46. Anthony Wright
Anthony Wright is closing in on 16 years as the executive director of Health Access California, a coalition that advocates for quality and affordable health care for all Californians. The organization is based in Sacramento, and Wright works out of the 11th and L Building across the street from the Capitol. He’s had a long history of health care consumer advocacy through his support for the Affordable Care Act and Covered California and the dramatically expanded Medi-Cal program. He has a hand in virtually every piece of health care legislation that makes its way through the Capitol, and he keeps a close eye on what’s happening health care-wise in D.C. — which is a lot. Wright supports universal health care, but carefully tracks the dollars — and so far, they don’t pencil out. He’s a Bronx, New York native and a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College.
Updated Aug. 17, 2o18