CHI Speaker Series with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

Join CHI on Wednesday, June 18 at 12:00 pm PST at the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (1115 11th Street in Sacramento) for an informal  lunch and policy discussion with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.

The API Caucus currently has eleven legislators and is expected to grow after the 2014 election cycle. So far, API leadership has confirmed participation, although we expect more API legislators to RSVP soon. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss important issues for the life sciences sector with API lawmakers.


Confirmed Legislators:

Assemblymember Paul Fong: API Legislative Caucus Chair

In November 2012, Assemblymember Fong was re-elected to represent the newly drawn 28th Assembly District which is located in the southern Bay Area that includes Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley of San Jose. Assemblymember Fong serves as Chair of the Elections and Redistricting Committee and is a member of the Higher Education, Utilities and Commerce, and Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committees.  In addition, Assemblymember Fong serves as Chair of the Select Committee on High Technology and is a member of the Select Committees on Biotechnology, and Technology and Innovation, among others.

Assemblymember Das Williams: API Legislative Caucus Vice-Chair

Assemblymember Das Williams was elected in November 2010 and represents the 37th Assembly District which includes over half of the County of Santa Barbara as well as nearly a quarter of the County of Ventura. Assemblymember Williams serves as the Chair of the Higher Education Committee and is a member of the Banking and Finance, Education and Natural Resources Committees. In addition, he serves on the Select Committees on California’s High Technology and Technology and Innovation, among others.

Register today – free for CHI members!

Questions? Please contact Eve Bukowski, CHI’s vice president of state government affairs ( or 916-443-5576).