With the Democratic presidential nomination in sight, Hillary Clinton on Friday named her leadership team for California.
Heading up the effort as the June 7 primary approaches is Buffy Wicks, a Placer County native who served as a campaign and White House adviser to President Barack Obama. Wicks was executive director of Priorities USA Action, a pro-Clinton super PAC, and has experience working in California.
Peggy Moore, another Obama veteran who managed the campaign of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, will serve as Clinton’s political director. An Oklahoman, Moore is well known in the East Bay and LGBT circles. She flirted with a state Assembly run three years ago, and campaigned for Oakland City Council in 2005.
Clinton also named Hilda Marella Delgado as her California spokeswoman. Delgado worked under Los Angeles labor leader Maria Elena Durazo on a national initiative and for former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn.
Clinton is scheduled to hold a May 6 fundraiser in San Francisco. The event is being billed as a low-dollar affair, where professionals 35 and under can attend for $45 apiece.