SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Capitol Advocacy announces that former Independent Assemblymember Chad Mayes has joined the firm as a Partner.
“I am thrilled to be able to work side by side with the amazing professionals at Capitol Advocacy. They are widely known for their integrity and unmatched performance. The firm really is the best of the best,” said Mayes.
“For the past eight years virtually every major question of policy or politics in Sacramento involved Chad” said John Latimer, Managing Partner. “We know he will continue that level of leadership and engagement on behalf of our clients and our firm. Capitol Advocacy is proud to welcome him as our newest partner.”
Chad Mayes was first elected in November 2014 to represent parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties in the California State Assembly. Elected as a Republican, Chad quickly advanced to become the Minority Leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus. When faced with the direction of the Republican Party at the National level, Chad co-founded New Way California along with former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the aim of moving the party towards a more moderate path. Eventually Chad made the decision to unaffiliate with the Republican Party and registered as an Independent. In 2020, Chad became the first member of the State Assembly, in modern times, to win an election without being a member of any political party.
After his election in 2020, Chad co-founded the bi-partisan Problem Solvers Caucus in recognition that some of California’s biggest policy challenges are best tackled through a bi-partisan approach.
Throughout his tenure in the Legislature, Mayes was at the center of some of California’s most significant policy reforms including the SB 901 Commission that reformed wildfire response and mitigation efforts, authoring the bill that created the California Wildfire Fund, which protects ratepayers, holds utility executives accountable, and helps wildfire victims regain their lives. He was also intimately involved in the extension of California’s landmark Cap and Trade policy.
As Minority Leader, Mayes was a major participant in state budget deliberations and negotiations. During his tenure as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Health Committee he served as a leading voice in healthcare policy on topics ranging from health insurance, hospital financing, Medi-Cal and regulation of healthcare professionals.
During his eight years in the Legislature, Mayes served on the following Committees; Health, Governmental Organization, Insurance, Elections, Revenue and Taxation, and Utilities and Energy.
Mayes joins John Latimer, Margaret Gladstein, Jennifer Snyder, Kristy Wiese and Shane LaVigne as partners at Capitol Advocacy.
Mayes can be reached at email@example.com.
For nearly 20 years Capitol Advocacy has been consistently ranked as one of California’s top lobbying firms in California. The firm specializes in lobbying, strategic planning, coalition building, budget advocacy, procurement, and political involvement.