Contact Staff

All district and capitol staff are available to assist the public with any inquiries or concerns and to answer any questions you may have about pending or potential legislation.  Please feel free to call on us any time.

Capitol Staff:

Minnie Santillan is the chief of staff for Assemblymember Levine. Minnie oversees the capitol and district office staff and responds to media inquiries. For the quickest response, media inquiries should be sent via e-mail to Minnie. She also is responsible for monitoring all issues and legislation for Assemblymember Levine.

Freddie Quintana is the Legislative Director for Assemblymember Levine. Freddie oversees the legislative staff and handles issues related to Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, Labor and Employment, Local Government, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, Revenue and Taxation, Water, Parks, and Wildlife. 

Jenny Berg is a legislative assistant for Assemblymember Levine. Jenny is also the consultant for the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. Jenny is responsible for staffing issues relating to Agriculture, Education, Higher Education, Judiciary, Privacy and Consumer Projection, Public Safety, and Veterans Affairs and the Jewish Caucus.

Phyllis Chow is the scheduler to Assemblymember Levine.  If you are requesting an appointment with Assemblymember Levine or extending an invitation, please email your request to Phyllis or complete the on-line form available on this website.

Buck Ellingson is a legislative assistant with Assemblymember Levine. Buck is responsible for staffing the Assemblymember on the Government Organizations Committee and is the consultant for the Select Committee on Craft Brewing and Distilling. Buck also handles issues relating to Accountability & Administrative Review, Banking & Finance, Business & Professions, Communications & Conveyance, Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials, Insurance, Natural Resources, Transportation, and Utilities & Commerce.

Shannon Flaherty is the Communications Director for Assemblymember Levine. Shannon handles press and communications for the Assemblymember. Shannon is also responsible for staffing the Assemblymember on issues relating to Housing and Community Development, Human Services, Elections and Redistricting, Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media, and Aging and Longterm Care.

District Staff:

Melissa Apuya is the District Director. She staffs issues in the district relating to state budget, labor, local government, public safety, and transportation. Melissa represents Assemblymember Levine in the Marin communities of Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Novato, and all of Sonoma County. Melissa also performs constituent casework and district outreach activities.

Joan Lubamersky is a field representative who staffs issues in the district relating to aging, consumer protection, disabilities, health and human services, housing, insurance, veterans, and women. Joan represents Assemblymember Levine in the Marin communities of Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Joan also performs constituent casework and district outreach activities.

Henry Symons is a field representative who staffs issues in the district relating to agriculture, arts, education, elections, the environment, natural resources, and public employment,. Henry represents Assemblymember Levine in the communities of West Marin, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito, and San Rafael. Henry also performs constituent casework and district outreach activities.

Calum Weeks is a field representative who staffs issues in the district relating to banking, jobs & economic development, housing, judiciary, labor, taxation, and utilities. Calum represents Assemblymember Levine in the communities of West Marin, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma. Calum also performs constituent casework and district outreach activities.