Brown announces appointments

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 25, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Camille Wagner, 31, of Sacramento, as chief deputy legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor, where she has served as deputy legislative affairs secretary since 2011. Wagner was legislative director for California Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) from 2009 to 2011, a legislative aide for California State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) from 2005 to 2009 and a Senate fellow for the California Senate Fellows Program from 2004 to 2005. She is a member of the Greater Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals and serves as a mentor for its Summer Youth Workforce Development Program in Del Paso Heights. Wagner is a member of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Wagner is a Democrat.

Additionally, Governor Brown appointed Grant Cope, 43, of Washington, D.C., as deputy secretary for environmental policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Cope has been senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works since 2005. He was the Sierra Club’s Washington representative in 2005 and an associate attorney at Earthjustice from 2002 to 2004. Cope was staff attorney at U.S. Public Interest Research Group from 1998 to 2002 and executive director at the Northwest Environmental Defense Center from 1996 to 1998. Cope earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Cope is a Democrat. 

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