No. 21: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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21. Dan Reeves
Dan Reeves is chief of staff to Senate Leader Kevin de León, which means he works to get his boss’ legislative agenda approved. Reeves also keeps the Senate leader focused, manages various staffs, puts out fires and serves as the crucial linkage between De León and the fellow senators and their staffs. Reeves had big wins this year on the cap-and-trade extension and SB 1, the $52 billion road-repair bill. Reeves also did some heavy lifting getting SB 562, a single-payer health care bill carried by a close De León ally, Ricardo Lara, through the Senate. Its passage came as a surprise to many – as did Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to refuse to take

Updated Aug. 29, 2017

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