Capitol Alert: Former California Sen. Dave Cogdill to lead Building Industry Association

jwhite@sacbee.comSeptember 27, 2013 

Former Senate Republican leader David Cogdill will be taking over as president of the California Building Industry Association, the organization announced today.

Currently serving as a Stanislaus County Assessor, Cogdill will become president and CEO of the housing and construction-focused industry association on October 21st. During his time in the Legislature, Cogdill periodically drew campaign contributions from the CBIA.

"It will be a privilege to lead CBIA in these dynamic times," Cogdill said. "CBIA has forged its reputation in Sacramento based on trust, integrity and working collaboratively toward thoughtful policy solutions to some of our state's most pressing challenges. I am honored to build on this strong history and lead CBIA into the future."

Cogdill served in the Legislature from 2000 to 2010, serving for a time as head of the Senate Republican caucus. He gained notoriety as one of the "Sacramento Six" who joined with Democrats to raise taxes and vehicle license fees during the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

That support contributed to Cogdill being ousted from his leadership post. Rumors of Codgdill being on the short list to be appointed lieutenant governor never panned out. Instead, Schwarzenegger tapped fellow Sacramento Six member Abel Maldonado.

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