April 30, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Atwater will ask Newsom to lift COVID-19 rules. Some residents plead to ‘open Merced County’ Merced Sun-Star Merced County residents and the City of Atwater ask officials to lift social and economic restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic by reopening businesses. Public Health say they must comply with state orders. […]


April 29, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Coronavirus update: Turlock center reports more deaths; school in July? Modesto Bee Stanislaus County deaths increased to 10 as of Tuesday. A total of 324 people have tested positive for the virus. Another 4,798 tested negative. Seventy-six people have been hospitalized, and 224 have recovered. See also: County health […]


April 28, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto, area cities brace for major budget shortfalls due to coronavirus crisis Modesto Bee Now, Turlock and Stanislaus County’s other cities are bracing for the pandemic to reduce their general fund budgets, which pay for basic services, from police and fire to parks and recreation. Opinion: Why Patterson mayor […]


Ana Melendez

Ana Melendez  Legislative Director for Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula Ana interned in Assemblymember Sarah Reyes’s office in Fresno during the spring of 2003.  “My Maddy internship experience cemented my belief that I wanted to pursue a life in public service. It showed me how much public service can affect the lives of people every day and […]


Jacob Villagomez

District Director for State Senator Melissa Hurtado Jacob Villagomez served as an intern for Assemblymember Henry Perea during the spring and summer of 2015. He is a proud Sanger-native and is passionate about family, strong coffee and, of course, all things related to the Central Valley. “The Maddy Institute provided me with a foundation and path towards government/public […]


Gina Gutierrez

Prospective law student and U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, Fresno Advisory Boardmember Gina served as an intern in Fall 2017 for Fresno office of Congressman Jim Costa. “Through the legislative intern program I was able to observe how a member of Congress serves their constituents. It was interesting to learn how much this staff […]


Mariela Gomez

Field Representative for the Office of Assemblymember Rudy Salas.  Mariela interned in the Bakersfield office of Assemblymember Vince Fong in the fall of 2018. She graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a Master’s in Public Administration in May 2020. “I am grateful for having the opportunity to be a Maddy Legislative Intern. I was challenged to be open-minded about […]


Navdeep Gill

Prospective Law Student  Navdeep interned in the in the Fresno office of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris in Spring 2019.  “I spent nearly a year as an intern in Senator Harris’ Fresno District Office and my time in that office helped to solidify my desire to become an advocate for others. As an intern, I was a […]


Mike Conway

Attorney at Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland  Mike interned in the Hanford office of Cong. David Valadao in the summer of 2013.  He graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Political Science from California State University, Fresno. “My Maddy experience taught me about politics, but more importantly, about people. As a nineteen year-old, I had the opportunity to […]


Colleen Busby

Law student at USC Gould School of Law Colleen interned in the Visalia office of Congressman Devin Nunes in the Summer of 2018. “As a Central Valley native, my internship with the Maddy Institute gave me a chance to see how rewarding a career in public service can be, especially when you are helping the […]