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Jerry Brown names outgoing spokesman to gambling commission

Sacramento Democrat Darrell Steinberg (right) talks with Jim Evans and legislative aid Kiyomi Burchill (left) during a meeting in his office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Sacramento Democrat Darrell Steinberg (right) talks with Jim Evans and legislative aid Kiyomi Burchill (left) during a meeting in his office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed his outgoing chief deputy press secretary, Jim Evans, chairman of the California Gambling Control Commission.

The appointment comes one day after Evans announced his departure from the Governor’s Office. He was appointed to fill a vacant “public at large” position on the commission, which regulates tribal casinos and card rooms.

The position pays $138,867 a year and requires Senate confirmation.

Like Brown, Evans is a Democrat.

Evans, 46, had been a spokesman for Brown since 2013. He worked before as a consultant in the office of then-state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier and as communications director for then-Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

Evans, of Sacramento, was previously a reporter, including for The Sacramento Bee and Sacramento News and Review.

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