Diana Dooley: The Years with Jerry Brown

Diana Dooley began work with Jerry Brown as a specialist in state worker salaries. In her time working during all four of Brown’s terms as governor, she was his lobbyist, a cabinet secretary and chief of staff. Something of a pioneer, she was often the first woman to hold her positions in the then-male dominated world of politics in Sacramento.

In this two-part interview with Pauline Bartolone of Capital Public Radio, Dooley recounts her experiences in government and politics and balancing her career with motherhood.

The interview was conducted February 5, 2019, at the California Channel studio in Sacramento.

Transcript for Part 1.

Transcript for Part 2.

This project was supported by a grant from the California State Library.

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