Chief Deputy Secretary of State, Office of Secretary of State Alex Padilla
James Schwab is the Chief Deputy Secretary of State for California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Mr. Schwab most recently served as Deputy Secretary of State for Policy and Planning where he oversaw the Voter’s Choice Act, the New Motor Voter Act, and the push for new voting system funding. Prior to the Secretary of State’s office, he worked for eight years in the California Legislature. His policy work has focused on elections, education, labor & industrial relations, appropriations, economic development, and seismic safety.