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Mr. Rusty Areias

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California Strategies LLC
980 9Th Street Suite 2000
Sacramento , California 95814
United States

Company Description: CALIFORNIA STRATEGIES, LLC is a full-service public affairs consulting firm comprised of individuals who share a common belief and desire to elevate the prominence...   more

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Board of Directors | Children's Law Center of California, 22 Nov 2015 [cached]
Rusty Areias California Strategies, LLC, Principal; California State Assembly Member, Retired
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Rusty Areias
California Strategies, LLC, Principal; California State Assembly Member, Retired
In a career that has spanned positions in both private enterprise and public service, Rusty Areias is widely recognized as an effective leader and public servant. From 1982 - 1994 he served in the California State Assembly, working tirelessly to strengthen our state's agricultural economy and enhance consumer rights, among other key issues. He was respected for his ability to find bipartisan solutions to complex issues. During his twelve year tenure, Mr. Areias authored 100 pieces of legislation that were signed into law. He also serves as Director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation and California's Coastal Commissioner, including two years as the Commission's chairman.
Rusty Areias California Strategies, LLC, Principal; California State Assembly Member, Retired
California Strategies, LLC - Our People, 22 Sept 2012 [cached]
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Rusty Areias
Rusty Areias
Rusty Areias has a long and successful record of public service.His past administration and legislative experience makes him one of the State's foremost experts in environmental, land use, transportation, agriculture, and water politics.
Areias served as Director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation from 1998-2001.There he cut park fees in half, a move that boosted attendance at state parks by 23 million visitors.He also oversaw the passage of two major park bonds, totaling over six billion dollars.
He also served on the California Coastal Commission for four years and chaired the Commission for two years.Areias' service on the Commission was characterized by problem-solving and bringing a sense of reasonableness back to the Commission's decisions.
Areias served twelve years in the State Assembly, representing Merced, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara counties.While in the Assembly, Areias had over 100 bills signed into law by two different Republican Governors, demonstrating his ability to bring people together and solve problems.He served as chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and worked to strengthen the agricultural economy and preserve farmland.On the Assembly Transportation Committee, he led the successful effort for funds to improve Highway 152 over the Pacheco Pass.In addition, as Chair of the Assembly Consumer Protection Committee, Rusty battled to lower credit card interest rates and stood up for consumer rights.As Chair of the Earthquakes, Repair and Response Committee, he oversaw many of the repairs and seismic improvements after the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Prior to his public service, Areias managed the day-to-day operations of the Areias Dairy farms and received numerous awards for farming excellence.In 1982, Areias was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Young Farmer in America.
Areias completed the Harvard Executive Leadership Programs at the Kennedy School of Government.He was also active in Young Presidents Organization.
Areias and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of their daughter, Alexis.
California Strategies, LLC [cached]
Another partner whose name may be familiar to Malibuites because of his recent oversight of the State Parks agency and membership on the California Coastal Commission is Rusty Areias, who was appointed as Director of the State Department of Parks and Recreation from 1998-2001.He also served on the Coastal Commission for four years and chaired the panel for two years.Areias had previously served 12 years in the State Assembly representing Bay Area counties.
Its twelve partners are: Bob White (Chairman), Rusty Areias, Jim Brulte, Jared Ficker, Jack Flanigan, Ben Haddad, Winston Hickox, Gary Hunt, Jason Kinney, Joanne Kozberg, Camden McEfee and Chris Micheli.
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