Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Steve Maviglio

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62. Steve Maviglio

When we last left Steve Maviglio, he was doing the communications for Robert Rivas in his attempt to unseat Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. You might have heard by now that Rivas was successful there. A lot of people have given the lion’s share of the credit to the new Speaker’s brother, but don’t discount the role Maviglio played. Maviglio is wicked smart, relentless, straightforward, and definitely strategic. He also had other victories in addition to the Rivas campaign. He worked with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on restoring funds in the budget for foster kids and with StubHub & Vivid Seats on cracking down on Ticketmaster monopoly practices. (Because Taylor Swift, right?) In DC, he was executive director of the House Democratic Caucus, and after coming to California served as former Gov. Gray Davis’ spokesman and was a ranking executive for two former Assembly speakers and a communications consultant for a third. He is also the spokesperson for the likes of the California Hydrogen Council, the American Beverage Association, and Californians for Retirement Security.

Updated Aug. 15, 2023

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