Peter Ueberroth, Political
Candidate for Governor, California Recall Election:
30th August 2003
Man Australia continues to cover the race for governorship
weeks of negotiation we have secured an e-mail interview
with Peter's campaign office, via Masy Moatazedi.
is there a recall election?
to Section 11020 of the California Election Code,
a qualifying number of registered California Voters
signed a recall petition to seek the recall of the
governor and elect a successor to that office.
grounds for recall are as follows: Gross mismanagement
of California Finances by overspending taxpayers
money, threatening public safety by cutting funds
to local governments, failing to account for the exorbitant
cost of the energy fiasco, and failing in general
to deal with the states major problems until
they get to the crisis stage. California should not
have to be known as the state with poor schools, traffic
jams, outrageous utility bills, and huge debts...all
caused by gross mismanagement.
top priority as governor will be to get Californians
working again. I will work to make California a job
friendly state by eliminating the regulations and
restrictions that are driving jobs to other states
and other countries. I will also work to cap spending
and make sure our children get the education they
deserve, by making sure money goes to the classrooms
and to the teachers, not for bureaucracy or mismanagement.
note: Note - this interview is in progress and not
all quotes were given directly to Media Man Australia,
Greg Tingle. Some quotes were taken from Peter Ueberroth's
official website, as referred to us by his campaign
advisor. Others from selected news sources. This interview
and information source will be updated as the opportunity
arises. Media Man Australia wishes all candidates
in the California the best of luck and good fortune.
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Peter Ueberroth (credit
to the Peter Ueberroth For Governor official website)
Peter Ueberroth is a man committed to solve the problems
that face California and to restore the State to its
glory as the fifth largest economy in the world.
has a proven track record of taking on a crisis and
turning it into success.
Olympic Games: Peter was named the 1984 TIME magazine's
Man of the Year in recognition of his efforts to rescue
the modern Olympic movement. At the time he joined
the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, the
group responsible for putting on the 1984 Olympic
Games, it was going bankrupt. For the first time ever,
as Peter promised, the Olympics did not run a deficit.
In fact, Peter directed the most profitable Olympic
Games in history. This global event required true
vision and leadership that lead to countless hours
of negotiation to achieve important bi-partisan cooperation.
The 1984 Olympics left $222 million surplus that continues
to fund youth and sports programs across the country
to this day.
League Baseball: Peter served as the Commissioner
of Major League Baseball from 1984 - 1989. When he
began this assignment, 22 of the League's teams were
losing money. At the end of his term, all of the baseball
teams were profitable.
on California Competitiveness: In December 1991, Governor
Pete Wilson asked Peter to chair a bi-partisan group
of Californias business and labor leaders. The
assignment was to produce in four months a blueprint
for economic reform that would address the states
recession, with a focus on ways to remove barriers
to job creation. There were many different philosophies
and interests on the Council, and under Peters
leadership, they worked together united by their concern
for the people of California.
Los Angeles: At the request of the Republican Governor,
Pete Wilson, and the Democratic Mayor of Los Angeles,
Tom Bradley, Peter led this organization created to
develop job opportunities in Los Angeles in the aftermath
of the 1992 riots. There was a critical need to get
increased corporate support in many of the impacted
neighborhoods. It was Peters responsibility
to approach businesses and get commitments for training,
scholarship and investment programs that would increase
addition to these examples of successful crisis management,
Peter has lead many business activities including
the purchase of Pebble Beach and its magnificent coastline
from the Japanese corporation which previously owned
it. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the
Pebble Beach Company. He also directed the team that
successfully completed the national expansion of the
Doubletree Hotel and Embassy Suites chains. Back in
1962, Peter created First Travel Corporation and when
he sold it in 1980, it was the second largest travel
business, American Express being the only larger one,
in North America.
many awards include 1984 Man of the Year from TIME
magazine and 1984 Man of the Year from SPORTING MAGAZINE.
