New Session Means Moving Day for Many Capitol Staffers

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Monday, December 4, 2006

In state Assemblyman Leland Yee’s office, 133 boxes have been packed up… But it’s been a short move-- just across the way as Yee was elected to the state Senate. His Director of Communications Adam Keigwin says everyone pitched in… 

  “You know we all pack up our own boxes and help out with the member’s office…”

Down the hallway, in a different office, Chief of Staff Rocky Rushing was looking at  his now clean desk … 

 “Normally it takes a gallon of gasoline and a match to clean it but today it’s sparkling…”

Rushing says some staffers are moving to other offices, others are boxing up and moving on.  He calls working in the building a matter of “steady upheaval” … He’s going to the Senate side, where he’s worked before…

“So I think the longer you’re in the building the more you get used to it, it’s just our lot…”
Once again, he’ll be chief of staff—noting that his business cards won’t change much—with the exception of the lawmaker’s name.