On Tuesday, Lt. Governor John Garamendi of California won a special election to replace Representative Ellen Tauscher in the U.S. House of Representatives. This left a temporary vacancy in his current position that has now been filled. The lucky replacement is his chief of staff, Mona Pasquil. According to this piece in the Sacramento Bee:
Garamendi's chief of staff, Mona Pasquil, will serve in an acting capacity as lieutenant governor until Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger'sappointee is confirmed.
Pasquil will serve an administrative function, carrying out the lieutenant governor's functions at the State Lands Commission and other panels.
I had a chance to work with her a little during the Kerry campaign and she was great. Here is the rest of her bio from Profilesblog. It's a little dated, but it covers most of her key experience:
Mona Pasquil is one of the 30 members of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee. She’s one of the 11 that support Hillary Clinton and will play a crucial role in this decision. We have investigated and found the following entry from Mona on her ZoomInfo profile:
Mona most recently served on the senior staff for the Kerry Edwards presidential campaign as Deputy Political Director for Constituency Groups. A longtime leader in the Asian Pacific Islander American community, Mona previously served as political director for Governor Gray Davis, California political director for Gore/Lieberman 2000, deputy CEO for the 2000 Democratic National Convention, western political director in the Clinton White House, western political desk and director of Asian Pacific affairs at the DNC.
Good luck to Mona!