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Advancing the Policy Interest of Public Entities

Courage. Passion. Leadership.

Advancing the Policy Interest of Public Entities

Courage. Passion. Leadership.

Advancing the Policy Interest of Public Entities

Courage. Passion. Leadership.

Advancing the Policy Interest of Public Entities

Courage. Passion. Leadership.

RPPG welcomes Sharon Gonsalves as Director of Government Affairs, adding another lobbyist and policy expert to the firm’s growing Sacramento team. Learn more about Sharon Gonsalves.

About Renne Public Policy Group

We advocate for our clients with passion, poise and courage.

Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) is a full-service  lobbying and consulting practice that strives to advance the interests of public agencies and the companies that align with public entities. We do so effectively and efficiently, without compromising on integrity. As a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), we provide our clients with a keen understanding of California’s evolving legislative and political landscape, which is critical when making policy, legal and operational decisions. RPPG draws from the wisdom of respected former public officials, the knowledge of municipal policy experts and the tenacity of experienced legislative advocates to provide full wraparound services for our clients.

RPPG addresses public policy challenges from Sacramento with government affairs, lobbying, policy advocacy and public information services.


For over a decade, Dane Hutchings has been advocating for the best interests of both public and private entities. He is a seasoned legislative advocate and political strategist with a keen understanding of the California political process and landscape. Leading RPPG as its Director of Government Affairs, he brings a unique understanding of California local government operations, service delivery methods and revenue sources.

Sharon has spent her career advocating for legislative and funding priorities of municipalities throughout California—bringing over fifteen years of state legislative and local government advocacy experience to the RPPG team. Specializing in the complex legislative process, Sharon has a proven track record of leveraging her strong relationships in the Capitol, Administration, and key government agencies to advance the goals of her clients.

Dan Carrigg is a political consultant with extensive experience in legislative analysis, policy development, strategy and advocacy on a wide range of issues affecting local government agencies in California. After over 30 years in Sacramento, Dan is an expert on the issues impacting local government and experienced at crafting practical public policy that advances the interest of public agencies.

Policy and Strategic Advisors

With nearly 2,000 pieces of legislation introduced by the California legislature each year, it is critical that our clients have a complete understanding of the potential impacts that these measures may have on their agencies or businesses. RPPG’s group of Policy and Strategic Advisors support our clients’ overall advocacy strategies by providing unique and experienced perspectives on the real-world impacts of pending legislative, regulatory and administrative proposals. Our Policy and Strategic Advisors are a dedicated team of municipal policy experts, retired high-ranking city staff and former local elected officials who can provide a holistic perspective to best position our clients for success.


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