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John Finley

John L. Finley is the Senior Policy & Communications Associate for California at Uber Technologies, Inc. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the company’s state legislative agenda and manages public affairs for the Southern California markets. 

John is a graduate of Stanford University, serving as student body president during his senior year, where he became deeply involved in efforts to combat sexual violence in the aftermath of the Brock Turner case. That work propelled him into the advocacy space, and he later went on to work for the state sexual assault coalition in California, ValorUS. During his time managing state and national public policy for ValorUS, he helped secure over $150 million in critical funding for rape crisis centers and domestic violence programs in California, and was instrumental in passing the federal reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

In his personal life, John is a San Diego native, proud Eagle Scout, and avid musician.


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