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Arianna Z. Smith

Public Affairs

Communications & Consulting based in Sacramento, California



Let's work together!  Here's how I can meet your needs:

I'll help you devise communications and policy strategies so that the public and elected officials understand why they should care about your cause -- and why they must act with your interests in mind.

With over twelve years of experience with the California State Legislature, I know how to translate complicated policy proposals into simple, urgent calls to action.  I look forward to helping you reach your policy goals.

I'm proud to offer a variety of contracting and sub-contracting services for lobbyists, governmental affairs organizations, advocates, and law firms.

Prior to starting my own firm, I served as senior legislative and communications staff in the California State Legislature for twelve years.  I earned a strong, positive reputation for my expertise on a broad range of complex policy issues, including insurance, anti-poverty efforts, social services, foster care, environmental stewardship, and more.  I mastered arcane legislative procedures and developed relationships with Capitol and Executive branch staff, advocates, and reporters.  I have headed numerous legislative and media campaigns for controversial legislation and budget issues.

I earned my Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento, graduating with distinction.  Additionally, I served as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow as part of the competitive Capitol Fellows Program, and I was honored to mentor several fellows during my time in the Capitol.  I graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in English and History. 

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Phone:  916-542-8303

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© 2019 by Arianna Z. Smith Public Affairs LLC.

© 2019 by Arianna Z. Smith Public Affairs LLC.

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