Was Mike Duvall’s mistress the lobbyist Heidi DeJong Barsuglia?

Heidi DeJong Barsuglia

Most folks seem to be convinced that disgraced former Assemblyman Mike Duvall was having an affair with Heidi DeJong Barsuglia.  You are probably wondering who she is and what she looks like.  The picture above can be found on her entry at the California Secretary of State’s lobbyist database.

She works for Sempra Energy and previously worked for the California Retailers Association.  Her current job is a real problem as Duvall was the chair of a Utilities Commission in the Assembly.

I feel bad for Barsuglia, but she is an adult and presumably knew what she was doing.  It is sad that lobbyists have to resort to such tactics.  Duvall is such a disgusting pig!

Heidi Dejong Barsuglia's picture

An updated picture of Heidi Dejong Barsuglia

Barsuglia’s bio is still on the CRA’s website.  Here is the copy:

Heidi DeJong Barsuglia joined the California Retailers Association in June 2004 as Director of Government Affairs. In this position, she focuses on issues of importance to the CRA’s Chain Drug and Grocery Store members, including Medi-Cal pharmacy reimbursement, product recycling, workers’ compensation, and precursor regulations. Prior to joining the Retailers in 2004, Ms. Barsuglia acted as legal and legislative consultant to Democratic members of the California legislature.

Ms. Barsuglia has over 6 years of legislative experience and 4 years experience in the employment law field. Ms. Barsuglia was an employment law attorney with the law firm of Booth & Finch in Sacramento. While working in the employment law arena, Ms. Barsuglia authored an appellate brief to the California Supreme Court, resulting in legal precedent. Prior to law school, Ms. Barsuglia worked as Legislative Aide to then-Assemblyman Charles Poochigian and to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. While attending college, Ms. Barsuglia worked as a speechwriter for Governor Pete Wilson’s Office of Constituent Affairs.

Ms. Barsuglia graduated cum laude from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts degree combining a double major in Political Science and Persuasive Communications. She graduated with honors from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Juris Doctor.

Here is a news report from KCAL that includes actual footage of Duvall bragging about his sexual exploits:

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