Cruz Bustamante


The Honorable Cruz Bustamante has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, pending the company’s acquisition of $1,000,000 in Director’s and Officer’s liability insurance.  He presently serves as a consultant to Aquarius with mirroring roles and responsibilities.

Mr. Bustamante is a top tier government relations consultant and lobbyist with an accomplished background in California politics in both the Executive and Legislative branches.

From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Bustamante served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of the State of California. He had the unique experience of being elected as a Democrat but serving a Democratic Governor (Gray Davis) and a Republican Governor (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Bustamante served 3 terms in the California State Assembly. In his final term, Mr. Bustamante served as the Speaker of the Assembly.

Mr. Bustamante has been the President/CEO of Bustamante & Associates for over a decade. His work has spanned many industries, and has had notable concentrations in tribal development and renewable energy development. Mr. Bustamante is a specialist at knowing which state and local government agencies need to be involved to get business clients the political results they need.

Mr. Bustamante will serve as Aquarius’ liaison with the California state government and its various departments responsible for transitioning the California medical marijuana industry into a licensed and regulated market.