Newsom campaign releases details of Alex Tourk
Statement from the Newsom for Mayor Campaign
February 7, 2007 8:04 p.m.
Newsom re-election attorney Jim Sutton released the following
statement on a voluntary agreement with Alex Tourk:
Jim Sutton said, Gavin Newsom made a personal commitment
to Alex Tourk that Alex would not suffer financially from resigning
his job with the campaign. The Mayor told Alex that he would be
paid until he found a new job.
Campaign finance law is unclear on this issue, so Gavin
Newsom has decided the simplest and most appropriate way to fulfill
his commitment is to personally pay any remaining salary owed
There is no confidentiality agreement and no need for one.
Tourk has not been paid any money from the Newsom re-election
campaign since he resigned. Newsom will pay Alex his salary until
Alex secures his next job.