44. Michael Quigley
If there is a single focus at the California Alliance for Jobs, it is California’s infrastructure. And the person who pushes for that 24-7 is Michael Quigley, the executive director. The Alliance is a coalition of builders, laborers, engineers, unions and contractors, and the group had a good run over the past year. The landmark $52 billion infrastructure finance plan, backed by fuel taxes, was signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown and voters in November rejected an attempt to repeal the new law. Quigley joined the Alliance in 2008, and since then was directly involved in successful efforts to win voter approve billions of dollars worth of water, transportation and high-speed rail funding.
Updated Aug. 21, 2019