Elliot Hirshman now shares the title.
The long reign of San Diego State University president Elliot Hirshman as the highest compensated president of the California State University system has ended, barely. First known as the $400,000 man and blasted by governor Jerry Brown for his record pay when he was hired in July 2011, Hirshman’s current total compensation package of $492,469 was just slightly eclipsed in 2015 by the $492,694 made by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo president Jeffrey Armstrong, per numbers of TransparentCalifornia.com.
Democratic assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who married Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher on New Year’s Day, got an early wedding present from the Barona Casino on October 4 in the form of a “Gift of Pottery and El Capitan book” worth $45.86, according to the tribe’s lobbying disclosure report.
Gonzalez also got a $16 free meal. Democratic assemblywoman Toni Atkins received the same on October 17. Since elected a state senator, Atkins and her district director Myrna Zambrano each picked up $22.50 worth of free food from the tribe at Bertrand at Mr. A’s restaurant on October 17.