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Matt Williams
 previously worked for e.Republic beginning in 2007 as a staff writer contributing to several of the company’s publications, including Government TechnologyEmergency Management and Public CIO. In 2010, Williams was named web and news editor of, where he oversaw e.Republic’s increased focus on breaking news and daily editorial content.  Prior to joining Techwire as managing editor, Williams was a communications specialist for the Association of California Water Agencies, which represents the regulatory and legislative interests of 430 public water agencies across the state. Early in his career, Williams worked as a newspaper reporter for the Scripps newspaper company in Denver and Boulder, Colo. 
Williams, 37, holds a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.

Contributing Writers

Samantha Young previously worked as a reporter for The Associated Press, where she covered California government. Prior to coming to California, she lived in Washington, D.C., and covered Congress and the federal government for the newspaper chain Stephens Media group, whose flagship newspaper is the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  Most recently she co-edited The Almanac of the Unelected.

Bob Gore writes the AgTech column for TechWire. Follow him on Twitter at @robertjgore.

Rich Foreman writes about the Sacramento-area civic tech scene. Foreman is the CEO of Apptology, a Sacramento-based mobile application development and mobile marketing company. He also is the Sacramento director of Startup Grind.