Robb Korinke is a veteran of candidate and ballot measure campaigns across California and beyond. He leads GrassrootsLab’s client and campaign activities in Southern California, and specializes in state and local government, open data and transparency issues, online communications and ballot measure advocacy. He served 4 years as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles League of Cities and has worked with local governments on key policy issues going back to Proposition 1A in 2004. He is also the Publishing Editor of CaliforniaCityNews.org, CaliforniaCountyNews.org and CaliforniaPropositions.org.
Korinke began his political work on Capitol Hill with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Upon returning to California he worked legislative and local campaigns before signing on with the League of California Cities during their effort to pass Proposition 1A in 2004.
In 2007, he joined the Orange County Business Council as Communications Director, overseeing all aspects of the organization’s interaction with local and statewide media. He also crafted messaging for advocacy efforts on behalf of the business community in Orange County – the nation’s fifth largest county.
Throughout his career, Korinke has honed his skills as a writer and an expert in political communications. He has published op-eds under his own name, as well as under those of clients, in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Business Journal as well as numerous trade and online industry publications.
As a web designer, his work includes CaliforniaCityNews.org, CaliforniaPropositions.org and StrongCitiesStrongState.com. He has led online campaigns for state and local candidates and also completed web projects for clients including Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, PG&E and Congresswoman Doris Matsui.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he studied English Literature and Public Policy. He lives in Long Beach, California.