Sara Lonardo, the new communications director for Rep. Rosa DeLauro, said she has wanted to work on Capitol Hill since she was in high school.
“I think a lot of people who don’t work on the Hill or who don’t work in D.C. have this idea that you have to have some sort of crazy connections to get here and it’s all about who you know,” Lonardo said. “That helps, yeah, but neither of my parents were involved in this kind of thing. I got my start just by applying to stuff where I could, joining groups, going to every sort of meeting I could in college and working my way up that way, volunteering for everything. You make your own possibilities.”
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.