Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Julianna brings a wealth of policy and political experience to California Strategies. Julianna worked tirelessly in the Legislature for more than a decade. Most notably, she served as Policy Director for former Assembly Republican Leader Michael N. Villines and Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Linda Halderman, M.D. She also served as the Political Director for Assemblymember Steve Knight and the Legislative Director for Assemblymember Danny Gilmore. Additionally, Julianna has extensive experience in orchestrating successful political campaigns, managing large financial budgets, and possesses great knowledge regarding years of important legislation. In 2010, she served as the Speakers Bureau Director for the Yes on 23/California Jobs Initiative campaign. Julianna moved to San Diego in 2013 where she took the helm of the Republican Party of San Diego County as Executive Director. Managing a multi-million dollar budget, her leadership resulted in one of the most successful election cycles in the Party’s recent history. Immediately prior to joining the California Strategies family, Julianna was the Director of Outreach and Policy Advisor for San Diego City Councilmember, Chris Cate. Julianna’s dedication and drive, coupled with the relationships she has developed locally and statewide, make her a valuable addition to the California Strategies team. Julianna possesses specialized training and certificates in homeland security, national incident management, and disaster response and recovery.