The California Secretary of State’s office announced that a proposed ballot initiative to lower the minimum legal drinking age in California from 21 to 18 has been cleared for the collection of petition signatures. In order to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, the signatures of 365,880 registered voters (five percent of the total votes cast for Governor in the November 2014 general election) must be collected by April 26, 2016.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles