California ____ Assembly Republican
Leader Chad Mayes, of Yucca Valley, announced his leadership team for the
2016-17 legislative session, selecting a group of Assembly Republican
Caucus members from across California.
“Building on a legacy of strong Republican
leadership, I am humbled and excited to begin serving as the new Assembly
Republican Leader alongside my colleagues on the Leadership Team. Each of them
are dynamic and forward-thinking leaders, representing diverse areas of the
State, and I look forward to working with them to shape a better California.”
following individuals were named today by Mayes to leadership positions:
Assistant Republican Leader: Assembly Member Kristin Olsen,
Assistant Republican Leader: Assembly Member Frank Bigelow,
Leader: Assembly Member Jay Obernolte, Big Bear Lake
Republican Leaders will work closely with 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
Republican Caucus Chair: Assembly Member Brian Jones, Santee
The Republican Caucus Chair assists the Leader in overseeing
caucus operations, advancing the Republican policy agenda, and achieving the
Republican Floor Leader: Assembly Member Marie Waldron,
The 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 Bill Brough,
The Deputy Republican Floor Leader works closely with the
Republican Floor Leader, helping to ensure smooth and effective floor
operations during Assembly session.
Chief Republican Whip: Assembly Member James Gallagher, Nicolaus
The Chief 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.
Deputy Republican Whip: Assembly Member Ling Ling Chang, Diamond
Deputy Republican Whip: Assembly Member Beth Gaines, Roseville
Republican 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.