Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Barletta Announces Chief Of Staff Pick

The Times Leader is reporting that Congressman-elect Lou Barletta announced the appointment of Patrick Rothwell as his Chief of Staff.

Rothwell, who was born in Harrisburg and grew up in Massachusetts, has a tremendous amount of congressional experience. Most recently, he was chief of staff for the U.S. House Republican Policy Committee, where he was responsible for daily operations of the Republican leadership office.

Rothwell has worked in various capacities for other members of the U.S. House and Senate, including Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter, R-Mich., for whom he was legislative director; former Rep. Charles W. Norwood, R-Ga.; and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

“Patrick has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Washington, so he will be a great chief of staff,” Congressman-Elect Barletta said. “Patrick’s considerable talents will definitely help the people of the 11th District.”

Rep. McCotter, the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, added, “U.S. Representative-Elect Barletta is getting an experienced, hard-working person. While we are sorry to see Patrick leave our office, there’s no doubt Representative-Elect Barletta will be well-served with Patrick as his chief of staff.”

“I am honored to be rewarded with this tremendous opportunity to help Representative-Elect Barletta continue the excellent service he performed for 11 years as mayor on behalf of the citizens of Hazleton and extending that work to the entire 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania,” Rothwell said.

In addition Rothwell worked as a Manager of Government Relations at Van Scoyoc Associates from 2005 to 2006.

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