Posted August 30, 2018 in Legislation
Attention CALSPro members,
It is our great pleasure to announce that CALSPro’s Legislative Advocate, Mike Belote, was recently named as one of Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 for 2018, an annual look at “people who aren’t elected to office but who wield decisive influence on California politics or policy — or both.”
Capitol Weekly is a publication that covers California’s government and politics and their Annual Top 100 List ranks California’s top unelected political power players, and Mike was ranked #57! Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 recognizes individuals who devote their professional lives to fighting for – or against – issues of state politics and policy, including lobbyists, bureaucrats, activists, trade group leaders, Capitol staffers and journalists. Here is the excerpt pertaining to Mike:
Mike Belote is the President of California Advocates, Inc., one of California’s first contract lobbying firms and one of its most respected. The firm represents blue chip companies like Apple, Delta Airlines, Equifax, Coca-Cola, Monsanto, NRG and more, and dozens of associations in diverse areas such as real estate, health care, law, agriculture and others. They also have a sizable presence in water — always a critical factor in California. A second division of the firm constitutes one of Sacramento’s largest association management operations. Belote’s philanthropic activities have supported Volunteers of America, the Public Legal Services Society at McGeorge School of Law, and My Sister’s House, an organization focused on domestic violence and trafficking in the Asian Pacific Islander community. The latter bestowed Mike with its 2017 “Civic Hero of Hope” award, presented to him by California’s Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Full disclosure: Belote serves on the board of Open California, publisher of Capitol Weekly.
We are very thankful to have Mike as our advocate to fight any adverse legislation that comes our way. Congratulations Mike!