William Oliver


William served as a Maddy Legislative Intern with U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the Fall of 2007 in her Fresno office  and with Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula in the Summer of 2008 in his Sacramento office.

As a Maddy Scholar, I had the opportunity to intern for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Assemblymember Juan Arambula.  Both experiences were eye-opening and invaluable to me as I learned about the day-to-day operations of a legislative office, insight into the legislative process, and the interaction between elected officials, their staff, and the public. Most importantly, I learned about the efforts that takes place in Central Valley communities where legislators and staff work daily to address the issues that are of the utmost importance to the constituents and communities they serve.  My experience as a Maddy Scholar propelled me to serve as a staff member for U.S .Senator Barbara Boxer and on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.  As a Councilmember for the City of Madera, I’ve used the experience that I gained as a Maddy Intern to provide important public service to my constituents. Whether it’s regarding a broken street light, a pot hole, or a public safety concern, I have a keen understanding that my position is to make a positive impact on the lives in my community. I am very thankful for the opportunities afforded to me through the Maddy Internship Program.

William is currently a City Council member for the City of Madera.