Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation Staff
M. David Ruff - Chief Consultant
M. David Ruff serves as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. In this role, David analyzes legislation, provides technical assistance on tax law, and organizes informational and oversight hearings to provide a public forum for reviewing relevant tax issues. David also represents the Committee as a member of the Advisory Council to the State Board of Equalization's Executive Director.
David was previously an attorney in the Sacramento office of McDonough Holland & Allen PC and, before that, a Special Deputy District Attorney in Marin County. David earned his law degree in 2002 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). He received his undergraduate degree in political science, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Davis in 1999, where he was a Regents Scholar.
Irene Ho - Senior Consultant
Irene Ho serves as Senior Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, where she analyzes legislation relating to property taxes and taxes administered by the Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization. Irene was previously the Legislative Director for Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting, where she worked on issues related to business and professions, economic development, local government, state administration, and taxation. Irene earned her master’s degree in public policy and administration from California State University, Sacramento in 2015. She received her undergraduate degree in mass communications and political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.