FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 5, 1996
Lowry names deputy staff directors
OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry today
named Gary Moore and Bill Wegeleben as his new deputy staff directors.
The two will replace Cynthia Curreri, who left the office earlier
this month to take a job at the University of Washington.
Moore, 46, has served as Lowry's director of legislative relations
since last year. In addition to new duties, Moore will continue
to represent the governor in dealings with legislators and lobbyists.
Wegeleben, 49, has been Lowry's director of government operations,
where he oversaw the appointment process for state boards and
commissions. Besides his new assignments, he will continue to
work with the governor's Small Agency Cabinet.
Prior to joining the governor's office, University of Washington
graduate Moore spent 20 years with the Washington Federation of
State Employees (AFSCME, AFL-CIO), including 10 years as executive
director. Moore also has served on the Washington State Investment
Board, the Washington State Health Care Reform Commission and
the Washington State Public Employee Benefits Board.
Wegeleben was executive policy coordinator for Gov. Booth Gardner
from 1987 to 1993 and worked for the House Democratic caucus for
four years before that. A graduate of Central Washington State
College (now Central Washington University), Wegeleben was district
representative for 5th district Congressman Mike McCormack from
1972 to 1981. He has been a board member of the Institute for
Science and Society, Yakima County Community Services and the
Washington Association for Retarded Citizens, and was appointed
to the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
by Governors Dixy Lee Ray and John Spellman.
Moore and Wegeleben will each earn $80,000 annually.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at (360)753-6790.