Senator Andy Vidak Announces Staff

Monday, September 16, 2013

Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today announced the following district and Capitol staff:

BAKERSFIELD District Office

1122 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 395-2620

Tomeka Powell, district representative, was most recently an administrative analyst for the Community Action Partnership of Kern.  Prior to that, Powell was a technical writer for the Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream plant in Bakersfield.

Janie Sustaita, district representative, most recently was a project manager for Conestoga Rovers and Associates.  Prior to that, Sustaita was dairy officer for Tulare County RMA Code Compliance.

FRESNO District Office

2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 2016
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 264-3070

Nathan Alonzo, district representative, was most recently Fresno office manager for Andy Vidak for Senate.  Prior to that, Alonzo was employed at J&J Farms.

Johnny Alvarado, district representative, most recently served as campaign manager for Andy Vidak for State Senate.  Prior to that, Alvarado worked on several other campaigns and served as intern in the office of U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia.

Christine Caprelian, executive assistant/district scheduler, was most recently a field representative for  then-Assemblywoman Linda Halderman.  Prior to that, Caprelian was a volunteer coordinator and campaign leader for Liberty Elementary Area for the Clovis United School District’s Measure A.

Daniel Medina, office assistant, was most recently the office manager/volunteer coordinator for Andy Vidak for State Senate, prior to that Medina was the office manager/field representative for Pedros Rios for State Assembly.

Paula Vinzant, district director, most recently was the finance director for Andy Vidak for State Senate.  Prior to that, Vinzant was a field director for Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway.

Brittany Watson, district representative, was most recently an administrative assistant for PB Loader Corporation.  Prior to that, Watson was the deputy political director for Bill Bloomfield for Congress.

NOTE:  Some of the staff currently working in the Fresno DO will be moving to the Hanford DO when it opens in the near future.


State Capitol, Room 3082
Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 651-4016

Jim Kjol, chief of staff, most recently served as the capitol director for Senator Joel Anderson. Prior to that, Kjol was chief of staff to then-Senator Jeff Denham.

Scott Seekatz, legislative director, most recently served as legislative director for Senator Mark Wyland.  Prior to that, Seekatz was the legislative aide to then-Senator John Benoit.

Nancy Stewart, executive assistant/Capitol scheduler, most recently served as executive assistant to Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway.  Prior to that, Stewart was the executive assistant/scheduler for then-Senator Doug LaMalfa.

Jann Taber, communications director, most recently was communications director for Senator Joel Anderson.  Prior to that, Taber served as chief of staff to then-Senator Bob Dutton.

“I am very excited about the diversity and experience of Team Vidak,” said Vidak.   “We’ve put together a team of hardworking professionals who are dedicated to serving the people of the 16th Senate District.”