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

President Pete Kelly, President of the Senate

Senator Berta Gardner, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Gary Stevens, CSG Past Chair

Speaker Bryce Edgmon, Speaker of the House

Representative Charisse Millett, House Minority Leader

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

Representative Chris Tuck, Appointed by Speaker of the House

 

Arizona

President Steven Yarbrough, President of the Senate

Senator Katie Hobbs, Senate Minority Leader

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

Speaker J.D. Mesnard, Speaker of the House

Representative Rebecca Rios, House Minority Leader

Representative David Livingston, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

Representative Darin Mitchell, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

Representative T.J. Shope, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

 

California

President Pro Tem Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tempore

Senator Patricia Bates, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Jean Fuller, Appointed by Senate President

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, Speaker of the Assembly

Assemblymember Chad Mayes, Assembly Minority Floor Leader

Assemblymember Autumn Burke, Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly

Assemblymember Ken Cooley, CSG West Vice Chair - Westrends Board

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly

Assemblymember Adam Gray, Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly

 

Colorado

President Kevin Grantham, President of the Senate

Senator Lucia Guzman, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Nancy Todd, CSG West Past Chair

Speaker Crisanta Duran, Speaker of the House

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

President Ronald Kouchi, President of the Senate

Senator Brian Taniguchi, CSG Past Chair

Speaker Scott Saiki, Speaker of the House

Representative Andria Tupola, House Minority Leader

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

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

Representative Mark Nakashima, Appointed by Speaker of the House

Representative Marcus Oshiro, CSG West Past Chair

*Charlotte Carter-Yamauchi, CSG West LSA/RD Chair

 

Idaho

President Pro Tem Brent Hill, Senate President Pro Tempore

Senator Michelle Stennett, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Bart Davis, CSG & CSG West Past Chair

Speaker Scott Bedke, Speaker of the House

Representative Mat Erpelding, House Minority Leader

Representative Maxine Bell, CSG Co Chair - Finance Committee

Representative Wendy Horman, Appointed by Speaker of the House

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

Representative Kelley Packer, Appointed by Speaker of the House

Representative Jeff Thompson, CSG West Past Chair

Representative Julie VanOrden, Appointed b y Speaker of the House

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

 

Montana

President Scott Sales, President of the Senate

Senator Jon Sesso, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Malek, CSG West Co Chair - Canada Relations Committee

Speaker Austin Knudsen, Speaker of the House

Representative Jenny Eck, House Minority Leader

Representative Kimberly Dudik, CSG West Vice Chair

 

Nevada

Senator Aaron Ford, Senate Majority Leader

Senator Michael Roberson, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Kelvin Atkinson, CSG Chair & CSG West Past Chair

Senator Moises Denis, CSG Co Chair - International Committee

Senator Scott Hammond, Appointed by the Senate President

Senator Pat Spearman, CSG Co Chair - Energy and Environment Public Policy Committee

Speaker Jason Frierson, Speaker of the Assembly

Assemblyman Paul Anderson, Minority Floor Leader

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

 

New Mexico

President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen, Senate President Pro Tempore

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, Speaker of the House

Representative Nate Gentry, House Minority Leader

 

Oregon

President Peter Courtney, President of the Senate

Senator Ted Ferrioli, Senate Republican Leader

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

Speaker Tina Kotek, Speaker of the House

Representative Michael McLane, House Republican Leader

Representative Cliff Bentz, CSG West Chair - LCRG

 

 

Utah

President Wayne Niederhaser, President of the Senate

Senator Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader

Senator Stuart Adams, Appointed by the Senate President

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

Senator Ralph Okerlund, CSG West Chair-Elect

Speaker Gregory Hughes, Speaker of the House

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 Sharon Nelson, Senate Democratic 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

Speaker Frank Chopp, Speaker of the House

Representative Dan Kristiansen, House Minority Leader

Representative Sherry Appleton, Appointed by the Speaker of the House

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

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

President Eli Bebout, President of the Senate

Senator Chris Rothfuss, Senate Minority Leader

Senator John Hastert, Appointed by the Senate President

Senator Michael Von Flatern, Appointed by the Senate President

Speaker Steve Harshman, Speaker of the House

Representative Cathy Connolly, House Minority Leader

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

Representative Tyler Lindholm, 2016 WLA Class President

 

American Samoa

Honorable Gaoteote Tofau, President of the Senate

Honorable Talauega Ale, Speaker of the House

 

Guam

Honorable Benjamin Cruz, Speaker of the Legislature

 

Northern Mariana Islands

President Arnold Palacios, President of the Senate

Speaker Rafael Demapan, Speaker of the House

 

Alberta, Canada

*MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas

 

British Columbia, Canada

 

 

*Ex-Officio Member

 

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