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 advises 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 crafts state strategy, evaluates state legislation, 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, including three and a half years on Capitol Hill and four years launching a non-profit public policy organization. He earned his B.A. in History from Christopher Newport University.