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Farr Goes the Distance, Adds One

Correction Appended

Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) has added a new legislative assistant to his office staff: Geoff Crockwell, 31. [IMGCAP(2)]

Prior to joining Farr’s team, Crockwell briefly worked as a special assistant to Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) in early 2007, and before that he worked in Honda’s district office, climbing from intern to senior field representative and caseworker.

The Livermore, Calif., native, who is an avid disc-golfer, graduated in 2004 from San José State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Rogers Promotes and Welcomes New Staff. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) recently promoted two staffers and hired a third.

Mike Ward, 28, is moving up to assume the role of legislative director after serving as senior legislative assistant for Rogers since 2005.

Prior to joining the office, Ward served as a legislative assistant for former Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) from 2001 to 2003, and as an executive assistant for Johnson from 2000 to 2001. [IMGCAP(1)]

Ward graduated in 2000 from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He currently is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Georgetown University. He hails from North Branford, Conn.

Also receiving a promotion in Rogers’ office is Daniela Garcia, 27. A legislative correspondent for Rogers since 2004, Garcia will now work as a legislative assistant.

Garcia, who also served as an executive assistant for Rogers from 2003 to 2004, worked in the financial industry before coming to Capitol Hill.

A native of Holland, Mich., Garcia received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2001. She is now working on a master’s degree in education administration and policy at The Catholic University of America.

Finally, Andrew Hawkins, 24, is new to the office as a legislative assistant.

Before coming to Capitol Hill, Hawkins worked for the government relations staff of the Small Business Association of Michigan since the start of 2007. Prior to that job, Hawkins served as a policy adviser for the Dick DeVos gubernatorial campaign from 2005 to 2006, and as part of the field staff in the Michigan Senate Majority’s communications office during 2005.

From Traverse City, Mich., in 2005 Hawkins graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in political theory and constitutional democracy.

“Mike Ward, Daniela and Andrew all bring to the office a great understanding of Michigan issues and the 8th Congressional District,” Rogers said in a statement. “They are great members of a team that is focused on finding solutions and meeting the needs of our state and the people we serve.”

Correction: April 10, 2007
Hill Climbers included the incorrect state ID for Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.).

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