Naomi Padron was named a partner in 2023 after joining the McHugh Koepke & Associates team in October 2017. She brings over a decade of political and public policy experience. Using proven strategies, Naomi helps clients navigate the legislative and regulatory process to achieve their desired outcomes. She has successfully advocated on priority issues pertaining to privacy, telecommunications, insurance, correctional health, financial services, taxation, and employment.
Prior to joining the firm, she served as a consultant to the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. In this capacity, she forged consensus on key policies, analyzed proposals before the committee, and provided comprehensive counsel to the Chairman. During this time, she gained a deep understanding of complex laws related to alcohol regulation, the gaming industry, and horse racing in California.
Naomi spent several years as a Capitol staffer in both the Assembly and the Senate. Before being a consultant, Naomi was Legislative Director to Assemblymember Marc Levine. She was responsible for managing his legislative agenda and worked on an array of policy areas including labor, public safety, and energy.
In 2010, Naomi began her career in public service as a Senate Fellow. Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows program is one of the oldest and most distinguished fellowships in the country. Naomi remains connected to the program and its network through her involvement with the Capital Fellows Alumni Association.
Along with her state service, Naomi has also developed and implemented effective strategies on many campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. Her political work has helped candidates across California achieve victory on Election Day.
Naomi graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is also an alumna of the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute. Additionally, Naomi is a member of the California Latino Capitol Association, and Capitol Network, a non-profit association committed to promoting women in California politics.
Alcohol Beverage Regulation; Gaming, Tribal Gaming; Horse Racing; Privacy, California Consumer Privacy Act; Corrections; Labor; Telecommunications; Self-Storage; Insurance; Epilepsy