Who We Are
California Advisors, LLC is one of the premier lobbying firms in Sacramento. Our extensive legislative, regulatory, and budget expertise in the areas of tech, energy, transportation, local government, air quality and the environment uniquely qualifies us to represent your interests.
Founding partners, Delaney Hunter and Will Gonzalez, understood that by combining their more than 40 years of collective experience in the State Capitol and related arenas that they would create a firm that was greater than the sum of its parts. And it is. California Advisors, LLC, has become one of the most successful minority and woman-owned firms in the state. Today, we are honored to represent clients that span from Fortune 500 companies to start ups, local governments to trade associations and a wide variety of interests in between.
Will Gonzalez is a 20-year veteran of California politics and a leading expert on issue framing and legislative strategy. His ability to translate these skills into tangible legislative and regulatory victories for his clients has made him one of the most sought after lobbyists in California.
A veteran of lobbying and managing the state’s legislative and regulatory landscape, Delaney Hunter’s background includes more than 20 years of experience in political and governmental work in the state.
Laura Bennett joins California Advisors as Principal with nearly 20 years of professional experience in public policy. Laura’s experience spans a broad range of issues, with a special focus on technology, communications and privacy.
Matt Klopfenstein is a Legislative Advocate and Legal Advisor at CalAdvisors, representing clients in legislative and regulatory arenas. Matt specializes in technology, energy, environmental, water, transportation, and local government policymaking, covering a wide breadth of high-profile issues.
Ross Buckley has nearly a decade of experience working in various facets of state government, policy, and politics. Prior to joining the California Advisors, LLC team, Ross served as a legislative advocate for the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC) and also spent several years working as a staffer in the California State Legislature.
Our clients can attest to the fact that California Advisors, LLC is strategic and innovative in its approach and that we tell our clients what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear.
We utilize a team-driven philosophy in which every lobbyist understands your needs and can utilize his or her own unique relationships and abilities to help you achieve your goals. This approach allows the members of our advocacy team to draw on their diverse, bipartisan backgrounds to achieve success for those we represent in Sacramento.
It is our view that working cooperatively with your team in the development of your key objectives will ensure that our team can exceed your expectations. Our goal is not to simply become your outside consultants; our goal is to become integral members of your team whose skillsets, combined with those of your staff, advance your mission.
As the year progresses, we interface directly on your behalf with policy and decision-makers as we monitor legislation that could impact you. Should the opportunity arise to become a negotiating stakeholder of a bill that is moving through the Legislature, we can craft bill language or provide feedback on your drafts. We will also make sure that your voice is heard and that you have a seat at the table. Finally, in addition to face-to-face meetings with key decision-makers, we will implement a range of communication techniques, including, but not limited to, printed position papers or verbal testimony to be presented before legislative bodies.
Policy making doesn’t end with the signing of a bill. An agency’s or department’s policy implementation decisions can seriously impact your bottom line. Because of our expertise in a multitude of issue areas and our decades of experience with the implementation of thousands of pieces of legislation, we are able to anticipate future regulatory issues that could arise from any given piece of legislation. And as we track regulatory proceedings, we utilize our relationships with key decision-makers, as necessary and appropriate within those proceedings, to ensure that you achieve the maximum level of success.
California Advisors, LLC can show you how best to engage politically with elected officials or candidates. We maintain a network of consultants including campaign consultants, fundraisers, direct mail houses and media specialists who can assist you with the development and implementation of the right strategy for any type of political activity.
Sometimes a strategy might be as simple as holding a few meetings with a list of key individuals. Other times a strategy could be a complex series of carefully orchestrated and timed events, one leading to the next like a row of dominos. Regardless of the complexity of the strategy, we have the experience and vision that is essential to avoid pitfalls and to seize opportunities. Our team will work with you to meticulously chart a clear path forward. The most successful organizations are those with access to the best information and the discipline to use that information to their advantage. We can help.
How to Reach Us
915 L Street, Suite 1270
Sacramento, CA 95814
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