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Browns (Jerry and Willie) to host fundraiser for Fresno State's Maddy Institute

Gov. Jerry Brown and other Capitol leaders have earmarked $300 million for 300,000 people with developmental disabilities.
Gov. Jerry Brown and other Capitol leaders have earmarked $300 million for 300,000 people with developmental disabilities. The Associated Press File

Usually you’d have to be negotiating a budget deal to see so much political clout gathered in one place.

A formidable roster of California political leaders past and present will be on hand next week for a fundraiser promoting a program that cultivates young leaders.

Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown will emcee a ceremony set to include Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, and Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley.

They’ll be at the California Museum on Tuesday night for an event benefiting the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute, a Fresno State University institution named after the former Fresno Republican that seeks to nurture civic participation. Tickets start at $250 per person.

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