California League Names ChiefCongressional Lobbyist

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - (02/23/05) -- The California CU League saidTuesday it named Kelly Purcell as its new chief congressionallobbyist. Purcell who has worked on congressional issues sincejoining the league in 2003, will succeed Chris Kerecman, who leftthe league last year, as head of congressional affairs. The leaguealso said it plans to hire a Washington-based lobbyist tosupplement its congressional advocacy work. The promotion ofPurcell is the latest move in the reorganization of the league'slobbying, which has included the appointment of statehouse lobbyistBob Arnould to head the lobbying office, and the promotion of RonFong to head the statehouse lobbing office inSacramento.

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