Governor names Susan Kennedy chief of staff

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Dec. 2, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Susan Kennedy, a current member of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and former top aide to recalled Governor Gray Davis was selected by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to become his new chief of staff.  Kennedy, a Democrat, replaces Pat Clarey, a former top aide to Republican Governor Pete Wilson, who announced this week she will be leaving her post by the first of the year.

This post does not require Senate confirmation. Kennedy will assume the position on January 1, 2006.

"Susan is a hands-on, action-oriented person who gets things done.  She is a leader with incredible institutional knowledge about state government and a deep understanding of the public policy process" said Schwarzenegger.

Kennedy served as Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Davis prior to being appointed to the CPUC. Before joining the Davis Administration, Kennedy served as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

CMTA looks forward to working with Ms. Kennedy and her staff in the Governor’s office in the new year.
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