OLYMPIA -- Governor-elect Jay Inslee began filling out his executive office staff today, naming a director of his legislative office, his press office and a "senior advisor."
Ted Sturdevant, currently the director of the state Department of Eclology, was named Inslee's executive director for legislative affairs and policy. Sturdevant also worked for Gov. Gary Locke, as a staffer in the Oregon Legislature and on several national campaigns in the two states.
David Postman, a former reporter for the Seattle Times, was named Inslee's executive director for Communictions. Until recently, Postman was director of communications and medial for Vulcan, Inc., in Seattle.
Joby Shimomura, Inslee's former chief of staff for his congressional office for six years and a top member of his campaign staff in last year's successful gubernatorial race, was named a senior advisor.
Inslee said he will reorganize and combine some current offices, and expects to reduce the overall staff of the governor's office by four to eight people.