Price Replaces McLeod as Senate Business Committee Chair

Chad Outler | December 07, 2010

Dec. 7, 2010 -- California State Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has appointed Sen. Curren Price, Jr. (D-Los Angeles) as chairman of the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. Last session, the committee was led by Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino), who represents district 32.

Sen. Price represents California's 26th Senate District. Price previously served in the California Assembly, representing the 51st district, which includes Inglewood, where Price served two terms on the city council.

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

General Trade Unions$105,050
Public Sector Unions$100,500
Gambling & Casinos$83,800
Tribal Governments$54,900
Telecom Services & Equipment$54,200
Beer, Wine & Liquor$48,600
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products    
Health Professionals$40,514
Lawyers & Lobbyists$38,734

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 (