Governor Wolf Announces Personnel Change

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Personnel Change SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 31, 2017center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced that Mary Isenhour will step down as Chief of Staff to take an external role with the governor. Mike Brunelle, the governor’s Executive Deputy Chief of Staff, will assume the role of Chief of Staff.“Mary has been with me since the beginning, and I am tremendously grateful to her for her service and loyalty,” said Governor Wolf. “Mary’s dedication to the people of Pennsylvania and to the governor’s office are unmatched.”“Mike brings a diverse array of experience, and he knows state government inside and out,” he continued. “I am confident that Mike will ensure there is a seamless transition.”Mike Brunelle most recently served as Executive Deputy Chief of Staff after joining the administration as a Special Assistant.Previous to joining the Wolf Administration, Mike Brunelle spent two years as the National Campaigns Director for the Service Employees International Union, where he led the organization’s programs in 26 states, and was the Executive Director of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Pennsylvania State Council.Before coming to Pennsylvania, Mike spent 8 years working on various candidate and issue-based campaigns in the Northeast, including the elections of Governor John H Lynch. He served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, was a state representative in the New Hampshire General Court, and also served as the Democratic Whip.Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Lemoyne with his wife Erika, and their daughter, Ava.Mike Brunelle assumed duties as executive deputy chief of staff in Pennsylvania on January 11, 2016.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Florida Sees Rise in Background Checks for Gun Purchases

first_imgMore Floridians are considering purchasing guns, according to newly-released state records that show an increase in the number of background checks being processed since the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last month.According to The Tampa Bay Times, Florida has processed 30,657 background checks in the weeks after Floyd’s May 25 police-involved death.That amount is twice the number over the same period last year.Protests drive surge in Florida gun sales months after coronavirus-driven spike— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) June 20, 2020 Buyers must usually undergo a background check in order to buy a gun in Florida.One week after Floyd’s death, which was Monday, June 1, the state processed 8,597 background checks that day. That is more than four times higher than the first Monday in June last year.last_img read more