No. 62: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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62. Carrie Gordon

Carrie Gordon has spent 20 years working for the California Dental Association and its 27,000 member dentists, and among her responsibilities as Chief Strategy Officer is overseeing CDA’s lobbying and political program. She spent the past year leading the effort to navigate dentistry in California through the pandemic – from acquisition of PPE supplies from the state, authorization and deployment of dentists for the state’s vaccination efforts, and keeping the public informed about the safety of dental care. CDA also notched some notable wins in the latest state budget, specifically with higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates funded by Prop. 56 (2016) becoming permanent. Gordon represents CDA in the MICRA coalition as well, which is bracing for a ballot measure fight next year.

Updated Aug. 25, 2021

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