Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Alan Howard Appointed By Governor Schwarzenegger To State Commission

Governor Appoints Another Log Cabin Member to State Board Bringing Total State Board and Commission Appointees to Seven
Sacramento – Log Cabin announced that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Alan Howard 36, of Carmel , California to the California Osteopathic Medical Board. Since 2004, he has served as a project manager for American President Lines, a global leader in container shipping, logistics and technology management. Howard previously held several positions including director for the TNT Post Group, where he worked from 1994 to 2002. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Howard follows the appointments in recent weeks of Leonard Olds, a founder of Log Cabin, to the California Council for the Humanities and Don Norte to the Governor’s Council on the Employment of People with Disabilities.
Alan Howard joined the national board of the Log Cabin Republicans in 2005. He is the owner of a real estate development business in Carmel and provides consulting services on systems development, implementation, and project management to the transportation industry.
Mr. Howard holds a degree in Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird. He is active in the Thunderbird Alumni Association, was president of the Thunderbird Netherlands Chapter.
“Log Cabin is proud to provide a talent pool to the Governor for service to the citizens of California ,” said James Vaughn, Director of California Log Cabin Republicans. “Alan Howard is another strong leader and will provide a terrific business background and conservative philosophy to this important Board.”
Log Cabin is focusing its efforts on recruiting LGBT Republicans for appointment to positions of influence and public service at the state and local level. Governor Schwarzenegger has appointed over twenty five LGBT staff, board, commission and other staff political appointees. Besides Alan Howard, Don Norte and Leonard Olds, other openly gay State Commission and Board appointees include; Jon Stordahl (Commission on Teacher Credentialing); Patrick Adams (Fair Employment and Housing Commission); Greg Gandrud (Recreational Trails Committee); and Rory Diamond (Student Aid Commission) as well as Tod Burnett (Vice Chancellor, California Community Colleges) among other political staff appointees.
Log Cabin Republicans, founded in California , is the nation’s largest organization of Republicans, who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Log Cabin has state and local chapters nationwide, a Washington office, a Sacramento office and a federal political action committee.