CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
AL CHECCHI The grandson of Italian immigrants, Checchi is a wealthy businessman who is spending his own millions to become governor. * Political party: Democrat * Age: 49 * Residence: Beverly Hills * Education: Bachelor's in economics and American studies, Amherst College, 1970; MBA, Harvard, 1974. * Career highlights: Marriott Corp.
May 14, 1998
AL CHECCHI * Political party: Democrat * Born: June 6, 1948, Boston * Education: Bachelor's in economics and American studies, Amherst College, 1970; MBA, Harvard, 1974. * Family: Married to Kathryn Checchi for 24 years; three children; Adam, 21; Kristin, 18, and Kate, 13. * Background: Marriott Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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