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Meet the Newest LDs on Capitol Hill

Meet the Newest LDs on Capitol Hill

Stephanie Cuevas has been promoted to Legislative Director in the office of Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA). The 2012 Yale University graduate most recently served as a Legislative Assistant and Legislative Correspondent in his office. Imani Augustus has been promoted to Legislative Director in the office of Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN). The 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate previously served as Acting Legislative Director, Senior Legislative Assistant, Legislative Aide, and Staff Assistant in his office. Tyrone Bratton has joined the office of Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA) as Legislative Director. He most recently served as a Military Legislative Assistant in the office of former PA Congressman Robert Brady. Bratton spent ten years in the U.S. Air Force as a Law Enforcement Officer and Special Investigator. The Liberty University graduate holds a Master’s from Regent’s University and a Ph.D. from Duke University. Don Andres serves as Legislative Director in the office of Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL). He most recently worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN). The 2011 UCLA graduate has also worked forCongresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV), and on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Samuel Negatu is now the Legislative Director in the office of Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA). He will also continue to serve as Legislative Counsel. The 2010 UC Santa Barbara graduate earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Jacqueline Sánchez is now a Legislative Director for Congresswoman Verónica Escobar (D-TX). She was previously a Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX). The University of Texas at Austin graduate earned her law degree at St. Mary's University. They were all participants of the first legislative academy held last fall by Staff Up Congress, a national initiative by NALEO Educational Fund and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to help increase the number of people of color in senior staff positions on the Hill.


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