On Jan. 6, state Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that he has appointed Drew Liebert, whose public service career of over 25 years in the California Legislature includes 18 years as chief counsel of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, as his new chief of staff.
“I am excited that I was able to entice Drew out of his recent retirement to lead my extraordinary legislative team,” Hertzberg said. “I have known Drew for over two decades. Having served in both the Senate and the Assembly, he has been one of the legislature’s key legal analysts and staff leaders. I know Drew will be a great asset to the Senate, who will ably help me shepherd my legislative initiatives.”
In addition to his long tenure as chief counsel of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, Liebert served as legislative director for former Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara). He also spent several years in private law practice following a federal court clerkship in Anchorage, Alaska.
In accepting the appointment, Liebert said, “I have long admired Sen. Hertzberg’s incredible intellect and legendary capacity to engage on an extraordinarily broad array of our most pressing public policy issues. I am honored to join his excellent staff to lead his ambitious legislative agenda.”
Liebert, a frequent lecturer across the state on the legislature’s inner workings, is a Sacramento native, where he resides with his attorney wife Barbara and 11-year-old son Kaden.
For information, visit sd18.senate.ca.gov.
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