charles h. bell, jr.
Over 20 Years of Leadership (h2)
Mr. Bell is senior partner of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP. He has practiced political and election law exclusively since 1980. He is one of the leading experts on the California Political Reform Act and federal and state election laws. Mr. Bell was the founding Chairman of the California Political Attorneys Association.
Mr. Bell is General Counsel to the California Republican Party, and also served in that position from 1982 to 1993 and 1999 to the present. He has provided legal advice and representation to candidates and officeholders including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor Pete Wilson, former Attorney General Dan Lungren, former Secretary of State Bill Jones, former Governor George Deukmejian, former U.S. Senator John Seymour, numerous Congressional, State Senate and Assembly leaders, state and national political party and legislative caucus organizations. He also has served as counsel to political action committees, lobbyists, corporations, trade associations and state and local ballot measure committees.
Mr. Bell is the immediate past President of the Republican National Lawyers Association and currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Federalist Society's free speech and election law practice group. He served as an advisor to the California Election Law Recodification Project, as a member of the transition team of Secretary of State Bill Jones, as an advisor to political parties in the 1994 South African election, and as a consultant to the American Bar Association's committee on election laws.
Mr. Bell is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School.