Is Public Office the Best Place to Do Public Service?
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Is the Latest to Join an Exodus of Talented California Leaders in Search of Real Impact
If you want to serve the people of California, is public office the best place for you?
The question came up again as one of our most accomplished state legislators, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego, recently resigned her seat to take a leadership role at the California Labor Federation, a powerful alliance of unions representing millions of workers.
Gonzalez, best known for legislation regulating the gig economy and protecting warehouse workers, was reported to have many different reasons for leaving, from the redistricting of the part of San Diego County she’s …