Amanda Whitten

Amanda Whitten Partner at Bryant Whitten LLP  Amanda interned in the Fresno office of Senator Dean Flores in the Spring of 2003. She started at CSU Fresno in the Fall of 2000 in the Smittcamp Family Honors College and graduated in Spring 2004, with a double major in Criminology and Political Science.   She then attended […]


Meghan Macaulay

Meghan Macaulay Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon Meghan interned at Congressman Jim Costa’s Fresno District Office with the Maddy Institute from January-May, 2015. After graduating from Fresno State majoring in Political Science, minoring in French, she now lives in eastern Cameroon as a Peace Corps Volunteer.   “Interning at Congressman Costa’s office through the Maddy […]


Adam Horn

Adam Horn Legislative Consultant – Office of Assemblymember Jim Frazier   Adam interned as a Maddy Legislative Intern in the Fresno office of Assemblymember Juan Arambula in 2006 and in the Fresno office of Senator Barbara Boxer during Fall 2007.   “The breadth of knowledge and skills I gained through my experience with the Maddy […]


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Simon Header Assistant Professor – West Virginia University Simon F. Haeder was a Maddy Legislative Intern in the Fresno office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer during Spring 2005 and in the D.C. office of U.S. Rep. Dennis Cardoza in the Summer of 2006. After earning his PhD from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Simon was hired […]


Kuyler Crocker   

Kuyler Crocker Tulare County Board Supervisor Supervisor Crocker interned as a Maddy Legislative Intern in Spring of 2007 in the Fresno office of U.S. Congressman Devin Nunes. Shortly after graduating from Fresno State during one of the worst recessions in the past 100 years, he found work as a Night Shift Supervisor at a local […]


April 17, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Survey: Newsom, Cox lead Valley gubernatorial poll The Business Journal A San Joaquin Valley survey conducted by Fresno State found Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox leading a close field of candidates for the 2018 gubernatorial election.   Urban, rural interests collide, confounding California’s most vulnerable Republicans […]


April 12, 2018

​​​  TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Kevin McCarthy’s name tops House speakership buzz bakersfield.com It looks like Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy is going to get another shot at serving as speaker of the House. See also: ●      McCarthy has path to House speaker with Ryan leaving Modesto Bee ●     McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker AP […]


April 10, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Valley Politics:   Valley voters’ lives affected by air pollution, and they want change, survey finds Fresno Bee Most San Joaquin Valley voters likely would support more restrictions on residents and businesses to improve air quality, especially young women who are Democrats, a recent Fresno State survey found. The survey was conducted by […]


January 26, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​  Local/Regional Politics: New program donated by Wonderful Company KernGoldenEmpire.com The Makerspace combines science, technology, engineering, art and math through student inquiry. Made possible by a $10,000 grant from The Wonderful Company, in the three months it’s been open the Makerspace has had a big impact on students.   Community feedback sparks ideas for […]