Biography of Brenda Quintana
Brenda Quintana has more than 20 years of governmental, political and public relations expertise in California. Prior to establishing Quintana-Saragosa Public Affairs, Brenda was Senior Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, serving as his principal liaison to local government, labor, the Central Valley and the Latino community.
She has worked extensively in the State Legislature, serving two Assembly Members as Chief-of-Staff and as a Principal Consultant to the third. She has been recognized for her ability to keep Legislators elected to marginal seats where their party’s registration was in the minority. Brenda has represented organized labor, having worked for SEIU- Service Employees International Union , UDW- United Domestic Workers of America and AFCSME- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
As a labor representative, she cultivated her grassroots organizing skills and created networks of community support, which she continues to partner with today. With over twenty years of experience, Brenda has worked as staff and as a general consultant for Presidential, Gubernatorial , Legislative and Municipal Candidates and Statewide Initiatives. She has also managed voter registration drives, 527 committees and issue advocacy projects.