Greg Campbell has been at the center of California’s public policy and politics for nearly 20 years. A consistent fixture on Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 list of influential leaders, Greg has worked in senior staff positions for the last five Assembly Speakers including serving as Chief of Staff to Speakers Toni G. Atkins and John A. Perez. Since the inception of the full-time Legislature, Greg is the only person to have been Chief of Staff to two successive Speakers.
In addition to his many responsibilities managing the Assembly's $156 million budget and 1,300 employees, Greg has developed the strategies and led the teams that have tackled some of the biggest issues California has faced. Medi-Cal Expansion, the 2014 Water Bond, pension and workers’ compensation reform, the Rainy Day Fund and turning a $20 Billion structural budget deficit into ongoing structural surpluses are only a few of the major issues Greg has steered to success.
Greg also helped the Assembly effectively navigate two major political and policy changes that occurred through the initiative process, implementing majority-vote budgeting, which has produced a string of on-time, balanced budgets, and helping maneuver the Legislature’s successful transition toward the era of extended term limits.
As a leading political strategist for the Assembly Democrats, Greg also guided the political team that assisted the Speaker in raising the funds necessary to grow the Assembly Democratic Majority. Under Greg’s direction, the Assembly Democrats achieved historic levels of success over the last six years including 2010 when the Assembly Democrats were the only state legislative house in the country to protect all incumbents and pick up a Republican held seat.From setting the right strategy at the beginning of a campaign to leading the final negotiations that take legislation to the Governor’s desk for signature, Greg Campbell has the knowledge and skills to expertly guide clients through California’s legislative process and shape political outcomes.
Greg holds degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric and Communications from the University of California, Davis. He lives in Davis with his wife, Janell and their two children, Sean and Siena.