John Masterson delivers inspiration at California Capitol

September 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Seasons change at the Capitol of California, just like they do everywhere else. Nike Air Max 90 Dames 2017

And with each new political season, the names on the office doors here change, too. But the wheels of government – those need to keep on rolling. “Smart governors figure out who of the people that have served previous governors should remain. mochilas fjallraven kanken oferta Because they have the institutional wisdom and knowledge and experience,” Nancy McFadden, Chief Aid to Governor Jerry Brown, told FOX40. AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 nike tn rose femme It’s morning at the Capitol, and the mail needs to go out. Nike Foamposite One Uomo

Asics Gel Lyte 3 Homme Inside a room full of envelopes and parcels is a lot of the stuff it takes to run the world’s 6th largest economy. And running that stuff where it needs to go, as he has done for a decade now, is John Masterson. “Actually, this job is very good. You know,” Masterson told us during a break. new balance 420 homme grise nike tn requin John got his job, for the most part, the same way we all do. Cheap Fjallraven Kanken Big “After college, I was an intern here,” he explains. That was 10 years ago now, and Masterson has seen a lot of people come and go in that time. adidas 2017 pas cher “He actually showed me the ropes,” mail room supervisor Shawn Porter said. Brooklyn Nets sac a dos fjallraven soldes John keeps his job the same way we all do too — consistent, hard work. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren blauw “Sometimes we put mail in the wrong boxes and he catches it so we rearrange it,” Porter said. In short, Masterson plays a vital role. “We’re the Brown administration and we’re very frugal. Joe Namath Jersey We wouldn’t just make up a job for somebody. Kyrie Irving All Shoes Air Max 2017 Donna Blu

Adidas Superstar Schoenen Dames In fact it’s one of our points of pride,” McFadden said. Womens Air Jordan 3.5 Joc Pederson Jersey Like the rest of us working stiffs, John’s life is long hours. Nike Lebron 13 Sure, it’s got those little moments of peace and comfort. Cam Newton Auburn Football Jerseys “I take lunch breaks. Terrelle Pryor – Ohio State Buckeyes Lunch breaks,” he smiled. But also there is unexpected adversity and moments of sadness to be faced, as it happened earlier this year when John’s friend and former boss Nick Broadway was shot and killed in downtown Sacramento- an innocent bystander to an argument between two men he didn’t know. Zapatillas ZX 700 NMD “I do miss him a lot, yeah,” John said. Yeezy 350 Boost And that gets to the heart of one of John’s special skills- his ability to connect with with his coworkers, even up into the highest levels of government. asics femme pas cher “I think this friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger is really cool,” Porter said. The two men have a common passion- weight training. nike internationalist damskie Nike Air Max 2017 Dames “He always keeps us up to date with what he’s lifting. He can bench quite a bit… Canotte Memphis Grizzlies up around 200,” Porter said. Brandon Bolden But it’s his ability to connect that is his real gift- a gift John has and a gift that he gives. Washington State Cougars Jerseys Mochilas Kanken No.2 “He’s sort of… Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop South Carolina Gamecocks joy. Jonathan Casillas And in tough, tough offices where a lot of difficult and serious work gets done, it’s really wonderful to have somebody who brings a little joy, a smile, a little humanity,” McFadden said. Marquette Golden Eagles chaussures adidas And if you’ve come this far in our story about John Masterson, if you’ve come to understand him as a man and a public servant, you can probably also understand why we didn’t make our profile about Downs Syndrome, John’s developmental disability.

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