Silvia Solis ShawSilvia Solis Shaw

Silvia Solis Shaw is a Legislative Advocate in the firm. Her political and policy expertise derives from years as a legislative staffer in the California Capitol during three different Democratic Assembly Speakerships, as well as more than eight years as a lobbyist for a variety of local government and private sector clients.

Prior to joining Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. in 2013, Silvia served as a Senior Lobbyist with Sacramento lobbying firm Public Policy Advocates, LLC (PPA). Her clients included high-profile companies, non-profit trade organizations, and local governments, including the City of Los Angeles and a number of special district clients. For these clients she’s lobbied a variety of legislative and regulatory issues, such as public safety, education, revenue and taxation, transportation, energy and the environment, economic development and labor issues, delivering numerous successes on these fronts. She also served as a point of contact for the firms’ clients on state budget developments.

Also while at PPA, Silvia served as Legislative Director for the California Electric Transportation Coalition, a trade association of the state’s five largest electrical utilities. She successfully advocated for rollout of plug-in electric and electric vehicles and for a sustainable charging infrastructure.

For three years prior to joining PPA, Silvia was a lobbyist in the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles. She has advocated on behalf of the Mayor and the City on a variety of local government issues including transportation, energy and the environment, housing, enterprise zones, revenue and taxation, as well as public safety. She also successfully secured funding for the City through the state budget process.

Prior to working for Mayor Villaraigosa, Silvia worked at the State Capitol for four years as legislative staff for two Assembly Members, including the Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee; she gained extensive experience with the legislative and budget processes in these roles.

Silvia began her career in the political world working for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund.

Silvia received a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.