House Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor on Tuesday announced a series of senior staff changes and promotions for the 112th Congress.
Steve Stombres will be Cantor’s chief of staff in the Majority Leader’s office next year. Stombres served as Cantor’s chief of staff during the Virginia Republican’s tenure as Minority Whip and Chief Deputy Whip.
Kristi Way will remain the chief of staff in Cantor’s personal office, a post she has held since 2009. John Murray, Neil Bradley and Kyle Nevins will share the title deputy chief of staff.
Brad Dayspring was promoted to communications director for the Majority Leader’s office. Cantor’s senior policy director, Mike Ference, will serve as his director for strategic development and senior policy adviser in the 112th Congress.
Bill Dolbow, Cantor’s senior adviser; Matt Lira, his director of new media; and Valerie Nelson, his director of member services, will all continue to serve in the same roles in the majority that they held in the Minority Whip’s office. Amy Barrera, Cantor’s scheduler, will serve as the director of scheduling and administration in the majority.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.