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New No. 2 for Udall

Laura Daniel Davis, 38, is joining Rep. Mark Udall’s (D-Colo.) office. In her role as deputy chief of staff, Davis wrote in an e-mail that her responsibilities boil down to doing “whatever the boss asks me to do.” [IMGCAP(1)]

“I am very fortunate to have Laura on my team,” Udall said in a statement. “She has extensive experience in state and federal government, public policy and national politics. I know she will use her vast skills and energy to benefit the citizens of the Second Congressional District.”

Prior to joining the office, Davis worked as senior policy specialist for Latham & Watkins since 2001. Before that she worked as chief of staff to the deputy secretary of the Interior Department from 1999 to 2001. She also worked as special assistant in the office of Congressional affairs at the Interior Department from 1998 to 1999, as deputy executive director of the Democratic [IMGCAP(2)]

Governors Association from 1997 to 1998, as director and deputy director for scheduling and advance for then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt from 1993 to 1997, as staff assistant for President Bill Clinton’s inaugural committee from 1992 to 1993, as an underwriter at Kemper Insurance Co. from 1991 to 1992, and as a canvasser for the North Carolina Alliance for Conservation Action from 1990 to 1991.

From Columbia, Md., Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in 1990.

Nadler’s Newbies. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) recently added a couple of new staffers to his Capitol Hill office.

Coming aboard as communications director is Shin Inouye, 28. Since 2001, Inouye worked for the American Civil Liberties Union as, at various times, senior legislative communications associate, legislative media liaison and legislative/communications assistant.

From Valley Stream, N.Y., Inouye spent six years living in Tokyo and can speak conversational Japanese.

Inouye earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with departmental honors from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001.

Also new to the office as a legislative correspondent is Zachary Farley, 25.

Previously, Farley worked as a law clerk for Farley Law Firm. In the fall of 2006, he was an intern in Nadler’s office. He also worked as a law clerk for Bragg & Dziesinski and as an intern for of Emard, Danoff, Port & Tamulski, the Clinton Foundation and the International Crisis Group.

A native of Visalia, Calif., Farley wrote in an e-mail that he was “never an athlete.”

“I must console myself,” he wrote, “with reliving the ‘good old days’ of speech and debate competitions by enjoying watching the confrontations over the parliamentary rules on the House floor as broadcast over the House cable network.”

Farley earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from New York University in 2002 and a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University in 2003. He earned a law degree from the University of San Francisco in 2006.

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