Capitol Staff

Sean MacNeil, Chief of Staff & Communications Director
As Chief of Staff, Sean manages the staff and oversees the operations of the entire office to ensure that all goals and priorities are met.  Sean also handles media inquiries as well as other communications duties.  Sean has worked in the Legislature since 1998 for former Assemblymembers Helen Thomson, Noreen Evans, and Michael Allen and for former Assemblymember and Senator Patricia Wiggins.  He has served in the capacity of Chief of Staff since 2002.  Sean graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1998 with degrees in History and Political Science.  He lives in Napa County with his wife Lisa, daughters Mai-Ly and Lily, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.

Email: sean.macneil@asm.ca.gov

Policy areas: Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, State Budget

Guy Strahl, Legislative Director
As Legislative Director, Guy is responsible for assisting Assemblymember Bloom in the development of his legislative priorities, advising on policy committee and floor votes and ensuring legislative deadlines are met.  Guy also manages and assigns various duties to the legislative staff.  Guy has worked in the Legislature since 2003 as a senior level policy consultant for former Assemblymembers Julia Brownley and Jackie Goldberg.  He graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1999 with a degree in Biology.  Guy lives in Sacramento with his partner Terry and their two Labrador Retrievers, Nelson and Winnie.

Email: guy.strahl@asm.ca.gov

Policy areas: Early Childhood and K-12 Education, Elections, Housing, Judiciary, Local Government, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, Natural Resources, State Parks, Transportation, and Water

Meredith McNamee, Legislative Assistant & Communications Deputy
As Legislative Assistant, Meredith is responsible for developing and managing legislation authored by Assemblymember Bloom, as well as monitoring and analysing legislation in her assigned policy area. She also manages Assemblymember Bloom’s social media outreach and handles media inquiries and other communications duties. During college and shortly thereafter, Meredith interned for former Senate Pro Temp Don Perata, Assemblymember and now Senator, Bill Monning, and for the Legislative Unit in the Office of Governor Jerry Brown.  She has also worked for the Senate Democratic Caucus and the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. Prior to joining Assemblymember Bloom’s staff, Meredith worked as Legislative Aide for Senator Fran Pavley.  Meredith graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011 with degrees in American Studies and Feminist Studies and lives in Sacramento with her cat, Mango.

Policy areas:  Aging, Arts, Business, Consumer Protection, Health and Mental Health, Homelessness, Insurance, Jobs & Economic Development, Occupational Licensing, Privacy, Toxic Substance Control, Social Services, and Women’s Issues.

Email: meredith.mcnamee@asm.ca.gov

Anthony Molina, Legislative Assistant
As Legislative Assistant, Anthony is responsible  responsible for developing and managing legislation authored by Assemblymember Bloom, as well as monitoring and analysing legislation in his assigned policy area.  Anthony began working in the California Legislature in 2011, as an Intern for former Assemblymember Warren Furutani.  Shortly after his Capitol internship, Anthony began working for Assemblymember Mariko Yamada where he served as a Scheduler and Legislative Aide.  Prior to working in the State Legislature, Anthony attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Communications.  Anthony is a resident and native of Sacramento.  He is also owned by a Labrador Retriever named Tru. 

Policy areas:  Agriculture, Alcohol and Tobacco, Banking and Finance, Gaming, Higher Education, Labor, Public Employee Retirement and Social Security, Public Safety, Revenue and Taxation, and Veterans Issues. 

Email: anthony.molina@asm.ca.gov