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Alexander Picks New LD

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has chosen David Morgenstern to replace Christine Dodd in the role of legislative director next month. Dodd moves over to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions education and early childhood development subcommittee to serve as staff director.

Morgenstern, 34, has played a number of roles within the Republican Party. He worked for then-Sen. Paul Coverdell (R-Ga.) as a legislative correspondent and campaign aide. He also worked on the campaigns of two unsuccessful GOP Congressional candidates. In 1992 he served as finance director for Emory Morseberger, and in 1994 he worked as political director for Brenda Fitzgerald.

More recently, Morgenstern worked on the National Republican Senatorial Committee as a member of the task force that worked on Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) campaign. Morgenstern has also spent time in the office of Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) as a legislative assistant and legal counsel.

In addition to his work in the realm of politics, Morgenstern served as a litigation associate for Schmeltzer, Aptaker and Shepard in D.C. and for Rudnick and Wolfe in Chicago.

Morgenstern graduated from Emory University in 1992 with a bachelor’s in political science. He also holds a law degree from the Duke University School of Law, which he received in 1997. Morgenstern is a native of Westport, Conn.

Hensarling Hires a Couple. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) has picked up two new staff members for his Washington, D.C., office. Jennifer Daniels has been hired as Hensarling’s new scheduler and Jamie Notman joins the staff as a legislative assistant.[IMGCAP(1)]

Daniels previously worked in the House Education and the Workforce Committee as a communications staff assistant.

She also had a hand in a number of races in state and local campaigns in Texas, including Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) race in 2004, David McIntyre’s unsuccessful bid for a House seat in the same year, and Lt. Gov. David Dew- hurst’s (R) win.

Daniels, 27, graduated from Texas A&M University, Hensarling’s alma mater, with a bachelor’s in education and a certificate in international affairs from the George Bush School of Public Service in 2000. She calls Dallas home.

Notman will cover issues related to trade, the judiciary and transportation among others for Hensarling. Prior to joining his staff, she worked for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) as a legislative aide on the issues of transportation, telecom and education.

Notman graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in social studies in 2001. The 25-year-old hails from Brookline, Mass.

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