Political Action Committee

The chairperson is accountable for coordinating and implementing all statewide CSR political action and plans. The committee is responsible for expenditure of its political action funds and for direct contact with politicians. Committee members shall attempt to find a constituent from the legislator’s district to participate in candidate interviews, assist the President with candidate interviews, and work with the district Board member and chapter presidents to secure a legislative contact representative from each legislative district. Further, the committee shall make recommendations on political endorsements and coordinate activities with CSEA, CSEA Affiliates, and other retiree organizations.

Dick Mesa, Chair

Laurie Bella

Carol Bowen

Richard Conness

Joyce Finch 

Louie Espinoza

V. Raylene Laverntz

Ed Streichman

Char Gonzalez




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