No. 56: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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56. Barry Brokaw
Barry Brokaw heads Sacramento Advocates, a longtime Capitol player with such clients as Microsoft, Western Union, Kraft Foods and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, He joined the firm in 1993, and now is one of the top lobbyists in Sacramento. Before lobbying, he served nearly two decades in the Capitol as a staffer, including 18 years with state Sen. Daniel Boatwright of Concord. The Brokaw family tradition in politics continues — Barry’s son Brian managed Kamala Harris’ successful campaign for attorney general and played a key role in the legalization of recreational cannabis in 2016. His youngest son Nick works for Sacramento Advocates. Factoid: Few remain in Sacramento who can boast of having served on the staff of the late Jesse “Big Daddy” Unruh, but Barry Brokaw can.

Updated Aug. 15, 2018

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