…. to Do The Job
– Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, today announced her
leadership team for the 2015-16 legislative session, selecting a group of
Assembly Republican Caucus members from across California.
“I’m honored to have an exceptional group of Republican members serve on the
caucus’ leadership team,” said Olsen. “We will work closely together to build a
strong caucus operation and to promote reforms and policy solutions around
our core priorities such as education and job growth that will move California
The following individuals were named today by Olsen to leadership positions:
Assembly Republican Caucus Chair: Assembly Member Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita
Caucus Chair assists the Leader in overseeing caucus operations, advancing the
Republican policy agenda, and achieving the Caucus’ goals.
Assistant Republican Leader, Strategic Advancement: Assembly
Member Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach
Republican Leader, Strategic Advancement will work closely with caucus members
and staff to identify and recommend options to maximize caucus opportunities.
Additionally, this position regularly communicates with community leaders and
people throughout California on key legislative issues and Party matters.
Assistant Republican Leader, Finance: Assembly Member Frank
Republican Leader, Finance works closely with the Leader to develop and achieve
Caucus operational goals. This position also works closely with caucus members
and fiscal staff to promote fiscally-prudent policies consistent with
Assistant Republican Leader,
Innovation and the New Economy: Assembly Member Jay Obernolte, R-Big Bear Lake
Assistant Republican Leader, Innovation and
the New Economy will work closely with members and staff to identify and
recommend ways to use technology to improve service to constituents and
members, increase transparency, and connect with the communities we serve. The
position also leads Caucus policy goals to encourage growth and opportunity
within California’s vibrant innovation economy.
Republican Floor Leader: Assembly
Member Marie Waldron, R-Escondido
Republican Floor Leader works with her Democrat counterpart to help ensure
smooth floor operations and parliamentary procedure during Assembly session.
The Floor Leader also works with the Leader and Whips to develop and implement
strategies that will allow key policy measures to receive full and fair
consideration during legislative debate.
Deputy Republican Floor Leader: Assembly Member James Gallagher,
Deputy Republican Floor Leader works closely with the Republican Floor Leader,
helping to ensure smooth and effective floor operations during Assembly
Chief Republican Whip: Assembly Member Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley
Republican Whip works with the Leader and Floor Leader to devise legislative
floor strategy and provide direction and guidance to the Republican Whips and
members as they work to advance the Republican Caucus' positions during
Assembly floor sessions.
Republican Whips: Assembly Member Ling-Ling Chang, R-Diamond Bar,
Assembly Member Beth Gaines, R-Roseville
Whips are charged with mobilizing member votes on important legislation, acting
as a liaison between members and leadership, and helping to coordinate strategy
within the Caucus.
Assembly Republican Leadership Team will also include the Vice Chair for the
Assembly Budget Committee, to be named at a later date, who will work closely
with the Leader and advise the caucus on matters related to the state budget.