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1st Annual East Bay Legislative Reception 2013

Location: California State University, East Bay

New Union Multipurpose Room

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA

Friday, January 10, 2013

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Title Sponsor:

Chevron Logo


Founding Sponsor:
AT&T Logo & link

Supporting Sponsors:

East Bay MUD logo

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Political Outlook

Alex Evans, Founding Principal of EMC Research, discussed significant outcomes of the recent elections and what they mean for the coming year. 

Alex Evans photo

Leroy Morishita (left), East Bay EDA Executive Committee Member, and President, California State University East Bay , welcomed everyone on behalf of CSU, East Bay, and introduced Alex Evans (right). 

Alan Evens provided an in-depth analysis of changes in Democratic and Republican party seats at the Federal and State level that occurred after one and two-term Republican and Democratic Presidents, the underlying reasons for the changes that have been occurring in the both party's membership and provided an outlook for 2013/2014.


18th Annual Legislative Reception

Reception Attendees

 This is the premier networking event for business & community leaders to meet with
East Bay legislators.


Welcoming Remarks

Keith Carson welcomes over 180 attendees to East Bay EDA’s 18th Annual Legislative Reception!

Keith Carson photo

Keith Carson, Co-Chairman of East Bay EDA’s Board of Directors and Alameda County Supervisor for District 5.


Message from Congress

Eric Swallwell photo

Honorable Eric Swallwell, U.S. House of Representatives provided his priorities and plans.


Title Sponsor - Chevron

Hannah Davies welcomed to the Podium by Keith Carson

Hannah Davies, East Bay EDA Executive Committee Member and the representative of the Title Sponsor, Chevron, is thanked and welcomed to the Podium by Keith Carson


City Pledge representatives photo

Representatives of the 24 cities and counties that adopted the "Open For Business" Pledge were  recognized during the event and in this group photo.


Discussion with State Legislators

George Granger photo

Mr. George Granger, Executive Director of External Affairs at AT&T introduced the Legislators.


Legislator Group photo

Each legislator was asked to share their priorities for the coming year, particularly in regard to economic strengths and challenges that we face in the region. 


Ellen Corbett photo with George Granger

(Left to Right): Mr. George Granger, Executive Director of External Affairs at AT&T; and California Assemblywoman Ellen Corbett.


Loni Hancock photo

California Senator Loni Hancock.


Nancy Skinner photo

California Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner.  


Bob Wieckowski photo

California Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski.


Bill Quirk photo

California Assemblyman Bill Quirk


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