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.
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