Assembly Speaker John A. PÃ©rez has promoted one of his chief consultants, Greg Campbell, to serve as chief of staff.
Campbell will replace Sara Ramirez Giroux, whose title will change to a chief consultant for PÃ©rez, D-Los Angeles.
Prior to the job changes, Campbell's annual salary was $134,628 and Giroux's was $190,000. The two essentially will switch salaries as well as job titles: Campbell will receive $190,000 and Giroux about $136,000, said Robin Swanson, PÃ©rez 's spokeswoman.
Officials of the speaker's office could not be reached immediately for comment today.
Campbell, 38, has served in leadership roles for each of the past four Assembly speakers, all Democrats.
A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Campbell has helped to develop numerous state budgets, helped manage Assembly operations, and assisted on issues related to pension reform, health-care reform, workers compensation law, raising California's minimum wage, and labor and workforce development.
Campbell also has served as a member of California's Employment Training Panel. At UCD, he played football with one of the current assemblymen, Republican Cameron Smyth of Santa Clarita, according to a press release from PÃ©rez's office.