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April 21, 2014

The Roll Call Fabulous 50

Last updated: January 2014

Roll Call’s Fabulous 50 showcases Capitol Hill’s leading staffers – the people behind the scenes who wield the power and drive their party’s message.

Roll Call’s House and Senate reporters and editors determine the list based on their institutional knowledge of what positions hold the most power, as well as shoe-leather reporting on which individuals, regardless of position, wield the most influence.

Each staffer’s value is then determined based on the following criteria:

Mastery
Awarded to the Hill's policy and procedural experts

Spin
Given to Congress' best communicators, who help set the tone and frame the debate

Influence
Given to the individuals who drive the agenda, cut the deals, craft legislation and sway members

Access
Awarded to those staffers who are in the room when decisions are made

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Gary Andres
Majority Staff Director,
House Energy and Commerce Committee
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Date of Birth: February 19, 1955
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Illinois at Chicago - PhD, public policy (1982)
University of Illinois at Chicago - MA (1980)
Wheaton College (Ill.) - BA (1977)
Lake Park High School (Roselle, Ill.)
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
(Jan. 2011-)
Vice Chairman of Public Policy and Research
Dutko Worldwide
(1993-2010)
Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (House)
George Herbert Walker Bush
Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
George Herbert Walker Bush
(1989-June 1991)
Office of Congressional Affairs Aide
George Bush Presidential Transition Office Bush, George Herbert Walker
(Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989)
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Mastery: Carries weight as a policy heavyweight who cut his chops working for George H. W. Bush
Influence: Benefits from key alliances on the Hill and off
Ryan McConaghy
Policy Director,
Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center
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Gender: Male
Education:
American University (2000)
Employment History (most recent):
Policy Director
Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(Feb. 2012-)
Director, Economic Program
Third Way
(March 2011-Feb. 2012)
Deputy Director, Economic Program
Third Way
(Feb. 2009-March 2011)
Legislative Director
Rep. John Hall (D-NY)
Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009)
Policy Director
Sheldon Whitehouse for Senate
-2006
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Mastery: The former Third Way policy director now brings his policy chops to the top of the Senate Democratic power structure. The Schumer pedigree probably doesn’t hurt.
Access: McConaghy’s the kind of guy who is in or around the room when decisions have to be made.
Tim Berry
Chief of Staff,
House Majority Whip
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Date of Birth: February 25, 1968
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
Gender: Male
Education:
Middlebury College - BA, history (1986-1991)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
House Republican Whip
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Chief of Staff
House Republican Majority Leader
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX)
(Jan. 2003-Sept. 2005)
Chief of Staff
House Republican Whip
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX)
(Sept. 2002-Jan. 2003)
Policy Analyst
House Republican Whip
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX)
(1996-1998)
Director of Floor Operations
House Republican Whip
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX)
(Feb. 1999-Sept. 2002)
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Mastery: Has the institutional knowledge and strategic mind of a longtime leadership veteran
Influence: Shapes all aspects of the House Republican whip operation
Access: Gives critical input in private House GOP leadership meetings
Neil Bradley
Deputy Chief of Staff,
House Majority Leader
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Date of Birth: October 29, 1975
Hometown: Sapulpa, Okla.
Gender: Male
Education:
Georgetown University - BA (1998)
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Republican Majority Leader
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Legislative Director
House Republican Whip
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011)
Legislative Director
House Republican Whip
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
(April 2005-Jan. 2009)
Policy Director
House Republican Whip
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
(June 2004-April 2005)
Executive Director
Republican Study Committee
(Jan. 1999-May 2004)
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Mastery: Uses his knowledge of history to brainstorm innovative policy ideas
Access: Is in all the important discussions on big policy fights
Chris Campbell
Minority Staff Director,
Senate Finance Committee
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Hometown: Hemet, Calif.
Gender: Male
Education:
Garvin School of International Management - MBA (2006)
University of California at Santa Barbara - BA, political science (1998)
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director
Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)
(Dec. 2010-)
Deputy Legislative Director
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)
(Oct. 2006-Nov. 2010)
President
Campbell Enterprises
(2004-2006)
Professional Staff Member
Senate Judiciary Committee
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)
(Dec. 2000-Jan. 2004)
National Field Director
Orrin Hatch for President
(1999-2000)
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Mastery: Organizes GOP agenda on tax and trade issues
Influence: Has the ear of Hatch, for whom he's worked on and off since 2000
Guy Cecil
Executive Director,
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
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Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Gender: Male
Education:
North Miami Beach (Fla.) Senior High (1992)
University of Florida (Gainesville) - Political science
Employment History (most recent):
Executive Director
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Bennet, Michael Farrand
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
(Jan. 2013-)
Executive Director
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Patty Murray (D-WA)
(Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013)
Chief of Staff
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
(Oct. 2009-Jan. 2011)
President
Thomas Circle Strategies
(2008-2009)
National Political and Field Director
Hillary Clinton for President Clinton, Hillary Rodham
(Oct. 2007-July 2008)
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Influence: Has good rapport with senators as only 2012 executive director to return for 2014
Spin: Knows how to frame the debate in campaigns, as he proved in 2012
Rob Collins
Executive Director,
National Republican Senatorial Committee
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Date of Birth: January 22, 1976
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Gender: Male
Education:
Franklin and Marshall College - BA, government, history
Employment History (most recent):
Executive Director
National Republican Senatorial Committee Moran, Jerry
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
(Jan. 2013-)
Partner
Purple Strategies LLC
(July 2011-Jan. 2013)
President
American Action Network
(Feb. 2010-July 2011)
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Republican Whip
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Jan. 2009-Feb. 2010)
Chief of Staff
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Feb. 2004-Jan. 2009)
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Influence: Has a unique window into the super PAC world and good relations with GOP leaders in House and Senate
Spin: Has good reputation among reporters
Rebecca Tallent
Assistant to Speaker for Policy, Immigration,
Speaker
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Gender: Female
Education:
Carleton College - Bachelor's, Political Science (1997-2001)
Employment History (most recent):
Assistant to the Speaker for Policy, Immigration
House Office of the Speaker
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
(Dec. 2013-)
Director of Immigration Policy
Bipartisan Policy Center
(Feb. 2013-Dec. 2013)
Chief of Staff
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
(Jan. 2012-Feb. 2013)
State Director
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
(2011-Jan.2012)
Legislative Director
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
(2009-2011)
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Mastery: The former top aide to John McCain and immigration wonk at the Bipartisan Policy Center has deep experience on an issue that has long vexed House GOP leaders.
Influence: Tallent will be at the center of the most consequential issue that leadership still hopes to move on in 2014 - immigration.
Alexis Covey-Brandt
Chief of Staff,
House Minority Whip
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Date of Birth: February 19, 1979
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
Gender: Female
Education:
Haverford College - Bachelor's, African studies, anthropology (2001)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
