Assemblymember Quirk is named “Legislator of the Year” by the California Personal Care Products Council

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Personal Care Products Council recognized Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) as “Legislator of the Year” at their annual industry lunch.

The California Personal Care Products Council’s (PCPC) “Legislator of the Year Award” is presented annually to lawmakers who have demonstrated an appreciation of the industry’s many economic and social contributions. The PCPC’s award also recognizes legislators for their leadership in educating colleagues and constituents about the industry’s commitment to sound science, product safety, innovation and environmental stewardship.Assemblymember Quirk (center) is pictured with PCPC Senior VP for Government Relations, Mike Thompson (left) and lobbyist for the PCPC, Mandy Lee (right)

“At a time when emotion often drives public policy, Assemblyman Quirk has consistently demonstrated the ability to apply his scientific background to objectively address complex issues related to our industry,” said Mike Thompson, PCPC’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations. “This award recognizes Assemblyman Quirk’s thoughtful approach to shaping policies that directly impact our member companies and California consumers.”

“I am thankful for this recognition. The California Personal Care Products Council is great about reaching out to me early on issues of interest and presenting me with a lot of information so that I can understand their position. They are also respectful when, after looking at the science and the data, I disagree with their position. The council and I care about consumer safety and I believe that is why we have been able to work as well as he have,” said Assemblymember Quirk. “I look forward to continuing my working relationship with the PCPC and continue to develop good policy.”