“The Future of the Democratic Party in California” Senator Bob Hertzberg (CA-18) was twice unanimously elected Speaker of the California State Assembly (2000-2002). He is the first former Assembly Speaker in 86 years to be elected to the California State Senate, where he now represents residents of the San Fernando Valley.  Mr. Hertzberg is a member of the Rose Institute Board of Governors.  

Friday, February 26, Lunch at 11:45


“Taking Voter Equality Seriously:  What Does One Person One Vote Really Mean?” Christopher Skinnell ’99 is an election law attorney at Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni. Ken Miller is a member of the Government Department at CMC.

Tuesday, November 17


Taxing California: Mac Taylor was appointed to the position of California legislative analyst in October 2008 where he serves as the nonpartisan fiscal advisor to both houses of the California Legislature and oversees the preparation of annual fiscal and policy analyses of the state’s budget and programs. 

Monday, October 26, Lunch at 11:30 a.m.


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