Mission & Duties


The mission of the Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs is to effectively advocate the county’s interest on the federal, state and local level by communicating the strategic priorities and policy direction of the Board of Supervisors to the California Congressional and State Legislative delegations as well as local regional entities.

Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the county’s legislative advocacy program. The office is responsible for the annual state and federal legislative platforms in accordance with the strategic priorities and policy direction of the Board of Supervisors. The office serves as a liaison between the county and the federal and state legislative delegation as well as regional entities. The Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs tracks legislation through the legislative process and works in conjunction with county departments to ascertain the impacts of pending legislation and regulations in order to provide recommendations to support or oppose pending legislation.

The office maintains effective working relationships with the California Congressional and State Legislative delegation and the federal and state administration. The Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs oversees and administers legislative activities and outreach by fostering relationships with appropriate local, state and federal delegations, caucuses, associations, joint powers authorities, and public and private sector officials.

News & Information

May 2016 Press Releases


5/23/2016 Federal Legislative Update

5/13/2016 Federal Legislative Update

February 2016 Press Releases


2/29/2016 Federal Legislative Activity Report

2/22/2016 Federal Legislative Activity Report

2/08/2016 Federal Legislative Activity Report

January 2016 Press Releases


1/11/2016 Federal Legislative Activity Report

1/08/2016 Assembly 2016-17 Jan Budget Summary

1/08/2016 Senate 2016-17 Jan Budget Summary

December 2015 Press Releases


12/14/2015 Federal Legislative Activity Report

November 2015 Press Releases


11/25/2015 State Legislative Update

11/16/2015 Federal Legislative Activity Report

October 2015 Press Releases


10/26/2015 Federal Legislative Activity Report

10/19/2015 Federal Legislative Activity Report

10/05/2015 Federal Legislative Activity Report



Contact Us

Josh Candelaria  Director
jcandelaria@sbcounty.gov

Chekesha Gilliam  Government Relations Analyst
Chekesha.Gilliam@cao.sbcounty.gov

Andy Silva  Government Relations Analyst
Andrew.Silva@cao.sbcounty.gov

Nancy Hubbard  Executive Secretary
nhubbard@sbcounty.gov

or call 909.387.4821


Government Agencies