Name Steven Maviglio
|Political party Democratic Party|
|Occupation Political consultant, President of Forza Communications|
Residence Sacramento, California, United States
Education University of New Hampshire
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Steven Maviglio is a political consultant. He is also the founder and President of Forza Communications, a public affairs and campaign firm based in Sacramento, California and the California Majority Report. Previously, Maviglio served three terms as an elected member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
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- Early life and education
- Personal life
Early life and education
Maviglio received his bachelor's degree in public relations from Boston University and master's degree in public administration from the University of New Hampshire.
After graduating from college, Maviglio served three terms as an elected member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and ran a variety of campaigns. Maviglio served as field coordinator of New Hampshire Asks, a group devoted to making health care a major issue in the 1992 campaign.
In 1994, he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve in two posts in the Clinton administration which included Director of Public and Legislative Affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services program as well as Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Maviglio later served as Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus and then as Administrative Assistant to Rush D. Holt.
Maviglio became California Governor Gray Davis’ press secretary in 2000. From 2003 to 2004 Maviglio was a member of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez as well as his successor Karen Bass.
Maviglio founded Forza Communications, a public affairs and campaign firm in 2008. His firm has a wide array of legislative and political clients.The firm has worked for Californians for Retirement Security, a public employee union coalition that opposes pension cuts. In 2008 and 2016, he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Hillary Clinton. Maviglio became the campaign manager for Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, that year and ran two successful campaigns. Maviglio has also worked on the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, Gov. Michael Dukakis and Sen. Gary Hart.
In 2010, Campaigns and Elections listed Maviglio on its list of the top 50 Democratic "influencers" in California. That year, he served as the spokesman for the No-on-23 campaign backed by a coalition of environmental, labor, health and progressive business groups in California. Proposition 23, an attempt by out-of-state oil companies to repeal AB32, was defeated by a 23% margin during the statewide election. Maviglio opposed California Proposition 31, an initiative that would have established a two-year budget cycle for California and made a host of other changes to state and local budgeting in November 2012. Voters defeated the vote by a 21% margin. He served as spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Pérez in September 2013. Maviglio was named on Capitol Weekly’s “Top 100” list in August 2014. In 2015 and 2016, he helped lead the effort to pass Proposition 67 “California vs Big Plastic”, a campaign to protect California’s plastic bag ban and defeat a rival motion, Proposition 65.
He also led efforts to defeat Tim Draper’s “Six Californias” ballot measure and another proposed initiative to divert funds from the state’s High Speed Rail project to build more dams.
Maviglio lives in Sacramento, California where he serves on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Natural Foods Cooperative.