Leslie Rodriguez has joined the Board of Directors to the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

We’re proud to announce Leslie Rodriguez has joined the Board of Directors to the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley #community #philanthropy #leadership https://lnkd.in/dh62QFt “We are excited to welcome Leslie Rodriguez to our #BoardofDirectors! She brings extensive experience in public affairs and policy that will be a tremendous asset to our agency as we continue our efforts to make […]


California Strategies mourns the loss of our dear friend and stalwart partner Carol Whiteside, who over the course of her career brilliantly served as Mayor of Modesto, Assistant Secretary of the California Resources Agency, and Founder of the Great Valley Center. California Strategies was proud Carol joined the firm in 2009. Carol strengthened the firm’s […]


SACRAMENTO, CA – California Strategies, LLC, one of the Golden State’s preeminent public affairs and lobbying firms has tapped veteran strategist Camden McEfee and longtime legislative advocate Jim Lites to lead California Strategies successful consulting businesses. McEfee will serve as California Strategies’ Managing Partner and Lites will serve as the firm’s Vice Chair. McEfee succeeds […]

Matt Klink featured in Newsweek

From Newsweek: “It’s highly unlikely that the 45 Republicans in the Senate who voted to dismiss the case before the trial started would change their tune and vote to convict. Matt Klink, a Republican strategist, told Newsweek that Senator Pat Leahy, who voted to convict Trump in 2020, presiding over the proceedings creates optics that “aren’t […]

Numbers to keep in mind for 2022  – LA Daily News Article by Matt Klink

“Mark Twain famously said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” “With Joe Biden’s election and Democrats narrowly holding the House, they’re hoping that 2022 has no connection — in harmony, meter, measure or other literary device — with 1994 and 2010. Why are these numbers important? In 2022, President Joe Biden’s first mid-term […]

3rd Initiative Scorecard

California Strategies and Forward Observer are pleased to present the fourth edition of the California Initiative Editorial Scorecard.  

California Strategies’ veteran political strategists Michael Bustamante and former Chair of the Californian Republican Party, Jim Brulte provide insight into the Republican National Convention in the San Francisco Chronicle

“Forced to flee from North Carolina and Florida because of concerns about the coronavirus, the nearly audience-free Republican National Convention has taken some time to get used to for the faithful in California. “It was a little odd at first, even though I knew what to expect after the Democratic convention,” said Matt Cunningham, a […]

Cynthia Guerrero, a partner at California Strategies LLC, works to pave the way for Latinas in Tech – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Today, Cynthia was finally officially honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the prestigious Latino Business Leadership Awards during an online awards ceremony. “As a Latina in the financial-services sector two decades ago, Cynthia Guerrero was merely unusual. As a partner for advocacy and lobbying firm California Strategies, she is now indispensable. Having generated […]

The Case for Military Housing

“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 http://www.haywardscore.com.” – David Armanasco. Hayward 3-5-19

Rusty Areias Community Garden Opened

Congratulations To Rusty Areias for this recognition! This dedication is for your important and pivotal role, while the Director of the California State Parks, to fund the purchase of this 300 acre farm to establish the Martial Cottle Park. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6523634366223052800/

Joanne Kozberg recently featured in the Sacramento Bee

Read More: The Sacramento Bee https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article239461768.html 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. “There are different revenue streams, rules and regulations; I don’t know that […]

California Strategies Jim Brulte provides political insight at the 2020 Vision: Inside the Presidential Campaign hosted by @USCPolFuture

California Strategies Jim Brulte provides political insight at the 2020 Vision: Inside the Presidential Campaign hosted by @USCPolFuture “This panel will examine how California’s earlier primary will impact the Democratic race. Featuring: -Hon. James Brulte – Former CA State Senator and Assemblyman; Former Chairman, California Republican Party -Bill Carrick – Strategist for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, […]