Newly sworn-in California Sen. Jeff Stone (R-28th District) announced his initial staff line-up Tuesday of the district that includes the Hill. The whole district is roughly the size of New Jersey and represents nearly 1 million California residents.
His Sacramento Chief of Staff Christopher Wysocki has served in various senior level positions in the state Legislature. He also was a partner in a government affairs and political consulting firm based in Sacramento.
For the final months of the campaign, Wysocki served on Stone’s staff and “is very excited to begin the challenge of the new session.”
Other staff include:
• District Director Glenn Miller: Miller brings a wealth of experience in local government and is currently the mayor pro tem in the city of Indio. His role on the Indio council has included many assignments with numerous state, regional and local government agencies, boards and commissions. In addition to his public duties, Miller also was a candidate in the primary for the 28th District seat.
• Western Office Director Maryann Edwards: Edwards is the current mayor of Temecula and previously served as chief executive officer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest County.
• Legislative Director Chris Norden: Norden has worked as a press secretary, a field representative and a legislative director for numerous state officials.
• Legislative Aide/Scheduler Brittny Garcin: Garcin joins the Capitol office of Stone after working for Gilliard, Blanning and Associates for the last six years. She has spent the last decade in government and politics working as a political consultant, production manager, fundraiser and media buyer, and on multiple local and statewide Republican campaigns.
• Communications Director John Hunneman: Mr. Hunneman joins the office of Stone after having been a well-respected journalist in Southwest Riverside County for over 20 years. His was a reporter and columnist for The Californian and the Riverside Press Enterprise since 1993. Hunneman will be based in Riverside County and will handle print, electronic and social media for Stone.
• Other staff serving as representatives include Jesse Ramirez, who has been active in Riverside County’s education system for the past several years; Debbie Herrera, who has been active in the local community through her service in the Temecula Rotary Club and the Murrieta Temecula Group; Megan Locke, who has been an active member of the Lake Elsinore community and a small business owner; and Greg Pettis, who currently serves as mayor pro tem of Cathedral City.
Volunteer representatives are Robert Masson, a law enforcement officer for the past 26 years and current president of the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association; and Gloria Sanchez, who chairs the city of Menifee Senior Advisory Commission and is the president of the Riverside County Foundation on Aging and the chair of the Riverside County Advisory Council on Aging.
The main district office in Indio is now open at 45-125 Smurr Street, Suite B and the phone number is 760-398-6442. Another office will be established in Murietta. The phone number for Stone’s Capitol office is 916-651-4028.