Colin Rice
Partner
Public Affairs, Consulting

Colin Rice brings to Elevate thirteen years of experience in local and state government that includes effective leadership, communication and advocacy skills; campaign management; intergovernmental relations; public policy consultation; and strong training in law and ethics. Prior to joining Elevate, Rice served for eight years as Chief-of-Staff to Assemblyman (and City Councilman) Juan Vargas where he managed district and legislative offices in San Diego and Sacramento. In this position, Rice was responsible for media relations, crisis communications, legislative negotiations, and political maneuvering. Additionally, Rice has extensive experience in political and election law, candidate and non-profit fundraising, public speaking and effective management. Rice received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University in 1993 with a major in philosophy and a minor in political science. He then earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego in 1997, graduating cum laude, and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. He served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego for two years. In addition, Rice has served on numerous civic and non-profit boards in the San Diego community.

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Colin Rice