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Eshoo Expands

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) expanded her staff with three new hires and one promotion.

Bill Faries serves as Eshoo’s new communications director. Prior to the move, the 30-year-old was a journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Satellite Beach, Fla., native graduated from Stanford University in 1995 with a degree in earth systems.

Tim Carey was bumped up from staff assistant to legislative correspondent. The 24-year-old is a native Washingtonian.

In 2001, Carey graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in public policy.

Jennifer Nieto joins the team as a staff assistant. The Sunnyvale, Calif., native comes from Van Cleve & Associates, a small Washington law firm where she was a legal secretary.

The 23-year-old graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in political science.

Alicyn Cooley was welcomed on board as an intern. The 19-year-old hails from Hillsborough, Calif.

Cooley, an English major, will graduate from Yale University in 2005.

Empire Builder. Rep. John Sweeney (R-N.Y.) recently tapped Chris Fish to be his new chief of staff.

Fish, a Putnam County, N.Y., native, most recently served as director of communications and government affairs for the Manufacturers Association of Central New York. [IMGCAP(1)]

He has also worked as campaign manager for New York state comptroller candidate John Faso.

Fish also worked as Faso’s director of operations for the Assembly Republican Conference, director of the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee, campaign manager and district director for Rep. Sue Kelly (R-N.Y.), and executive assistant to then-Sen. Al D’Amato (R-N.Y.).

The 33-year-old graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a bachelor’s in political science.

Marty Torrey, Fish’s predecessor, will move on to a political consulting position for Sweeney’s campaign committee.

Tauzin’s Take. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.) has promoted Robert Meyers to deputy chief counsel for energy and environment.

Meyers has served as one of the committee’s environmental policy counsels for the past eight years. Prior to his tenure on the committee, the Hudson, N.Y., native served as chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. Mike Bilirakis (R-Fla.).

He has also worked for then-Rep. James Nelligan (R-Pa.) as a senior legislative assistant. Before that, Meyers was task force director with the House Republican Research Committee working under the chairmanship of then-Rep. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) The 48-year-old graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., in 1976 with a degree in government. Meyers received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1979.

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