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CMTA Welcomes New Workers’ Compensation and Healthcare Lobbyist

 March 22, 2007 Sacramento, CA -- The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) announced Cynthia Leon this week as its new lobbyist on workers’ compensation, human resources and safety and health issues (bills), representing manufacturers' interests in the Legislature.

Most recently, Cynthia was Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Nicole Parra (D-Hanford), supervising the day to day operations of both the Capitol and two district offices including media relations, policy development and local outreach.

"Her background in analyzing and creating legislation in health care, education and transportation for the Assemblywoman will serve her well at CMTA," said Dorothy Rothrock, CMTA Vice President, Government Relations.

Cynthia also served as principle advisor to Parra in revitalizing the goals of the Moderate Democrats. In this capacity, she has developed good relationships across many industries and with the new members of the Assembly.

Before joining Parra’s office, Cynthia was personal assistant to Governor Gray Davis providing support and access to the Governor. She was also special assistant to the senior advisor to the Governor.

Leon holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Spanish Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Leon is replacing CMTA's former lobbyist, Jason Schmelzer, who went to work for the California Chamber of Commerce.
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