As far as freshman years go, state Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) seems content but admits he “could have done more.” He authored just three bills that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law, including new requirements for red reflectors on bicycles, a brief extension of public benefits for grieving parents and a streamlined appeal process for the elderly living in residential care facilities. In order to make more headway next session, Chu might want to reassess how his office can better hang on to staff. Records show he lost nine staffers this year, bringing his staff total to a whopping 20. If that sounds alarming, consider the undisputed champion for the title of Sacramento’s Worst Boss, Nora Campos (D-San Jose), has had 55 staffers in five years. Chu is on pace to nearly double that amount. Previously a San Jose councilman, Chu has developed a behind-the-scenes reputation as a “yeller,” a style he may have acquired while working for former state legislators Rebecca Cohn and Elaine Alquist. It’s not all fire and brimstone, though. Chu has also earned the nickname “803tea,” due to his purported preference for requesting tea at 8:03am on the dot. There are some questions about who really runs the show in Chu’s office, as his wife, Daisy, has been an active participant throughout his political career. Tipsters say she has a looming presence and has even taken constituent meetings on her husband’s behalf. Chu begs to differ, saying Daisy has only been to Sacramento four times this year and she spends most of her days as “a stay-at-home grandma.” He attributed high turnover in his office to the fact that he is limited in what he can pay due to state restrictions. However, this isn’t the first time Fly has heard of revolving-door staffing issues for Chu. During his last year at San Jose City Hall, much of the 18th floor chatter was about how half of Chu’s staff had disappeared.