2019 Awards ballot of top nominations by Nooner readers

Senate Democrat

Toni Atkins
Holly Mitchell
Dr. Richard Pan
Scott Wiener
Robert Hertzberg

Senate Republican

Patricia Bates
Jim Nielsen
John M.W. Moorlach
Shannon Grove
Ling Ling Chang

Assembly Democrat

Anthony Rendon
Dr. Shirley Weber
Adam Gray
Lorena Gonzalez
Patrick O'Donnell

Assembly Republican

Randy Voepel
Chad Mayes
Jordan Cunningham
Marie Waldron
Vince Fong

Senate Democrat Freshman

Maria Elena Durazo
Melissa Hurtado
Lena Gonzalez
Anna Caballero
Susan Rubio

Senate Republican Freshman

Andreas Borgeas
Brian Dahle
Ling Ling Chang

Assembly Democrat Freshman

Tasha Boerner Horvath
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Buffy Wicks
Christy Smith
Cottie Petrie-Norris

Senate Staff Member: Democrat

Amy Alley, principal consultant, Sen. Atkins
Nick Hardeman, chief of staff, Sen. Atkins
Kip Lipper, chief consultant, Sen. Atkins
Eric Dang, policy consultant, Sen. Atkins
Tiffani Alvidrez, chief consultant, Sen. Mitchell

Assembly Staff Member: Democrat

Harry Ermoian, chief of staff, Asm. Berman
Sophia Kwong Kim, chief of staff, Asm. O'Donnell
Rosielyn Pulmano, chief consultant, Asm. Health
Liz Snow, chief of staff, Asm. Wood
Andrew Medina, legislative director, Asm. Petrie-Norris

Assembly Staff Member: Republican

Sam Chung, chief of staff, Asm. Vince Fong
George Andrews, chief of staff, Asm. Lackey
Don Levin, Assembly Republican Caucus

Governor's Office Staff Member

Ann O'Leary, chief of staff
Anthony Williams
Angie Wei
Christina Spagnoli
Priscilla Chang

Business Lobbyist

Marc Aprea, Aprea & Micheli
Jason Bryant, Bryant Government Affairs
Ben Ebbink, Fisher Phillips
Chris Micheli, Aprea & Micheli
Paula Treat

Labor Lobbyist

Cesar Diaz, State Building and Construction Trades
Kristina Bas Hamilton, United Domestic Workers
Tia Orr, SEIU California
Caitlin Vega, California Labor Federation
Scott Wetch, Carter, Wetch & Associates

Public Interest Lobbyist (Incl. Local Gov't)

Jennifer Fearing, Fearless Advocacy
Nikita Koraddi, National Resources Defense Council
Jim Knox, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Jessica Bartholow, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Frank Mecca and Cathy Senderling, California Welfare Directors Association

State Agency Legislative Representative

Sarah Christie, California Coastal Commission
James Schwab, California Secretary of State
Jolie Onodera, Department of Finance
Anthony Lew, Office of the Attorney General

Public Affairs/Communications Firm

Alza Strategies
Bicker Castillo & Fairbanks
Lucas Public Affairs
Mercury LLC
The Rosales Johnson Agency

Public Affairs/Communications Professional

Roger Salazar, Alza Strategies
Donna Lucas, Lucas Public Affairs
Adam Keigwin, Mercury LLC
Kevin Eckery, Eckery Associates
Matt Shupe, Praetorian Public Relations

Media Outlet

CalMatters
Los Angeles Times
Politico
KQED

Print/Online Reporter

Dan Morain, CalMatters
John Myers, Los Angeles Times
Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters
Judy Lin, CalMatters
Laura Mahoney, Bloomberg

Radio or TV Broadcast Reporter

Ben Adler, CapRadio
Marisa Lagos, KQED
Edie Lambert, KCRA
Katie Orr, KQED

California Politics/Policy Podcast

Force of Law, Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters
Gimme Shelter, Matt Levin/Liam Dillon, CalMatters/LATimes
Look West, Assembly Democratic Caucus
Then There's California, Senate Democratic Caucus