Education event

CHPAC Election Wrap Up Webinar

Originally held on December 10, 2020


CHPAC donors made a difference this year.
Every contribution allowed the California Hospital Association Political Action Committee (CHPAC) to work on hospitals’ behalf by supporting candidates who understood the important issues impacting access to health care services and quality of care. Without you, hospitals will lose experienced policy experts and health care champions in Congress and in our state legislature.

CHPAC donors are invited to attend the 2020 Election Wrap-up Webinar.
RSVP for this event and see firsthand the impact CHPAC had in elections. Agenda topics include:

  • Overview of CHPAC 2020
  • Review key insights from the election and proposition results on the national and state level
  • Discuss the challenges of 2021 and what lies ahead


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Brandon Castillo
Political Strategist and Campaign Manager

Brandon Castillo has been active in the public affairs arena for more than 20 years. He is a seasoned political strategist and campaign manager directing hundreds of successful ballot initiative and public affairs campaigns.
Mr. Castillo is one of the state’s leading ballot proposition campaign strategists with a 95% win rate managing statewide ballot measure campaigns. He also specializes in developing and implementing legislative and regulatory issue campaigns, issue advertising, communications, public affairs, digital advocacy, third-party ally recruitment and crisis management.

Mike Madrid
Political Consultant

For nearly two decades, Mike Madrid has been changing the outcomes of political campaigns throughout the country. His active involvement in local, state, and federal races has helped him to develop a keen insight into the successful characteristics of winning campaigns. Since 2000, Madrid has also developed an expertise in local governments in California. He served as the public affairs director to the League of California Cities and as a strategic adviser to the California Redevelopment Association. In that role, he was instrumental in the passage of Proposition 1A (The Local Taxpayer Protection Act), a historic achievement that constitutionally protected local government revenues from state raids. The measure received 84% of the vote—one of the highest percentages in California history. He was also a key adviser in the defeat of Proposition 90 (The Taxpayer Trap), No on Prop 98, Yes on Prop 99, and Yes on Prop 22.

Anne O’Rourke
Senior Vice President, Federal Relations
California Hospital Association

Based in Washington, D.C., Anne O’Rourke manages CHA’s Federal Relations Office, represents CHA members before Congress and the White House, and serves as the liaison to other state and national health organizations.

Before joining CHA in 1998, Anne spent 10 years as a senior lobbyist for the American Hospital Association (AHA). Part of her responsibilities included covering AHA’s Region 9 on the West Coast. In the 1980s, Anne was the health legislative assistant to Rep. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, handling health issues for the Ways and Means Committee and organizing the House Rural Health Coalition.

Kathryn Austin Scott
Senior Vice President, State Relations and Advocacy
California Hospital Association

Kathryn Austin Scott is the senior vice president for state relations and advocacy, serving as the association’s head lobbyist in Sacramento and directing the California lobbying team. Ms. Scott has over 20 years of experience in public policy and has served as a contract lobbyist to CHA for 15 years. She has also represented the United Hospital Association and the District Hospital Leadership Forum among other health care and non-health care clients