|Mayor of Santa Monica|
May 25, 2010 – December 7, 2010
|Preceded by||Pam O'Connor|
|Succeeded by||Richard Bloom|
|Member of the Santa Monica City Council|
Robert Sargent Shriver III
April 28, 1954
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Malissa Feruzzi (m. 2005)
|Relations||See Kennedy family|
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
|Residence||Santa Monica, California|
|Alma mater||Yale University (BA, JD)|
|Occupation||Activist, Attorney, Journalist, Politician|
Robert Sargent Shriver III (born April 28, 1954) is an activist, attorney, journalist, and a member of the extended Kennedy family living in Santa Monica, California. He was a member of the Santa Monica City Council from 2004 to 2012, serving as mayor pro tem in 2006 and as mayor during part of 2010. He is a nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and former Senators Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy and Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Business career and philanthropy
- 3 Political career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Awards
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and education
Shriver was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Sargent Shriver (1915—2011) and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921—2009), the first of their five children. His siblings are, Maria (born 1955), Timothy (born 1959), Mark (born 1964) and Anthony (born 1965).
Bobby attended Yale College at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was a member of the Scroll and Key Society. He graduated with a B.A. in American studies with cum laude honors. He graduated from Yale Law School with a J.D. in 1981.
Business career and philanthropy
He then moved to New York City to work in a venture capital business at James D. Wolfensohn, Inc.
In 1987, he produced a prime-time television feature about the Special Olympics, an organization for disabled young people and founded by his mother in 1968. This and subsequent productions have raised in excess of US$55 million for the Special Olympics program.
In 2002, Shriver was a co-founder – with U2 lead singer Bono – of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa), a multinational, non-government organization whose purpose is to obtain social equality and justice for Africa through debt relief; adjust trade rules which burden Africa; eliminate the African AIDS epidemic; and strengthen democracy with more accountability by the wealthiest nations and African leaders with transparency towards the people.
With Shriver's involvement, DATA, in turn, was one of the founding organizations in 2004 of the ONE Campaign, a U.S.-based, non-partisan, non-profit organization which aims to increase U.S. government funding for and effectiveness of international-aid programs.
In 2006, he and Bono also co-founded, and Shriver is chief executive officer of, (Product) Red, a brand-licensing company, to raise money for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The company licenses its "(Product) Red" logo to partner companies in return for the opportunity to increase their own revenue through the "(Product) Red" products that they sell.
California State Parks and Recreation Commission
After Schwarzenegger became the Governor of California in 2004, he reappointed Shriver as chairman of the California State Park and Recreation Commission overseeing the state's parks and gardens. He had first been appointed by prior California Governor Gray Davis.
In 2005, Shriver, the commission chairman, and Clint Eastwood, the commission vice chairman, led a commission panel in its unanimous opposition to a six-lane, 16-mile (26 km) toll road that would cut through San Onofre State Beach (north of San Diego) that includes Trestles, a collection of surfing spots – one of Southern California's most-cherished. Shriver and Eastwood also supported a 2006 lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which it did in February 2008.
In March 2008, Shriver and Eastwood, whose terms had expired, were not reappointed. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) asked for a legislative investigation into the decision not to re-appoint Shriver and Eastwood, citing their opposition to the toll-road extension.
Santa Monica City Council
In November 2004 Shriver ran for, and was elected to, a seat on the Santa Monica City Council. He stated that he decided to run for the seat after a dispute with the city over the height of the hedges at his home. He was one of thirteen candidates for four at-large council seats and received 23,260 votes, or 16.5 percent, of the vote. The other three winning candidates received 16,710, 14,475, and 13,408 votes.
He ran for re-election in 2008, again in a race in which thirteen candidates were running for four open seats. He again received the most votes, although he won by a smaller margin over the candidate receiving the second-most number of votes. Shriver received 24,298 votes, or 18.56 percent of the vote. The other three winning candidates received 20,232, 19,145, and 17,202 votes. Shriver's second term ended November 2012.
Candidacy for California Attorney General
On March 13, 2009, an article in The Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" said that Shriver was considering becoming a candidate in the 2010 California Attorney General election. Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidate, was elected Attorney General.
Candidacy for Los Angeles County Supervisor
In 2007, Shriver received  The Advertising Club's Silver Medal Award—also known as the Advertising Person of the Year Award—for his work with (RED). The annual award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising industry, furthering industry standards, demonstrating creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.
-  Santa Monica City Council Electoral History
- Santa Monica Daily Press[dead link]
- Hyman, Mark (December 7, 1988). "Orioles are sold: $70 million; Buyers say team will stay". The Baltimore Sun.
- Young, Samantha. - "Schwarzenegger removes his brother-in-law and Clint Eastwood from Calif. parks panel" Archived December 12, 2010, at WebCite. The Associated Press (via The San Diego Union-Tribune). March 20, 2008. Accessed May 28, 2008.
- Staff writer (March 22, 2008)."Group wants probe into governor's removal of Eastwood, Shriver" Archived December 12, 2010, at WebCite. The Associated Press (via The San Diego Union-Tribune). Accessed May 28, 2008.
- Press Release: Press release (May 23, 2008). "Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments" Archived April 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. - Office of the Governor, State of California. Accessed May 28, 2008.
- (May 23, 2008). "Schwarzenegger names replacements for parks panel". - The Associated Press (via Yahoo! News). Accessed May 28, 2008.[dead link][dead link]
- Groves, Martha (September 24, 2004). "Bobby Shriver Joins the Family Business". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
- Chronicle Sacramento Bureau (November 4, 2004). "Governor's in-law wins council seat". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
- "Results as of Nov 26 2:53 pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (66/66)". League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. November 26, 2004. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
- "Santa Monica Council Member Election Results 2008". Los Angeles County Presidential General Election. November 28, 2006. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
- Goldmacher, Shane (March 13, 2009). "Bobby Shriver, first lady's brother, weighs running for state attorney general". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. (website registration required)
- Finnegan, Michael (January 21, 2014). "Bobby Shriver, touting Kennedy lineage, joins supervisor's race". The Los Angeles Times. (website registration required)
- Hoffman, Bill (May 9, 2005). "May 9, 2005: Headlines: Friends: NY Post: It was Camelot on the West Coast as the Kennedy clan converged in Los Angeles for the wedding of Bobby Shriver, the nephew of JFK and brother of California First Lady Maria Shriver". Peace Corps message board at peacecorpsonline.org (credited? to the New York Post). Accessed August 13, 2009.
- Staff writer (2005-15-08). "JFK nephew Bobby Shriver weds" The Associated Press (via USA Today). Accessed August 13, 2009.
- bobbyshriver.com, Shriver official website
- Santa Monica City Council, Santa Monica City Council official website
- Shriver biography on Santa Monica City Council official website
- "#17 President - Product Red", portal to podcast of February 25, 2007, presentation by Tasmin Smith, (Product) Red's President (hosted at USF MBA Podcast's website)
- Bobby Shriver on IMDb