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Hill Climbers: Staffers Adjust to D.C. Together

Tom Williams/Roll Call
Communications aide Leanne Goodman and Legislative Correspondent Oscar Urteaga recently began working in the office of Rep. Buck McKeon.

In January 2009, he began working for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. After his yearlong stint with the California Republican, Urteaga hit the campaign trail as field representative for the California gubernatorial campaign of Steve Poizner (R). 

Although Poizner lost the election, Urteaga got a taste of success in his next gig, where he worked on the “No on Proposition 24 Initiative.” The tax initiative was defeated on the statewide ballot.

Urteaga cherished his work on campaigns in California, but ultimately he knew that D.C. was where he wanted to be.

“If someone wants to be an actor, you got to go to LA,” he said. “Being in the political scene, you got to go to the Capitol. This is the best place to be.”

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