Antonio names a lobbyist

Andrew K. Antwih is the mayor's new Chief Legislative Representative in Sacramento. A native of South Los Angeles, Antwih has been chief consultant to the Assembly transportation committee and has worked elsewhere in the Legislature. Press release follows.



LOS ANGELES * Strengthening his commitment to fight for Los Angeles' fair share of state resources, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa named Andrew K. Antwih as his Chief Legislative Representative in Sacramento.

"I couldn't be more pleased that Andrew Antwih has joined my team," said Mayor Villaraigosa. "He will be a significant force in delivering Los Angeles' fair share of state resources and advocating for the City's transportation, homeland security, education and economic development needs."

Andrew Antwih brings to the Mayor's administration a wealth of knowledge and experience in the inner workings of the legislative and budget process in Sacramento. As chief consultant to the Transportation Committee, chaired by Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, Mr. Antwih was responsible for developing legislation and policy analyses and providing advice and strategy on various state transportation policy and budget issues including mass transit fund allocation, diesel fuel tax law, and statewide air quality initiatives. Mr. Antwih spent nine years serving as a transportation consultant to committee chairs including Senator Kevin Murray, Senator Tom Torlakson, former Assemblyman John Dutra and Assemblywoman Oropeza.

Mr. Antwih has conducted investigative hearings for the transportation committee on issues ranging from the California Highway Patrol, Department of Motor Vehicles, Public Utilities Commission, state contracting practices, statewide freight transportation, long-term strategies for port development, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Before working for the transportation committee, Andrew served as a consultant to various other policy committees in the California State Legislature, including Senate Health and Human Services, Assembly Insurance, and Assembly Governmental Organization.

A native of South Los Angeles, Andrew began his career in the Legislature in 1994 as a Senate Fellow, shortly after graduating with a degree in Government from Pomona College.

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