Lawmakers, Experts, Journalists Discuss Election Results, State Policies, Political Strategies

CalChamber Fall Public Affairs Conference

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CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg asks Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., about the administration’s priorities for the Governor’s final term on the second day of the public affairs conference.

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg asks Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., about the administration’s priorities for the Governor’s final term on the second day o

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery entertains attendees during the conference lunch break, using humorous highlights and anecdotes about her career as a radio and TV personality.

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery entertains attendees during the conference lunch break, using humorous highlights and anecdotes about her career as a radio and TV personality.

Assembly Democratic Majority Whip Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) speak on the challenges and importance of crafting good state policy, and being responsive at the local level.

Assembly Democratic Majority Whip Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) speak on the challenges and importance of crafting good state policy, and being responsive at the local level.

Incoming freshman Assembly members share the challenges they faced in their respective districts.

Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) Incoming freshman Assembly members share the challenges they faced in their respective districts.

Catharine Baker (R-Dublin)

Autumn Burke (D-Marina del Rey) Incoming freshman Assembly members share the challenges they faced in their respective districts.

Autumn Burke (D-Marina del Rey)

Ling-Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) Incoming freshman Assembly members share the challenges they faced in their respective districts.

Ling-Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar)

Evan Low (D-Campbell) Incoming freshman Assembly members share the challenges they faced in their respective districts.

Evan Low (D-Campbell)

Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach)

Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach)

Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)

Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)

Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg)

Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg)

Sophomore Assembly members give their perspectives on the hot button issues of the past year, such as education reform, health care and environmental policies.

Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino)

Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino)

Matt Dababneh (D-Encino)

Matt Dababneh (D-Encino)

Tom Daly (D-Anaheim)

Tom Daly (D-Anaheim)

Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore)

Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore)

Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield)

Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield)

Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton)

Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton)

Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita)

Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita)

Capitol Press Corps journalists Seema Mehta (left), Los Angeles Times; John Myers, KQED News; and Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle, discuss general election races and the diminished presence of journalists covering California politics.

Capitol Press Corps journalists Seema Mehta (left), Los Angeles Times; John Myers, KQED News; and Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle, discuss general election races and the diminished presence of journalists covering California politics.

Offering a recap of the 2014 California campaigns and answering questions from the audience are (from left) reform activists Charles Munger Jr. and Bill Bloomfield; Rich Schlackman, RMS Associates; and Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs.

Offering a recap of the 2014 California campaigns and answering questions from the audience are (from left) reform activists Charles Munger Jr. and Bill Bloomfield; Rich Schlackman, RMS Associates; and Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs.

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