Jenna Chandler, Director of Government Affairs

Growing up on a horse ranch in Lincoln, CA, Jenna developed a love for watching things grow, from alfalfa to livestock. She attended the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, majoring in Animal Science and minoring in English. While at UC Davis, she worked at the UC Davis Dairy in milk quality and herd management. She also spent time working at the UC Davis Hopkins Avian Facility, specializing in layers and broilers.

In 2012, she discovered her love of legislation and began work for the California State Assembly, serving both the 33rd and 6th Assembly Districts in various capacities before heading back to her agricultural roots and joining CCA’s staff in 2015.

As the Director of Government Affairs, Jenna works closely with Kirk Wilbur, CCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, to play an essential role in the success of CCA’s legislative and regulatory matters. She strives to serve and support members by helping tackle the issues impacting them, and additionally keep members informed on the Association’s government affairs work by writing for CCA’s multiple publications.

Jenna Chandler can be reached at (916) 444-0845 or by e-mail at