Who We Are
Our team is comprised of individuals with experience at every level of government, the private sector, non-profits, grassroots organizing entities, and more. The backgrounds are diverse but the purpose is the same: being the best at what we do. Whether leading political campaigns or lobbying contracts, we are well equipped and utilize every skill and asset at our disposal to get our clients results. Scroll below to get to know our leadership team.
Founder & President
Mario is the President and Founder of The Principia Group, specializing in political consulting, government relations, policy issues, and communications strategy.
Mario's relationships in Los Angeles County region are profound and longstanding. From his beginnings running political campaigns at the local and state level to his work over twelve years at the California State Legislature and his tenure as a planning commissioner and city council member, Mario created and continues to develop an extensive network of political relationships.
Mario is known for his sound advice in the shifting political landscape and assertively working on client issues the right way from beginning to end.
In addition to his work, Mario is very involved in the community. He is the co-founder of the Southeast Leadership Network and is a former board member of the Salvadoran American National Association in Los Angeles and the South Gate Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Vice President
Frank is a community and government affairs professional with over 20 years of experience working in the private and public sectors. Frank has worked for various elected officials in several capacities and brings expertise in strategic planning, event management, communications, community outreach, public relations, and land use planning.
Frank previously spent seven years with the largest Latino-focused retail grocer in the nation, developing their corporate and social responsibility strategy and developing and managing their government affairs program.
Additionally, Frank was a staff member for a California State Senator, a California State Assemblymember, and a Los Angeles City Councilmember. Frank has worked and managed several political campaigns across Southern CA for current and former legislators.
Enrique is a government and public affairs professional with over 18 years of experience. Enrique emphasizes his coalition-building skills, community outreach, and community organizing.
He spent seven years working as a Field Representative for members of the California State Assembly, specifically in the Southeast Los Angeles communities. Additionally, Enrique was contracted by the Chief Executive Office of Los Angeles County to provide community outreach and community organizing services for residents of unincorporated communities in South Los Angeles.
Enrique has also spent time working as a Director for Marketing and Development for the Archdioceses of Los Angeles and as an Associate for a National Public Affairs Firm.
He has worked on various local, statewide, and national campaigns and has served on the Board of Directors of Padres Unidos, The South Gate Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, and as the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Long Beach.