David Wolfe has worked for eleven years with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association as their Legislative Director. In this capacity he is in the State Capitol continuously, writing position letters and testifying on hundreds of bills. Dozens of these would have demolished the protections of Proposition 13 leading to higher taxes for millions of property owners.
His other responsibilities include putting together an annual Report Card for all 120 legislators, speeches to local taxpayer groups, and contributing to the HJTA quarterly publication "Taxing Times." He has also worked on a variety of initiative campaigns including to defeat taxes and advocate for property rights.
Russell Watts has been Contra Costa County Treasurer-Tax Collector since January 2011. He serves as ex officio member on the Retirement Board, representing the County at large. He also serves on the County’s Debt Affordability Advisory Committee and the OPEB Trust Advisory Group, and is the Plan Administrator for the Public Agencies Post-retirement Health Care Plan Trust. He is past president (2015-2016) of the California Association of County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and serves on multiple association committees. He also serves as a member of the CalTRUST Board of Trustees and of the Executive Committee of the ABAG Finance Authority. Mr. Watts received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and earned his Masters in Public Administration at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has worked in tax administration and treasury management since 1994.
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