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John L. Burton (Partner)


John L. Burton served as the Chairman of the California Democratic Party from April 2009 through May 2017. During his tenure as Chairman, despite massive Republican gains nationwide, the California Democratic Party swept all statewide offices being contested.  They won a net gain of four House seats by defeating three GOP incumbents, and winning an open GOP seat, and won a supermajority in the Houses of State legislature – a feat in which the party last accomplished in 1882.


John, an attorney, graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law. John served in the California State Assembly from 1965 until 1974, in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1974 until 1983, in the California State Assembly again from 1988 until 1996, and in the California State Senate from 1996 until 2004 where he served as Senate pro Tem.


His passionate advocacy on behalf of foster youth led to the founding of the nonprofit organization that bears his name, John Burton Advocates for Youth.  This organization has helped transform the child welfare system and improved the lives of foster youth all across the State of California.  


Angie Tate (Partner)

Financial Oversight, Fundraising & Consulting



Angie Tate served eight years as the Chief Financial Officer for the California Democratic Party. There she worked on developing and managing complex, government-regulated campaign finance accounts, fundraising programs, and stakeholder groups. 


Angie will continue her close working relationship, fundraising for Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.. She will build on the accomplishments of previous years including Prop 30 in 2012, Prop 1 and 2 in 2014 and the defeat of Prop 53, and the successful passage of Prop 57 in 2016.


Among her many accomplishments while at the California Democratic Party, was the outright purchase of the John L. Burton Democratic Headquarters. The building was renovated and retrofitted to meet stringent LEED certified energy and water use requirements in only one year. This relieved the party of paying rent and made a sound financial investment for building the future of democratic electoral success in California.


Monique Vieira-Huestis (Associate)

Event Planning, Fundraising and Consulting



Monique was the former Special Events Director at the California Democratic Party. Monique managed donors for both state and national conventions, planned special retreats, and was responsible for the success of all California Democratic Party events for the past four years.


Previously, Monique served 10 years as account executive at the Rooney Tate Group providing account management services including all aspects of event planning, coordination and project execution as well as community/public relations and administrative assistance.


Currently, Monique is serving as an event planner and consultant. She has experience in working on large-scale events such as the California Tribal Business Alliance Back-to-Session Bash (12 years) and the California Democrats State Convention.  Ms. Vieira-Huestis' clients include public/private sector, non-profits, and political interest groups.  



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