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Jindal shuffling top staff, chief of staff exits

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Posted: Oct 1, 2012 3:36 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2012 3:36 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: baton rouge, governor, jindal, staff, changes, waguespack, rainwater, administration

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff, Stephen Waguespack, is leaving the administration after nearly five years working for the governor.

Waguespack, a lawyer, is taking a private sector job, according to the governor's office.

His departure has caused a reshuffling of the Jindal administration's top jobs among the governor's circle of insiders.

Paul Rainwater, who has worked as the governor's key budget adviser as the commissioner of administration, will be taking the chief of staff's position.

Jindal's deputy chief of staff, Kristy Nichols, will take over as commissioner of administration.

The governor's office announced the reshuffling Monday.

Waguespack had been chief of staff since July 2011. He's held several posts for the Jindal administration since the governor took office in 2008, including executive counsel and deputy chief of staff.

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