RPPG Legislative Assistant Madeline Cline brings expertise in California governance and politics, with a background in nonprofit management, business administration, and fiscal stewardship.
Born and raised in Mendocino County, her hands-on upbringing cultivated a passion for local government and community-based organizations. Ms. Cline is an alumna of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, the nation’s oldest legislative fellowship program. During her time in the Assembly, Ms. Cline worked to directly shape public policy focused on issue areas such as revenue and taxation, public safety, housing, and natural resources. Ms. Cline holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from Sonoma State University.
Ms. Cline brings a wealth of experience to the Legislative Assistant role. Through her time at the California State Assembly, Ms. Cline developed knowledge of the legislative cycle, budget processes, and policy creation. In this role, she also gained experience working with legislative and executive agencies staff. This understanding provides her critical insight for analyzing policy and navigating the complexities of the legislature.
While working at Sonoma State University as an Administrative Analyst, Ms. Cline assisted with department budget analysis and forecasting, payroll, infrastructure bids, and project management.