House Democratic Whip
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(Dec. 2011-)
Floor Director
House Democratic Whip
Rep. Steny Hamilton Hoyer (D-MD)
(Jan. 2011-Dec. 2011)
Floor Director
House Democratic Majority Leader
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(March 2009-Jan. 2011)
Deputy Floor Director
House Democratic Majority Leader
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(Feb. 2008-Feb. 2009)
Floor Assistant/Deputy Director, Member Services
House Democratic Majority Leader
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(April 2007-Feb. 2008)
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Mastery: Boasts procedural process experience from her time as Hoyer's floor director
Influence: Relies on her great relationships with members to help manage coalitions
Bill Dauster
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy,
Senate Majority Leader
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Date of Birth: November 25, 1957
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Gender: Male
Education:
Columbia University School of Law - JD (1981-1984)
University of Southern California - MA, economics (1978-1981)
University of Southern California - BA, economics, political science, international relations, magna cum laude (1974-1978)
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Assistant to the Leader for Floor Operations
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(Feb. 2011-)
Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel
Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
(April 2003-Feb. 2011)
Senior Counsel and Legislative Director
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
(2000-2003)
Deputy Director
National Economic Council
(1999-2000)
Counselor
Presidential Exploratory Committee of Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.)
(1998-1999)
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Mastery: Wrote the book on the budget process
Influence: Provides key procedural and policy counsel
Access: Engages in the top-level policy debates
Reema Dodin
Floor Director,
Senate Majority Whip
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Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Gender: Female
Education:
University of Illinois College of Law - JD (2003-2006)
University of California Berkeley - BA, economics and political science (1998-2002)
Employment History (most recent):
Floor Director
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(Sept. 2011-)
Floor Counsel
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(Jan. 2009-Sept. 2011)
Research Director
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(May 2008-Jan. 2009)
Legislative Aide
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(March 2007-2008)
Research Assistant
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(Sept. 2006-Feb. 2007)
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Mastery: Knows floor strategy like few others
Bill Duhnke
Minority Staff Director,
Senate Appropriations Committee
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Date of Birth: April 25, 1962
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Gender: Male
Education:
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law - JD (1992-1996)
University of Wisconsin Madison - BA (1980-1984)
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director and General Counsel
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
(Jan. 2007-)
Staff Director
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
(July 2006-Jan. 2007)
Staff Director/Chief Counsel
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
(Jan. 2003-July 2006)
Various positions up to Republican Staff Director/Chief Counsel
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
(1997-Jan. 2003)
Military Legislative Assistant
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
(1995-1997)
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Mastery: Is a veteran of the bruising Dodd-Frank financial overhaul debate
Influence:
Sage Eastman
Strategy and Public Affairs Director,
House Ways and Means Committee
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Gender: Male
Education:
Kalamazoo College - Bachelor's, political science
Employment History (most recent):
Strategy and Public Affairs Director
House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. David Camp (R-MI)
(Jan. 2012-)
Deputy Staff Director
House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
(Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012)
Senior Adviser, Publicity and Media Affairs
House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
(Feb. 2009-Jan. 2011)
Staff Assistant
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
(Feb. 2009-Jan. 2011)
District Communications Director
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
(Oct. 2003-June 2009)
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Mastery: Knows tax and trade policy inside and out
Influence: Guides key policy and communications decisions for the committee
Access: Controls access to Camp as his right-hand man
Matt House
Communications Director,
Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center
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Date of Birth: June 8, 1905
Hometown: Keene, N.H.
Gender: Male
Education:
Hamilton College - Bachelor's, Government (2008)
Employment History (most recent):
Communications Director
Democratic Policy and Communications Center
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(June 2013-)
Regional Media Director
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(June 2013-)
Regional Media Director
Democratic Policy and Communications Center
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(Feb. 2013-June 2013)
Press Secretary
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
(Nov. 2012-Feb. 2013)
Upstate Press Secretary
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(Jan. 2011-June 2012)
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Spin: Coming up through the Schumer PR ranks has House at the center of Senate Democratic spin zone.
Hugh Halpern
Majority Staff Director,
House Rules Committee
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Date of Birth: July 21, 1969
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Gender: Male
Education:
George Mason University School of Law - JD (1993-1997)
American University - MA, political science (1991-1992)
American University - BA, political science, cum laude (1987-1991)
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director
House Rules Committee
(Jan. 2013-)
Republican Staff Director
House Rules Committee
Rep. David Dreier (R-CA)
(2005-Jan. 2013)
General Counsel
House Financial Services Committee
Rep. Mike Oxley (R-OH)
(2003-2005)
Parliamentarian and Director of Legislative Operations
House Financial Services Committee
Rep. Mike Oxley (R-OH)
(2001-2003)
Parliamentarian (Detailed)
House Homeland Security Committee
Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX)
-2002
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Mastery: Boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of complex House floor and parliamentary procedure
Liesl Hickey
Executive Director,
National Republican Congressional Committee
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Gender: Female
Employment History (most recent):
Executive Director
National Republican Congressional Committee
(Nov. 2012-)
Director, Patriot Program
National Republican Congressional Committee
(Jan. 2011-Nov. 2012)
Adviser
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Senior Director
ONE
Chief of Staff
Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-IL)
(Aug. 2004-April 2007)
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Influence: Has worked in the trenches on difficult campaigns and has a long résumé with centrist House members
Spin: Has good reputation among reporters
Josh Holmes
Senior Adviser,
National Republican Senatorial Committee
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Date of Birth: April 7, 1979
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.
Gender: Male
Education:
Arizona State University - BA, political science and justice studies (1997-2002)
Minnetonka (Minn.) High School - Diploma (1997)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Nov. 2010-)
Staff Director, Senate Republican Communications Center
Senate Republican Minority Leader
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Jan. 2007-Sept. 2010)
Communications Consulting
National Republican Senatorial Committee
-2010
Director of Rapid Response
Republican National Committee
(2005-2007)
Policy Director
Nethercutt for Senate
(April 2004-Dec. 2004)
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Influence: McConnell's embed at NRSC
Spin: A key cog in McConnell's political machine
Charles Kieffer
Staff Director,
Senate Appropriations Committee
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Date of Birth: February 27, 1954
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Gender: Male
Education:
American University
College of William and Mary - BA, Government and Economics (1976)
Employment History (most recent):
Democratic Staff Director
Senate Appropriations Committee
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD)
(March 2013-)
Professional Staff Member
Senate Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
(2010-March 2013)
Professional Staff Member
