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Kern County native appointed to Joe Biden's White House senior staff

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Posted at 11:27 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 02:27:05-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local connection to Kern county in Joe Biden's white house senior staff, Julie Chavez-Rodriguez is Cesar Chavez's grand-daughter and has been chosen as the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

During Biden's campaign, she served as a senior adviser to help Latino outreach and operations.

Julie Chavez Rodriguez served as a Deputy Campaign Manager on the Biden-Harris Campaign. Before that, she was National Political Director and traveling Chief of Staff for then-Senator Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Prior to launching Senator Harris’ campaign, she served as California State Director in her senate office.

Cesar Chavez was a civil rights leader who worked closely with Dolores Huerta to advocate for farmworkers, this was based out of Delano.