Prior to joining CMA, he served as Legislative Advocate for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), worked for the Judicial Council of California, and staffed the State Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committees. His career began when he joined the office of then-Assemblymember Darrell Steinberg as a Jesse Unruh Assembly Fellow. (Twitter
Center for Government Relations
The Center for Government Relations is the physician’s voice at the State Capitol. Center staff works with legislators to educate them on how legislation could enhance or threaten patients’ health or a physician’s ability to practice medicine. Each year the Center monitors over 500 bills, and takes an active, public position on over 200 bills. The Center’s activities include reading and tracking bills and amendments, shaping bill language, meeting with legislators, testifying in committee, conducting research, and preparing policy papers and position letters.