Political insights galore were one takeaway from the California Chamber of Commerce Fall Public Affairs Conference on November 3–4.
Insiders from both major parties, journalists, legislators and reform activists traded opinions, facts and predictions about the upcoming election year.
More photos appeared in the November 6 . Detailed coverage on the sessions is available at Alert www.calchamber.com/publicaffairs.
Presenting the results of a CalChamber poll on voter attitudes is Robert Green, Penn Schoen and Berland.
Looking back at the big battles and major victories of the 2016 legislative year are Senator Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa), and Assemblymembers Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon), Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), David Hadley (R-Torrance), Bill Brough (R-Dana Point), Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles).
Presenting a preview of the 2016 legislative session are (from left) Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), and Assemblymembers Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield).
Outlining reform priorities for 2016 (from left): moderator Marshall Tuck, New Teacher Center; David Crane, Govern for California; reform activist Bill Bloomfield; and Charles Munger Jr., Spirit of Democracy.
Luncheon speaker Dr. Frank Luntz, pollster, media pundit and author of Words that Work.
Covering the race for the White House are (from left) Todd Purdum of POLITICO; Cathleen Decker of the Los Angeles Times; and Jon Ralston of The Ralston Report of Nevada.
Discussing the presidential campaign are moderator Rob Stutzman (left), Stutzman Public Affairs, and Todd Purdum of POLITICO.
(From left) Jeanne Cain, CalChamber executive vice president for policy, moderates an examination of data security policy challenges with panelists Bradley Hayes of the U.S. Chamber; Lorinda Harris, DLA Piper; and Jeremy Merz, CalChamber policy advocate.
Giving a forecast of the 2016 California elections with the top two primary system in place are (from left) Ace Smith, SCN Strategies; Cynthia Bryant, California Republican Party; Rich Schlackman, RMS Associates; and Kevin Spillane, The Stonecreek Group.