CoPIRG Staff

Steve Blackledge
Deputy Director
(916) 448-4516 ext. 108

Steve Blackledge is a deputy director with U.S. PIRG and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. He provides guidance to state PIRG organizations on matters of policy, strategy, member development and fundraising.

Mr. Blackledge began his career with the state PIRGs in 1991. Prior to his current position, he spent five years (2002-2007) as the legislative and policy director for CALPIRG and CALPIRG Education Fund, where his work led to new state-level policy reforms on issues ranging from soaring prescription drug costs, to post-Enron accounting scams, to protecting consumers from privacy invasions and identity theft.

Mr. Blackledge was the first director of New Hampshire PIRG and also worked for PIRG In Michigan and Illinois PIRG. He has appeared on CSPAN and CNN, and been quoted in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and numerous other newspapers and media outlets in California, New Hampshire, Michigan and Illinois.

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