February 23, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell hires veteran journalist, Senate spokesman

February 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Ray Sotero at 916 651-4030 office;
(916) 717-0513 cell; or Ray.sotero@sen.ca.gov         

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, announced today the hiring of Ray Sotero, a longtime Sacramento-area journalist who has served as communications director for four lawmakers.

Sotero began Feb. 16 after working for former Sens. Loni Hancock of Oakland; Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys; Ted Lieu of Torrance, and the late-Sen. Jenny Oropeza, who died in 2010.

Before working for Hertzberg, Sotero worked 22 years as a reporter covering politics and government, mostly in California, including stints at the Modesto, Fresno and Sacramento Bees; and the Sacramento Bureau of Gannett News Service/USA Today.