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Calendar   LA Section
Location Zoom
Date Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration   1 hours, 30 minutes

ASCE OC Government Relations Committee will host a discussion moderated by Richard Markuson of Pacific Advocacy Group. Join the panel discussion with our state elected officials, Laurie Davies (CA 73rd Assemblymember), and Dave Min (CA District 37 Senator). The panel will be moderated by Richard Markuson.

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Assemblywoman Laurie Davies represents California’s 73rd Assembly District this includes: Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon.

Laurie Davies is a small business owner and former Mayor who was elected to the State Assembly in 2020.

Laurie serves on the Assembly’s committees for: Appropriations, Communications and Conveyance, Governmental Organization, Human Services, Judiciary, and Transportation.

Over the course of nearly the last twenty years as an entrepreneur and small business owner, Laurie became active in the community. In recognition of her involvement in the community, she was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Lions Club.

Laurie was first elected in 2012 to the Laguna Niguel City Council in 2012. She was appointed Mayor in 2015 and re-elected in 2016. During her time on the Council, Laurie served as a Board Member on the Transportation Corridor Agency, Chaired the League of Cities Committee on Transportation, Communication and Public Works, and was elected to the OCTA. Laurie served the Board of the Association of California Cities Orange County as President.

Laurie lives in Laguna Niguel with her husband, Neil.


Senator Dave Min represents California State Senate District 37 this includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin and Villa Park.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Min worked in financial regulation. Dave worked as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as an economic and financial policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer, and as an economic policy director at the Center for American Progress.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Min was an assistant law professor at the University of California, Irvine. He focused on the law and policy of banking, capital markets, and real estate finance. He was quoted in the media for his expertise in housing finance and financial market issues. He testified about the impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations to the House Financial Services Subcommittee in 2012.

Dave grew up in California, and Dave and his wife Jane settled in Irvine where they both teach at the UC Irvine School of Law while raising their three children.

Dave Min-California's 37th Senate District

Dave Min

Richard Markuson joins us from the Pacific Advocacy Group.

Frequently a spokesperson for elected officials and business entities he has many years of experience in public affairs and government relations.

For the Western Electrical Contractors Association, he directed all aspects of the Association’s Government Relations program. Was the primary advocate before the State Legislature and various regulatory agencies and served as the manager for the association’s Political Action Committee.

As Deputy Executive Director for the Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California, Richard directed the association’s public affairs program including: legislative and regulatory advocacy, analysis of regulatory and legislative proposals, budget analysis, presentation of committee testimony, and coordination of contract lobbyist.

Richard recieved his MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Pacific Advocacy Group is a government relations firm focused on the unique business needs of licensed professionals engaged in construction and design in California.

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