Leading GOP donor to speak at Cal Poly
October 11, 2013
Millionaire Republican donor Charles Munger Jr. will speak Friday morning at a Cal Poly political forum.
Munger, who contributed more than $36 million to various campaigns in the 2012 election cycle, will discus citizen participation in politics at 11:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. Former State Senator Sam Blakeslee will interview Munger.
A panel discussion that will include Blakeslee will proceed from 10 -11:30 a.m. The event is called Reforming California Politics.
Munger previously backed two successful ballot measures that created the Citizen Redistricting Commission. In April, he said that he would donate to former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado’s campaign for the governorship.
Munger is the son of Berkshire-Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger and brother of Democratic activist Molly Munger, who spent more than $44 million in 2012 backing a tax measure that competed with Propostion 30.
John Fox, founder of the Rescue California Educational Foundation, Phillip Ung, policy advocate for California Common Cause, and Cal Poly political science professor Michael Latner will join Blakeslee on the panel.
The event will be livestreamed at http://www.iatpp.calpoly.edu/media/ and viewers can submit questions.