Christy Wilson has been a member of the Goddard Claussen/West team since 1998 and has developed broad experience on various ballot initiative, legislative and communications campaigns. Ms. Wilson oversees statewide ballot and legislative issue advocacy campaigns for the firm.
She has managed and implemented campaigns on a broad range of issues including frivolous lawsuits, insurance reform, mortgage and financial bailouts, energy, gaming, campaign finance and education. She has worked on national efforts as well as state specific campaigns in California, Florida, Texas, Washington state, Minnesota and New York.
Her expertise lies in developing and organizing ballot initiative and legislative advocacy campaigns. From the conceptual phase through the drafting, qualification and campaign phases of these efforts, Ms. Wilson excels at aligning the interests of her clients with public opinion in order to achieve their policy goals. As a campaign manager, she participates in all aspects of research, strategic planning, management, media relations, coalition building, grassroots, grasstops, speakers’ training, paid media and legislative advocacy.
Her clients have included Blue Cross of California, the Personal Insurance Federation of California, California Chamber of Commerce, California Building Industry Association, State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Duke Energy, TechNet, California Forward, Campaign for College Opportunity, among others.
Before joining Goddard Claussen/West, Ms. Wilson worked with the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce's Free Trade Office in Santiago, Chile and for the legal department of a California property development company. Her community and pro bono efforts have included Latino Youth at Risk, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters and "Los Oradores" Toastmasters. Ms. Wilson graduated from Tulane University with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Spanish Literature. She reads, writes and speaks Spanish.