Lynda and Stewart Resnick
LYNDA AND STEWART RESNICK. Agribusiness Democrats.
Lynda Resnick, as Lynda Sinay, was an antiwar activist who duplicated Daniel Ellsberg’s stolen Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War on her copy machine. She was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Ellsberg trial.
Stewart Resnick graduated from UCLA and its law school. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, rates UCLA “Yellow” having “at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.”
Lynda and Stewart Resnick’s multi-billion dollar fortune comes from a diverse portfolio owning major agribusinesses in the San Joaquin Valley of California including Paramount Farms (pistachios), Paramount Citrus, POM Wonderful, Teleflora, Fiji Water, and Suterra, and previously Roll International, renamed the Wonderful Company covering its Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Orchards, and Wonderful Pistachios.
Stewart Resnick has served on the boards of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Bard College, J. Paul Getty Trust, and Conservation International. Lynda Resnick has served as a Vice Chairman of LA Museum of Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, UCLA Medical Sciences, and Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The Resnicks also joined George Soros and others in funding the Aspen Foundation Aspen promotes radical environmentalism and finds America structurally racist. Lynda R. Resnick is on Aspen’s board.
The Resnick’s most noteworthy charitable giving includes $45 million in cash and $10 million in artwork to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, $25 million to Milken Family Foundation’s Center for Public Health, $20 million to a Sustainability Center at CalTech, and $4 million to Children's Hospital Central California.
In term of the Resnick’s political giving, their Paramount Farms is in the water rights-poor Westlands Water District in the Central Valley of California going far and wide to buy water and lobbying Congress.
Since 2011, the Resnicks have given nearly $321,000 from Roll International’s Franklin Mint to candidates, political action and party committees. Open Secrets shows the Resnicks making nearly 900 political contributions, nationwide, entirely Democrats except for Central Valley Republicans voting to help all Californians, including farmers, expand water storage between California’s cycles floods and droughts.