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Allan Peterson 8:30 a.m., June 15
GOP Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher appears to be the semi-official candidate of the executive class at Qualcomm, Inc., the locally-founded mobile phone giant that has been in the news of late for its controversial Snapdragon Stadium promotional gambit.
According to the corporation's February 1 city lobbying report, covering the final three months of last year, nine high-ranking company executives chipped in for a November 1 fundraiser held by Senior Vice President for Government Affairs William Bold that raised a total of $9,400 for Fletcher's cause.
They were Bold himself ($500); Monique Rodriguez, the Qualcomm governmental affairs manager who had a role in the Snapdragon saga ($250); Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President William Keitel ($500); Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Donald J. Rosenberg ($500); Executive Vice President of Human Resources Daniel L. Sullivan ($250); Executive Vice President and President, Global Market Development Margaret Johnson ($500); Senior Manager in International Government Affairs Molly Gavin ($450); Executive Vice President and Group President Derek Aberle ($250); and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Paul Jacobs ($500).
Founder Irwin Jacobs, who has retired from the company's executive ranks, has endorsed GOP District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, but political insiders see that as hedging the firm's bets or paying back a political debt.