Desk Staff

Chief Assistant Secretary of the Senate - Bernadette McNulty

Bernadette is a native of New York. She began her legislative career in 1997 as an intern with the Assembly Chief Clerk. Bernadette graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science Public Service. She joined the Office of the Secretary of the Senate in 1998. After serving for 28 years, she retired from the United States Air Force Reserves in April 2008. Bernadette was appointed as the Chief Assistant Secretary of the Senate in December 2009.

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History Clerk - Mathew Burns

Matt was born and raised in Grass Valley, California. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. Matt's legislative career began in 2009 when he was selected for the Assembly Chief Clerk's Internship Program. Mathew joined the Secretary of the Senate's office in 2010.

Assistant to the Secretary of the Senate - Susan DeLaFuente

Susan DeLaFuente, Assistant to the Secretary of the Senate. Born and raised in Vallejo, California. B.A. degree in Political Science, Certificate of Paralegal, California State University, Chico. Employed with the California Legislature since 1986.

Daily File Clerk - Holly Hummelt

Holly is native to Sacramento. She gained legislative experience by working with the Legislative Counsel Bureau for 14 years before accepting employment with the Secretary of the Senate's office in April 2004.

Minute Clerk - Neva Marie Parker

Neva was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California. In 1997, Neva was selected as the Assembly Chief Clerk's intern for the Office of Engrossing and Enrolling and has been in the capitol in different capacities ever since. She joined the Secretary of the Senate's office as History Clerk in 2005.

Daily File Clerk - Jamie Taylor

Jamie grew up in Oakland, California. He earned his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Law at McGeorge. His legislative career started in the California Legislature in 2001 as a Joint Committee Consultant. Jamie joined the Secretary of the Senate's office in 2004.

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Reading Clerk - Zach Twilla

A native of California, Zach began working for the Secretary of the Senate's Office in December of 2004. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, and majored in Government. He interned for the California State Assembly, and worked as a messenger for the Legislative Counsel Bureau. In 2009, Zach began working as the Senate Reading Clerk.

Legislative Clerk - Anabel Urbina

Anabel was born and raised in Fortuna, California. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Government and Spanish. She gained legislative experience from various internships at the state and federal level. Anabel began her legislative career with the Office of the Secretary of the Senate in 2015.

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