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Chandler Chooses Staff

Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) has made some moves around his Washington, D.C., office.

Denis Fleming, 47, takes over in the role of chief of staff, replacing David MacKnight. Prior to heading to Capitol Hill, Fleming served as general counsel to the governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. Most recently, he served as the chief deputy attorney general of Kentucky.

Fleming also has experience in the private sector; prior to his government work, Fleming practiced law in the Bluegrass State with an emphasis in corporate law and litigation. He also served as counsel to the state Democratic Party. Fleming received his bachelor’s from the University of Kentucky in 1980 and a law degree from Kentucky’s School of Law in 1983. Fleming is a native of Louisville, Ky.

Amy Hille takes over the legislative assistant issues dealing with the House International Relations Committee, Defense, Homeland Security, immigration, intelligence, trade, energy and the environment.

She has been with the office in a number of roles since March 2004. Another Wildcat, Hille received her master’s in diplomacy and international relations from UK’s Patterson School of Diplomacy in 2003. She also has a bachelor’s in international relations from Berea College, which she received in 2002. The 25-year-old calls Berea, Ky., home.

Jim Creevy also comes on board as a legislative assistant. He will handle issues related to the House Agriculture Committee, health care and education.

Prior to joining Chandler’s office, Creevy served as a legislative assistant for Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Ken Lucas (D-Ky.). Creevy, 26, holds a bachelor’s from Georgetown University in economics, which he received in 2001. He hails from Lakeside Park, Ky.

Jennifer Spalding, 24, takes over as communications director for the Congressman. She has spent two years working for the Kentuckian. She started on his gubernatorial campaign in 2003, and served on his special and general elections to Congress in 2004. For the ’04 cycle, she was his finance director.

The Loretto, Ky., native also calls the University of Kentucky her alma mater; in 2002 she received a bachelor’s from the school in political science.

Will Glasscock , 23, comes on board as legislative correspondent. He began in the office in March. Previously, he served as a legislative correspondent in the office of Lucas from May to December 2004. The Winchester, Ky., native graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s in political science.

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