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Walden’s World

Two new staffers have joined the ranks in Rep. Greg Walden’s (R-Ore.) office.

Kim Krebs, a Salem, Ore., native, was hired as a staff assistant. Prior to the move, Krebs served as a legislative aide for Oregon state Rep. Rob Patridge (R) and worked as an intern for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign.

Krebs studied history at Azusa Pacific University, where she graduated in May 2002.

Emily Dorroh is Walden’s new executive assistant. She has previously worked as deputy press secretary for the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) and as the Capitol Hill coordinator at the Close Up Foundation.

The Louisville, Ky., native graduated from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Breaux’s Office Grows. Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) has expanded his team with some additions and promotions.

Wendall Brown, 37, will serve as mailroom assistant. A native Washingtonian, Brown currently attends George Washington University.The U.S. Marine Corps veteran has also worked for ex-Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.).

Paige Jennings was promoted from a scheduling assistant to a legislative correspondent. The Baton Rouge, La., native has worked for Breaux since April 2002. The 25-year-old graduated from Duke University in 2000 with a degree in biology.

Jena Longo was welcomed on board as a staff assistant. She has also worked as press secretary for the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Bobby Simpson.

The 26-year-old New Orleans native graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in political science and political communications.

Patrick McConnell, a Baton Rouge native, is Breaux’s new project assistant.

The 22-year-old graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a degree in economics.

Candace Rodney joined the group as a staff assistant. A New Orleans native, Rodney, 21, graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 2003, where she majored in mass media arts and minored in Spanish.

Hewitt Strange, 26, was hired as projects correspondent. The Shreveport, La., native previously worked from his hometown as a field assistant for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and on the communications staff of Louisiana state Sen. Robert Adley’s campaign.

Strange graduated from Louisiana State University in 1999 with a degree in history.

Jennifer Toups has been bumped up

to assistant scheduler from her position as staff assistant, which she has held since June 2002.

Originally from Thibodaux, La., the 25-year-old graduated from Nicholls State University in 2002 with a degree in management.

Last but not least, Stacy Wingerter is Breaux’s new assistant systems administrator. The Bismarck, N.D., native has previously interned in Rep. Earl Pomeroy’s (D-N.D.) office and for Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.).

Wingerter, 25, graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 2002 with a degree in public administration.

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