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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/06/10 POC Steve Kubby steve@kubby.com 415-830-6070 KUBBY FILES FOR SOUTH LAKE TAHOE COUNCIL South Lake Tahoe, California - Medical
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6 5:43 PM
      POC Steve Kubby


      South Lake Tahoe, California - Medical marijuana activist and
      Libertarian politician Steve Kubby is the first candidate to enter the
      race for three seats on South Lake Tahoe's city council. Kubby filed
      the requisite paperwork with City Clerk Susan Alessi's office
      yesterday afternoon and will appear on voters' ballots in November.

      Citing a recent El Dorado County grand jury report which characterizes
      the city as operating "at an inconsistent and barely functioning
      level," Kubby pledged to rigorously concentrate on "meat and potatoes"

      "The city government's job is to keep the potholes filled and protect
      the residents from criminals," he says. "The internal squabbling and
      external overreach and micro-management noted by the grand jury are
      bad for South Lake Tahoe. Our city should be a magnet for new
      businesses, new employers, not a place they want to avoid because of
      dysfunctional government."

      Kubby, 63, is CEO of KPAL, a biotech research company. His past
      business endeavors include a Tahoe-area property management company,
      Ski West Magazine and Earth Camp One, an award-winning youth summer
      camp. He's worked as a probation officer, college professor,
      journalist, publisher, researcher, television host and media
      consultant to companies entering the online marketplace.

      Kubby served on the Northstar Homeowners Board, successfully procuring
      county funds to pay for fixing potholes and repaving.  He was a
      regular fundraiser for the Ski Team and Fire Department.

      Kubby holds a BA in Psychobiology from California State University
      Northridge and a Lifetime Teaching Credential in Public Administration
      from Shasta College. He's earned advanced SCUBA certifications,
      attended the US Navy's "Top Gun" combat aviation school as a
      journalist.  Last season, Kubby skied over 1 million vertical feet.

      Since his terminal cancer diagnosis 35 years ago (he was told he had
      6-12 months to live), Kubby has been a medical marijuana patient and
      activist. He played a key role as co-author, consultant and fundraiser
      in the passage of California's medical marijuana law, Proposition 215,
      in 1996.  Kubby has written two books on drug policy reform and is
      Director of the American Medical Marijuana Association.

      Kubby was the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor of California
      in 1998 and sought that party's presidential nomination in 2008,
      losing to former congressman Bob Barr of Georgia.

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