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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Journal 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.


Assistant Daily File Clerk - Claudia Fuentes

Claudia was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business with a double concentration in International Business and Management from Holy Names University. She gained legislative experience by interning for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate through a unique work-study program offered by Cristo Rey High School. Claudia accepted the position of Legislative Clerk in 2017.

 

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History Clerk - Zach Twilla

A native Californian, Zach is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento where he majored in Government. After interning for the California State Assembly in 2002, Zach began as the Assistant Amending Clerk for the Secretary of the Senate's Office in December of 2004. Between February of 2009 and September 2019, Zach operated 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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Legislative Clerk - Francisca Zabala

Franny was raised in Sacramento, California. She graduated summa cum laude from Holy Names University where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Business. Franny acquired legislative experience by interning with the Office of the Secretary of the Senate through the work-study program at Cristo Rey High School. She joined the Secretary of the Senate’s family in 2017.

 

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