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Name: Stevens, Traci
Current Position: Former Acting Secretary

A resident of Roseville, Traci A. Stevens was appointed acting secretary by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2011. She first began government work in 1984 as policy assistant to state Senate Minority Leader Jim Nielsen. When Nielsen resigned his post as minority leader in 1987 following the loss of a special election the GOP hoped would help catapult it into the majority, he was replaced by Ken Maddy, who hired Stevens as his senior budget consultant. Stevens worked for Maddy until 1991, while studying public administration, government and public policy at the University of San Francisco from 1986-1989.

In 1991, Stevens accepted her first gubernatorial appointment as deputy director for legislative and regulatory review at the Department of Housing and Community Development. She moved to the Department of Consumer Affairs three years later to be deputy director for legislation overseeing a staff of approximately 20 analysts. In 1996, she became deputy secretary for legislation in the State and Consumer Services Agency and two years later did the same job for the California Energy Commission. She left government in 2000 and for five years was regional vice president for Traffic Research and Analysis, Inc. While out of government she was also a Realtor for RE/MAX Gold Real Estate and Lyon Real Estate.

She returned to state service in 2009 as deputy secretary for legislation for the Business Transportation and Housing Agency. She was made undersecretary for the agency in January 2011 and was elevated to acting secretary of the department shortly thereafter when Secretary Dale E. Bonner returned to the private sector.


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