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David Lesher

Editor of CalMatters
Lesher is the editor and co-founder of CalMatters, a nonprofit news outlet covering politics in California. Previously, he served as director of government affairs at the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonpartisan think tank. Lesher also served as a reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, as editor of California Journal magazine and as California director for the New America Foundation.