SAVE THE DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014



SAVE THE DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
Paid for by DAN SCHNUR FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2014, ID 1362690
SAVE THE DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
for a Reception Supporting
DAN SCHNUR, Candidate for Secretary of State
Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Offices of APCO Worldwide
1201 K Street, Suite 1200, Sacramento, CA
Hosted by:
Donna Lucas, Beth Miller, Cassandra Pye,
Karen Skelton & Steve Telliano
For almost 20 years, Dan Schnur has been teaching and motivating students -- from across the political spectrum -- to become active in politics,
government, and public service. Currently, he is on leave from his full-time position as Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University
of Southern California. Dan continues to teach his popular class: Case Studies in Modern Leadership.
Dan is one of California’s leading political reformers, whose record includes serving as the Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices
Commission, where he worked to enforce state election laws and address political corruption.
Dan’s term as FPPC Chairman inspired him to launch Fixing California, a civic effort dedicated to campaign finance and political reform. He also was CoChairman of Voices of Reform, a bi-partisan statewide project, where he led the fight to take the responsibility for drawing boundaries for legislative
districts away from partisan politics and place it with an Independent Citizens Commission.
Dan’s candidacy is based on his strong belief that the office of Secretary of State – de facto Chief Elections Officer of California -- should be non-partisan
and independent of any political party. As Secretary of State, Dan will work to ban political fundraising during the legislative session; he will support
tougher campaign disclosure laws to make sure every political contribution is public within 24 hours; he will help economic recovery and job creation by
simplifying and streamlining California’s business licensing operations; and he will work to restore voter confidence and participation by increasing civic
education and by rebuilding the political center.
Before Dan became a full-time university teacher, he was a nationally recognized political and media strategist, whose record includes four presidential
and three gubernatorial campaigns. He served as the national Director of Communications for the 2000 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator John
McCain and spent five years as chief media spokesman for California Governor Pete Wilson.
In addition to his position at USC, Dan is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. He has held
the post of Visiting Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University and taught an advanced course in
political campaign communications at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. In addition, he was the founder of the
Center for Campaign Leadership, a non-partisan effort to equip young people with the skills essential for professional involvement in political campaigns.
Dan’s commentaries have appeared in several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee and the
New York Times. In addition, he has been an analyst and political commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio.
Dan is a graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C. He is married to Cecile Ablack, an international communications and public affairs
consultant. They live in Los Angeles with their children, Rob and Tessa.