According to pay data collected by State Controller John Chiang, in 2010 former Santa Ana City Attorney Joseph Fletcher was the second highest paid city employee behind former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo. Fletcher retired at the end of 2010 with a golden parachutte of $142,080 in addition to his $285,000 salary.
In the hottest contested race for Lt. Governor, neither candidate received the required 60% vote to get the party endorsement. Gavin Newsom received 52% of delegate vote. The CA Democratic Party will make no endorsement for Lt. Governor.