December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

| $35 – $55

*This is a hybrid event — attendees have the option to either attend in person or via Zoom. 

Hear from the people representing you about their priorities, things to keep an eye on in 2022, and how policy and politics in Sacramento impact us here on the Central Coast.

With the continuing impacts of the pandemic, a spate of recently approved bills, and a record-setting budget, California’s political landscape is more interesting — and more relevant — than ever.
We have invited our representatives Senator John Laird and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham to give us a behind-the-scenes look into how it’s all playing out, how the Central Coast will be impacted, and to share the story of the politics around policy at the state level.


John Laird

Senator John Laird

John Laird was was sworn in to represent Senate District 17 on December 7, 2020. Prior to his Senate service, Laird served in multiple roles including as Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, in the State Assembly, and as the mayor of Santa Cruz. The son of teachers and raised in Vallejo, Laird graduated with honors in politics from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1972. Learn more about Senator Laird, here.


Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham

Jordan Cunningham

Jordan Cunningham has represented the 35th District in the California State Assembly since 2016. Cunningham is a former prosecutor and a local businessman and attorney. Born and raised on the Central Coast, he graduated with honors from Point Loma Nazarene University before attending law school at UC Berkeley. Together, he and his wife Shauna run a family business and raise their four children on the Central Coast. Learn more about Assemblyman Cunningham, here.





Nina Lozano

Nina Lozano is co-anchor of KSBY News every weeknight and joined the KSBY News team in October 2020. Before moving to the Central Coast, Nina spent 3 years at KTNV-TV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was an anchor and reporter. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter in Rochester, New York.

Nina is from the Philippines and is a proud graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman where she received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications.

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December 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$35 – $55
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