Staff Contact Information

Capitol Office

Erin Baum, Chief of Staff -
Sonja Oehler, Executive Assistant -
Riana King, Legislative Director -
Korinne Sugasawara, Senior Legislative Aide -
Nicole Restmeyer, Legislative Aide -
Hersh Gupta, Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow  -

District Office

Tom Paulino, District Director -
Jen Kwart, Communications Director -
Kenneth Chen, Field Representative -
Alex Barrett-Shorter, Field Representative -
Ramona Mora, Field Representative -

Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee

Lisa Engel, Chief Consultant -
Steve Wertheim, Consultant -
Sandra Nakagawa, Consultant -


Legislative Staff by Bills Authored by Assemblymember Chiu

AB 15: COVID-19 relief: tenancy: Tenant Stabilization Act of 2021. Sandra Nakagawa
AB 16: Tenancies: Tenant, Small Landlord, and Affordable Housing Provider Stabilization Act of 2021. Sandra Nakagawa


Legislative Staff by Issue Area

Riana King, Legislative Director

Accountability & Administrative Review
Budget* Member
Budget Sub 4* Member
Governmental Organization
Labor & Employment
Veterans Affairs
Women's Caucus

Korinne Sugasawara, Senior Legislative Assistant

Banking & Finance
Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials
Judiciary* Member
Natural Resources
Public Employee, Retirement & Social Security
Utilities & Energy
Water, Parks & Wildlife
Environmental Caucus

Nicole Restmeyer, Legislative Assistant

Business & Professions *Member
Communications & Conveyance
Local Government
Privacy & Consumer Protection
Public Safety
Bay Area Caucus
LGBT Caucus

Hersh Gupta, Assembly Fellow

Aging & Long Term Care
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media* Member
Elections & Redistricting
Higher Education
Human Services
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Revenue & Taxation
API Caucus
Tech Caucus

Lisa Engel, Chief Consultant

Housing & Community Development* Chair

Steve Wertheim, Consultant

Housing & Community Development* Chair

Sandra Nakagawa, Consultant

Housing & Community Development* Chair