Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis Jr. (born December 26, 1942) is an American former attorney and Democratic Party politician who served as the 37th Governor of California from 1999 to 2003. In 2003, only a few months into his second term, Davis was recalled and removed from office, the second state governor successfully recalled in U.S. history.
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The 1998 California gubernatorial election was an election that occurred on November 3, 1998, resulting in the election of Gray Davis, the state's first Democratic governor in 16 years. Davis won the general election by an almost 20% margin over his closest opponent, Republican Dan Lungren .
Former Governor Gray Davis's critics often charge that he did not respond properly to the crisis, while his defenders attribute the crisis to the power trading fraud and corporate accounting scandals and say that Davis did all he could considering the fact that the federal government, not states, regulate interstate power commerce.
- Spot market for energy begins operation.
- Significant rise in energy prices.
- San Diego Gas & Electric Company files a complaint alleging manipulation of the markets.
- Blackouts affect 97,000 customers in San Francisco Bay area during a heat wave.
Gray Davis was born on December 26, 1942 (age 78) in The Bronx, New York, United States. He is a celebrity politician. His the best movie is Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room. He attended Harvard-Westlake School, Stanford University, Columbia Law School.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For those of a similar name, see Gary Davies (disambiguation). Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis (born Gary D. Davis, April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972), was a blues and gospel singer who was also proficient on the banjo, guitar and harmonica.
David Gray (musician) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Peter Gray (born 13 June 1968) is a British singer-songwriter. He released his first album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later.
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A total of 135 candidates were on the October 2003 ballot as replacement candidates should the voters choose to reject Davis. Besides Schwarzenegger, other candidates who put themselves forward in the election were Arianna Huffington, former child actor Gary Coleman, pornographer Larry Flynt and Cruz Bustamante, Davis' lieutenant governor. The October 2003 election stood out for many reasons, one of them being that in a state that normally votes in favor of Democratic candidates, Republicans on the replacement ballot garnered 54 percent of the total votes cast for replacement candidates.
Darrell Issa's financial support for a signature-gathering campaign to collect the necessary signatures to qualify the recall for the ballot was widely credited as the reason that recall supporters were able to collect the necessary amount of signatures to put the Davis recall on the ballot. The signature-gathering drive to qualify the Davis recall petition was conducted by Bader & Associates, Inc., a petition management company owned by Tom Bader and Joy Bader. Ted Costa of People's Advocate asked the Baders to take on the Davis Recall signature-gathering effort when other petition management companies in California refused to work on the petition drive. Congressman Darrell Issa eventually provided most of the funding for the Davis recall petition through a committee that paid Bader & Associates to conduct the signature gathering drive. According to laws governing recall in California, recall supporters were required to collect a number of signatures from registered California vote...
Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE (/ ˈdeɪvɪz / DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he leads with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.