Baltazar Cornejo

Baltazar Cornejo

Policy Advisor


With more than eight years’ experience as a legislative staffer in California, Baltazar Cornejo brings deep expertise and analytical skills in the state’s lawmaking process and a knack for managing high-pressure projects. A dynamic and detail-oriented advisor, he worked with two of the most practical Republicans in the California Senate and carries that common-sense approach throughout his policy work. Baltazar built a reputation within the state capitol community as a pragmatic professional with the ability to work with both parties and with business and labor organizations. He also successfully staffed numerous water, natural resources, cannabis and hemp bills into law during that time. 

Prior to Brownstein, Baltazar was the legislative director for former California Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, where he largely focused on coordinating caucus policy and budget priorities, as well as working with Democratic leadership to ensure smooth floor operations. He was also previously Wilk’s senior legislative aide, a field director for a state Senate campaign and a legislative aide as well as Senate fellow to former state Sen. Anthony Cannella.

Baltazar is fluent in Spanish. 

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B.A., 2014, University of California, Merced


Capital Fellows Alumni Association

Republican Staff Association

California Latino Capitol Association

Latino Community Roundtable Stanislaus County

Sigma Chi International Fraternity

Community Involvement


Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project

  • Republican Lead for Legislative Day at the State Capitol
  • Comcast Fellowship Mentor