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Political Science

Notable Alumni

We believe that all of our alumni are notable, but here are a few you may have heard of, or who may give you an idea as to some of the career possibilities open to political science majors.

Cruz Bustamante, Lt. Governor of California

Tony Capozzi, Attorney and former president of the California State Bar Association

Jim Costa, U.S. House of Representatives

Larry Farnsworth, Legislative Assistant to U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Bill Jones, California State Senator

Ernest Kinney, Attorney

Peter Mehas, Fresno County Superintendent of Education and CSU Board of Trustees

Harry Papadakis, Judge

Henry Perea, Jr., Fresno City Council

Jim Patterson, Mayor of Fresno

Armando Rodriguez, Fresno County Superior Court Judge

Victor Salazar, Fresno County Clerk

Philip Sanchez, U.S. Ambassador

Edward Sarkisian, Judge

Mark Scott, Fresno City Manager

Arthur Svenson, Professor of Political Science (University of Redlands)

Mike Villines, Member of Assembly and Assembly Republican Leader