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M. Max Del Real
President/CEO
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M. Max Del Real is a first-generation Mexican-American who earned his degree at UC Berkeley. A California native, Max is passionate about democracy and its engagement. As a former classroom teacher, Max inspired thousands of youths to excel in school and go to college. He is currently active in business associations, education groups, and volunteer organizations. Utilizing his strength in effective communication and coalition building, Max Del Real enjoys strong relationships with key legislators and their staff, and has immediate access to influential stake-holders in the capitol community. His legislative interests include education, healthcare, commerce, transportation, and the environment.

In 2010, Max Del Real unanimously passed a Medical Cannabis Ordinance in the City of Sacramento. "The Sacramento Model" is recognized as a statewide model of success in its ability to create jobs, advance public safety, and provide new and needed revenue to the local municipality. Through his lobbying efforts, Max helped engineer a local tax on medical cannabis that is projected to earn the City of Sacramento $1,500,000 annually. Max specializes in issues of alternative healthcare across California and works closely with both city and county governments - including Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. Max has been featured on a number of national and international media outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, FOX, BBC, and Al Jazeera English.

Max is an accomplished athlete and enjoys swimming, running, and cycling. Health and wellness are top priorities for Max Del Real. Recently, Max and Team OC Quattro completed The Race Across America, a 3,000-mile, world-class bicycle race. Max Del Real lives in Northern California, with his wife and two kids, who attend public school.