Pelosi Names Sandra Strokoff as House Legislative Counsel

Posted June 19, 2009 at 10:48am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday appointed Sandra Strokoff to be the new Legislative Counsel of the House. Strokoff is the first woman appointed to the job. She replaces Pope Barrow, who is retiring after working in the House for nearly 40 years.Strokoff has been an attorney on the Legislative Counsel’s staff since 1975. She is also a lecturer at the George Washington University School of Law.“Sandra Strokoff has an outstanding record of accomplishment in the Legislative Counsel office. As Legislative Counsel, she will use her skills in legislative craftsmanship and management to assist the House throughout the legislative process,— Pelosi said in a statement. Strokoff earned her master’s degree at King’s College London and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.