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Mike Gatto

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a regular feature in the California media, has been extensively published on the issues of fiscal and monetary policy.�Mike was elected to the Assembly in June 2010, after a series of three elections in seven weeks.� In his second term, he was named Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore, presiding over meetings of the Assembly.� He is the longest serving current member of the Assembly’s Banking & Finance Committee and served as Chairman of the state Assembly’s fiscal committee (Appropriations) from 2012-2014.� Previously, he worked as an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers, advising clients on high-stakes matters.�Mike is responsible for several landmark pieces of legislation, many which required a near-impossible bipartisan, supermajority vote for passage.� He authored California's Rainy Day Fund, significantly improving the state’s credit rating.� He was the Principal Co-Author and a lead negotiator of the Water Bond of 2014.� He authored AB 1839 (2014), to return high-paying film and television jobs to California and also authored the only substantive Prop 65 amendment ever, AB 227 (2013),� providing a safe harbor for businesses, shielding them from costly meritless lawsuits.In the words of the Orange County Register, Mike is considered “a too-rare instance of fiscal restraint and good sense.” �NBC LA reported that Mike was “virtually alone in offering proposals that are big enough to address the state’s big structural problems.”�� Lastly, he was praised in Forbes Magazine because he “created over a thousand local businesses” in California.�Mike Gatto is now the longest-serving current member of the State Assembly.� He is married to Danielle, and they have two young daughters, Elliana Vivienne and Evangelina Felicity.