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Guess who wants to be Governor?

April 9, 2009

georgespictures-0132California has had its share of entertainers as politicians — Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, even Sonny Bono. But the state could use a little fashion sense (or at least that’s what New Yorkers say).    

Now Guess Inc co-founder Georges Marciano is making a bid for California governor. Running as an independent, Marciano joins a high-profile list of candidates including former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

French-born Marciano, who long ago sold his stake in the jeans maker to his brothers, now works primarily in real estate.

Marciano says his mission is government transparency, economic prosperity and jobs. 
    
And free jeans for everyone … (ok, we made that up, but wouldn’t it be nice?)

(Photo: Marciano for Governor)

Comments

GUESS, Inc. would like to clarify that Georges Marciano is no longer a part of GUESS, Inc. and has not been a part of the company, nor has he had any relationship directly or indirectly with GUESS in 16 years. Furthermore, Maurice Marciano, Chairman of the Board of GUESS, Inc. and Paul Marciano, Chief Executive Officer, have not been in contact with Georges in the last 8 years.

The company of GUESS, Inc., including Maurice and Paul Marciano are not a part of Georges candidacy for Governor of California and do not plan on being involved in the campaign in the future.

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