Tim Kamermayer
Pronouns
He/ Him/His
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Sr. Legislative Affairs Representative, CA Independent System Operator

Serving as the President of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento, Tim Kamermayer, strives to effectuate meaningful changes at the local, state, and national level for the benefit of the LGBTQ community. He is also the co-founder and former Vice President of the Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento — a non-profit focused on increasing educational opportunities for advancement for LGBTQ youth through grants, scholarships, and internships within the greater Sacramento area. Tim is also the Senior Legislative Affairs Representative for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), collaborating with stakeholders and policymakers to ensure all Californians are provided reliable and affordable energy. In college, Tim was the undefeated National Parliamentary Debate Association Champion (2006).

Tim served as a policy and law fellow for Asm. Al Muratsuchi who represents communities in Southern California, including, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and several more. Tim would join L.A. Care Health Plan as their policy specialist during the Medicare expansion in California, becoming one of the initial stakeholders during the creation of Covered California. During his time at L.A. Care, Tim focused on finding innovative ways to ensure that all low-income Californians could have reliable access to preventive care and life-saving medications and treatment. His focus was on working with local community stakeholders to understand the specific obstacles to affordable and reliable healthcare.

After three years at L.A. Care, Tim would join SEIU Local 1000 to represent the state workers in California. During his time at 1000, Tim strived to ensure state workers were provided a fair contract that values the work of labor. Tim advocated and organized on issues such as the statewide bargaining contract, health care, education, and ensuring unions continue to have a seat at the policy table. Tim invented a board game for SEIU, called Choices, that demonstrates the importance of unions in today's society; the game is trademarked and has been given to over 3,000 members.

Tim's experiences growing up shaped him into being an advocate for the vulnerable and often ignored. Living in a mobile home during his formative years, Tim learned about the psycological and detrimental stigmas attached to poverty. He vowed to dedicate his life to addressing the cyclical natures of poverty and healthcare for all.

In his free time, and whenever he can afford a small break, Tim is a vociferous reader of sports, news, energy development, and fiction.