98: Scott Lay
Scott Lay is the publisher and editor of The Nooner, a daily compendium of news and analysis targeting the state Capitol that he started a few years ago and which has become a regular read for some 9,000 subscribers. The Washington Post called it one of California’s top political blogs. Scott, an attorney with tech savvy, also devised a way early on to provide automated updates of campaign contributions and other data on his website, a convenience for lazy readers like us. Scott, a graduate of the UC Davis School of Law, served from 2006 to 2014 as the president and CEO of the Community College League of California, a nonprofit association serving California’s 72 community colleges. If there is a person who lives and breathes capitol politics and intrigue more deeply than Scott, we don’t know them. Scott Lay serves on the board of Open California, the nonprofit that publishes Capitol Weekly.