Senate Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
(2009-2010)
Democratic Staff Director
Senate Appropriations Committee
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
(2007-2009)
Democratic Subcommittee Staff Director
Senate Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
(2003-2009)
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Mastery: This is Kieffer's second rodeo as the top staffer on the powerful appropriations committee, first holding the post under legendary Chairman Robert Byrd. Kieffer has about 35 years of budget wonkery under his belt.
Influence: A staffer with Kieffer's knowledge, credibility and position carries big weight in the Senate.
Access: If you're talking money, you want Kieffer in the room.
Will Smith
Staff Director,
House Appropriations Committee
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Date of Birth: February 11, 1970
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Gender: Male
Education:
Emory University - BA, History (1989-1993)
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director/Chief Clerk
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
(April 2013-)
Deputy Republican Staff Director
House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
(Jan. 2011-April 2013)
Chief of Staff
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
(2002-Jan. 2011)
Assistant to Rep. Rogers
House Appropriations Committee, Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Subcommittee
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
(2002-Jan.2011)
Legislative Director
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
(1999-2002)
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Mastery: Smith has spent nearly two decades on the Hill and more than a decade working on appropriations.
Influence: The former McConnell aide and longtime aide of Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., has understanding of both the politics and policy of Washington.
David Krone
Chief of Staff,
Senate Majority Leader
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Date of Birth: October 30, 1966
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Gender: Male
Education:
Pennsylvania State University - BA, political science (1989)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff for the Majority Leader
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(2011-)
Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(2010-2011)
Senior Adviser
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(Dec. 2008-2010)
Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs
Comcast Corp.
(Jan. 2008-Oct. 2008)
Executive Vice President
National Cable and Telecommunications Association
(July 1, 2002-Sept. 2007)
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Mastery: Steers the Senate policy and procedural ship for the leader
Influence: Cuts the deals with House Republicans and others
Access: Is in virtually every room where a big decision is being made
Peter Levine
Majority Staff Director,
Senate Armed Services Committee
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Date of Birth: July 29, 1957
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Gender: Male
Education:
Harvard Law School - JD, magna cum laude (1983)
Harvard University - MA
Harvard University - BA, summa cum laude (1979)
Employment History (most recent):
Democratic Staff Director
Senate Armed Services Committee
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
(March 2013-)
Democratic General Counsel
Senate Armed Services Committee
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
(2001-March 2013)
Democratic Counsel
Senate Armed Services Committee
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
(1996-2001)
Counsel
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
(1995-1996)
Counsel
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
(1987-1994)
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Mastery: Levine became staff director in 2013 after a long tenure as a key aide on the committee.
Influence: Levin has wide authority over one of the few policy bills that Congress actually gets done every year: the National Defense Authorization Act.
Access: Levine is in the room when the big defense deals are cut.
George Kundanis
Deputy Chief of Staff,
House Minority Leader
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Date of Birth: February 13, 1950
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Wisconsin - PhD, political science (1982)
University of Wisconsin - MA, political science (1972)
Northwestern University - BA, political science (1971)
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Democratic Minority Leader
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Office of the Speaker (Democratic)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
(2007-Jan. 2011)
Special Assistant
House Democratic Minority Leader
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
(2002-2006)
Special Assistant
House Democratic Minority Leader
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO)
(1995-2002)
Executive Director
House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
(1989-1995)
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Mastery: Is a master of floor procedure with more than 30 years on the Hill
Influence: Has forged key relationships with members over the decades in Democratic leadership circles
Nadeam Elshami
Chief of Staff,
House Minority Leader
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Date of Birth: April 29, 1970
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Evansville - BBA, international business (1987-1991)
Employment History (most recent):
Communications Director/Senior Adviser
House Democratic Minority Leader
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Deputy Communications Director
House Office of the Speaker (Democratic)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
(Feb. 2007-Jan. 2011)
Senior Communications Adviser
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(2006-Feb. 2007)
Deputy Communications Director
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(2005-2006)
Press Secretary
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
-2005
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Spin: Boasts experience as Pelosi messaging guru
Access: Attends high-level meetings
Dave Stewart
Policy Director,
Speaker
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Hometown: California
Gender: Male
Education:
San Diego State University - BA, Political Science (2000)
Employment History (most recent):
Policy Director
House Office of the Speaker (Republican)
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(June 2013-)
Assistant to Speaker for Policy
House Office of the Speaker (Republican)
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Nov. 2012-June 2013)
Economic Policy Director
Romney for President
(June 2012-Nov. 2012)
Assistant to Speaker for Policy
House Office of the Speaker
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2011-June 2012)
Policy Adviser
House Republican Minority Leader
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
(Dec. 2008-Jan. 2011)
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Mastery: Stewart has been a longtime policy aide for Boehner.
Access: If there are deals to be made, there's a good chance Stewart is in the room.
Mike Lynch
Chief of Staff,
Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman
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Date of Birth: June 2, 1967
Gender: Male
Education:
James Madison University - BS, political science and social science (1989)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(Feb. 2007-)
Serbia Country Director
National Democratic Institute
(2005-2007)
Chief of Staff
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(2002-April 2005)
State Director
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
(1999-2002)
Field Director
Charles E. Schumer for Senate Schumer, Charles Ellis
-1998
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Influence: Sways boss on political issues and is key 'fixer' for other senators
Access: Is in the room for key political and policy decisions
David McCallum
Deputy Chief of Staff,
Senate Majority Leader
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Date of Birth: May 23, 1954
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Gender: Male
Education:
Tulane University (1977-1978)
University of Louisville - BA, philosophy (1972-1977)
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(2001-)
Administrative Officer
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY)
(1999-2001)
Director of Operations
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD)
(1997-1999)
Manager
Unisys Corp.
(1995-1997)
Manager
INSLAW Inc.
(1991-1994)
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Mastery: Knows how to manipulate internal Senate rules
Influence: Plays 'fixer' and smoothes ruffled feathers when there is internal Senate drama
Access: Is in the room for key policy decisions
Dena Morris
Legislative Director,
Senate Majority Whip
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Gender: Female
Education:
Georgetown University - Master's, public policy
Indiana University Bloomington - Bachelor's, political science
Employment History (most recent):
Legislative Director
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(Jan. 2007-)
Legislative Assistant
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(Dec. 2003-Dec. 2006)
Lobbyist
FaegreBD Consulting
(1998-2003)


