and environmentalist Travis Allen, State Assemblyman John H. Cox, businessman Yvonne Girard Peter Y. Liu Robert C. Newman II K. Pearce Rosey Grier and retired NFL player David Hadley, former state assemblyman Allen Ishida, former Tulare County Supervisor Doug Ose, former U. S. Representative Tim Donnelly, former state assemblyman, candidate for governor in 2014, candidate for CA-08 in 2016 Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego Ashley Swearengin, former mayor of Fresno Peter Thiel, venture capitalist Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Party nominee for President of the United States in 2016 Nickolas Wildstar, political activist and write-in candidate for governor in 2014 Christopher Carlson, puppeteer Veronika Fimbres Josh Jones, geologist, solar electric designer Gloria La Riva and nominee for President of the United States in 2016 Desmond Silveira and former national committee member of the American Solidarity Party Armando M. Arreola Shubham Goel Hakan "Hawk" Mikado Arman Soltani Jeffrey Edward Taylor Peter Crawford Valentino Johnny Wattenburg Red represents counties won by Cox.
Blue represents. Green represents. Notes Newsom won the general election by the largest margin of any California gubernatorial candidate since Earl Warren's re-election in 1950. In addition to winning the traditional Democratic strongholds of the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County and North Coast, Newsom performed well in the traditionally swing Central Coast, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, as well as narrowly winning traditionally Republican Orange County - the latter voting for a Democrat for the first time in a gubernatorial election since Jerry Brown's first re-election in 1978. Cox did well in the more rural areas of the state flipping Stanislaus County. Cox narrowly won Fresno County and handily won traditionally Republican Kern County in the Central Valley, narrowly won Riverside County in the Inland Empire. Here are the results of the election by county. California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018 California State Treasurer election, 2018 Candidates at Vote Smart Candidates at BallotpediaOfficial campaign websitesJohn H. Cox for Governor Gavin Newsom for Governor
Ling Ling Chang
Ling Ling Chang is an American politician, serving in the California State Senate, representing the 29th district, encompassing parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. She is a Republican. Prior to being elected to the state legislature, she was a Diamond Bar City Councilwoman. In 2016, Chang was a candidate for California's 29th State Senate district, losing the general election narrowly to Democrat Josh Newman. Chang would be elected in the same district on a recall ballot for the race to replace Newman if he were recalled over his Gas Tax vote; the election resulted in a recall of Newman with Chang winning the most votes on the second ballot. She served in the California State Assembly. Born in Taiwan and her family emigrated to the United States when she was three years old, she was graduated from Diamond Bar High School. She did not graduate, she was criticized during her 2014 campaign for claims that she attended Harvard University when she was in fact taking online classes through Harvard Extension School, the university's online extension program, open to the general public.
Further controversy over her attending UC Riverside was raised in February 2016, by opponent Sukhee Kang, who made a public request for her to release her academic transcripts. Chang worked at Strategy Insights Group. In 2005, she was elected to the Walnut Valley Water District Board and was elected twice to the Diamond Bar City Council. Chang was elected to the California Assembly in the 55th district in 2014 and had five bills signed into law in her first seven months in office, she proposed bills seeking to cut business regulations. Chang was a candidate for California's 29th State Senate district in the 2016 election, she ran against former Irvine mayor Sukhee Kang and veteran Josh Newman to succeed Bob Huff in 2016 due to term limits. As of October 2016, Chang had raised more than $4 million, she made public comments distancing herself from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In November 2016, with 49.6% of the vote, Chang lost the general election to Democrat Josh Newman. On June 5, 2018, Newman was recalled from the state Senate in a hotly contested election held during a primary.
The campaign was launched by the Republican Party of California in an attempt to break the Democratic super majority in the Senate though petitioners to get the recall on the ballot said the recall effort was about a 12 cent gas tax to pay for California infrastructure improvements. Chang won the election with a little under 34 % of the vote. Chang is married to Andrew Wong, an attorney
Neel Tushar Kashkari is an American banker and politician, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. As interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability from October 2008 to May 2009, he oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a major component of the U. S. government's response to the financial crisis of 2007–08. A Republican, he unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in the 2014 election. Born and raised in Ohio, educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Kashkari worked as an aerospace engineer. After attending business school at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he became an investment banker, covering the information technology security sector for Goldman Sachs; when Henry Paulson, the former head of Goldman, was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in 2006, he brought Kashkari on as an aide. Kashkari was named Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economics and Development. At Treasury, he played a number of roles in the response to the financial crisis and the subprime mortgage crisis that preceded it, most notably administering the TARP.
