Fresh off his landslide victory for a second term, Gov. Bobby Jindal is beginning to rework his staff and weighing his choices for legislative leadership jobs.
Jindal announced Monday that his chief of staff and longtime political strategist, Timmy Teepell, won’t return to the governor’s office with the end of the campaign. Instead, Teepell will take a position as a partner in the Virginia-based political consulting firm that has worked on all of Jindal’s races.
Teepell will be replaced by Stephen Waguespack, the governor’s executive counsel who has been working as interim chief of staff since Teepell left to work on the governor’s re-election bid.
Meanwhile, Jindal is talking with legislators about who he’ll support for House speaker and Senate president in the new term that begins in January.
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