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Mastery: Knows policy nuances of boss's broad portfolio of interests
Gary Myrick
Secretary for Senate Majority,
Office of the Secretary for the Majority
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Date of Birth: July 20, 1967
Hometown: Gilford, Maine
Gender: Male
Education:
American University Washington College of Law - JD (1994)
University of Maine (Orono) - BA (1989)
Employment History (most recent):
Secretary for the Majority
Senate Democratic Secretary
(Jan. 2011-)
Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011)
Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Minority Leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(2005-2006)
Floor Assistant
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(2003-2004)
Floor Assistant
Senate Democratic Majority Leader
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD)
(2001-2003)
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Mastery: Knows Senate rules backward and forward
Influence: Gives key procedural advice on how or whether to move forward with certain measures
Access: Is in on high-level discussions of how measures will move on the floor
Doug Heye
Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications,
House Majority Leader
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Hometown: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Education:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Republican Majority Leader
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(April 2012-)
Senior Adviser
Republican Party of Iowa
(Dec. 2011-March 2012)
Consultant
Counterpoint Strategies Inc.
Communications Employee
Republican National Committee
Communications Director
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
(Jan. 2005-April 2006)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Spin: The affable but sharp Heye has good relationships with Capitol press corps.
Shaughnessy Murphy
Director of Member Services and Events,
House Republican Conference
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Gender: Male
Education:
Gonzaga University School of Law
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Bachelor's, Finance and Economics (2006)
Employment History (most recent):
Director of Member Services
House Republican Conference
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
(July 2013-)
Senior Adviser
House Republican Conference
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
(Dec. 2012-July 2013)
Legislative Director
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
(May 2012-Dec. 2012)
Legislative Director
Rep. Todd Christopher Young (R-IN)
(Nov. 2011-May 2012)
Legislative Counsel
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
(Sept. 2010-Nov. 2011)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Access: It's Murphy's job to know what members need, sometimes before they know it.
Brian Romick
Whip Director and Senior Adviser,
House Minority Whip
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Date of Birth: November 10, 1976
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Maryland, College Park - Bachelor's, government, politics (1998)
Employment History (most recent):
Whip Director/Member Services Director
House Democratic Whip
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(Jan. 2011-)
Member Services Director
House Democratic Majority Leader
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(March 2007-Jan. 2011)
Floor Assistant/Member Services Director
House Democratic Whip
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(Jan. 2003-Jan. 2007)
Special Assistant
House Administration Committee
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
(1999-Jan. 2003)
Staff Assistant
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
-1998
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Shapes and enforces the House Democratic whip operation
Evan Schatz
Majority Chief of Staff,
Senate Budget Committee
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Gender: Male
Education:
Western Washington University
Employment History (most recent):
Democratic Staff Director
Senate Budget Committee
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(Jan. 2013-)
Deputy Chief of Staff
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013)
Legislative Director
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(2007-Jan. 2011)
Legislative Assistant
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(April 2005-2007)
Legislative Director
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
(Jan. 2004-April 2005)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Knows the ropes after being promoted to deputy chief two years ago
Laura Dove
Secretary for the Senate Minority,
Office of the Secretary for the Minority
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Gender: Female
Education:
University of Virginia - BA, English (1994-1995)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - BA, Music and English (1988-1992)
Employment History (most recent):
Secretary
Senate Republican Cloakroom
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Aug. 2013-)
Assistant Secretary for the Minority
Senate Republican Secretary
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Jan. 2007-April 2012)
Assistant Secretary for the Majority
Senate Republican Secretary
(2004-Jan. 2007)
Special Assistant
Senate Republican Majority Leader
(Jan. 2003-2004)

Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Dove brings more than a decade of experience as a top Senate Republican staffer to the job.
Access: The secretary is in the thick of the day-to-day floor negotiations that make the Senate work - or not.
Dave Schnittger
Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Operations,
Speaker
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Date of Birth: January 22, 1971
Hometown: West Chester, Ohio
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Dayton - BA, political science and economics (1993)
Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) - Diploma
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff, Community Operations
House Office of the Speaker (Republican)
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2011-)
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Republican Minority Leader
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011)
Deputy Chief of Staff
House Republican Majority Leader
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Dec. 2005-Jan. 2007)
Director of Communications
House Education and the Workforce Committee
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Feb. 2001-Dec. 2005)
Press Secretary
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(1997-Jan. 2001)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Captures the speaker's voice as only a longtime Boehner staffer could
Spin: Calls the shots from a strategic communications standpoint
Tom Rust
Interim Chief Counsel & Staff Director/Acting Director of Investigations,
House Ethics Committee
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Gender: Male
Education:
University of Virginia School of Law - JD (1998-2001)
University of Virginia - BA, Government and History (1993-1998)
Employment History (most recent):
Interim Chief Counsel & Staff Director/Acting Director of Investigations
House Ethics Committee
(Nov. 2013-)
Acting Director of Investigations/Senior Counsel
House Ethics Committee
(March 2013-Nov. 2013)
Senior Counsel
House Ethics Committee
(June 2011-March 2013)
Counsel
House Ethics Committee
(Sept. 2009-June 2011)

Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: The expertise of the top ethics staffer is always in demand.
Doug Schwartz
Chief of Staff,
Senate Republican Conference
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Gender: Male
Education:
University of Cincinnati College of Law - JD (1997)
Georgetown University Law Center - LLM
DePauw University - BA
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Senate Republican Conference Committee
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
(Jan. 2012-)
Staff Director
Senate Republican Policy Committee
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
(2010-Jan. 2012)
Deputy Staff Director
Senate Republican Policy Committee
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
(2009-2010)
Policy Director/Counsel
Senate Republican Conference Committee Secretary
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
-2009
Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
(2005-2009)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Spin: Develops the message for the GOP Conference
Austin Smythe
Majority Staff Director,
House Budget Committee
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Date of Birth: June 29, 1956
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs - MA (1980)
University of Texas at Austin - BA, government
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director
House Budget Committee
Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-WI)
(Dec. 2007-)
Executive Associate Director
Office of Management and Budget
(2001-2007)
Vice President, Equity Research Division
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
(1999-2001)
Adviser
Bush-Cheney 2000
-2000
Assistant Staff Director
Senate Budget Committee
Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
(1988-1999)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Is a budget wonk
Influence: Has the ear of a former vice presidential candidate
Sharon Soderstrom
Chief of Staff,
Senate Minority Leader
hedshot of Sharon Soderstrom
Gender: Female
Education:
University of Virginia - BA, English (1983)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Senate Republican Minority Leader
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Feb. 2010-)
Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Republican Minority Leader
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Jan. 2007-Feb. 2010)
Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Republican Majority Leader
Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN)
(2004-2006)
Republican Staff Director
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
(2003-2004)
Senior Policy Adviser
Senate Republican Minority Leader
Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)
(June 2001-2002)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Has institutional memory, procedural prowess and more as veteran staffer for two former leaders
Influence: Coordinates with other leadership offices in both chambers
Access: Is a close confidant of her boss and a key staffer in high-level talks
Mike Sommers
Chief of Staff,
Speaker
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Date of Birth: January 30, 1975
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Gender: Male
Education:
Miami University (Ohio) - BA, political science (1993-1997)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
House Office of the Speaker (Republican)
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(June 2012-)
Deputy Chief of Staff for Lead Operations
House Office of the Speaker (Republican)
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2011-June 2012)
Policy Director
House Republican Minority Leader
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011)
Policy Director
House Republican Majority Leader
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(March 2006-Jan. 2007)
Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Trade and Food Assistance
National Economic Council
(2005-2006)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Masterminds every aspect of House Republicans' strategy
Influence: Trusted by all the leaders and a broad range of members
Access: Knows exactly what the speaker thinks and values more than anyone
Pat Souders
Chief of Staff,
Senate Majority Whip
hedshot of Pat Souders
Date of Birth: January 20, 1969
Gender: Male
Education:
Georgetown University - MA, liberal studies (1999)
Marquette University - BA, broadcast communications (1987-1991)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Whip
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(Jan. 2005-)
Projects Director/Legislative Assistant
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(1997-Jan. 2005)
Legislative Assistant
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
(1991-1996)
Intern
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
-1991

Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Navigates deals for boss
Access: Is in the room for leadership-level meetings
Mike Spahn
Staff Director,
Senate Democratic Conference Secretary
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Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Michigan - Bachelor's (1997-2001)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Senate Secretary for the Majority
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Staff Director
Senate Democratic Secretary
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011)
Press Secretary
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
(April 2004-Jan. 2011)
Personal Assistant
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
(Aug. 2003-Nov. 2003)
Deputy Press Secretary
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
(Jan. 2002-July 2003)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Drives agenda, plays 'fixer' for internal Senate drama and cuts deals
Spin: Knows how to frame the debate
Access: Is key voice in Senate leadership meetings
Jo-Marie St. Martin Green
General Counsel and Chief of Legislative Operations,
Speaker
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Date of Birth: February 10, 1960
Hometown: Kingsport, Tenn.
Gender: Female
Education:
University of Tennessee College of Law - JD (1985)
Mary Washington College - BS, summa cum laude, final honors and highest distinction (1982)
Employment History (most recent):
General Counsel/Chief of Legislative Operations
House Office of the Speaker (Republican)
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2011-)
General Counsel/Director of Floor Operations
House Republican Minority Leader
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011)
General Counsel/Director of Floor Operations
House Republican Steering Committee
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2008-Dec. 2008)
General Counsel/Director of Floor Operations
House Republican Minority Leader
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2007-Dec. 2007)
General Counsel
House Education and the Workforce Committee
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH)
(Jan. 2001-Jan. 2006)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Gives key parliamentary advice directly to the speaker
Access: Has been with Boehner before his leadership days and has his ear
Don Stewart
Deputy Chief of Staff,
Senate Minority Leader
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Date of Birth: July 3, 1967
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Gender: Male
Education:
Armstrong Atlantic State University - BA, political science (1997)
Employment History (most recent):
Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Republican Minority Leader
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Feb. 2011-)
Communications Director
Senate Republican Minority Leader
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(Jan. 2007-Feb. 2011)
Communications Director
Senate Republican Whip
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
(2006-Jan. 2007)
Communications Director
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
(Dec. 2003-2006)
Deputy Press Secretary
Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX)
(2000-Nov. 2003)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Serves as key coordinator of the GOP message
Spin: Frames the debate for the GOP Conference as key liaison to fourth estate
John Stipicevic
Floor Director,
House Majority Whip
hedshot of John Stipicevic
Gender: Male
Education:
Catholic University of America - Bachelor's (2006)
Employment History (most recent):
Director of Floor Operations
House Republican Whip
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Floor Assistant
House Republican Whip
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011)
Floor Assistant
House Republican Whip
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
(Feb. 2007-Jan. 2009)
Staff Assistant
House Republican Whip
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
(May 2006-Jan. 2007)
No Title Listed
House Republican Whip
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
(Jan. 2005-April 2005)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Relays to leaders exactly how to get to 218 votes on a bill
Access: Understands the mood of the Conference and its members
Steve Stombres
Chief of Staff,
House Majority Leader
hedshot of Steve Stombres
Date of Birth: June 23, 1970
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
Gender: Male
Education:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - BA, history (1993)
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
House Republican Majority Leader
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Jan. 2011-)
Chief of Staff
House Republican Whip
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(April 2009-Jan. 2011)
Chief of Staff
House Chief Deputy Republican Whip
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(2003-2009)
Chief of Staff
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(2001-2009)
Legislative Director
Rep. Herbert H. Bateman (R-VA)
(1998-Jan. 2001)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Runs the majority leader's office with military precision and an eye for detail
Influence: Relies on acute intuition to drive the agenda
Access: Has an uniquely close relationship with Cantor
Bob Simmons
Majority Staff Director,
House Armed Services Committee
hedshot of Bob Simmons
Date of Birth: September 3, 1955
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Gender: Male
Education:
San Diego State University - BA, Electrical Engineering
Employment History (most recent):
Republican Staff Director
House Armed Services Committee
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA)
(June 2009-)
Republican Staff Director
House Armed Services Committee
Rep. Duncan Lee Hunter (R-CA)
(2005-June 2009)
Professional Staff Member
House Armed Services Committee
Rep. Duncan Lee Hunter (R-CA)
(2003-2005)
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Aerospace
(1978-2002)

Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Mastery: Simmons has decades of experience and has held down the job longer than the chairman.
Influence: Simmons knows the defense industry inside and out, and has weight inside the dome.
Access: Simmons is in the room when the big defense deals are cut.
Russ Thomasson
Chief of Staff,
Senate Minority Whip
hedshot of Russ Thomasson
Gender: Male
Employment History (most recent):
Chief of Staff
Senate Republican Whip
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
(Jan. 2013-)
Legislative Director
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
(2007-Jan. 2013)
Legislative Director
Senate Republican Conference Committee Secretary
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
(May 2007-Dec. 2008)
Legislative Director
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
(2006-May 2007)
Legislative Assistant
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
(March 2003-2006)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Is a longtime, trusted adviser to Cornyn
Access: Tends to the GOP Conference's needs and attends high-level meetings
Adam Jentleson
Communications Director,
Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center
hedshot of Adam Jentleson
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Gender: Male
Education:
Columbia University - BA, American History (1999-2003)
Employment History (most recent):
Communications Director
Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(July 2011-)
Deputy Communications Director
Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(Feb. 2011-June 2011)
Rapid Offense Director
Senate Democratic Conference Committee
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
(April 2010-Jan. 2011)
Communications Director, Hyde Park Project
Center for American Progress
(March 2008-April 2010)
Speechwriter
John Edwards for President
(April 2007-Feb. 2008)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Spin: As Harry Reid's chief spokesman, Jentleson helps shape the public image and message of one of the most powerful men in Washington.
Listed his Place of Birth, as opposed to Legistorm's "Hometown" listing of Silver Spring, Md.
James Wallner
Executive Director,
Senate Republican Steering Committee
hedshot of James Wallner
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Gender: Male
Education:
University of Edinburgh (Scotland) - Master's, international and European politics (2005)
University of Georgia - Bachelor's, political science (2003)
Catholic University of America - Attending, doctoral studies in political science
Employment History (most recent):
Executive Director
Senate Republican Steering Committee
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)
(Aug. 2012-)
Legislative Director
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
(2008-Jan. 2011)
Legislative Assistant
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
(June 2007-2008)
Legislative Assistant
Rep. Terry Everett (R-AL)
(July 2005-June 2007)
Legislative Director
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)
(Jan. 2011-Aug. 2012)
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Advises on ways to promote the conservative message
Kelly Ward
Executive Director,
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
hedshot of Kelly Ward
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Gender: Female
Education:
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government - MPP (2004-2006)
University of Arizona - Bachelor's, political science, Spanish (1998-2002)
Las Vegas (Nev.) High School (1998)
Employment History (most recent):
Executive Director
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
(Jan. 2013-)
Political Director
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Rep. Harry E. Mitchell (D-AZ)
(Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013)
Regional Political Director for Incumbent Retention
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Rep. Harry E. Mitchell (D-AZ)
(Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011)
Director of America Forward
New Profit Inc.
(Aug. 2007-Aug. 2009)
Campaign Manager
Alan Khazei for U.S. Senate
-2009
Bio data provided by LegiStorm.
Influence: Has earned members' trust after three cycles at DCCC
Spin: Has helped frame debate on three cycles of campaigns

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