McConnell Announces Staff Promotions for his Washington, D.C. Office

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has promoted several staffers in his Washington, D.C. (personal) office.

Senator McConnell named Jennifer Kuskowski as his next Legislative Director. Jen previously served as Legislative Assistant handling health care, tax and budget issues. Jen will continue to manage these issues, and in this new role will now oversee all legislative matters and help manage legislative staff. She will continue to communicate daily with Kentuckians and meet with them while in the Commonwealth.

“Jen has worked closely with my constituents and Kentucky business and health care leaders over the years to ensure their voices are heard in the United States Senate,” Senator McConnell said. “I have great confidence in her and her ability to ensure that Kentucky priorities and concerns remain at the top of the agenda in the next Congress.”

Senator McConnell also announced the promotion of Megan McCain of Owensboro, Kentucky, to serve as Administrative Assistant in his office. Megan, who previously worked as a Staff Assistant in the office, will handle meeting requests from constituents and administrative duties in the personal office. Megan replaces Laura Vincent, who is moving to the leadership office in the United States Capitol to serve as Scheduler to Senator McConnell.

Elizabeth Strimer has been promoted to Legislative Assistant, and will handle banking, housing, financial services, and child and adoption issues. Elizabeth, of Louisville, Kentucky began her service in Senator McConnell’s office in 2012 as a Legislative Correspondent. In 2013, she was named a Legislative Aide for the Senator.

Senator McConnell previously announced that Brian McGuire, his long-time chief speechwriter and senior advisor in his Capitol Leadership Office, will serve as Chief of Staff in his personal office. In the new role, Brian assumed the duties of a traditional chief of staff responsible for home-state priorities while retaining some of his current responsibilities advising on strategic communications and policy.

“Brian has played a central role in my leadership office for nearly a decade as both a shaper of the office’s message and a trusted advisor on strategy and policy,” McConnell said. “I have great confidence in his ability to guide my personal office as we work together to advance the interests of all Kentuckians, and particularly those who made their concerns about the future of the commonwealth and the country so keenly felt during my campaign.”

Contact information for Senator McConnell’s offices is below:

Washington, D.C. Office

317 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-2541

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