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 Meeting. The Committee will take an in depth look at cybersecurity, specifically how do states and federal government work together in areas of cybersecurity and what approaches are states in the west using to address cybersecurity issues.  Committee members will also get an opportunity to hear from and question a representative from the US Department of Interior on the agency’s efforts at reducing regulations and saving costs.  Rounding out the meeting committee members will have an opportunity to offer suggestions on how best “state consultation” could work to new or changing federal initiatives. 




Committee Roster





Senator Cathy Giessel

Representative Andy Josephson



Senator William Monning

Assemblymember Franklin Bieglow

Assemblymember Ian Calderon

Assemblymember Matthew Dababneh

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

Assemblymember Matthew Harper



Senator Lois Court

Senator Steve 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 Cliffor Bayer

Senator Steve Vick



Senator Mark Blasdel

Senator Dee Brown

Senator Jennifer Fielder

Senator Jen Gross

Senator Margie MacDonald

Senator Jeff Welborn

Representative Kimberly Dudik

Representative Moffie Funk

Representative Brad Hamlett

Representative Derek Skees

Representative Barry Usher

Representative Jonathan Windy Boy



Senator Kelvin Atkinson

Senator Heidi Gansert

Senator Joe Hardy

Senator David Parks

Senator Michael Roberson

Senator Patricia Spearman



Senator Peter Wirth





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: