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November 29, 2013
Speaker Pérez has a new spokesman


Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez is getting a new spokesman: Will Shuck, a former Capitol reporter who most recently was the deputy director of external affairs at the California Department of Transportation.

Shuck succeeds well-known Democratic strategist Steve Maviglio.

Shuck is making the jump from roads and bridges to the legislative branch just as Assembly Democrats head into an election year in which their two-thirds majority is at stake. Also, sometime in the coming year, the caucus will choose a successor to Pérez, who is termed out and running for state controller.

Before joining the Brown administration last October, Shuck had been chief of staff to Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, and then-Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Eureka.

Shuck previously was on the other side of the notepad. He covered the Capitol for The Stockton Record and the Long Beach Press-Telegram and began his journalistic career at City News Service of Los Angeles.

PHOTO: Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez speaks at a press conference at the state Capitol on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee/Hector Amezcua.

November 29, 2013
Dan Walters Daily: Jerry Brown election watch continues

Regardless of coy Gov. Jerry Brown has been about his plans to run for another term, Dan says four more years is close to a sure thing.

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See other Dan Walters Daily clips here.


Capitol Alert Staff

Jeremy White Jeremy B. White covers California politics and edits Capitol Alert's mobile Insider Edition. Twitter: @capitolalert

Amy Chance Amy Chance is political editor for The Sacramento Bee. Twitter: @Amy_Chance

Dan Smith Dan Smith is Capitol bureau chief for The Sacramento Bee.

Christopher Cadelago Christopher Cadelago covers California politics and health care. Twitter: @ccadelago

Micaela Massimino Micaela Massimino edits Capitol Alert.

Laurel Rosenhall Laurel Rosenhall covers the Legislature, the lobbying community and higher education. Twitter: @LaurelRosenhall

David Siders David Siders covers the Brown administration. Twitter: @davidsiders

Dan Walters Dan Walters is a columnist for The Sacramento Bee. Twitter: @WaltersBee

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