The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 17, 2011
Former General Services deputy dies after bicycling accident

111017 deignan 2006.JPGRobb Deignan, 65, who was the deputy director of public affairs at the Department of General Service from from 2000 to 2004, died from injuries suffered in a bicycling accident over the weekend. Our sister blog, Capitol Alert, has more information.

PHOTO: Robb Deignan at the 2006 Eppie's Great Race / Photo courtesy of friend and former colleague Ken Hunt.

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