Leadership

Aaron Stockwell, Executive Director
Scott Wetch, Lobbyist
Kate McDermott, Office Manager
Cindy Breninger, Administrative Assistant

Aaron Stockwell, Executive Director

Aaron Stockwell is the Executive Director of the California State Pipe Trades Council, which represents more than 30,000 plumbers and pipefitters at Local Unions throughout the state of California. Mr. Stockwell joined the United Association in 1990, which represents the plumbing and pipefitting industry with over 350,000 members across North America and Canada. He is a member of UA Local 447 in Sacramento and served as VP, Organizer, Business Agent, Business Manager/Financial Secretary and Pension Trust Fund Trustee of his Local Union.

 

Scott Wetch, Lobbyist

Scott Wetch is Sacramento’s premier Democratic lobbyist with excellent relationships with the Governor’s office, Democratic leadership and key Democratic Committee Chairs and members across all policy arenas.  Scott is proud to be a strong and effective advocate for many of California’s organized trades.  Scott has been recognized by Capitol Weekly and other third parties as “one of Sacramento’s most influential lobbyists.”  He has built an effective team of Associates around him and one of the most successful Firms in the Capitol.  Scott Wetch has been the Principal of Carter, Wetch & Associates since 2003.  In 2001, Mr. Wetch joined Art Carter & Associates as a partner in the firm, assuming ownership in 2003.  Mr. Wetch came to Art Carter & Associates through the State Building and Construction Trades Council where he served as both the Political and Legislative Director. Prior to becoming a legislative advocate, Scott served as a policy consultant in both the State Senate and Assembly for 11 years.  His legislative experience includes serving as a Legislative Aide to Senate President Pro-Tempore David Robert, Legislative Director for State Senator Mike Thompson, Consultant to the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, Principal Consultant to the Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Chief Consultant to the Assembly Insurance Committee, and as Chief of State to then Assembly Member Jack Scott. Mr. Wetch is a trusted counselor and advisor to California's top politicians, business leaders and opinion makers. His prominence in California political circles was highlighted in a front-page profile in the Los Angeles Times and the respected Capitol Weekly, where he was ranked 21st amongst California’s most politically influential people.