Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Cassie Gilson

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51. Cassie Gilson

Cassie Gilson, the only managing partner among Sacramento’s top five contract lobbying firms, co-founded and manages Axiom Advisors, which has grown dramatically in recent years. Her colleague Jason Kinney (No. 38) gets a lot of the attention, but Gilson is crucial to the firm’s operation – something that Kinney readily acknowledges. A Stanford-trained lawyer, Gilson emerged as a go-to advocate on housing issues, maneuvering the building industry, affordable housing developers and Facebook (with its billion-dollar California workforce housing commitment) to get policymakers to “yes.” She also has attracted a star-studded portfolio of renewable energy concerns to the Axiom roster. Gilson is a presence on tech issues. Like Kinney, Gilson worked in the Gray Davis Administration.

Updated Aug. 9, 2022

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