Bush, Kara

Kara Bush has over two decades of experience in the legislative and regulatory arena. Kara joined Charter Communications in 2019, and serves as Senior Director of Government Affairs in the West Region for California and Nevada.

Prior to joining Charter, Kara was with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) as Director of State Government Affairs for the Western Region, serving as the lead lobbyist on policy issues before state legislatures and government agencies in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In that role, she covered policy areas such as privacy, e-commerce, education and workforce development, energy and environment, tax, procurement and emerging technologies.

She has a deep knowledge of the policy process and works to achieve outcomes that benefit the businesses she represents given the political realities of the State’s Legislative affairs and local governments.

Prior to joining CompTIA, Bush served as Senior Legislative Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the California Restaurant Association where she oversaw all state and regulatory affairs. As lead lobbyist, Bush managed the state and local contract lobbying firms and was responsible for testifying before the Legislature and regulatory agencies.

Bush also served as a lobbyist for the California Grocers Association, as a policy consultant in the California State Assembly and as a legislative assistant for the California Department of Insurance and the Franchise Tax Board.

Bush holds a degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University.