Mike Levin leaves OC

I just got this email from Mike Levin, the Executive Director of the Orange County Democratic Party:

Over the past few months, I have been exploring a variety of opportunities in the world of clean technology, a sector that is rapidly reshaping our economy and improving our environment.

In June, I will be moving to Northern California and joining the team at Better Energy Systems, a firm whose vision is to bring renewable energy products into our everyday lives.

Better Energy’s first product is the Solio, the most advanced solar charger for small electronics on the market.  It incorporates efficient solar cells, a high capacity internal battery, and sophisticated circuitry.  It fits in a pocket, is made of recycled and recyclable materials, and charges nearly any portable device just as quickly as a wall outlet.  All CO2 emissions from energy used to make the Solio have been offset through a tree planting program.

You can learn more about the Solio at at http://www.solio.com/.

In a nutshell, I believe the Solio and the other products Better
Energy has in the pipeline have the potential to change the way we consume electricity.  I feel truly fortunate to join the company as its fourteenth employee.

That said, this has not been an easy decision.  The last two years in
Orange County have been extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally.  I have made many new friends and learned much about politics and the law.

In particular, I am indebted to mentors like Frank Barbaro, whose friendship and counsel have been invaluable; Dave Aleshire, who provided me with my first job out of law school; and Steve Westly, who introduced me to the folks at Better Energy and the world of clean technology.

At some point, I look forward to a return to full-time politics, and I will remain politically active, supporting candidates and causes that
I believe in.

For now, It is a thrill to join a firm that is helping the environment and trying to change the world, one person at a time.

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  7 comments for “Mike Levin leaves OC

  1. Jeremy D. Thompson
    May 10, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Continuing the Levin Lovefest, here’s a video that premiered today on the work that has gone on with the Democratic Party of Orange County…

  2. Jeremy D. Thompson
    May 10, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Like a total boob, I forgot the link!


  3. Bye Bye Mike!
    May 10, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    Happy to see you go! But will Batman/Barbaro do without Robin/Mike sucking up to him?!

  4. May 11, 2007 at 9:14 am

    No matter if you like him or hate him, Mike did a lot for the DPOC.

    He made us a more organized organization with structure and leadership instead of a group that lacked direction. He upgraded our technology giving us access to data that we never had before. He developed a fully working field program with Edgardo, and we even developed a new website thanks to Mike’s vision and direction on what he wanted for our web presence. Young leaders of tomorrow have even been hired for outreach to various OC communities, something that we never had before Mike arrived at the DPOC.

    When people like Matt even heap praise on Mike you know Mike did a good job with what resources he had to work with.

    Good Luck Mike!

  5. Jubal
    May 11, 2007 at 10:02 am

    …so it wasn’t just on this blog.

  6. RHackett
    May 11, 2007 at 2:37 pm


    Your posts regarding Mike show that you are a class act. And a consumate professional.

  7. Jubal
    May 11, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Praise on TheLiberalOC.com? I just may faint.

    But thank you, RHackett. I’ll take compliments where I can get them. Just because I disagree with someone doesn’t mean I have to hate, dislike or demean them

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