Assembly GOP Mike Villines to Resign, Sam Blakeslee the Likely Replacement

E.J Schultz of the Sacraemento Bee Capitol Bureau reports:

Assembly GOP leader Mike Villines of Clovis is expected to resign his leadership post tomorrow (May 7).

“Mike is going to be making an announcement tomorrow morning prior to a 9 a.m. caucus meeting,” said his spokeswoman, Jennifer Gibbons.

She would not discuss details but indications are that Villines will step aside after a more than two-year reign. 

To which California’s Capitol adds: 

Insiders say the likely successor is Sam Blakeslee, 53-year-old San Luis Obispo geophysicist. he is termed out next year. 



  1. Is there no other reasons why Mike Villines will resign?

    Comment by Roxanne — 5.07.2009 @ 6:29 am

  2. Now you people know why I left the party — they eat their own. Adams, Ashburn, Miller and now Huff. And Villnius. A return to Thunderdome. What do the crazies in the Republican Party want? Their relevance is voting for the budget. They should be careful to maintain their 1/3 1 “minority.”

    Comment by A. Specter — 5.07.2009 @ 12:33 pm

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