Kashkari left government and began working for Pimco in 2009, leading that company's push into the equities market. In January 2013, he resigned from Pimco to explore a run for public office. One year he announced his candidacy for Governor of California, he came in second in California's nonpartisan blanket primary but lost the general election to incumbent governor Jerry Brown. He was named the new president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve November 10, 2015, succeeding Narayana Kocherlakota who announced his resignation in June. Minneapolis, last an FOMC voting member in 2017, will next be a voting member in 2020. Kashkari was born on July 30, 1973, in Akron, Ohio, to Sheila Kashkari, a pathologist at Akron City Hospital, Chaman Kashkari, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Akron, his parents are Kashmiri Pandits who were born and raised in Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and immigrated to the United States in 1964. They settled in a suburb of Akron, where Neel Kashkari grew up.
His parents were well known within the local community of Indian Hindus. His older sister, Meera Kashkari Kelley, is a physician specializing in infectious diseases. Growing up, Neel's parents and sister were liberal, but his free-market views led him to identify more with the Republican Party. Kashkari attended Stow–Munroe Falls schools before transferring to the Western Reserve Academy, he was elected graduation speaker. In 2009, he described his high school grades as not good enough to apply to top-tier universities. Kashkari earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, he was the team leader for the mechanical engineering component of the school's entry in the 1997 Sunrayce, a solar-powered vehicle race. After completing his master's degree, Kashkari moved to Redondo Beach and worked as an engineer for TRW Inc. a contractor for NASA. There he worked on a stabilizing component for the James Webb Space Telescope. Kashkari left TRW to enter the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, earning an MBA in 2002.
At Wharton he organized the annual Wharton Finance Conference. Kashkari interned at the investment bank Goldman Sachs during the summer between his two academic years at Wharton. After graduating from Wharton he joined Goldman's San Francisco office covering software companies in the investment banking division. In this role he advised clients on other financial matters, he rose to lead Goldman's information technology security practice. In early 2006, Kashkari first met with Hank Paulson chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. Kashkari was seeking a recommendation letter for the White House Fellows program, he was a Regional Finalist for the fellowship but was rejected. In May 2006 President George W. Bush announced his intention to appoint Paulson as Secretary of the Treasury. Kashkari asked to join him at Treasury. Despite not knowing Kashkari well, Paulson had him flown to Washington, D. C. and offered him a job as a policy generalist shortly after Kashkari had begun his pitch. Kashkari accepted, Paulson remembered to confirm that Kashkari was a Republican.
After the U. S. Senate confirmed Paulson, he and Kashkari started at Treasury on the same day. Kashkari was one of several Goldman employees. Kashkari began as a special assistant to Paulson working on energy policy, he and Allan B. Hubbard developed, he worked on issues related to India infrastructure development. In November 2007, Bush nominated Kashkari to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economics and Development; the U. S. Senate confirmed the nomination in June 2008, Kashkari was sworn in the following month. Beginning in summer 2007, the value of some financial instruments backed by U. S. subprime mortgages declined as it became clear that many of the borrowers would default on the mortgages. This caused a crisis as the banks holding the mortgages saw their assets decline in value and rushed to foreclose the loans; this intensified into a global financial crisis with broad implications. Kashkari played important roles in several episodes of the crisis, he led Treasury's participation in the Hope Now Alliance, a mortgage industry initiative coordinated by the federal government that aimed to reduce foreclosures by modifying loan terms on a loan-by-loan basi
Stanton is a city in western Orange County, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The population was 38,186 at the 2010 census, up from 37,403 at the 2000 census; the city was incorporated in 1956 and operates under the Council-Manager form of government, providing a full range of municipal services. Stanton is bounded by Cypress on the west, Anaheim on the north, east, Garden Grove on the east and south. On November 4, 1905, the Los Angeles Interurban Railway started service on the Santa Ana Line, it ran along an perfectly straight line between Watts and Santa Ana. Access to transportation allowed the population of the rural area, now Stanton and West Anaheim to grow. Stanton was named for Philip A. Stanton, a Republican assemblyman for Los Angeles from 1903 to 1909. In 1908, the owned Pacific Electric Railway leased the Santa Ana Line and took over the service extending its regional light-rail system. By 1928, the impressive thousand-mile system allowed the residents to conveniently travel throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
