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CLSA Hosts Meet & Greet with Congressman-elect Mike Levin (CA-49)

By Jenny Nieto
Nov. 16, 2018

On Nov. 16, CLSA was honored to convene a Meet & Greet with Representative-elect Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano/San Diego) at our Washington, DC office. As you may know, attorney Mike Levin was elected Nov. 6  to serve as the new U.S. Representative for California’s 49th Congressional District.  He will replace retiring Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista/San Diego) in the 116th Congress.

We are grateful to Rep.-elect Levin for spending time with CLSA and our membership to learn more about the important life sciences sector in our state and how our work is contributing to creating and sustaining jobs, bolstering the economy, and developing accessible and affordable life-saving treatments and cures for patients in need.  CLSA thanks the nearly two dozen member companies and research universities who participated in this important discussion

CLSA initiates and supports a wide range of programming to bring together our membership with Members of our state’s congressional delegation, to engage our delegation on our state’s life sciences sector and the federal policy issues we care about, and continue establishing our organization as a trusted resource and advisor on federal policies affecting the states and our nation’s biomedical innovation ecosystem. Earlier this year, CLSA’s Washington, DC-based Federal Government Relations Team began building relationships with the candidates in the two open seat congressional races in a variety of ways, including meeting one-on-one, and inviting them to participate in life sciences sector events in DC and California. CLSA also hosted candidate meet & greets at our DC Office as a way to introduce them to our state’s life sciences sector before they are elected to Congress. This is a unique benefit for our member organizations, to meet and know these aspiring federal legislators even prior to their election.

CLSA will also convene meet-and-greet opportunities for the other delegation new members during their future visits to DC. CLSA is a non-partisan organization and we congratulate all of our delegation’s “new members” on their victories, and thank all departing members for their years of public service.  CLSA is looking forward to working with the new members of the California Congressional Delegation in the 116th Congress, and will continue to develop champions for the life sciences sector with our state’s federal legislators.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Nieto, CLSA’s Vice President of Federal Government Relations & Alliance Development (jnieto@califesciences.org).