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Bunning Picks New Chief

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) has chosen a new chief of staff for his Washington, D.C., office.

David Young has been promoted from deputy chief of staff, a role he has held since the beginning of the year. Before that, he managed Bunning’s 2004 re-election campaign and served as finance director in Bunning’s first campaign in 1998. In between campaigns, he served as legislative assistant from 1999 to 2000 and as legislative director from 2001 to 2003.

Before joining Bunning’s office, Young worked as a fundraiser for conservative groups. He also served in the office of then-Sen. Hank Brown (R-Colo.), working his way from intern to legislative assistant from 1993 to 1996. A native of Van Meter, Iowa, Young received a bachelor’s in English from Drake University in 1991.[IMGCAP(1)]

Committee Expands Staff. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has hired a number of new staff members.

Harry Wingo joins the committee as a counsel for telecommunications issues. Wingo has a wide variety of experience. In addition to work in the field of law, including service as a clerk for the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C., a stint as an associate at the law firm Skadden Arps, and work as the special counsel to the general counsel at the Federal Communications

Commission, Wingo also served as a Navy SEAL officer.

Wingo is a native of Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s from the United States Naval Academy, which he received in 1988, and a law degree from Yale Law School, which he received in 1998.

Paul Nagle also joins the committee as a counsel for telecommunications issues. Previously, Nagle has worked as an attorney-adviser in the FCC’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

Prior to working for the FCC, Nagle worked at the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer. Nagle received his bachelor’s from the University of Maryland and completed the communications law program at Catholic University in 1999.

Mark Davis comes on board as a professional staff member. Previously, Davis worked in the personal office of the committee’s chairman, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska). He spent almost five years in that office, working as a legislative assistant for veterans issues and as legislative correspondent prior to that.

Although he is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Davis grew up in Juneau, Alaska. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of Oregon, which he received in 2000.

Aaron Saunders joins the committee staff as deputy communications director, having previously served as the Senator’s deputy press secretary. Before coming to the nation’s capital, Saunders worked as the public relations manager for the Alaska SeaLife Center.

In addition to his work on the committee, Saunders is a full-time master’s degree student in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program. The Piqua, Ohio, native received a bachelor’s from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1999.

Ken Nahigian is senior counsel for transportation security, consumer and domestic trade, and amateur and professional sports issues. He also graduated from Miami University, as well as Capital University Law School.

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