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Of Note: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Ed’s Note: For those who have nothing better to do than read Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 list, we thought we’d add a bonus — people of note who should be on the list and probably will be.

Andrew Acosta – Campaign consultant extraordinaire who’s picked a lot of fights and won most of them…

Charles Bacchi – The HMO man who, as the head of the California Association of Health Plans, represents 40 members that provide health coverage to 21 million Californians…

Terry Brennand – Senior lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union, a pervasive force in California politics…

Gary Brown – The data dude, president of Political Data Inc., the ultimate fount of campaign info …

Brandon Castillo – Strategist, communications whiz, manager of everything from PR campaigns to growing the grassroots….

Duane Dauner – Venerable head of the California Hospital Association, with nearly 500 hospital and health system members and some 200 associate members…

Kathy Fairbanks – Point person on numerous high-stakes issues, including a major online gaming coalition. Works with Castillo …

Joel Fox —  Co-founder of the Fox & Hounds website for political news and commentary, president of the Small Business Action Committee, and former head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

Fiona Hutton — Studio City-based communications guru with major clients in water — among many others. Well-known in Sacramento …

John Laird – State Resources Secretary and the Brown administration point man statewide on Delta projects …

Scott Lay – Publisher of the must-read Nooner newsletter, which tracks political money and offers insightful analysis….

Brittany Maynard – A victim of brain cancer, but before her death her plight gained national attention and led to right-to-die legislation in Sacramento.

Jeff Randle – Head of Randle Communications, an established Sacramento firm with Republican roots, a go-to place for blue-chip clients…

Michael Rubio – State Senator-turned-Chevron honcho, heads Chevron’s governmental relations effort in Sacramento…

Marc Weideman – A first-rate lobbyist and attorney, plugged into the Capitol on major issues. If it’s happening, he’s probably there …

Marty Wilson – A political pro to his fingertips, too many projects to count, handles JobsPac …

 


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