Legislative Advocate

Pete Conaty, CACVSO Legislative Advocate
Pete Conaty and Associates, Governmental Advocacy
1107 9th Street, Suite 530, Sacramento, CA 95814
o-(916) 492-0550
f-(916) 492-8957

About Pete Conaty

After a 21 year career in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart, Pete retired in 1986, having risen from the rank of Private to Lieutenant Colonel.

After his military career he went to work at the California State Assembly for ten years where he worked in a variety of positions such as Chief Committee Consultant and Chief of Staff before establishing his governmental advocacy firm, Pete Conaty and Associates in 1996.

Since 1996 he has provided his veterans service organization clients with expert, knowledgeable, and effective guidance in Washington D.C. and the California State Legislature. He has taken a hands-on approach to developing relationships with new members of the State Legislature and their staffs, while maintaining personal contacts with the Legislature, the Governor’s office, and various state agencies over the years.

Since 1986, Pete has been involved in veterans and military issues at the State Capitol and Washington D.C. In the last ten years he has worked on over 700 veterans legislative bills at both the state and national capitols. He is known as Mr. Veteran at the State Capitol. In 2010 he was awarded the Cal-Vet Secretary’s Award for his “invaluable contributions to California veterans”. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy on behalf of California’s military and veteran population.

Pete Conaty has represented the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers at the State Capitol since 2001.

Pete Conaty and Associates is a state certified Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE).