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May 27, 2009: The U.S. Dept. of Justice dropped their corruption investigation against Perata. http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/1895974.html

March 30, 2009: Perata said he will run to become mayor of Oakland. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?blogid=14&entry_id=37748

May 7, 2008: Perata called an end to his campaign to recall Sen. Jeff Denham (R-SD12) "in the spirit of putting politics aside to solve problems." Most agree that Perata actually ended the effort because polling numbers indicated the effort was failing badly. The recall was defeated by more than 75%. Perata's statement: http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/012414.html

February 5, 2008: Prop 93, the initiative to alter term limits (http://www.totalcapitol.com/?contest=653), was defeated by the voters forcing then end of Perata's time in the Senate. Days later Perata handpicked his successor as Senate Pro Tem in Darrell Steinberg (D-SD6). The transition is expected in August 2008 when Perata's term ends.

Summer 2007: Perata started a recall campaign against Sen. Jeff Denham (R-SD12) after the state budget impasse in which Denham refused to break from the Republican caucus and cast the final vote necessary to pass the budget. The effort has cost as much as $275,000. Perata's spokesman Paul Hefner is also the spokesman for the recall campaign.

August 2007: Perata removed Denham as vice chair of the governmental organization committee and as chair of the agriculture committee after the state budget impasse in which Denham refused to break from the Republican caucus and cast the final vote necessary to pass the budget. Perata returned Denham to a seat on the committee in January 2008, though not as vice-chair.

February 5, 2008: Prop 93, the initiative to alter term limits (http://www.totalcapitol.com/?contest=653), was defeated by the voters forcing then end of Perata's time in the Senate. Days later Perata handpicked his successor as Senate Pro Tem in Darrell Steinberg (D-SD6). The transition is expected in August 2008 when Perata's term ends.

2006 Present: Perata is the subject of an ongoing public corruption investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Article: (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/11/19/MNGSB9UAM01.DTL)

Last edited by Scott Flodin on May 27, 2009

Other pages referencing Don Perata: Proposition 93, Tim Clark, Diane Cummins, Jeff Denham, Mike Gipson, Lynda Gledhill, Loni Hancock, Paul Hefner, Brian Kelly, Jason Kinney, Carole Migden, Wiley Nickel, Nick Perata, Becca Perata-Rosati, Sandra Polka, Joe Simitian, Darrell Steinberg, Margita Thompson, Alicia Trost, Samuel Wakim,

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