Craig Scholer, Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs

Craig Scholer was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in August 2021 to serve as CalEPA’s Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs.

Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Mark Stone where he staffed the Assemblymember on issues related to the environment, energy, water, and the climate change. He also served as Legislative Director and Senior Legislative Aide. Before joining the California State Assembly in 2012, Craig worked as an analyst for the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

Scholer holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from University of California, Santa Cruz.