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Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Mandy Lee

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97: Mandy Lee

Mandy Lee, the founder and principal of Omni Government Relations, is a relative newcomer to this list, first appearing on last year’s edition. She may be new to the Top 100, but we weren’t the first to recognize her achievements; The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs included her on their “40 Under 40” list back in 2016 when she was still with Platinum Advisors. Lee is widely respected by her fellow lobbyists, and her firm represents a small but potent client list that includes household names like TESLA, CVS and Kaiser. Prior to joining Platinum she was Vice President of Government Affairs at the California Retailers Association, the trade association that represents a wide swath of retail sellers in the world’s fifth largest economy. Lee is also an LGBTQ activist and is on the Board of Equality California. Like many top lobbyists, she got her start as a legislative staffer, serving as a consultant to then-state Sen. Alex Padilla and as Legislative Director for Assemblymember Roger Hernandez.

Updated Aug. 9, 2022

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