Recent Moves, As Reported By Legistorm:
Kate O’Connor is the new chief counsel for the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on communications and technology. Kate has worked on the Hill for five years on the Senate side, but this is her first committee gig. She’s a 2014 public policy BA graduate from the University of Chicago.
Marsha Espinoza is Rep. Linda Sanchez’s new chief of staff, marking a return for Espinoza as she was communications director for the California Democratic representative in 2008-2010. In the years between, Espinoza worked for Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Califo ), was an Obama political appointee at the Department of Homeland Security, and became a partner at Swann Street Partners. Espinoza received her MA in communications from Texas State University at San Marcos in 2007, and her BS in education in 2002 from New Mexico State University.
Ryan Dierker is now legislative assistant for Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.). Dierker’s Hill career began as as intern for Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and he served an internship previously with Amodei as well. Dierker is a 2014 University of South Carolina graduate in political science and government.
Courtney Broderick is another new legislative assistant on the House side, working now for Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas). This is Broderick’s first Hill job, but her second stint with Garcia, who was previously a Texas state senator. Broderick is a 2019 MA graduate in history from the University of Texas and a 2015 BA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Welcome and good luck, Courtney!
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.