Margie Lie

Legislative Associate

Margie has quickly established herself as one of the most detail-oriented and savvy policy experts in Sacramento.  Margie’s ability to dig deep into California’s most complex issues while navigating through challenging political realities provides Samson Advisors’ clients with unparalleled value as they seek to achieve their legislative and political objectives.

Prior to joining Samson Advisors, Margie served as a Legislative Assistant to Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), where she staffed the member on issue areas including business and professions, health, mental health, housing, natural resources, and environmental safety.  Margie also provided budgetary analysis and developed the member’s communication strategies.  Although she worked on a broad range of legislative proposals, she gained significant commendation for spearheading and managing AB 2440, the Responsible Battery Recycling Act, which created the largest extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for batteries in the country.  In recognition for this effort and others, Margie was recently honored with a legislative excellence award from a prominent recycling group for her work in environmental policy.

Margie is an alum of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious fellowship programs.  She received her BA from the University of California, San Diego with a major in Political Science.