Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Program is foundational to Orange County Business Council’s mission and goals. Whether hosting President George W. Bush, testifying before a Senate Committee in Sacramento, or working with elected officials in Washington, D.C., OCBC prides itself on being the preeminent pro-business association in Southern California.

The Business Council’s advocacy efforts protect Orange County’s unrivaled quality of life by achieving meaningful solutions that safeguard and advance the business community’s interests. Understanding there are many issues facing businesses in California, OCBC’s Government Affairs Program is built around four core advocacy initiatives: ensuring a range of workforce housing, supporting workforce development, improving infrastructure, and enhancing economic development.

Follow OCBC’s Government Affairs initiative on Twitter, @OCBC_GA

Legislative Action Guide

OCBC addresses tough public policy issues that impact Orange County through its Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee, whose decisions and actions are guided by OCBC’s 2015-16 Legislative Action Guide. The LAG includes invaluable advocacy tools, such as contact information for Orange County’s legislative delegations in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

2017 Advocacy Resources

OCBC’s one-stop guide to key issues impacting OC and California businesses in 2016, candidate endorsements, and voter resources.


BIZPAC, OCBC’s political action committee, supports candidates and ballot measures which promote and protect the public policy agenda of Orange County Business Council.

Government Affairs Committee

The driving force to the government affairs initiative is the Government Affairs Committee. This action committee provides public policy direction to OCBC’s Board of Directors and oversees the Business Council’s state and federal legislative platforms. To get involved in the committee, please contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.

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