Assessor Prang Announces New Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs
LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang has named Irantzu Pujadas as the new Special Assistant of Intergovernmental Relations, Legislation and Advocacy.
Prior to joining Assessor Prang’s staff, Pujadas was a senior member of recently retired U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal’s staff since 2009, serving as the principal liaison to the City of Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach and all related officials, staff and organizations.
“We are lucky to have somebody with Irantzu’s experience,” Assessor Prang said. “She brings a working knowledge of the legislative process as well as intergovernmental relations and the ability to conduct successful public relation strategies.”
Pujadas’ other areas of responsibilities included serving as the Congressman’s district liaison to the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S Department of Labor.
“I am grateful to be a member of Assessor Prang’s team,” Pujadas said. “Assessor Prang has dedicated his professional career to public service, calling it the highest order of business, and I too believe that. I am ready to provide excellent public service to the people of Los Angeles County.”
Moreover, with her Journalism background, she has helped elected officials develop and implement media, communications, and public relations strategies. Mrs. Pujadas has a BA in Journalism from California State University, Northridge and a Master in Arts in Latin American Studies from California State University, Los Angeles.
Mrs. Pujadas will assist in the development and implementation of the Assessor’s communications and public affairs initiatives with a focus on intergovernmental affairs, legislation and advocacy strategies. She will review, analyze and track proposed legislation affecting the Assessor’s operation and recommend legislative positions as well as serving as a liaison to the various stakeholders and entities, such as the Board of Equalization, California Assessors Association, the California State Legislature and other government agencies and industry associations, to name just a few.