Former Democratic lawmaker Chad Campbell will begin his job as Governor Hobbs’ chief of staff tomorrow. The move came as no surprise. Pretty much everybody expected Campbell to be asked to serve in the post – in large part because he brings precisely the right skill set to the job – and has the right personality for the post.

Campbell served four terms in the House from 2007 to 2014, including two terms as minority leader. After that he was at Strategies 360 and then Lumen Strategies (both consulting companies).

He has a reputation of working well with both Republicans and Democrats and has a no-nonsense style that many politicians – and agency directors – will appreciate. He was a key reason why Governor Brewer was able to get the deal to restore and expand AHCCCS back in the day.

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