Kim Schaefer is a highly experienced PAC and government affairs manager, having advised the Bakersfield Association of Realtors for the past three years, building their political engagement into a powerful force for pro-business candidates and policies. In this role, she has consulted on numerous successful independent expenditures (IE’s) including Chris Parlier for City Council, Senator Andy Vidak and Congressman David Valadao. Kim has acted as a liaison for clients in various roles and has worked with city, county and federal officials, chambers of commerce and other key individuals on central issues facing the community.
Kim serves on the Board of Kern Taxpayers and is a member of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber’s Government Relations Committee.
Kristin Hagan holds a law degree, with a special emphasis in governmental affairs, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Before settling into her legal practice, Kristin spent time on the staff of an Orange County Supervisor and gained experience working for a member of the US House of Representatives.
Her work as an attorney in private practice has focused on real estate law with a specific emphasis in land use development and entitlements, as well as representing public agencies and municipalities.
Kristin is a member of multiple professional associations and serves on the Board of Goodwill Industries of South Central California as well as Women Leaders in Business.
Tracy Leach, the founder of Providence Strategic Consulting, has over two decades in the political consulting and public affairs arena. The firm specializes in building winning coalitions for ballot initiatives as well as meeting the goals and objectives of those in business. Tracy has managed numerous city, county, state and federal candidates as well as issue-advocacy campaigns representing energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, housing development, non-profits, mining and many other outstanding industries. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and the Public Relations Society of America.