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Steven Maviglio

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Steven Maviglio is the principal of Forza Communications, a Sacramento, California-based strategic communications firm specializing in political and legislative campaigns.

Steve has been repeatedly named in Capitol Weekly’s “Top 100” rankings and by Campaigns & Elections magazine as one of the most influential campaign strategists in California.

Before starting his own firm, Steve was Deputy Chief of Staff for two history-making California Assembly Speakers, Fabian Nunez and Karen Bass, and also was a communications consultant for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez.

Before joining the Legislature, Steve was press secretary and communications director for Governor Gray Davis. He directed communications during the California energy crisis, California fires, and other events covered by the national media.

Steve came to California from Washington, D.C. where he directed communications for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice’s “COPS” program during the Clinton Administration. He also worked on Capitol Hill as Executive Director/Communications Director for the House Democratic Caucus under U.S. Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA) and then as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.).

Steve’s political career began in New Hampshire, where he was a three-term member of the New Hampshire House and worked on numerous presidential, state, and local campaigns. He was editor of two magazines in the state as well.

Steve has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire, and also a B.S. in Public Relations from Boston University.


Professional Expertise

Communications Strategy and Messaging
Digital Messaging And Ad Placement
Political Campaigns
Event Planning
Media Placement
Crisis Communication

In The News

‘He’s all about picking a fight’

But even some foes admire political consultant Steve Maviglio.

A long-time political consultant, Steve Maviglio has been likened to a Karl Rove of the left and is arguably the most recognizable liberal spin doctor in Sacramento.

Steve Maviglio's Recent Awards

No. 51: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Political strategist and consultant Steve Maviglio is a familiar name on the Top 100, and rightly so. He focuses on legislative projects and ballot campaigns – 25 of them in the past 15 years — for clients including AT&T, Tesla and Californians for Retirement Security.

The Arena Debate: Steve Maviglio

Spokesman, No on 23; former New Hampshire House member

Proposition 23 would undermine California’s booming clean tech market: 500,000 jobs, $10 billion in venture capital investment, 7 of the top 10 companies in the United States. Out-of-state special interests are responsible for 89 percent of the money behind Proposition 23.


Campaigns & Publications

The California Majority Report

A Reliable Source

Steve is the co-publisher of the “California Majority Report” political blog, and serves as a political commentator on Sacramento’s CBS affiliate as well as other tv and radio stations.

Legislative projects

Legislative projects and ballot campaigns

Steve’s work focuses on California legislative projects and ballot campaigns. Since 2003, he has worked on more than 25 California political campaigns, including this year’s ballot measures on Internet Regulation and housing, Props 53, 54, 65, and 67 in the 2016 election, the Yes on 1 and No on 45 efforts in the 2014 election, several independent expenditure campaigns, and was the long-time political spokesperson for Assembly Democrats.

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