In the News

Highlights from recent media coverage are listed below.

Joanne Kozberg recently featured in the Sacramento Bee

Consolidation is sorely needed for some government services, including early childhood services, said Joanne Kozberg, a veteran of government reorganization efforts under past governors who served as former Gov. Pete Wilson’s secretary of State and Consumer Services.

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California Strategies Announces Matthew Klink As Newest Partner

California Strategies expands statewide expertise by adding veteran strategic communications, public affairs and political campaign expert. 


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Trailblazer: Cynthia Guerrero breaks boundaries in tech lobbying

"As one of California’s top tech lobbyists, Cynthia Guerrero has been a driving force for nearly two decades in bridging the gap between public policy and tech companies to make an impact in her community."

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Rusty Areias Community Garden Opened


"Honored to work with the Hayward Score which helps Military families upgrade the health status of homes for our proud service members - ALL AT NO COST TO THE FAMILIES! visit their website to learn more at" - David Armanasco.

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California Strategies & Advocacy builds on statewide expertise by promoting van Zuiden, an Expert in Advanced Transportation and Technologies, Environment, and Renewable Energy Policy and Regulations

SACRAMENTO — California Strategies & Advocacy LLC, the state’s largest public-affairs consulting firm, is pleased to announce Claire van Zuiden as the firm’s newest Sacramento Partner. Serving in multiple positions over the last ten years at California Strategies, Van Zuiden has consistently proven her ability to help clients attain their advanced transportation, energy, and environmental goals and objectives.

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California Strategies & Advocacy Announces New Principal, Kristin Olsen

California Strategies & Advocacy builds on statewide connections by adding Olsen, an Expert in Water, Agriculture, Local Government, Messaging, and K-12 and Higher Education

SACRAMENTO —California Strategies & Advocacy LLC, the state’s largest public-affairs consulting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of former state legislative leader Kristin Olsen as Principal to the firm’s Sacramento and Central Valley Offices. She will add to the extensive client offerings of the firm’s expanding statewide practice.

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John Withers is chosen to serve as Vice Chairman of The Orange County Sanitation District. The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for approximately 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County. Read More

Ben Haddad Makes San Diego Business Journal Top 500 - January 22, 2018

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California Strategies Announces New Principal Steven Cahn In Its Los Angeles Office

California Strategies, the State’s leading public affairs and government consulting firm, is proud to announce the addition of Steven Cahn as a principal in its Los Angeles office. More

Bob White Wins the 'Founders Award' at the 2017 Alonzo Awards in San Diego - October 23, 2017

In 2017, Bob was recognized for his lifelong commitment to Downtown San Diego with the prestigious Founders Award presented at the 2017 Alonzo Awards Dinner. The award honors Bob for his work with then Mayor Pete Wilson to “transform Downtown into the vibrant economic epicenter of San Diego”.

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Bob White Wins 'Significant Sig Award' - October 10, 2017

In 2017, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary Sigma Chi Fraternity, Bob White was selected as one 150 living members for induction in Hall of Fame. This is a prestigious honor.

From Sigma Chi: "The Significant Sig award is one of the Fraternity's highest honors. It recognizes "those alumni members whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to the name of Sigma Chi." The Sigma Chi Fraternity has recognized more than 1,100 brothers since the Significant Sig award's inception at the 1935 Grand Chapter. These are the brothers who call San Diego home."

State GOP puts turnaround hopes in ex-law maker

Associate Press - March 3, 2013

The state party's spring convention elects former state lawmaker Jim Brulte as party chairman. MORE»

Brulte sets sights on rebuilding State GOP

U-T San Diego - 23 January 2013

"Jim Brulte likens the California GOP to the San Diego Chargers."Like the Republican Party, they didn't have a very good year," says Brulte, a Charger season ticket holder and the man in line to become GOP state chairman in March." MORE»

Four Years Later, Obama hints at ambitious agenda

USA Today, Jan. 22, 2013

"The election of the first African-American president was remarkable, but it may be more remarkable that we elected him again," said Rusty Areias of Sacramento. "It says we are embracing the virtues and promises of our Constitution and Bill of Rights." MORE»

Brulte Kicks Off CRP Bid At San Diego GOP Meeting

Flash Report - Posted by Jon Fleischman at 11:34 pm on Jan 14, 2013

"Last night I was pleased to be on hand as, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 300 GOP leaders and activists at the monthly meeting of the San Diego County Republican Party Central Committee, former State Senator Jim Brulte officially kicked off his campaign for Chairman of the California Republican Party." MORE»

Press Releases

  • Cynthia Guerrero, principal at California Strategies & Advocacy, LLC, elected to San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce  MORE»
  • California Strategies welcomes technology advocate Cynthia Guerrero as principal to Silicon Valley Office.  MORE»
  • California Strategies announces new principal David Armanasco, and opening of new Central Coast Office.  MORE»
  • California Strategies announces new principal Leslie Rodriguez to the Silicon Valley Office.  MORE»

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