Barry Steinhart

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
California Energy Commission

Barry Steinhart is the assistant executive director of the Office of Governmental Affairs at the California Energy Commission. The office’s role is to maintain a cooperative relationship between the Energy Commission, the Administration, and the members and staff of the California Legislature. 

Steinhart served as senior staff to a California state senator and a Speaker Pro Tempore of the State Assembly. He was a founding partner of a law firm in New York after serving as an associate at the law firms Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman and Proskauer Rose. He has a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

He lives in Plumas Lake with his husband, James Purcell.