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Jim Madaffer

Commissioner, California Transportation Commission

Jim Madaffer

Jim Madaffer is president of Madaffer Enterprises, Inc., a public agency and government relations consulting firm specializing in statewide government and corporate relations. Representing clients from a variety of industries including a medical-devices, insurance, travel, legal, development, education, telecommunications and more.

A native to San Diego, Jim’s civic service spans over three decades. He served two terms as chief of staff to a city councilmember and was elected for two terms to the San Diego City Council in 2000 and reelected in 2004. Jim’s accomplishments as an elected official are numerous: building libraries, fostering economic development, water and waste policy and specializing in regional transportation and planning issues.

In 2014, Jim was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Transportation Commission (CTC). He chairs the CTC Road Charge Technical Advisory which is tasked to guide the development and evaluation of a pilot program to assess the potential for mileage-based revenue collection for California roads and highways as an alternative to the gas tax system. Along with being a commissioner with the CTC, Jim is also the director for the San Diego Water Authority.

Jim is past president of the League of California Cities and a board member of the San Diego Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America. A recipient of numerous awards and honors over his career, Jim is a member of the San Diego Rotary Club 33 and Lambda Alpha International.

Jim and his wife Robin live in San Diego with their two English bulldogs Ruby and Red. With two sons in college, they try to spend as much time with family as possible. They also have a passion for traveling whether abroad or in their motorhome.

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