Republican group to host governor candidate

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women invite the public to “A Talk With Steve Poizner” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at a private home in Rancho Santa Fe. Poizner is a candidate for governor of California.
Poizner was elected California Insurance Commissioner in November 2006. He has been described as “independent” (Modesto Bee), “a man of integrity” (L.A. Times), someone with “an impressive command of the issues” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and having a “reformist bent” (Sacramento Bee). As a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur, Poizner founded several technology companies. His last company, SnapTrack, pioneered life-saving technology that put GPS receivers into cell phones. This technology is now the industry standard and can be found in more than 700 million cell phones around the world.
Poizner has long been active in public service and civic affairs. He is also a strong advocate for education reform, and is a co-founder of the California Charter Schools Association, the state’s leading charter school organization. Since his involvement began, the number of charter schools in California has doubled. Poizner also spent a year “in the trenches” as a volunteer teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in East San Jose where he taught 12th grade government.
As Insurance Commissioner, Poizner oversees the California Department of Insurance, the largest consumer protection agency in the state.
The cost to attend this event is $25 per person. Make check payable to RSFRWF, PO Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Your check is your reservation. RSVP no later than Sept. 6. For more information, contact
Deana Carter at (858) 756-1566 or by e-mail at