Legislative & Regulatory Advocate
Ashley T. Martinez has 15 years of experience working with various entities on successful
legislative advocacy, public relations, community outreach, and digital media campaigns. As a Legislative and Regulatory Advocate, Ashley provides strategic advice and guidance to clients designed to achieve their goals and objectives.
Before joining California Advocacy, Ashley was the Manager of Government and Community Relations for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. He was responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive federal and state legislative program to advance the Airport Authority’s legislative agenda. He also served as the point of contact for elected officials, government agencies, and the San Diego community on the Authority’s $3 billion New Terminal 1 project.
Prior to the airport, Ashley was a Legislative Advocate for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1000, where he built internal and external coalitions to support the union’s legislative and state budget agenda. He served as the primary legislative and regulatory advocate on civil service reform, fairs and expositions, state information technology procurement, labor, public employee retirement, state administration, tax collection, and transportation.
He was recently appointed to the Pacific Crest Trail Association Board, where he advocates for the protection and equal access to America’s greatest wild and scenic trail experience.
Ashley began his career with then Assembly Member Paul Krekorian, who now
serves on the Los Angeles City Council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the California State University of Sacramento, where he graduated Pi Sigma Alpha and as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar.