HILL STAFF MOVES: Look Who’s Getting Promoted!

Recent Moves, As Reported By Legistorm:

Justin Weiss motors into the communications director slot for Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.). Previously, Justin was a senior associate at the Rational 360 lobbying firm. He’s a 2014 Denison University graduate, earning a B.A. in french language and literature, and communications and sociology.


Sara Garcia has saddled up as scheduler for Rep. Van Taylor (R-Texas). She is a 2019 graduate of the University of California at San Diego, with a B.A. in political science and international relations. This is Sara’s first job on the Hill.


Alejandra Leynez is the new legislative assistant for Rep. Linda Teresa-Sanchez (D-Calif.). Alejandra is a 2018 graduate of the University of California at Berkley, with a B.A. in public health.

Can This Guy Shake A Leg?

Former White House Spokesman Sean Spicer is among the competitors for the next round of “Dancing With The Stars.” Before the White House, Spicer spent a lot of years across the street from the Capital South Metro Station as the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) communications director.

Former White House and RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer. (Screen shot)

That news prompted Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill writer Clyde McGrady to check around the betting world on Spicer’s chances:

“Spicer has 50-1 odds of going the distance, according to website Sportsbetting.ag. For the uninitiated, that means placing a $10 bet on Spicer would get you $500 should he win.”

Now, was it McGrady or a Roll Call copy editor who added this prudent  disclaimer: Heard on the Hill does not offer gambling tips and is not responsible for any losses you may incur.

McGrady is a good journo, but, with me being an editor and all, my money is on an attentive Roll Call copy editor!

Looking for a Hill Job?

Check out this five-part HillFaith series by Bret Bernhardt, former chief of staff for Senators Don Nickle (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Bernhardt has a wealth of experience, insider insight, how-tos and obscure terms (know what a “golden reference” is on the Hill?), plus lots of helpful links.

The Best Resources for Finding a Job On the Hill

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Here’s Nine Valuable Tips for Interviewing Well on Capitol Hill

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Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland. Go here: https://hillfaith.blog/about-hillfaith-2/