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Nava Names New Chief of Staff

Veteran Sacramento staffer most recently assisted former Senate leader Perata

Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, on Monday announced the appointment of Michael Miller as his new chief of staff. He succeeds Jim DeBoo, who recently accepted a position as chief legislative representative for the city of Los Angeles.

Miiler has served in a variety of staff policy and leadership positions in Sacramento, most recently as a consultant to former state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, who was barred by term limits from seeking re-election last year. Among the legislation with which Miller has been involved are bills to provide immediate assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure in the housing crisis; extend the statute of limitations for civil cases alleging sexual child abuse; challenge agricultural marketing orders that effect food quality and price; promote historic child support legislation that became the model for national child support reforms; codify lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians as a cognizable group; and provide health care protection to LGBT families.

Miller will begin his new duties April 2.

— John Mann is a spokesman for Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara.

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