Leticia “Tish” Rylander brings over 20 years of experience in California state politics as Vice President in S360’s Sacramento practice. An accomplished legislative and political strategist, Tish has worked on major landmark legislation including helping to pass policies that address a range of issues from international war crimes to wildfire prevention and mitigation, small business and working families tax relief to reproductive health. In her over two decades working on California politics and policy, Tish has worked with five members of the Democratic Caucus and built invaluable relationships with California’s elected officials, agency representatives and legislative staff.
Most recently, Tish served as Chief of Staff for Assemblywoman Autumn Burke. Here, she worked closely with legislators on both sides of the aisle and helped create the first “Bipartisan Working Group” to develop comprehensive policy recommendations on key issues facing California. This includes negotiating amendments and creating consensus on major legislation including cap & trade, wildfire mitigation, employment and energy policy. As Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, Tish developed a deep understanding of tax policy implications in both surplus and projected deficit years – including during the pandemic.
For many years, Tish has served as a member of the Latino Capitol Association and has a firm grasp on issues facing Latinos across the state. Additionally, in her work with Assemblymember Burke, a Member of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Tish has gained experience and insight to understanding how issues directly affect Black community members. In particular, she has developed a specific understanding of how policy impacts communities like the one represented by Assemblymember Burke.
Tish was born in Sacramento, CA where she currently resides with her husband, Mark. She and Mark have three children, Coletrane, Tristan and Ariel and one granddaughter, Scarlett. In her personal time, Tish has coordinated the annual Legislative All-Star Charity Softball game which raised over $300,000 for local community non-profit organizations. Additionally, she created the Capitol Women’s Group, the first mentorship group entirely devoted to supporting Legislative staff.