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Kamala Harris and Mark Warner Announce Staff Changes

Kamala Harris and Mark Warner Announce Staff Changes

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has added Valeria Sandoval to his staff as a Legislative Correspondent. Sandoval most recently served as a Legislative Assistant in the office of Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), where her policy portfolio included education, environment, agriculture, technology, homelessness, and energy. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, the bilingual staffer -- who is fluent in English and Spanish -- worked in immigration advocacy, primarily assisting folks with DACA applications and immigration-related issues. The University of California at Berkeley graduate also serves as the Programming Director for the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association. Andy Vargas, Staff Assistant for Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), has been promoted to Legislative Correspondent. The Los Angeles native previously served as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute BP STEM Public Policy Fellow in the office of Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA). Prior to that, Vargas was a Legislative Fellow on the Political Affairs Team for the Environmental Defense Fund, where he collaborated on energy policies and interacted with Latino communities to raise awareness on environmental and social issues. The 2016 Dickinson College graduate is also fluent in both English and Spanish. More here.

Hip-Hop Political Party Pushes Busta Rhymes for Governor

Hip-Hop Political Party Pushes Busta Rhymes for Governor

Charles Barkley Gets Media Award from Temple

Charles Barkley Gets Media Award from Temple