Xochitl Torres Small Names René Muñoz as Chief of Staff
NM Democratic Congresswoman-elect Xochitl Torres Small was officially declared the winner of New Mexico's Second Congressional District on Tuesday, and she is bringing on seasoned Capitol Hill staffer René Muñoz as her Chief of Staff. Muñoz was most recently the Director of Univisión’s government affairs team. Prior to that, the New Mexico State University graduate -- who also attended the U.S. Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College -- served as a professional staffer for the House Homeland Security Committee. Muñoz also served as Chief of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Census Bureau; was Chief of Staff to former Congressman Pete Gallego; was Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs; served as Legislative Director to Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) and former Congressmen Ciro Rodríguez and Silvestre Reyes; and also worked on the campaigns of Ciro D. Rodríguez for Congress, Christine Jennings for Congress, and John Kerry for President. More about Muñoz here.