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PEOPLE

  • Adams, Mary: Lobbyist for the AHA; had been a lobbyist for the ACS (as Mary Dunn) when Proposition 99 passed.
  • Bal, Dileep: Head of the DHS Cancer Control Branch, which includes TCS.
  • Belshe, Kimberly: Southern California spokesperson for tobacco industry against Proposition 99, 1988; Director of DHS, 1993-1998.
  • Bowser, Roman: Executive vice president of the AHA.
  • Brown, Willie: Speaker of the California Assembly until 1995.
  • Carol, Julia: Executive Director of ANR.
  • Connelly, Lloyd: Member of the California State Assembly; helped organize Proposition 99.
  • Cook, Jennie: ACS volunteer and second chair of TEROC.
  • Coye, Molly Joel: Director of DHS, 1991-1993.
  • Deukmejian, George: Governor of California, 1983-1991.
  • Glantz, Stanton: Early tobacco control advocate; professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; treasurer and president of ANR, 1980-1986.
  • Hanauer, Peter: Early tobacco control advocate; treasurer of the campaigns for Propositions 5 and 10; first president of ANR; member of the ANR board.
  • Hite, Betsy: ACS employee who worked on passage of Proposition 99; later a spokesperson for DHS.
  • Isenberg, Phil: Member of the California State Assembly; carried the first three pieces of Proposition 99 implementing legislation.
  • Kizer, Ken: Director of DHS when Proposition 99 passed.
  • Martin, Carolyn: ALA volunteer and first chair of TEOC.
  • Mekemson, Curt: Started Proposition 99 while working for ALA Sacramento Emigrant Trails.
  • Merksamer, Steve: Former chief of staff to George Deukmejian; his law firm does lobbying for the tobacco industry.
  • Michael, Jay: CMA's chief lobbyist until 1992.
  • Miller, John: Aide to Senator Diane Watson; worked on the Proposition 99 implementing legislation.
  • Najera, Tony: ALA's chief lobbyist; led the lobbying effort on the Proposition 99 implementing legislation.
  • Nethery, W. James: ACS president; chair of Coalition for a Healthy California when Proposition 99 passed; worked on the first piece of implementing legislation.
  • Nicholl, Jack: Campaign manager for the Yes on Proposition 99 and No on Proposition 188 campaigns.
  • Nielsen, Vigo: Attorney for the tobacco industry.
  • Schilla, Peter: Chief lobbyist for the Western Center for Law and Poverty.
  • Smoley, Sandra: Member, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors; later Secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency under Wilson.
  • Thompson, Steve: Aide to Willie Brown; head of the Assembly Office of Research; chief CMA lobbyist after 1992.
  • Wilson, Pete: Governor of California, 1991-1999.

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