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Eric Swalwell hires chief of staff

By Josh Richman
Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:13 pm in Eric Swalwell, U.S. House.

Congressman-elect Eric Swalwell has hired another Bay Area lawmaker’s aide to be his chief of staff.

Ricky LeRicky Xuan Le currently works as deputy chief of staff and counsel for Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and as a staffer with the House Administration Committee, handling federal election and House oversight matters.

“Ricky brings more than six years experience working on Capitol Hill and has strong ties to the Bay Area,” Swalwell said in a news release. “He understands the needs of the district and my desire to have an office operation focused on our district and being accessible to constituents.”

Le earlier served for three years as executive director of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation, advising the state’s 34 Democratic House members on statewide policy. He also has worked on various local, state and federal campaigns.

Born in Da Nang, Vietnam, Le came to the United States as a political refugee at age five, and became a U.S. citizen in 2002. He grew up in San Jose, and holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Swalwell, D-Dublin, earlier this month indicated he’s hiring Shannon Fuller of Orinda as his district director.

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