May 22, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Ex-Stockton mayor Silva pleads no contest to conflict charge; embezzlement charge dropped Fresno Bee Former Stockton mayor Anthony Silva pleaded no contest to a single count of conflict of interest Monday connected to money he steered to a youth club while he was mayor. SJ supervisors agree to revisit […]


May 21, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: All but one charge dropped after former Stockton Mayor Silva accepts plea deal Stockton Record Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva pleaded no contest to a single conflict-of-interest charge Monday morning after the prosecution agreed to drop all of the other counts of financial malfeasance he was facing. Bob Elliott […]


May 20, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS California can help provide opportunity for its heartland. Here’s how CALmatters While we aspire to build a #CaliforniaForAll, our state faces serious divides between regions of enormous wealth and regions of deep poverty. See also: ●      Calif governor looking to turn around region with persistent poverty CNBC North SJ Valley: Eliza Garza set to […]


Blake Zante

Blake interned in Assemblyman Jim Patterson’s Sacramento office in the summer of 2016. In the summer of 2018, he interned in Congressman Devin Nunes’ office in Washington, D.C.. While at Fresno State, Blake served as Student Body President working closely with local, state, and federal representatives and advocating for a better educational experience for all. […]


Lazaro Sandoval

Lazaro interned in the Fall of 2008 in the USDA office of Rural Development in  Fresno, the USDA office of Plant Protection and Quarantine in Fresno in the Spring of 2019 and his last scholarship through the Maddy Institute was with Congressman Jim Costa’s Fresno office in the  Spring of 2010.   Lazaro is originally from Santa Cruz, California. […]


Selena Farnesi

Selena interned in Congressman Jim Costa’s Washington D.C. office in the Summer of 2010.She majored in Philosophy and Anthropology at California State University, Fresno. “Getting to live and work in Washington DC was an irreplaceable experience.  I was able to meet some of the most influential people in government, experience the day to day life of working […]


Scott Braden

Scott interned in the Merced office of Senator Jeff Denham in the Fall of 2007 and in the Sacramento office of Assemblymember Michael Villines in the Summer of 2008.  He majored in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy at California State University, Fresno  graduating summa cum laude.  “My internships were an interesting and highly educational […]


“Big 5 Reception” Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Maddy Institute

Today, Monday, May 6th, The Maddy Institute will be hosting its annual “Big 5 Reception”, with Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislative Leadership in a private event at the California Museum in Sacramento to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Legislature’s unanimous vote to create the non-partisan Maddy Institute. The funds raised will support the work of The Maddy Institute, including its Bob Beverly […]


Press Release – Secretary of State at Maddy Luncheon Today in Fresno

Press Release Maddy Associates Luncheon:  “2020: California Elections & Census Participation” with Secretary of State, Alex Padilla Fresno, CA (March 12th, 2019) – Today,The Maddy Institute will be hostingSecretary of State Alex Padilla at a Maddy Associates Speakers Series luncheon. Business and Community leaders have been invited to attend this private event at Vino Grille & Spirits in Fresno, CA. Due […]


January 4, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS So Long Silicon Valley, Hello Heartland: Top 10 Markets and Neighborhoods to Watch in 2019 Trulia Research Bakersfield at #4 and Fresno at #6. North SJ Valley: Harder spins into action in Washington, defends support of Pelosi Modesto Bee Rep. Josh Harder’s first day in office was a whirlwind, including his swearing-in, […]