Senator Morrell Shares Information on How to Apply for the Capital Fellows Program

By on December 26, 2018

Senator Mike Morrell’s (R-23rd District-Rancho Cucamonga) December 2018 Morrell Monthly (newsletter) highlights information on the Capital Fellows Program, the success of the college graduates in the program that have served in the 23rd Senate District as well as information on how to apply for these nationally recognized public policy fellowships.

Sen. Morrell has participated in the program for the past four years and shares information of past and upcoming fellows in the 23rd District. The fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government. Many of the individuals who have completed the program have gone on to pursue careers in public service in and around the State Capitol.

Fellow Tess Scherkenback was placed in Sen. Morrell’s office for the 2017/18 year. She is a summa cum laude graduate from Azusa Pacific University with an M.A. in Political Science and a double minor in Music and Humanities. She is a strong proponent of volunteerism and community service, teaching English as a Second Language. Sen. Morrell has been fortunate to have hired her as a legislative aide following her fellowship.

Fellow Carney King will join Sen. Morrell’s office in 2019. He is an Army veteran from Elk Grove, Calif. and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2017. He is currently serving as the Operations Manager for the California Republican Party and as an independent contractor for the consulting firm Meridian Pacific, Inc.

Applications for the 2019-20 Capital Fellows Programs are now open but are due by Monday, February 11, 2019. Further information on the program and applications are available at: