Senator Anderson Announces Staff Changes

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Senator Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) today announced the following staff changes:

Collin McGlashen, chief of staff, has moved from the Capitol office to the El Cajon office. Collin has served as Anderson’s chief of staff since August 2009. Previously, Collin served as district director for then-Assemblyman Anderson since 2006.

Jim Kjol has been promoted from communications director to Capitol director.  Kjol has been Anderson’s communication director since early 2011 and, prior to that, was chief of staff to then-Senator Jeff Denham from 2002-2010.

David Yow remains the legislative director in the Capitol office. Yow is serving his seventh year managing legislation, as well as committee and Floor activities, for Anderson. He previously worked on the Assembly Republican Caucus Floor team under three Assembly Republican leaders – Kevin McCarthy, George Plescia and Mike Villines.

Jann Taber has been hired as the communications director and will work out of the Capitol office. Taber was chief of staff to then-Senator Bob Dutton in 2012 and, prior to that, was communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus from 2010-2012.

Jennifer Morrison has been hired as the scheduling director in the Capitol office.  Morrison previously worked as a development associate for the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Before moving to California, she worked in Israel handling logistical management for an international company, Sar-El Tours & Conferences.

John Boxberger is a Senate Fellow, and is serving in the Capitol office as a legislative aide.  Boxberger is a former firefighter with the U.S. Marine Corps and a membership coordinator for the California Medical Association PAC and the California Peace Officers Association.

Lori Brown remains the constituent affairs specialist in the El Cajon office.  Prior to joining Anderson’s staff, Brown worked in real estate for several years, as well as for a local San Diego law firm.

Jeff Powell has been hired as the deputy communications director and will work out of the El Cajon office. He previously worked as the communications director for Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city council member and recent mayoral candidate.

Maggie Sleeper (Winn) has been promoted to Temecula district office director.  Sleeper previously served as Anderson’s scheduling director and legislative aide in Sacramento. She also previously worked as the legislative director for a Central Valley Assembly member. Sleeper was originally an intern and was hired due to her outstanding performance.

Cassandra Weinlein has been hired as a district representative in the Temecula office.  Weinlein previously worked at Revolvis Consulting, where she helped manage several political campaigns throughout the United States.

Allen Young has been hired as a district representative in the El Cajon office.  Young previously worked on several campaigns in the San Diego area, including serving as deputy campaign manager for “Ray Ellis for City Council.” Young served as an intern in Anderson’s office and was hired due to his outstanding performance.

Katie Quartuccio has been hired as the Internship Program director in the El Cajon office. Quartuccio recently graduated from UC San Diego earning a degree in political science with an emphasis in public law.  Quartuccio is a former intern in Anderson’s office and was hired due to her outstanding performance.

Jesse Gipe has been hired as a district representative in the El Cajon office. Gipe recently graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in political science.  He spent 2012 working on campaigns supporting Republican legislative candidates. Gipe is a former intern in Anderson’s office and was hired due to his outstanding performance.

“I’m very excited about this extraordinary team of professionals who are dedicated to bettering the lives of our constituents in the 36th Senate District,” said Anderson.

Note that four staff members are former Anderson interns. In addition, 11 former interns have been hired as Anderson staffers since he was first elected to the Legislature.  Several other former interns now work in the private sector, local political organizations and as staff for other elected officials.

“Helping motivated people succeed, and giving them an opportunity to experience how they can make a positive difference in public service, is important to me,” said Anderson.  “I’m so proud of the many accomplishments of the interns that have served in both our Capitol and district offices.”