JAY LUCAS MAKES STAFF MOVES …
By FITSNEWS || Newly elected S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas has been busy assembling his team in anticipation of next month’s legislative session.
According to our sources, Lucas has named former House judiciary committee staffer Patrick Dennis as his new chief of staff. Meanwhile, he’s appointed Caroline Delleney – daughter of S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney – as his new spokeswoman.
Delleney and S.C. Rep. Gary Simrill have emerged as two of Lucas’ early top lieutenants – advising the new Speaker on matters of policy and helping build support within the chamber for his initiatives.
Dennis replaces Brad Wright, while Delleney replaces Greg Foster – both of whom were tapped for their positions by former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell.