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Calif. for Common Sense
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John D (Jack) Kelly    

A career lobbyist employed by the tobacco industry.


Until 1978 he was Executive Director of CATCD - the Californian Association of Tobacco and Candy Distributors. He then became a Senior VP - State Activities, at the Tobacco Institute and ran the Californians for Common Sense operation to counter the 1978 initiative known as Proposition 5.

1977–78: See Californians for Common Sense

1979 Dec: The Tobacco Institute says the Tobacco Action Network (TAN) has been formed from volunteers from industry. The program was run by Jack Kelly "previously" a Senior VP at the Institute, and also Roger Mozingo, a North Carolina native who was then the VP of the trade group, Tobacco Associates.

1981 July 7: Walt Klein (President of Walter Klein & Associates — RJR lobbyist) writes to Jack Kelly, VP State Affairs at the Tobacco Institute, that Anne Wexler (a Democrat lobbyist who claimed not to support tobacco) has agreed to join the board of the National Center for Initiative Review (NCIR) which is another fake anti-initiative organisation.

1983 Feb: Walt Klein at the Denver NCIR thanks him for TI funding.

1987 Apr 15: Chip Foley (at TI) on Ventilation Project to promote Gray Robertson and Sick Building Syndrome. Others involved were Peter Sparber, Susan Stuntz, Bill Cannell, Walter Woodson, Scott Stapf, Katherine Becker (State Activities), Rich Marcus (Ogilvy & Mather), Dennis Dyer, Ron Morris, John Kelly, Mike Brozek, Ric Scanlan and Jim Savarese

1998 Feb: Jones Day Reavis & Pogue have prepared a "devils sadvocate" report on the industry listing some of the problems the industry has to face (as a training program) He is listed as the Tobacco Institute's Regional VP in Sacramento who is on the record as having said: "I don't doubt that I'm addicted; I have no problem with the term. All I know is, I'd hate like hell to have to even try quitting. It'd be damned hard."