Edward J. "Ted" Costa , who describes himself as "a populist conservative", is a board member and chief executive officer of People's Advocate, a California-based advocacy group attempting to suspend California's California's Global Warming Solutions Act, AB32. Costa is also in charge of People's Advocate's political action committee (PAPAC).
Costa filed the petition and "Drove the 2003 California recall election" against then-Governor Gray Davis. Costa and Howard Kaloogian "helped get the Davis Recall off the ground before the professionals took over," Daniel Weintraub wrote in the Sacramento Bee.
From Costa's website,
- He served "eight years in the United States Coast Guard" and "graduated from [the] Biological and Chemical Warfare School."
- He graduated from the National Republican Leadership Training School, was "voted Outstanding Young Republican of the year" and "served as Chairman of the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee."
- He was Paul Gann's "assistant in 1982 and, after his death, continued as the chief executive officer" of People's Advocate, Inc..
- He now serves as President of the San Juan Water District and is "on the Board of the Central Valley Project Water Association." He has "a plan to build more water storage facilities for our homes and farms," his biographical note states.
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- Ted Costa, "Part-time solution to full-time woes", San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2004.
- "Lockyer recall planned", California Insider (blog), Sacramento Bee, February 24, 2004.
- "Who Is Ted Costa?", accessed January 2010.
- Joe Mathews (2003-07-14). Little-Known Activist Is Recall Powerhouse. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2010-02-21. “enrolled at UC Davis (though he is still just short of a degree). In 1982...he joined up with Proposition 13 crusader Paul Gann, the founder of People's Advocate. ... he lives with his wife, veterinarian and lawyer Jayna Karpinski-Costa, in the suburb of Citrus Heights.”
- "Ted Costa", People's Advocate website, accessed January 2010.
- "Ted Costa Joins Advisory Board", archived Take Back California website, July 7, 2005.
- City Council. City of Citrus Heights. Retrieved on 2010-02-21.
- Biography at TedCosta.com.
- Biography at People's Advocate, Inc. (Last updated June 25, 2003.)
- Biography at Take Back California.
- Profile: Ted Costa, NNDB.com.
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- "Part-time solution to full-time woes," San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2004.
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- Tom Elias, "Ted Costa's state district remap measure makes sense," The Daily Breeze (FairDistricts.com), January 3, 2005.
- "Ted Costa Joins Advisory Board," Take Back California, July 7, 2005.
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- "Another One Bites the Dust," Orange County Register Talk, July 22, 2005.