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Spicing Up Career Move Messages, Hill Staffer-Style

Huffman raided Huffman for his new legislative director. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Huffman raided Huffman for his new legislative director. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

With constant turnover and promotions on Capitol Hill, getting the formulaic career move email can be, well, boring.  

But one Hill staffer chose to take a different approach to the “FYI, I have a new job” notice by framing his promotion as a new position.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I let you know that this Friday will be my last day as Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02),” Logan Ferree wrote in an email a tipster sent to HOH. “On Monday, October 9
 I will start as the Legislative Director for Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02).”

“This new job will bring with it a host of challenges,” Ferree continued, “but I believe my experiences in the Huffman office prepare me well for working in the Huffman office.”

Ferree told HOH he regretted mistakenly writing October instead of November, saying in an email, “I only wish I had been running off of more sleep.”

“Our LD is moving on and I am getting a promotion, and I wanted a clever way to let people know of the change,” Ferree told HOH. “People get so many e-mails during the day, why not try to write something that stands out!”

In true farewell email form, Ferree referenced his work as a senior legislative assistant, also pointing to the California Democrat’s amendment to the Interior appropriations bill that would have banned the Confederate flag from being flown at ceremonies in federal cemeteries. The amendment led to a partisan showdown that stopped the bill from moving forward.

“For almost three years, I’ve had the immense pleasure of working for Congressman Jared Huffman as his Senior Legislative Assistant,” Ferree wrote. “I’ve blown up Interior Appropriation bills over the Confederate flag, I’ve learned far more about California water rights than any human should ever be subjected to, and I’ve gotten to know a great, incredible team of loyal, dedicated, hard-working staffers who I now call friends.”

He signed off noting that he can still be reached at exact the same email address, adding, “I look forward to continuing to stay in touch with you!”


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