He is one of two Americans to receive the Olympics
Order-Gold from the International Olympic Committee.
In addition, he received the Sports Torch of Learning
Award and Scopus Laureate award from the American
Friends of Hebrew University.
was a member of the Young Presidents Organization
for 22 years and served as its International President
has received honorary degrees from:
Ohio University Holy Cross
San Jose State Monterey Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic U.S.C.
proud graduate of Fremont High School, Peter attended
San Jose State University on an athletic scholarship
in water polo and earned a degree in business. Peter
and his wife, Ginny, have four children and seven
grandchildren. They live in Laguna Beach.
UEBERROTH FOR GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN WEB SITE "BEST"
AMONG CANDIDATES IN CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James Lee
Christine Ribeiro Rubin
Office: (714) 431-0327
WEB SITE CITED FOR ITS EASE OF USE AND SUBSTANCE
COSTA MESA - The Peter Ueberroth for Governor Campaign
Web site has been tapped by InformationWeek.com
as the "best" website among candidates in
California's recall election. The story cited its
simplicity and use of Meetup.com,
a service that helps people organize gatherings.
best is Peter Ueberroth's ( www.peterforgovernor.com).
He's the man credited with turning a profit on the
1984 U.S. Olympic Games. His site is smooth as silk
and as easy to navigate as a bathtub. A banner containing
photos of Republican Ueberroth and a coastline are
underscored by three imperatives: "Spread the
Word," "Get Involved!" and "Contribute."
explaining the use of Meetup.com
on the Web site as a method for supporters to get
together, the article concludes Mr. Ueberroth is "handing
back the reins of campaigning to ordinary people."
Web site also offers Californians the opportunity
to sign-up for the Peter for Governor Issues Forums,
tell friends about Peter Ueberroth, learn more about
the recall, listen to audio clips, contribute to the
campaign and pose questions to Peter on the "Ask
Peter a Question" section of the site.
campaign Web site can be found at www.peterforgovernor.com
article is available in its entirety on Information
Week's Web site
of Peter Ueberroth official website)
VOWS TO KEEP SPOTLIGHT ON NEED FOR CALIFORNIA JOBS
IN FIRST CANDIDATE DEBATE
UEBERROTH HIGHLIGHTS STRENGTHS AS A BUSINESS LEADER
AND PROBLEM SOLVER
CREEK, CA Former Olympics chief and candidate
for Governor Peter Ueberroth vowed today, during the
first candidate debate, to fight for Californians
and keep the recall campaign focused on protecting
the jobs we have, creating new ones, and fixing Californias
was extremely disappointed that there was not more
time in tonights debate dedicated to creating
and saving jobs in California," Uberroth said.
"In a ninety-minute debate, very few questions
were about job creation and job loss."
governor is being recalled because our state is going
broke, because we are losing jobs," Ueberroth
declared. "This recall, which has become a mandate
by the people of California, is not about same sex
marriage, or racial privacy. California is in a state
of economic crisis, thats what this recall is
about, and thats what this debate should have
been about. I am going to talk about saving jobs and
creating better jobs from now through Election Day."
response to questions, Ueberroth confirmed that he
voted against Proposition 187 and stated his support
of Roe v. Wade giving a woman the right to choose.
Ueberroth highlighted his experience and record as
a successful businessman. He cited his tenure as President
of the Olympics, and the unrivaled success of the
1984 Los Angeles games, the most successful in the
events history, which generated a record $220 million
dollar surplus, as an example of the type of experience
and proven leadership he can deliver to California.
top priority as governor will be to get Californians
working again," Ueberroth pledged. "I will
work to make California a job friendly state by eliminating
the regulations and restrictions that are driving
jobs to other states and other countries. I will also
work to cap spending and make sure our children get
the education they deserve, by making sure money goes
to the classrooms and to the teachers, not for bureaucracy
debate, sponsored by KTVU
and the Contra
Costa Times, was aired live on statewide radio
and television, as well as C-SPAN.