CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2010
Age: 54 Born: Aug. 4, 1956 Birthplace: Long Island, N.Y. City of residence: Atherton, Calif. Personal: Married to Dr. Griffith Harsh; has two sons EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University MBA from Harvard Business School POLITICS Party: Republican Platform: Create at least 2 million private-sector jobs by 2015, in part by cutting fees, taxes...
January 6, 2009 |
Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of EBay Inc., has resigned from the board of directors of the online auction company and two other corporations, fueling speculation that she is preparing for a 2010 run for California governor. The resignations, which were effective Wednesday, from EBay, Procter & Gamble Co. and DreamWorks SKG were made for personal reasons, Whitman spokesman Henry Gomez said Monday. Gomez declined to comment "on anything having to do with the governor's race."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2013 |
When Meg Whitman ran for California governor as a Republican three years ago, she said marriage was "between a man and woman" and voiced her support for Proposition 8. But after what she called "a period of careful review and reflection," Whitman has joined the legal fight to overturn the gay marriage ban approved by California voters in 2008. She is one of dozens of Republicans who have signed a legal filing making a conservative case for Supreme Court justices to strike down the law. The court is scheduled to hear the case next month.
January 11, 2010 |
Although a 12.3% unemployment rate and $20-billion budget deficit ensure the economy will dominate California's race for governor, Republican front-runner Meg Whitman has guaranteed that the environment will also be a high-profile issue in the campaign. Whitman, the former CEO of EBay, declared in September that her first act as governor would be to suspend the state's pioneering climate change law, AB 32. It was a high-risk political move for Whitman, putting her campaign at odds with the views of a large majority of California voters while, more broadly, reigniting a statewide debate about the impact of strong environmental regulation on economic growth.
January 5, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Had things gone differently, Meg Whitman might today be governor of California, fighting to turn around one of the country's most financially troubled state governments. Instead, having lost her bid for that office in November 2010, she finds herself head of Hewlett-Packard Co., struggling to fix one of the high-tech industry's most troubled giants. Save HP or California. It's hard to say which is the tougher job. It sometimes seems as if just about everything that could go wrong at HP has gone wrong in recent years.
September 24, 2011 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. investors greeted the company's new chief executive with the Wall Street equivalent of a stocking full of coal. On Meg Whitman's first full day as CEO, the company's stock hit a six-year low. The drop, which sent the stock to its lowest price since May 2005, reflected investors' continued doubts about Whitman's fitness to run the global computing giant. The stock later rebounded somewhat to close down 2.1%, or 48 cents, at $22.32. In a conference call Thursday with Whitman and HP Chairman Raymond J. Lane, investors repeatedly asked whether HP's board had hired Whitman too hastily.