Amy O’Gorman Jenkins
Amy O’Gorman Jenkins left a successful career in the State Capitol to become a lobbyist in November 2014. Since that time, she has managed a diverse client portfolio that includes local government, consumer product safety, clean energy financing and cannabis industry clients.
Prior to her career as a state lobbyist, Amy served as chief of staff to then State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) where she planned and directed all administrative, financial, legislative, and operational activities in the Senator’s Capitol and District offices. During her tenure with the Senator, Amy helped advance legislation to establish a Santa Ana River Conservancy and reform California’s campaign laws. She also helped advance legislation to improve the operational effectiveness of the California Military Department, earning her the department’s Civilian Medal of Honor in 2013.
As Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs Officer for the County of Solano, Amy’s many successes included the introduction of federal legislation to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as a National Heritage Area. She also worked closely with the State Legislature and community stakeholders as the County sought to implement Public Safety Realignment.
As director of the League of California Cities’ nationally recognized grassroots program, Amy led a team of 17 professionals through a number of successful statewide ballot measure campaigns to protect local government revenues and authority including: “No on Prop. 90” in 2006, “No on Prop. 98 and Yes on Prop. 99”, both in 2008, and “Yes of Prop. 22” through June 2010.
Prior to her work at the League, Amy worked in the California State Assembly as a legislative aide to then-Assembly Member Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana); committee consultant to the Assembly Business & Professions Committee; field representative to former Assembly Member Valerie Brown (D-Sonoma); and fundraising consultant to then Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma).
Nicole Wordelman joined Precision Advocacy Group in 2019. She has more than fifteen years of experience advocating for local governments including Alameda, Orange, San Bernardino, the City and County of San Francisco, and Ventura Counties. Prior to joining Precision, Nicole represented local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private sector clients at Platinum Advisors.
Nicole began her career at Lynn M. Suter & Associates where she focused on state budget, health, and social services issues. Those areas have since broadened to include realignment, public safety, elections, government operations, homelessness, housing, environment, and cannabis among others. She regularly testifies before committees; lobbies legislators, and state officials on legislation, the budget, and regulations; advises clients on policy development and strategies; collaborates and coordinates with stakeholders on common areas of interest; and communicates information, impacts, and context to clients and policy makers.
Nicole has been involved in shaping policy and the State budget on a number of issues including health care reform, public safety realignment, and homelessness and housing. Wordelman assisted clients in achieving more advantageous funding formulas during the 2017 and 2018 housing and homelessness funding packages, public safety realignment, and health care reform. She has seen many legislative measures signed into law by the governor. Recent successes include: AB 1330 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2018) which allows San Bernardino County to move a park to a neighborhood with mixed-use housing and a library; and AB 448 (Chapter 336, Statutes of 2018) which created the Orange County Housing Finance Trust which will fund housing for homeless and low-income residents.
Nicole fell into politics after moving from Oregon to California, discovering the necessity of a full-time job, and signing up at a temp agency. Although politics may not have been her original plan, she discovered a love of public policy and nerdy budget documents that are in ample supply in the halls of California’s Capitol. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art from the University of Oregon.
Outside of the office, Wordelman resides in the City of Galt with her husband and teenage daughter. Her hobbies include drinking wine, drawing, and reading books about how to parent a teenage daughter.
Mary Creasey joined Precision Advocacy in 2019 and brings more than a decade of experience in the public and private sectors. She began her career as a Legislative Analyst at the League of California Cities. She rose through the organization, eventually serving on the Regional Public Affairs team where she worked with cities in Los Angeles County, the North Bay, and the Redwood Empire regions. Her passion for local government issues got her through numerous successful legislative and ballot measure campaigns.
After working for the League, Mary went on to earn a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration at San Francisco State University with a focus in Sustainability. She then joined Fair Trade USA as a Business Development Manager where she worked with numerous sustainably minded coffee companies including Keurig Green Mountain, Equator, and Tony’s.
Away from the office, Mary enjoys traveling the world, wrangling her corgi and young son, and backpacking in Tahoe National Forest.