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No. 85: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Brandon Castillo. Illustration by Chris Shary

85. Brandon Castillo

Brandon Castillo is a partner in one of Sacramento’s top political consulting firms –  Bicker, Castillo and Fairbanks, with Gwyn Bicker and Kathy Fairbanks. He has been on the Capitol scene for some 20 years, and his firm’s website boasts that he “has been involved in dozens of initiative campaigns and has better than a 95% success rate.” Before Bicker, Castillo and Fairbanks was founded in 2001, Castillo was a manager of public affairs for Burson-Marsteller, one of the nation’s best-known public relations firms.  Freelance writer John Hrabe once said of Castillo: “Even if you were opposite Brandon in a big campaign, you’d still want to hire him on your next project.” Castillo majored in public relations at Sacramento State, and is the father of four children. He describes himself as a “wannabe athlete.”


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