Meg Whitman For Governor of California, Ex-eBay CEO Running
Meg Whitman formally announced today (Tuesday) that she is running for the Republican nomination for 2010 California gubernatorial race.
The former eBay CEO decided to run for California governor, promising to cut taxes, cut state spending, and reform education. She also said she would put greenhouse gas reduction on hold, a law which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed in 2006.
"People desperately want California to be great again," Whitman said in her prepared remarks. "Most of all, they want to live in a place of opportunity and optimism, not a place of small dreams and scaled-down ambitions."
California now faces high unemployment rate at 12.2% and huge budget crisis this year.
Whitman said she would put the 2006 state law that restricts greenhouse gas emission on hold "until we fully understand the law's impact on our economy."
Meg Whitman, 53, has public office no experience, and only switched her voter registration from "decline-to-state" to Republican in 2007. She emphasizes her experience in business world qualifies her to stimulate job creation.