OLYMPIA -- Marty Loesch was named chief of staff for Gov. Chris Gregoire today, filling the spot opening up because Jay Manning is stepping down.
Loesch, 46, is currently Gregoire's chief of external affairs and senior counsel. He previously worked as inter-governmental affairs director and tribal attorney for the Swinomish Tribe. He takes over for Manning on July 18.
Manning announced he was stepping down last month, shortly after Gregoire announced she would not seek a third term.