Ellen Corbett Chosen as Senate Majority Leader

Chad Outler | December 07, 2010

Dec. 7, 2010 -- Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) has been selected by President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to serve as Senate Majority Leader, according to the LA Times' Patrick McGreevy. Corbett has previously served San Leandro as a city council member and as its first female mayor, according to the Senator's website.

The following are the top ten contributors to Corbett's campaign by interest group:

General Trade Unions$223,250
Public Sector Unions$129,749
Health Professionals$77,700
Lawyers & Lobbyists$62,882
Real Estate$32,001
Telecom Services & Equipment   
Gambling & Casinos$21,100
Transportation Unions$20,150
Tribal Governments$14,200

Contributions above are for the last four years of available data, Jul 1, 2006 - Jun 30, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (