Barry Steinhart

Barry Steinhart is the assistant executive director of the Office of Governmental Affairs at the California Energy Commission. The office’s role is to maintain a cooperative relationship between the Energy Commission, the Administration, and the members and staff of the California Legislature. 

Steinhart served as senior staff to a California state senator and a Speaker Pro Tempore of the State Assembly. He was a founding partner of a law firm in New York after serving as an associate at the law firms Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman and Proskauer Rose. He has a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

He lives in Plumas Lake with his husband, James Purcell.