News Changes in the Governor’s Office
posted by December 21 at 13:13 PMon
Longtime Gregoire aide, Lyle Canceko, has left the governor’s office.
Canceko, an extremely loyal and dedicated staffer (a fan), was Gregoire’s community outreach director, doing the important groundwork with policy stakeholders.
Canceko has been replaced by Pearse Edwards, who used to be in Gov. Gary Locke’s communications department, and most recently comes from a stint at Microsoft. Pearse’s job, Communications and External Affairs Director, represents an office reconfiguration where political outreach and communications have been combined.
Canceko, a former theology student who lives in Seattle, is going to work for the liberal Church Council of Greater Seattle.
Full disclosure: Canceko is a casual acquaintance of mine and once lent me a totally weird and cool book about exorcisms.