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DeLay Hires New Deputy

Anne Bradbury, currently a legislative director in the office of Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), has been hired by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) as a new deputy director of legislative operations. She is slated to assume her new duties in the Office of the Majority Leader in September.

Bradbury is a native of Columbus, Ga., and earned degrees in political science and international studies from the University of Richmond. As legislative director to Boustany, Bradbury has advised the Congressman on all legislative and policy matters. [IMGCAP(1)]

Before joining Boustany’s staff, Bradbury served as managing director for Cabinet affairs at the 55th Presidential Inauguration Committee. She has also worked as director of election day operations in Pennsylvania for the Republican National Committee and as deputy director of external operations for governmental affairs at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

Bradbury replaces Danielle Simonetta, who departed from the Office of the Majority Leader last Friday to become director of federal relations for the national financial services company TIAA-CREF.

Brubaker Snatched Up. When Climbers last reported on Joel Brubaker, he was leaving his post as legislative director for Rep. Bill Shuster

(R-Pa.). Brubaker was recently snatched up by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who has selected him to become her office’s new chief of staff.

Of the former Shuster aide, Capito said, “I am very pleased Joel has come on board. His depth of experience will serve the people of West Virginia well. He brings a wealth of knowledge on public policy and the political arena to what promises to be a challenging road ahead.”

As Shuster’s legislative director, Brubaker’s main task was to advise the Congressman on all policy issues. Before coming to Capitol Hill, Brubaker worked as a federal affair representative and political action committee manager for an international energy company. A veteran of the Pennsylvania political scene, Brubaker has also served as campaign manager for former Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.) during his 2002 re-election bid, and from 1994 to 1996 he was the Lancaster County Republican Committee’s executive director.

Brubaker holds a bachelor’s in political science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and obtained a master’s in business administration from American University in September 2000. He is a native of Lancaster, Pa.

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