Director of State & Local Affairs
Quena Gonzalez, Director of State & Local Affairs, is Family Research Council's primary point of contact for state officials and state policy organizations. Under the direction of the Vice President for Government Affairs, he works with state policymakers and directs FRC's partnership with the Family Policy Councils — a national network of independent state policy organizations that share FRC's commitment to the great issues of our day: life, natural marriage, and religious liberty. Quena analyzes legislation, advises on state strategy, and communicates widely regarding FRC's work to shape state and local policy.
Quena worked for nearly a decade in Washington prior to coming to FRC in 2011. His previous work included three and a half years working on Capitol Hill and four years launching a non-profit public policy organization. He earned a B.A. in History from Christopher Newport University.