SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, R-Camarillo, today announced that Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, appointed him as Outreach Chair on the Assembly Republican Leadership Team.
"It's an honor to be chosen for this new position," Gorell said. "Assembly Republicans have proposed some reasonable and responsible policy solutions that should be taken directly to Californians for their evaluation. I am prepared to help accomplish that task."
"During a time when the state is dealing with past budget failures, and Californians are receiving mixed messages from Sacramento about how the problems should be fixed, the Republican goal of defining our state's priorities and encouraging financial responsibility is a message the public is eager to discuss."
The Republican Outreach Chair is a newly-created position within the Caucus Leadership Team, charged with coordinating the Caucus's efforts to promote its legislative priorities and messaging beyond Sacramento, to local constituents, third party groups and non-traditional audiences for Republicans. Assemblyman Gorell will bring his extensive experience in communications and public affairs to oversee the Caucus outreach efforts.
"Lieutenant Commander Gorell's distinguished career as a small businessman, military officer, professor, deputy district attorney and writer makes him the ideal person for this newly created position," said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway. "His extensive experience in communications will help our caucus convey our message of hope and opportunity to all Californians."
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell represents the 37th Assembly District and is presently a member of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review, Judiciary, Labor and Employment, Utilities and Commerce and Veterans Affairs Committees. A Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he recently returned from a year-long active duty assignment in Afghanistan.
Before his election to the Assembly, he owned his own regional public affairs firm, worked as communications director for the California Manufacturing and Technology Association and as a writer and press aide to Governor Pete Wilson. He has taught government and public policy at California Lutheran University since 2006.