Interim Communications Director for Ross
Mike Ross (D-Ark.) recently announced that Lindsay Law would step in for Adrienne Elrod as communications director until the November elections. Elrod is serving as communications director for the re-election campaign of Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas).
Law, 23, previously served as legislative correspondent and assistant to Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.) before joining Ross’ office. She said she is very happy to have this opportunity and hopes to “gain much needed press experience.”
A Hamburg, Ark., native, Law graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2003. She received bachelor’s degrees in political science and radio, television and film.
Allen Adds Staffers. Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) has made a number of additions to his staff in the past couple of months.
John Reid, 33, came on board as communications director for the Senator in April. Reid has a great deal of experience with the news media, as he was the anchor of both “Good Morning Richmond” and “Eight News at Noon,” which are shown on the ABC affiliate in Richmond, Va.
Reid has a long history with Allen. In 1985, he served as Allen’s page in the Virginia House of Delegates. The Richmond native returned to the Virginia capital and covered then-Gov. Allen for WRIC.
Upon graduation from Baylor University in 1992 with a degree in political science, Reid’s first job was to intern for former President Ronald Reagan in Los Angeles. He helped draft public remarks for Reagan during the former president’s last year before retiring from public life.
David Snepp, 43, is Allen’s new press secretary. No stranger to Capitol Hill, Snepp served as press secretary for former Rep. Alex McMillan (R-N.C.) as well as a Capitol Hill correspondent for Cox Broadcasting and a managing partner for C4CS Strategic Communications.[IMGCAP(1)]
A Charlotte, N.C., native, Snepp graduated from Appalachian State University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in speech.
In addition to his jobs in Washington, he has worked for WTSP, an ABC affiliate in Tampa, and WBTV, a CBS affiliate in Charlotte.
The new correspondence manager for Allen is Marcy Reedy. Reedy had previously served the Senator as deputy scheduler and constituent services representative.
The 24-year-old Harrisonburg, Va., native attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She graduated from the university in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and English.