CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2002 |
After touring a Northridge home with toxic mold infestation, insurance commissioner candidate John Garamendi said Tuesday he would work to boost construction standards and protect homeowners whose policies are canceled after filing a claim. Joined by consumer activist Erin Brockovich, Garamendi said mold problems are made worse by insurance companies that process claims too slowly, allowing mold to spread.
March 6, 2002 |
California voters cast ballots Tuesday on an array of statewide primary races, including Democrat March Fong Eu's campaign to recapture the secretary of state job she held for two decades. Eu, the first Chinese American elected to statewide office in California, was trailing in a tight race with San Francisco Assemblyman Kevin Shelley, who enjoyed strong party support.
October 7, 2001
The most frightening item in "How State's Junk Became French Riches" [Sept. 9] is that John Garamendi has announced that he will again run for insurance commissioner. Forget whether or not the French duped Garamendi on the Executive Life takeover through the use of an illegal tactic. If it was illegal, that's not what made it a bad deal for the policyholders. It was Garamendi's overwhelming need to do the popular thing at the expense of any sound business logic. Garamendi took the easy out. Swayed by the cries of a small but very verbal Executive Life Policyholders Assn.
September 9, 2001 |
When fears of a financial meltdown stalked John Garamendi's first hours as California's newly elected insurance commissioner a decade ago, his search for a white knight seemed solved by an eager French financier riding to the rescue of a state insurance power crumbling under the weight of bad junk bond investments.
April 11, 2001 |
Former state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and Assemblyman Tony Cardenas of Sylmar have filed papers stating an intent to run for secretary of state next year. Garamendi, a former state legislator who twice ran unsuccessfully for governor, and Cardenas, who is serving his second term in the Assembly, filed with the secretary of state's office this month to organize fund-raising committees. The two Democrats join a primary election race against former Secretary of State March Fong Eu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1998
Since 1995, John Garamendi has been one of the most pivotal Californians in the Clinton administration. As deputy secretary of the Interior, he has been in the thick of contentious issues involving this state, from the dispute over the Headwaters old-growth redwoods in the north to the establishment of a low-level radiation dump at Ward Valley in the Mojave Desert. Now Garamendi, 53, former state insurance commissioner and candidate for governor, is leaving to go into business in Washington.
April 4, 1998 |
John Garamendi, the former state insurance commissioner who joined the Clinton administration in 1995, announced Friday that he will leave government to join a private investment group. Garamendi, 52, has been serving as deputy interior secretary. He took the post after Kathleen Brown defeated him in the 1994 Democratic primary for governor. At the Interior Department, Garamendi's chief focus was on setting federal policy on natural resources in California and Alaska, the agency said.
March 29, 1996 |
Deputy Secretary of the Interior John Garamendi urged Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday to exert pressure on Southern California water agencies to settle a dispute over potential new supplies of Colorado River water. At stake, Garamendi said, is the ability to augment Southern California supplies by 600,000 to 800,000 acre-feet of water, about equal to the historical annual use by the city of Los Angeles.
August 16, 1995 |
Former California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, a rancher in Mokelumne Hill east of Stockton in the Sierra foothills and a two-time candidate for governor, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as deputy secretary of the Interior Department. Garamendi, 50, who ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1982 and in 1994, was nominated for the No. 2 Interior Department post in June by President Clinton. His wife, Patti, was previously named associate director of the Peace Corps.
July 1, 1995 |
President Clinton on Friday nominated former California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi to the No. 2 post at the Interior Department, a job that has been vacant since Clinton took office. The long-expected announcement was made by Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, who cited Garamendi's consumer activism and environmental sensitivity as credentials for the position of deputy secretary of the Interior.