CalChamber Public Affairs Conference Offers Insights on Political Landscape

Legislators, policy experts and opinion leaders gathered at the CalChamber Public Affairs Conference on November 29–30 to share insights on the 2022 election results and California policy issues, past and future.

Photos by Matt Lara

Jennifer Barrera and Christy Bouma
CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera (left) moderates a look at what’s coming in Governor Gavin Newsom’s second term in office featuring comments by Christy Bouma (right), the Governor’s legislative affairs secretary.
Robert Green, Adam Rosenblatt
Robert Green, Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics, and Adam Rosenblatt, Bold Decision, give conference attendees a look at the results of the People’s Voice, 2022, the eighth annual CalChamber survey of voter attitudes.
Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, Senator Thomas Umberg, Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, Ronak Daylami,
Discussing the status of privacy laws in California and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are (from left) Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), chair of the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee; Senator Thomas Umberg (D-Santa Ana), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa); and moderator Ronak Daylami, CalChamber policy advocate specializing in privacy issues.
Matt Rexroad, Kate Maeder, Christy Wilson, Marva Diaz, Andrew Acosta
Commenting on what happened in the 2022 elections are (from left) Matt Rexroad, Strategy Insights; Kate Maeder, KMM Strategies; Christy Wilson, Wilson Public Affairs; moderator Marva Diaz, editor of the California Target Book; and Andrew Acosta, Acosta Consulting.
Assemblymember Tom Daly, Senator Scott Wilk, Jennifer Barrera, Senator Steve Glazer, Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblymember Chris Holden
Panelists for the conference session featuring legislative veterans talking about the lessons they have learned in ferrying a proposal from concept to law are (from left) Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera (moderator), Senator Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa), Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), and Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena).
Mike Murphy, Stephanie Cutter, Rob Stutzman
Luncheon speakers offering more perspectives on the 2022 elections are (from left) Mike Murphy, USC Center for the Political Future; Stephanie Cutter, Precision; and moderator Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Strategies.
Adam Regele, Senator Brian Jones, Senator Josh Newman, Assemblymember Laurie Davies, Senator Ben Allen
(From left) CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Adam Regele moderates a panel on recycling and SB 54, the circular economy and recycling compromise legislation enacted this year, with Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), Assemblymember Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel), and Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), author of SB 54.
Speakers for the final conference panel examining the state bBen Golombek, Assemblymember Vince Fong, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, Senator Dave Min
Speakers for the final conference panel examining the state budget are (from left) moderator Ben Golombek, CalChamber executive vice president and chief of staff for policy, Assemblymember Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield), Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) and Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine).

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