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Herb Schultz goes from Schwarzenegger to Obama administration

April 6, 2010 |  6:09 pm

Herb Schultz, a senior adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the man charged with ensuring California gets its fair share of federal stimulus funds, is leaving the administration to become a regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Schultz first joined the Schwarzenegger administration in late 2006, as a healthcare advisor leading up to the governor's efforts in his 2007 "year of healthcare reform."

The governor's overhaul efforts ultimately fell short. Now, Schultz will be part of a federal administration implementing the recently enacted national healthcare overhaul.

Whoever replaces Schultz as director of the California Recovery Task Force will be California's third stimulus czar is just over a year.

-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento