Ventura County Supervisor and Businessman Peter Foy
Ventura County Supervisor and leader of a state anti-tax group is plotting a conservative challenge in the 2010 gubernatorial primary to deep-pocketed GOP moderates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner.
In an interview, Peter Foy, state director for Americans for Prosperity, said the state party should have a strong conservative candidate and he may be just what it needs in the gubernatorial field.
“There’s no question we need some leadership up in Sacramento,” Foy said at Friday night reception hosted by the anti-tax group at the state Republican convention in Sacramento. “I am thinking about it.”
Foy, who has served on the Ventura board of supervisors since 2006, runs an insurance and employee benefits consulting business – Peter C. Foy and Associates – in Woodland Hills.
Foy can wish and then hope for a split vote between Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner and Tom Campbell to win the GOP Governor’s Primary Election in June 2010.
Foy’s name recognition statewide is zero and he is NOT a billionaire like Whitman and Poizner. So, despite his position on conservative issues, his chance to win is not very likely.