Meet The Team
Rosanna Carvacho Elliott
Rosanna’s extensive knowledge and network within the California State Legislature and
California’s political and policy landscape ensures the best outcomes for clients and
California. Her vast experience working in the realm of California policy and politics,
navigating complex issues and relationships with policymakers, negotiating issues
impacting individuals and businesses in California are the cornerstone of her sustained
success for her clients.
Rosanna has a very diverse practice which includes a large international energy
company, the alternative asset management industry, local governments, startups,
childcare providers and a health products manufacturer. Additionally, her practice
provides expert advocacy and counsel in the energy, water, and natural resources field.
Rosanna’s career in politics began as staff in the California Legislature. She served in
both the Senate and the Assembly providing her with robust policy experience and
creating a broad set of relationships in both houses along with a thorough
understanding of the legislative and parliamentary processes, the roles of legislative
leaders, their staff, and committee staff.
Prior to establishing CA Lobby, Rosanna was a partner in a small Sacramento based
lobbying firm and was a shareholder at a national law and lobbying firm, serving as
Managing Partner of the Sacramento office.
Rosanna received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State
University Sacramento. She earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific,
McGeorge School of Law while working full-time in the State Senate. She lives in West
Sacramento, California with her husband and two children.
With nearly two decades of experience as a registered lobbyist, Teresa Cooke
possesses the strong relationships with key decision makers and political savvy to
achieve critical results. Her honesty, familiarity with her clients’ issues and passion for delivering the highest level of service makes her a sought-after advisor for those looking to influence policy or enhance their profiles in a new industry or market.
Ms. Cooke has a well-established practice in the energy sector, having represented an investor-owned utility and oil and gas company on issues related to energy storage, California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and climate policies. Ms. Cooke is also on the forefront of offshore wind policy issues in California, advising one of the world’s largest project developers since 2017.
Dedicated to supporting technology-neutrality in climate policy, she was hired by several Fortune 500 companies to spearhead the creation of the California Hydrogen Coalition in 2019. Serving as its executive director, Ms. Cooke has led an aggressive campaign utilizing social and earned media, grassroots advocacy and coalition building to raise awareness of hydrogen as a clean energy solution. She also leveraged her extensive legislative and administrative relationships to increase the profile of hydrogen among decision makers. Through its leadership, the California Hydrogen Coalition is now the leading voice on hydrogen mobility in Sacramento, securing millions for fueling infrastructure and production.
She has brought the same high standard of excellence to her other clients in travel and tourism, public safety and local government. Ms. Cooke draws on her years of expertise to provide objective and comprehensive counsel for her clients' most complicated political issues.
She earned a BA in government from California State University, Sacramento and
serves on the board of the Institute of Governmental Advocates. Ms. Cooke lives in
Sacramento with her partner, young child and terrific rescue dog.