Eye On Olympia

New Chief Clerk of the House...

House Speaker Frank Chopp has chosen policy director Barbara Baker as the new chief clerk of the House.

Baker replaces Rich Nafziger, who's moving over to the Senate, where he'll be chief of staff for the Democratic caucus.

Baker has worked for the House since 1996, serving as the policy director for the Democratic Caucus for the past seven years. An Evergreen State College graduate, she got her law degree from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to working for the House, she worked as an attorney, including lobbying lawmakers on behalf of groups that represent low-income clients.

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