No. 55: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Janus Norman. Illustration by Chris Shary

55. Janus Norman

As senior vice president of the California Medical Association, Janus Norman – his first name is pronounced “jane-uss” – handles government relations and political operations for the CMA, which takes in a lot of territory. His title is senior vice president, and he is CMA’s top lobbyist on a team of 10 lobbyists. Political operations this year include the CMA’s opposition to Proposition 23, a labor-backed initiative to boost staffing levels at hundreds of dialysis clinics in California. It’s not the first time CMA has gone against labor over dialysis: Two years ago CMA opposed a labor-supported attempt to cap dialysis clinics’ profits. Norman was a legislative advocate for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), worked for the Judicial Council of California, and staffed the State Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committees. His career began when he joined the office of then-Assemblymember Darrell Steinberg as a Jesse Unruh Assembly Fellow.

Updated Aug. 11, 2020

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