See 1928 Map. The passenger service to Santa Ana was discontinued in 1950, shortly after the railway was taken over by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency. Today, the easement still is owned by the Orange County Transportation Authority, it crosses the intersections of Cerritos Avenue/Western Avenue. The first City of Stanton was incorporated in 1911 and at the time was the largest city in Orange County by area; the main motivation for incorporation was the City of Anaheim's plan to build a "sewage farm" to the west of their city. The former Speaker of the California State Assembly Phillip Ackley Stanton assisted in the incorporation and the city was named Stanton in his honor. In 1924 the residents voted to dis-incorporate to avoid the cost of building roads in the City. In the early 1950s, the area had experienced a post-war population boom and the neighboring cities annexed land. In May 1956 the citizens responded by re-incorporating into today's City of Stanton. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.15 square miles, all land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Stanton had a population of 38,186. The population density was 12,122.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Stanton was 16,991 White, 858 African American, 405 Native American, 8,831 Asian, 217 Pacific Islander, 9,274 from other races, 1,610 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19,417 persons. Non-Hispanic Whites were 21.8% of the population. The Census reported that 37,836 people lived in households, 92 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 258 were institutionalized. There were 10,825 households, out of which 5,015 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 5,551 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,798 had a female householder with no husband present, 860 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 645 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 74 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,958 households were made up of individuals and 846 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.50. There were 8,209 families; the population was spread out with 10,566 people under the age of 18, 4,062 people aged 18 to 24, 11,289 people aged 25 to 44, 8,455 people aged 45 to 64, 3,814 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males. There were 11,283 housing units at an average density of 3,582.0 per square mile, of which 5,418 were owner-occupied, 5,407 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%. 18,033 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 19,803 people lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 United States Census, Stanton had a median household income of $50,542, with 16.9% of the population living below the federal poverty line. At the 2000 census, there were 37,403 people, 10,767 households and 7,806 families residing in the city; the population density was 11,971.0 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 11,011 housing units at an average density of 3,524.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 49.57% White, 2.27% African American, 1.06% Native American, 15.45% Asian, 0.92% Pacific Islander, 25.71% from other races, 5.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.89% of the population. There were 10,767 households of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 27.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.43 and the average family size was 3.93. Age distribution was 30.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males. The median household income was $39,127, the median family income was $40,162.
Males had a median income of $27,644 versus $25,995 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,197. About 13.4% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, includin
California Republican Party
The California Republican Party is the California affiliate of the United States Republican Party. The party is based in Sacramento, is led by Chairwoman Jessica Patterson; as of 2018, Republicans represent 24% of the state's registered voters, placing the Republicans in third place in California behind the Democratic Party and no party preference voters. The party is a superminority in the California State Legislature, holding only 19 seats out of 80 in the California State Assembly, 11 seats of 40 in the California State Senate; the California GOP holds none of the 8 statewide executive branch offices, only 7 of the state's seats in the House of Representatives, neither of California's seats in the United States Senate. The following is a list of Republican statewide and legislative officeholders: NoneBoth of California's U. S. Senate seats have held by Democrats since 1992. John F. Seymour was the last Republican to represent California in the U. S. Senate. Appointed in 1991 by Pete Wilson who resigned his Class I Senate seat because he was elected governor in 1990, Seymour lost the 1992 special election to determine who would serve the remainder of the term expiring in 1995.
Pete Wilson was the last Republican elected to represent California in the U. S. Senate in 1988, the last Republican to represent California for a full term in the U. S. Senate from 1983 to 1989. Out of the 53 seats California is apportioned in the U. S. House of Representatives, 7 are held by Republicans: NoneCalifornia has not elected any GOP candidates to statewide office since 2006, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was re-elected as governor and Steve Poizner was elected insurance commissioner. In 2010, term limits forced Schwarzenegger from office, Poizner did not seek re-election as insurance commissioner, instead making an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for governor. Republicans hold 1 of the 5 seats on the State Board of Equalization: 1st District: Ted Gaines Republicans are in the minority, holding 11 of the 40 seats in the State Senate. Republicans have been the minority party in the Senate since 1970. Republicans hold 19 of the 80 seats in the State Assembly; the last time the Republicans were the majority party in the Assembly was during 1994–1996.
Of California's ten largest cities, four have Republican mayors in 2018: San Diego: Kevin Faulconer Fresno: Lee Brand Bakersfield: Karen Goh Anaheim: Harry Sidhu The California Republican Party is a "political party that has detailed statutory provisions applicable to its operation", which are in division 7, part 3 of the California Elections Code. The Republican State Central Committee, the governing body of the California Republican Party, functions pursuant to its standing rules and bylaws; the RSCC works together with the Republican county central committees and district central committees, with county central committees appointing delegates to the RSCC. The regular officers of the RSCC are the chairman, state vice chairman, eight regional vice chairmen and treasurer. There are semi-autonomous county central committees for each of California's 58 counties. At every direct primary election or when district boundaries are redrawn, their members are either elected by supervisor district or Assembly district depending on the county.
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