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Senator Portantino Honored with TechNet’s Champion of Innovation Award

Published on Friday, March 17, 2023 | 1:16 pm

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) was honored with the Champion of Innovation Award by TechNet during a legislative reception this week. The Senator was recognized for his support of policies that foster innovation in California.

“I am grateful to receive this honor from TechNet,” stated Senator Portantino. “California is global leader in technology and innovation and policies that support efforts to promote this part of the creative economy are crucial to our state’s future success and the creation of jobs. As the 5th largest economy in the world, it’s important that California’s intellectual capital is nurtured and continues to expand. I am happy to be part of the conversations to keep California at forefront of the tech space.”

TechNet is a national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promote the growth of the innovation economy.

“TechNet and our members are proud to present Senator Portantino with our 2022 Champion of Innovation Award. We greatly appreciate his willingness to engage in a thoughtful dialogue on challenging issues impacting the technology and innovation economy,” said Dylan Hoffman, Executive Director for California and the Southwest at TechNet.

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