State Relations

New Senate Democratic Chief of Staff

Some of you may already know that Carolyn Busch, the current chief of staff of the State Senate Democratic Caucus will be joining the UW Office of Planning and Budgeting on October 1 as a policy analyst, in part, to help support the Office of External Affairs including the Office of State Relations.

This morning Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown announced that Rich Nafziger, currently the Chief Clerk of the State House of Representatives will replace Carolyn as Senate Democratic Caucus staff director.  In addition to his four years of experience as Chief Clerk, Rich has also worked as a policy advisor to the Governor as well as for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.  He is also a member of the Olympia School Board.