New Sutton Law Firm Partner

March 2023 The Sutton Law Firm is pleased to announce that Matthew Alvarez has become a partner of the firm. Matthew, a graduate of Boston College and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, has been with the firm since 2014. Matthew regularly advises candidates, elected officials, political […]

Developments in State and Local Lobbying Laws

December 2022 Several recent changes have been made to state and local lobbying laws which deserve attention from those who are active in government affairs in California.   Expanded Disclosure Requirements for State “Grassroots Lobbying” Ads   The Governor signed a bill (SB 459) which will require an “Ad paid […]

Campaign Alert (October 2022)

Campaign Contribution Restriction Just Signed by Governor Would Dramatically Change Local Land Use and Government Contracting Decisions Governor Newsom signed a law last week which will require city councilpersons and members of county boards of supervisors to recuse themselves from voting on real estate projects and government contracting decisions if […]

24 Hours Reporting Period Begins Today

This is a reminder that the 24-hour reporting period for political contributions made in connection with the November 8, 2022, election begins today, August 10, 2022. Any contributions or independent expenditures for state or local candidates or ballot measures which will appear on the upcoming November 2022 ballot which aggregate $1,000 […]