27. Daniel Alvarez
Daniel Alvarez seems to wear more hats than the Mad Hatter could make in a year’s work. He is Secretary of the Senate and a one-stop shop for nearly everything. He deals with Senate spending, the legislative records, housekeeping tasks, and even has influence over who gets what office — so don’t mess with him or you might end up working in a closet. One could say that almost nothing in the Senate would be able to run as smoothly without Alvarez. Alvarez worked his way to this position, starting out in the Legislative Analyst’s Office, moving over to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and then the Appropriation Committee, where he handled public education.
Updated Aug. 29, 2o17