B.A., University of California, Davis
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Legislative Committee for Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)
Named to Capitol Weekly’s “Top 100”, an annual ranking of the most powerful players in California politics.
This is her second showing on the list, most recently ranking at #19.
Jodi Hicks is the former Vice President of Government Relations for the California Medical Association (CMA). She was the first woman to hold this management position at California’s leading physician association, representing more than 35,000 members in all modes of practice and specialties. Jodi’s unique ability to articulate compelling positions on issues has helped to garner her a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the Capitol.
Before her tenure at CMA, Jodi served as the Legislative Director for the California Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CA NOW). In this role, she lobbied on behalf of women and girls in the state, ensuring their continued protection on issues ranging from fair pay to reproductive health. One of her most successful endeavors was helping to defeat the highly public and divisive Proposition 85 in 2006. Jodi increased CA NOW’s presence at the Capitol in a way that was unparalleled prior to her arrival. The organization saw a marked increase in media attention that helped push their issues to the forefront.
A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Jodi’s early career also included work as a legislative aide to a member of the California State Assembly, during which she worked on landmark legislation to protect children from human trafficking and access to violent video games.
Jodi has twice been named to Capitol Weekly’s “Top 100” list, an annual ranking of the most powerful players in California politics. Jodi currently serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the Legislative Committee for Women Empowered Against a Violent Environment (WEAVE), and participates in fundraising for various charitable organizations in her community.
In 2014, Jodi received a Pride Award from the Sacramento LGBT Center for her community service, leadership and good old fashioned “get it done” attitude.