Kathleen Cole

Metropolitan Water District of Southern CA | Executive Legislative Representative

Kathleen Cole, Executive Legislative Representative with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has been charged with managing the district’s state legislative program in Sacramento.  Ms. Cole has been with the agency for 26 years and is responsible for promoting and protecting Metropolitan’s state legislative objectives, working closely with Metropolitan’s Board of Directors, General Manager Jeff Kightlinger, management team and the District’s contract lobbyists in Sacramento. Prior to her joining Metropolitan, Kathy was a registered lobbyist and office manager for Lynn M. Suter and Associates, a private advocacy firm which focused primarily local government issues.  She cut her teeth on legislative issues through her two years with the state legislative operation for the East Bay Municipal Utility District.