Public / Government Relations Specialist | Mike Whiteford



This fifth-generation SLO County resident has a proven track record for getting things done. He knows how to put out fires and manage challenges, and not only from his firefighting or California National Guard service. Mike has a long background and varied experience in local government. He managed the local offices for both Congressman Bill Thomas and Congressman Kevin McCarthy (who became House Majority Leader in 2014). In that position he worked extensively assisting local communities and constituents. As Government Affairs Director for the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast, he worked with local agencies and elected officials in developing policies and providing advocacy that benefited the industry. As a former chairman and vice-chairman of the Santa Margarita Area Advisory Council, he understands the importance of grassroots support. Outside of the political world, Mike has owned and operated the Rinconada Store with his wife for 27 years and can be found there most weekends. Let Mike assist you in developing strategies and coalitions for your success.


When Mike’s not putting out fires at work, he’s lightin’ ‘em as the BBQ grille-master on weekends. Married with three children, two in college and one in high school, Mike loves taking part in activities with family and friends.

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  • Mike Whiteford

    Public / Government Relations Specialist

  • Chip Visci

    Senior Strategist

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