Richard Costigan and Tucker Bounds join Whitman campaign

Posted by Scott Flodin   on June 4, 2009, 10:46 am

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Meg Whitman's 2010 gubernatorial campaign today announced two additions to her team, Richard Costigan and Tucker Bounds.

From the press release:

Richard Costigan, a veteran Sacramento public policy expert and former Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Affairs Secretary for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is joining the campaign as Deputy Campaign Manager, Policy. He will lead the campaign's policy development team.

Costigan has held several high-profile jobs in state government and the private sector. He was named Schwarzenegger's first Legislative Affairs Secretary after serving as vice president for the California Chamber of Commerce, where he developed the chamber's public policy agenda. Most recently, he has worked as senior director of state and government affairs for the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Costigan also has served as Chief of Staff to two Republican Assembly leaders and has held several key policy advisory positions, including Director of Policy for the Assembly Republican Caucus and principal consultant to the Appropriations and Budget committees.

Costigan is a member of the board of advisors of the USC School of Public Policy, Sacramento and the California Museum for Women, Arts & History. He lives with his wife and three children in Granite Bay.

Tucker Bounds is joining the campaign as Deputy Campaign Manager, Communications. Bounds served as deputy communications director and national spokesman for McCain-Palin 2008. Bounds will manage the campaign's communications and media-relations activities.

Previously, he was press secretary for the western region for the Republican National Committee, serving as spokesperson for California and other Western states. He also has worked as press secretary for U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon.
Tags: Meg Whitman, Richard Costigan, Tucker Bounds

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