Tolar, Boozman’s new chief of staff, has expertise in the military, and she most recently served as the staff director and chief counsel of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The native Floridian doesn’t have any family or major ties to Arkansas, but Tolar said she already likes the residents of the Natural State. They have a “Southern sensibility” that reminds her of Florida and South Carolina.
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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.