Sessions Selects Staff

Posted October 27, 2004 at 4:13pm

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has chosen two new staffers for his Washington, D.C., office.

Stephen Boyd, 25, has been hired as a legislative correspondent for Sessions. His main duties will include responding to constituent questions and assisting the Senator with legislation dealing with energy, the environment, and transportation.

Prior to joining Sessions’ Washington office, Boyd clerked for several law firms in Birmingham, Ala., as well as Judge William Ryan in Hale County, Ala. He also managed the re-election campaign of Jefferson County District Attorney David Barber.

A native of Vestavia Hills, Ala., Boyd attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for both his undergraduate

and graduate work. In 2001 he received a bachelor’s in advertising and public relations, and in 2004 he graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Kari Kant has been hired as a new staff assistant for the Senator. She will sort and distribute mail, format spread sheets, send faxes, filing, and perform a number of other office tasks.

Before joining Sessions’ staff, Kant served as campaign coordinator for her father’s successful mayoral campaign this summer, and interned for Alabama Reps. Jo Bonner (R) and Sonny Callahan (R).

The 22-year-old graduated this year with a bachelor’s in communication with a minor in marketing from the Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. She originally is from Fairhope, Ala. [IMGCAP(1)]

Blumenauer Hires Two. As the 108th Congress draws to a close, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has hired two new staffers for his Washington, D.C., office.

Phyllis Khaing has been brought on board as Blumenauer’s new executive assistant and office manager. Her duties will include handling the representative’s schedule, as well as various administrative duties around the office.

Before joining Blumenauer’s staff, Khaing worked as executive assistant for then-Del. Robert Underwood (D-Guam), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and then-Rep. Pete Geren (D-Texas).

Originally from Rangoon, Burma, this Hill veteran graduated from George Washington University with a master’s in political management in 1996.

Tim Daly, 23, has been hired as Blumenauer’s new legislative assistant working on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issues. He will also be handling the media with Blumenauer’s district-based press secretary, Kathie Eastman.

Hailing from Albany, N.Y., Daly graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park in 2004 with a degree in economics and government and politics. Before joining Blumenauer’s office he worked at the fundraising firm Fraioli and Associates for the 2002 midterm elections.

Blumenauer hailed his new staffers, saying that “each offers a different set of experiences that I think will continue to allow me to best represent the people in the third district of Oregon.”