The Maddy Institute will host Secretary of State Alex Padilla at the Maddy Associates Speakers Series luncheon from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Business and community leaders have been invited to attend this private event at Vino Grille & Spirits (1440 E. Champlain Ave.) in Fresno.

Attending media must RSVP to Maria Jeans at 559.278.1133 or at To request an interview before the event, please contact Roberto Negrete, deputy secretary of state, voter education and outreach services at 213.897.6225 or at Due to cabling restrictions in the restaurants’ facilities, wireless backpack units are required for any live feeds.