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Steve Maviglio is the principal of Forza Communications, a Sacramento-based public affairs/campaign firm. He was formerly Deputy Chief of Staff for two history-making California Assembly Speakers, Karen Bass and Fabian Nunez, where he provided strategic communication and political advice to the Speaker and the Assembly Democratic Caucus. Capitol Weekly recently named him one of the most powerful staffers in the Capitol.
Steve has been working in political communications and campaigns for more than 25 years. He was Deputy Chief of Staff for Speaker Fabian Nunez, and during the 2006 campaign, he was a spokesperson for the California Democratic Party. During 2005, he was a strategist for the Alliance for a Better California, which defeated all of Governor Schwarzenegger's initiatives in the 2005 Special Election.
Previously, he was Press Secretary for three years for Governor Gray Davis, serving as his chief spokesperson.
Prior to moving to California, he worked on Capitol Hill as Administrative Assistant to Congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and was the Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus under Congressman Vic Fazio (D-Calif.).
Steve also served in the Clinton Administration, directing public affairs for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency as well as the Dept. of Justice's "COPS" program.
He earned his political spurs in New Hampshire working on presidential primary and statewide campaigns. Steve also served in the New Hampshire legislature for three terms.
Steve holds a B.S. in Communications from Boston University and a M.P.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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