The Executive Committee serves as the Board of Directors, reviewing the work and activities of the policy committees, adopting policy positions for the organization, and selecting participants for the Western Legislative Academy. The Executive Committee is composed of the four CSG West officers, the presiding legislative leaders and ranking minority leaders in each chamber of the 13 Western states, the chair and vice chair of each policy committee, and other legislators appointed tby the presiding legislative officers.

 

Alaska

Senate President Pete Kelly

Senator Berta Gardner, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Gary Stevens, CSG Past Chair

Speaker Bryce Edgmon

Representative Charisse Millett, House Minority Leader

Representative Chris Tuck, House Majority Leader

Representative David Talerico, CSG West Vice Chair - Energy & Environment Committee

Alberta, Canada

MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas, CSG West Co Chair - Canada Relations Committee

Arizona

Senate President Steven Yarbrough

Senator Katie Hobbs, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Debbie Lesko, CSG Co Chair - Fiscal & Economic Development Committee

Speaker J.D. Mesnard

Representative Rebecca Rios, House Minority Leader

California

Senate President Kevin de Leon

Senator Patricia Bates, Appointed by Senate President

Senator Jean Fuller

Senator Ricardo Lara, Appointed by Senate President

Senator Bill Monning, Appointed by Senate President

Senator Bob Wieckowski, CSG West Chair - Energy & Environment Committee

Speaker Anthony Rendon

Assemblymember Autumn Burke

Assemblymember Anna Caballero

Assemblymember Ken Cooley, CSG West Vice Chair - Westrends Board

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

Assemblymember Educardo Garcia

Assemblymember Adam Gray

Assemblymember Chad Mayes, House Minority Leader

 

Colorado

Senate President Kevin Grantham

Senator Lucia Guzman, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Nancy Todd, CSG West Past Chair

Speaker Crisanta Duran

Representative Patrick Neville, House Minority Leader

Representative Jeni Arndt, CSG West Vice Chair - Agriculture & Water Committee

Representative Polly Lawrence, CSG West Chair - Westrends Board

Hawaii

Senate President Ronald Kouchi

Senator Brian Taniguchi, Assistant Majority Whip, CSG Past Chair

Speaker Scott Saiki

Representative Andria Tupola, House Minority Leader

Representative Cindy Evans, CSG West Chair - State & Federal Relations Committee

Representative Della Belatti, Vice Speaker, Appointed by Speaker of the House

Representative Mark Nakashima, Appointed by Speaker of the House

Representative Marcus Oshiro, CSG West Past Chair

Idaho

Senate President Brent Hill

Senator Michelle Stennett, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Bart Davis, Senate Majority Leader, CSG & CSG West Past Chair

Speaker Scott Bedke

Representative Maxine Bell, CSG Co Chair - Finance Committee

Representative Mat Erpelding, House Minority Leader

Representative Clark Kauffman, CSG West Chair - Agriculture & Water Committee

Representative Jeff Thompson, CSG West Past Chair

Representative Rick Youngblood, CSG West Chair - Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Montana

Senate President Scott Sales

Senator Malek, CSG West Co Chair - Canada Relations Committee

Senator Jon Sesso, Senate Minority Leader

Speaker Austin Knudsen

Representative Jenny Eck, House Minority Leader

Representative Kimberly Dudik, CSG West Vice Chair

Nevada

Senator Kelvin Atkinson, CSG Chair & CSG West Past Chair

Senator Aaron Ford, Senate Majority Leader

Senator Moises Denis, CSG Co Chair - International Committee

Senator Scott Hammond, appointed by the Senate President

Senator Michael Roberson, Senate Minority Leader

Speaker Jason Frierson

Assemblyman Paul Anderson, Minority Floor Leader

Assemblyman James Oscarson, CSG West Chair - Health & Human Services Committee

New Mexico

Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen

Senator Stuart Ingle, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Gay Kernan, Appointed by Senate President Pro Tem

Senator John Sapien, Appointed by Senate President Pro Tem

Senator Bill Soules, CSG West Chair - Education & Workforce Development Committee

Senator Peter Wirth, Appointed by Senate President Pro Tem

Speaker Brian Egolf

Representative Nate Gentry, House Minority Leader

Oregon

Senate President Peter Courtney

Senator Ted Ferrioli, Senate Republican Leader

Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, CSG West Chair - Finance & Economic Development Committee

Speaker Tina Kotek

Representative Michael McLane, House Republican Leader

Representative Cliff Bentz, CSG West Chair - LCRG

Utah

Senate President Wayne Niederhaser

Senator Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Lyle Hillyard, CSG West Vice Chair - Finance & Economic Development Committee

Senator Ralph Okerlund, CSG West Chair-Elect

Speaker Gregory Hughes

Representative Brian King, House Minority Leader

Representative Bradley Last, CSG West Vice Chair - Education & Workforce Development Committee

Washington

Senator Mark Schoesler, Senate Majority Leader

Senator Jan Angel, Appointed by Senate Majority Leader

Senator Randi Becker, NCSL Executive Committee Designee

Senator Sam Hunt, CSG West Chair

Senator Patty Kuderer, CSG West Vice Chair - Health & Human Services Committee

Senator Sharon Nelson, Senate Democratic Leader

Speaker Frank Chopp

Representative Sherry Appleton, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

Representative Jake Fey, CSG West Vice Chair - Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Representative Dan Kristiansen, House Minority Leader

Representative Jeff Morris, CSG West Past Chair

Representative Tina Orwall, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

Representative Gael Tarleton, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

Wyoming

Senate President Eli Bebout

Senator John Hastert, Appointed by the Senate President

Senator Chris Rothfuss, Senate Minority Leader

Speaker Steve Harshman

Representative Eric Barlow, CSG West Vice Chair - State & Federal Relations Committee

Representative Cathy Connolly, House Minority Leader

Representative Tyler Lindholm, 2016 WLA Class President

 

 

 

 

For more information on the Executive Committee, please contact CSG West Executive Director Edgar Ruiz by phone 916-553-4423 or email: eruiz@csg.org