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Hillary adds Northern California campaign staff

Ace Smith, the Bay Area-based director of Hillary Clinton‘s Democratic presidential campaign in California, this week announced Maisha Everhart as his Northern California director and Mather Martin as deputy field director, both working out of San Francisco.

Everhart has worked with local and state government officials including Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums; Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland; former San Francisco District Attorney Terrence Hallinan; and Georgia State Senator Horacena Tate. A Web search also reveals that she was a legal intern in the Drug Policy Alliance‘s Office of Legal Affairs in Berkeley, and is a 2004 graduate of Rutgers School of Law in New Jersey. She’ll be working with local and state government officials to build support for Clinton.

Martin has served in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and as an associate at the Breast Cancer Fund, a national organization founded by her mother, the late Andrea Ravinett Martin. She’ll be working to recruit supporters and mobilize voters on primary election day, Feb. 5.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.