Michael Bustamante applies a more than 30-year record of creating winning public affairs strategies, developing sound strategic messaging and outreach campaigns to successfully meet crisis communications, political and legislative challenges.  Bustamante has a long and successful history of helping clients enact legislation, reduce regulation and influence behavior through social marketing and education campaigns. His work has focused on assisting companies who have found themselves in a crisis situation, on health care issues, providing counsel to companies to help them win approvals at the local government level, and assisting companies, corporations and non-profits achieve their strategic goals.

Bustamante has an extensive political resume, having worked for some of California's most successful elected officials, including U.S. Senator Alan Cranston, Congressman Henry A. Waxman, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. He served as Press Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gray Davis, overseeing the Davis administration's communications and outreach efforts, and was instrumental in helping to create several successful advertising campaigns for both California tourism and agriculture.

His public service has led to a deep understanding of policy issues affecting the Latino community, including health care, K-12 education, environmental issues, financial literacy, agricultural and farm labor matters, immigration reform, and voting rights efforts.  Currently a partner with the successful statewide firm of California Strategies, Bustamante increasingly focuses on issues affecting the Latino community.  He was appointed by California Governors Davis and Schwarzenegger to serve as a Board Member to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, and served for more than 10 years as a gubernatorial appointee to the Voter Modernization Board, which oversees a $200 million fund to assist with modernizing voting equipment.

Michael Bustamante

Michael Bustamante

Founding Member, President

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Mike Madrid

Mike Madrid

Founding Member, Secretary

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John A. Pérez

John A. Pérez

Founding Member, Treasurer

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