The The California Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that focuses exclusively on the interests of asphalt industry in California. CalAPA's Legislative Committee and Political Action Committee (PAC) are an integral part of the association’s overall strategy to raise awareness with elected officials, regulators and other policy-shapers of the need to preserve and enhance the state’s vital road transportation infrastructure, and the essential role the industry plays in that effort. Alone and in partnership with others, CalAPA has carved out a prominent role in Sacramento as a staunch advocate for prudent investments in the state’s pavement assets, and helping policymakers understand the critical link between good roads and the state’s economy and quality of life. Further, CalAPA's PAC's supports efforts to educate lawmakers about the industry, its commitment to local communities and sustainability, and the difficulties posed by onerous and ill-conceived regulations, largely through plant tours and other informational events.
CalAPA is represented at the Capitol by the advocacy firm of Carpenter Sievers, LLC. The team that specializes in asphalt-related issues is led by Jeff Sievers and includes Greg Hurner and Norlyn Asprec. The firm was recently named by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Top 25 lobbying firms at the Capitol.