97. Bob Giroux
The lobbying firm of Lang, Hansen, Giroux & Associates (formerly Lang, Hansen, O’Malley and Miller) is a Sacramento powerhouse; Joe Lang is at No. 59 this year, and Bev Hansen has been on this list too many times to count. The recent addition of Bob Giroux’s name to the shingle might be seen as overdue – he’s been with the firm since January of 2006. Giroux carries with him a deep knowledge of both the legislative and political process, earned during 22 years in the capitol (11 years in each house) where he served as an adviser to leadership in both the Assembly and Senate. While at the Assembly Giroux was senior consultant to the Ways & Means Budget Subcommittee responsible for the budget of Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the DMV. That transportation expertise earned him an appointment to the board of the High Speed Rail Authority. Giroux has an interesting background:
He grew up as an Air Force brat and worked at
NASA before getting into politics.