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California Medical Association expands government relations team with Janus Norman



September 30, 2013

Sacramento – The California Medical Association (CMA) announces the hiring of Janus Norman as Senior Vice President. Norman will manage CMA's state and federal government relations, as well as oversee political operations for the organization.


Norman brings invaluable public-affairs experience, well-honed political instincts and strategic know-how to his new position.


As the California Political and Legislative Advocate for the nation’s largest public sector union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME), Norman was responsible for developing the legislative agenda for the organization, as well as overseeing day-to-day lobbying operations. In his tenure at AFSCME, Norman was responsible for many high-profile local and statewide wins on a number of highly-contested issues.


“We’re looking forward to adding Janus as part of our strong lobby team,” said Dustin Corcoran, CMA CEO. “We have a big year ahead of us and Janus’s impressive record of success inside the halls of government and across California’s political landscape will greatly enhance our robust team of lobbyists and political staff.”


Norman began his career as a Jesse Unruh Assembly Fellow with the office of then-Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and the Assembly Appropriations Committee. From there, he served as a Senior Consultant for the Assembly Budget Committee and then the lead budget lobbyist for the Judicial Council of California. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento.


“California is facing the most rapid change in the health care delivery system in history, and I’m excited and energized to share the policy and political playing field with a spectacular group of people who are advocating on behalf of our state’s world-class physicians and their patients,” said Norman.

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