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Nancy Chaires Espinoza

Legislative Advocate

Nancy Chaires Espinoza is a Legislative Advocate at Murdoch, Walrath & Holmes, where she represents the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, and helps to lead the fight for sustainable, guaranteed funding for school facilities in California.

She has nearly two decades of experience at the local, state and national levels of government. As a management consultant, Nancy specialized in working with state and local agencies, to help them improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

At the California Department of Education, she conducted an overhaul of the Migrant Education Program that led to preservation of federal funding and national authorization for the program.

As an Advocate with the California School Boards Association, she led large coalitions on critical educational issues.

Nancy is President of the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education. She has a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Whittier College, and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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