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California Assembly Republicans elect Chad Mayes as new leader

Assembly Republicans have tapped freshman Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley to be their next leader, the caucus announced Tuesday afternoon, marking the second major legislative leadership shift in the last week. Mayes will take over from the current leader, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Modesto, next January.  Last week, Senate Republicans installed Sen. Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) as their leader, replacing Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). The change happened months earlier than expected. Before his election to the Assembly in 2014, Mayes was a member of the Yucca Valley Town Council. He has also worked as a financial advisor. He will be the first legislative leader...

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