Sen. Bob Hertzberg hires new communications director

December 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today he has hired Andrew LaMar as his communications director. LaMar begins on Monday.

LaMar will take over for Ray Sotero, who becomes communications director for Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley.

A former journalist, LaMar has worked the past 10 years in various legislative, government and advocacy roles. He is presently chief speechwriter for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. LaMar previously worked as a principal consultant in the Senate Office of Research, Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett’s chief of staff and former Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata’s communications director.

Sotero, a former newspaper reporter for 22 years, previously served as communications director for two former Southland state senators after serving as press secretary for Hertzberg his last year in the Assembly.

For more, visit Hertzberg’s Web site at the address below.

Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map HERE or at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. More HERE or at


Communications Director
Sen. Bob Hertzberg, Senate District 18
Capitol Building, Room 4038
Sacramento, Calif. 95814
(916) 651-4018 office; 916 834-1128 cell



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