The State & Federal Relations Committee provides a forum for Western legislators to discuss issues relating to state and federal affairs. Among other things, the committee engages in policy discussions and exchange of information regarding federal regulatory changes, federal policies affecting states, public lands, state sovereignty, federal mandates and the promotion of strong state-federal partnerships. The Committee will also draw on the expertise and support of CSG’s federal affairs office in Washington, D.C., as well as CSG’s Focus on Federalism Initiative.



Representative Cindy Evans



Representative Eric Barlow




The State and Federal Relations Committee will convene at 9:00-11:45a.m. Friday August 18th during the Annual MeetingThe State & Federal Relations Committee will take an in depth look at how states and the federal government work together in the area of cybersecurity and approaches states in the West are using to address cybersecurity issues.  Committee members will hear from representatives of the Western Governors Association, US House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs, and the CSG DC office on improving “state consultation”.  Members will be asked to offer suggestions on how to improve the process with future federal initiatives and rule changes.


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Committee Roster



Senator Cathy Giessel

Representative Andy Josephson



Representative Doug Coleman

Representative Mark Finchem

Representative Bob Thorpe

Representative Kelly Townsend



Senator William Monning

Assemblymember Franklin Bigelow

Assemblymember Ian Calderon

Assemblymember Matthew Dababneh

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

Assemblymember Matthew Harper



Senator Lois Court

Senator Stephen Fenberg

Senator Bob Gardner

Senator Kent Lambert

Senator Kevin Lundberg

Senator Tim Neville

Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet



Representative Ken Ito

Representative Scott Nishimoto

Representative Joy San Buenaventura

Representative James Kunane Tokioka



Senator Clifford Bayer

Senator Steve Vick

Speaker Scott Bedke

Representative Lynn Luker



Senator Mark Blasdel

Senator Dee Brown

Senator Jennifer Fielder

Senator Jen Gross

Senator Margie MacDonald

Senator Jeffrey Welborn

Representative Kimberly Dudik

Representative Moffie Funk

Representative Bradley Hamlett

Representative Derek Skees

Representative Barry Usher

Representative Jonathan Windy Boy



Senator Kelvin Atkinson

Senator Heidi Gansert

Senator Joseph Hardy

Senator David Parks

Senator Michael Roberson

Senator Pat Spearman

Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen

Assemblyman William McCurdy



Senator Peter Wirth

Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero

Representative Angelica Rubio





Senator Jim Dabakis

Senator Deidre Henderson

Representative Kay Christofferson

Representative Keith Grover

Representative Brian King

Representative Lee Perry

Representative Robert Spendlove



Senator Jan Angel

Senator David Frockt



Senator Dan Dockstader



2015-2016 State & Federal Affairs Commitee


For more information on the State & Federal Relations Committee, please contact CSG West Policy Consultant Rich Lindsey by phone (307)399-7368 or email: