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Interview with Damon Connolly

This week we welcome newly elected Assemblymember Damon Connolly. Connolly represents Assembly District 12. We discuss climate change, housing, bringing a fresh perspective to AD12, and more.

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Interview with Damon Connolly

Interview with Damon Connolly

This week we welcome newly elected Assemblymember Damon Connolly. Connolly represents Assembly District 12. We discuss climate change, housing, bringing a fresh perspective to AD12, and more. (02:39) Talking AD12 and housing in Marin County (07:16) Connolly’s journey...

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Interview with Sharon Quirk-Silva

Interview with Sharon Quirk-Silva

This week we welcome Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva. Quirk-Silva represents Assembly District 65. We discuss how we can improve education, housing, veteran support, and more. (02:49) Getting elected in orange county, harvesting ballots (09:00) Special session on...

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Interview with Joe Patterson

Interview with Joe Patterson

This week we welcome newly elected Assemblymember Joe Patterson. Patterson represents Assembly District 05. We discuss clean energy, electric vehicles, public safety, narcan in schools and more. SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture....

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Jarhett Blonien

Jarhett Blonien

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Jarhett Blonien is a seasoned California attorney with years of experience working in various levels of state government. The breadth and depth of his experience – both in the capitol and in the courtroom – give him a unique perspective to the inner-workings of California government.

Blonien has spent his career mastering the legislative process, forming relationships with key players and learning how to creatively implement successful strategies amidst a constantly evolving political landscape.