Derek Cressman is an olive grower and award-winning author who has lived in Sacramento since 2000. He worked professionally to reduce big money in politics from 1995-2016 with nonpartisan organizations such as Common Cause and the Public Interest Research Group. When he’s not working to improve our democracy, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He credits his time running marathons and mountaineering with building his fortitude to tackle obstacles of social change. He is an avid woodworker and picks at the banjo when he needs a break.