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Rep. Adam Smith’s office (D-Wash.) is undergoing a reorganization and is adding new faces to the team this month.

John Loy, previously Smith’s staff assistant, has ascended to the position of legislative assistant in charge of energy, environment, education, government affairs, women, families and children.

Loy is a member of the University of Virginia’s class of 2000, where he earned a bachelor’s in commerce, with a minor in French.

Longtime Smith Field Representative Milton Reimers has moved over from Smith’s Tacoma office to serve as legislative assistant for labor, health care, Social Security, pensions and transportation, among other issues.

Reimers holds a bachelor’s from the University of Washington.

New Scheduler Kate Gibbons arrives in the office, having recently served as staff assistant for Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.).

A Spokane native, Gibbons is a 2001 graduate of Washington State University.

Joining the office as staff assistant is Mark de la Iglesia, who most recently spent time as a research intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in the Americas Program.

Hailing from Federal Way, Wash., de la Iglesia is a member of Northwestern University’s class of 2002.

Golden Gang. Rep. Brad Sherman’s (D-Calif.) office recently promoted several staffers and added two new faces to the mix.

Rep. Martin Frost’s (D-Texas) longtime Administrative Assistant Ron Carleton has moved over to the Sherman team, becoming chief of staff after two decades of service to the Lone Star State Congressman.

While the Frost veteran admits it was “tough leaving” the office, he’s “looking forward to new challenges and new places.”

The 48-year-old Carleton hails from Dallas. He earned a 1977 bachelor’s in political science and French from the University of Houston, a 1980 master’s in international relations from American University, and a law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 1992. He is also a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Carleton’s predecessor, Mary Anne Walsh, has left the office to become chief of staff for neophyte Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).

Don MacDonald, former legislative director, departs to become minority staff director for the House International Relations Committee’s new subcommittee on international terrorism, nonproliferation and human rights.

Hailing from Boston, MacDonald, 30, holds a bachelor’s from Boston University and recently completed a law degree from American University.

MacDonald is replaced by Ryan Donovan, who has served as Sherman’s senior legislative assistant since 2000.

Prior to coming aboard the Sherman team, Donovan spent three years working in Rep. Richard Gephardt’s (D-Mo.) personal and leadership offices.

A member of Truman State University’s class of 1996, Donovan holds a bachelor’s in political science. He later earned a master’s in government from Johns Hopkins University.

The St. Charles, Mo., native is 27 years old.

After spending a year in the Sherman office as legislative correspondent/associate, Mark Smith has moved up a notch to legislative assistant in charge of judicial, labor, and immigration issues. He will also assist Sherman in his capacity as chairman of the Members Services Task Force of the Democratic Caucus.

The 28-year-old former substitute teacher holds a bachelor’s in history from New Jersey City University and hails from Nutley, N.J.

New Legislative Correspondent Laura Marsh has been promoted after just six months as staff assistant.

The 22-year-old George Washington University graduate hails from Belmont, Mass.

Rounding out the list is 22-year-old Anna Woodiwiss, the office’s newest staff assistant.

She earlier served as deputy finance director for the Harry Jacobs for Congress 2002 campaign and as a Congressional intern for Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.).

The Wheaton, Ill., native earned a bachelor’s with high honors in comparative religion and political science from Swarthmore College in 2002.

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