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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

On: Sue Berfield is the new district secretary for state Rep. Chris Latvala.

On: Peter Campbell and Linda Segall are new district secretaries for state Rep. Katie Edwards.

On: Lance Clemons and Pamela Watt have become state Rep. Halsey Beshears’ new district secretaries.

On: Zulema Delgado is the new legislative assistant in state Rep. Michael Bileca‘s office.

Off: Christina Disbrow is no longer Katie Edwards’ legislative assistant.

Off and On: Isabela Dorneles move from being district secretary to legislative assistant for state Rep. Kristin Jacobs.

On: Will Grissom will become the new Senate’s deputy sergeant-at-arms.

On: Victoria Habib will now be Kristin Jacobs’ new district secretary.

On: Rachel Keller is the new district secretary for state Rep. Janet Adkins.


Off: Hope Lossing is no longer the district secretary for Halsey Beshears.

Off: Grace Martin is no longer district secretary for state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia.

On: Katherine Roe is now Rader’s new legislative assistant, and her position as district secretary was filled by Teresa Hadjipetrou.

On: Mamie Rubottom is the new district secretary for state Rep. Lake Ray.

Off: Judith Ruiz is now Michael Bileca’s legislative assistant.

On: Charkay Suiters is the new district secretary for state Rep. Amanda Murphy.

Off: Robert Vaughn is no longer the legislative assistant for state Rep. Kevin Rader.

Off: Melinda Ward is no longer a secretary for state Sen. Joseph Abruzzo.

Off: Joseph Zimmerman is no longer Janet Adkins’ district secretary.

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