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CAPPAC BACKS WESTLY FOR GOVERNOR May 25, 2006

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California Political Desk
May 12, 2006

LOS ANGELES – Recognizing Controller Steve Westly’s longstanding commitment to LGBT rights, the Capital Political Action Committee (CAPPAC), a leading Sacramento-area LGBT political action committee, has endorsed Steve Westly for Governor in 2006.

According to CAPPAC’s website, “CAPPAC is a non-partisan, political action committee formed to promote the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people with a focus on the capital region and races of state-wide and national importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. CAPPAC’s mission is to provide a voice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the political process.”

“The Capital Area Political Action Committee (CAPPAC) is pleased to endorse your candidacy in the Democratic Primary for Governor,” said Rebecca Darling, a representative of CAPPAC, in a recent letter to Westly. “We appreciate your support for equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and look forward to working with you to guarantee these rights for all Californians.”

“I am proud to have stood with the LGBT community for more than 25 years,” said Controller Westly. “I am committed to ensuring true equality for every Californian, and I will carry this commitment with me to the Governor’s office.

Steve Westly – whose campaign is co-chaired by openly gay State Senator Carole Migden – has also won endorsements from many other LGBT leaders and organizations including Orange County’s Eleanor Roosevelt Stonewall Democrats; Los Angeles’ Stonewall Democrats; Sacramento’s Stonewall Democrats; Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC); Equality California; Lorri Jean, CEO of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center; San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty; San Mateo County Supervisor Richard Gordon; Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden; Chula Vista Mayor Stephen Padilla; Cathedral City Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis; West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeffrey Prang; San Jose City Councilmember Ken Yeager; Marriage Equality California founder L.J. Carusone; Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Board of Directors Co-Chair Dean Hansell; former E*Trade President and COO Kathy Levinson; Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors Co-Chair Alan Uphold; and GLSEN Board Member Yashar Hedayat.

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