A Congresswoman’s Journey and Psychedelic Medicine | Mimi Walters

Welcome to “The Cost of Winning” podcast! In this episode, we are honored to be joined by former California Congresswoman Mimi Walters, who takes us on an extraordinary journey through her political career, from local government to state government, and ultimately to Congress.

Listen in as Mimi shares her inspiring story of perseverance, determination, and leadership, providing unique insights into the intricacies of the political landscape at different levels of government. 

But that’s not all! Prepare to be intrigued as we dive into Mimi’s recent projects, where she’s been championing the promotion of psychedelic medicines for mental health. We explore the groundbreaking potential of these treatments and their impact on mental wellness. 

Join us for an engaging conversation with Mimi Walters, as we gain exclusive knowledge about her political journey and her dedication to advancing mental health solutions. This episode promises to be a thought-provoking blend of politics and mental health advocacy. 

Mimi Walters began her 22-year career as an elected official in 1996 as a member of the Laguna Niguel City Council. In 2004, she was elected to the California State Assembly and in 2008, Ms. Walters was elected to the California State Senate. In 2015, she was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (CA-45) and served until 2019. 

Prior to her career in public office, Ms. Walters was an investment executive with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. and Kidder, Peabody & Co. 

While serving as a public official at the local, state, and federal levels of government, Ms. Walters focused her attention mainly on fiscal, healthcare and energy issues. She was Vice Chair of Appropriations in the CA State Senate and served on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee in Congress. In Congress, Ms. Walters served as a member of House leadership alongside Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan working on key issues ranging from legislation, policy and messaging for House Republicans. 

Currently, Ms. Walters is building an energy company, Leading Edge Power Solutions LLC, with her husband, David. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) and Eos Energy Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOSE). She is also Chairwoman of Apollo Pact, a nonprofit organization that is focused on solutions to the mental health crises through supervised medical treatment of psychedelic drugs. 



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