State Strategies Manager
Joe Armenta is a State Strategies Manager at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Prior to joining the Center in December 2016, Armenta served as a political director and field representative for California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. He has worked on local, state, and federal campaigns as well as in the offices of Congresswoman Norma J. Torres and Congressman Juan Vargas. Armenta specializes in helping establish successful field programs and he has worked throughout his career in predominantly low-income Hispanic communities to garner grassroots support for legislative priorities.
Armenta, a first-generation college student, earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and International Studies from the University of California San Diego.