Hayes Shuffles Staff

Posted February 11, 2005 at 3:21pm

Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) has made some changes around his office, promoting two staffers, and hiring two more to round out his staff.

Andy Munn, 27, has been promoted from scheduler to legislative assistant. Munn originally served in Hayes’ office as a staff assistant, and has worked his way up to legislative assistant. He will now handle Social Security, budget, Second Amendment, tax, banking and fiscal service issues for the Congressman.

Munn received a bachelor’s from Appalachian State University in 2000 in political science and town administration, city and county management. He hails from Gastonia, N.C.

Neil Mahoney has been promoted from staff assistant to legislative correspondent. Originally an intern for the Representative, he was hired as a staff assistant in January 2004.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Mahoney graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2003.

Casey Talley, 25, has been hired to replace Munn in the role of scheduler and office manager. Before joining Hayes’ staff, she worked as a business consultant for Psynapse Technologies LLC.

Talley graduated from the University of Alabama in 2002 with a degree in communications. The Oxford, Ala., native then worked as a news anchor for WJXS-TV24 in the Cotton State.

Erin Cockerham, 23, will come on board as a staff assistant. A veteran of the Hayes for Congress campaign, Cockerham will head up the constituent relations services and Capitol tours. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2004 with a degree in business management.[IMGCAP(1)]

Sanchez Promotions. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) has promoted two members of her Washington, D.C.-based legislative staff, as well as a member of her district office.

Virginia Mosqueda, 31, has been promoted from legislative assistant to legislative director. Before joining Sanchez in the house, Mosqueda ran an after-school program in Santa Ana, Calif. Her new duties will include establishing the legislative agenda, as well as handling labor, immigration, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus issues.

A native of Coachella, Calif., Mosqueda graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1997 with a bachelor’s in political science. She then went on to the Kennedy School at Harvard University, from which she received a master’s in public policy in 2002.

Malcolm Grace, 33, has been promoted from legislative assistant to senior legislative assistant. In addition to serving on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, Grace will also work with the House Government Reform Committee and handle issues related to appropriations, telecommunications, drug policy, civil rights and reproductive choice.

Prior to working for Sanchez, Grace practiced class-action civil rights law in the District. He has graduated from Syracuse University twice, once in 1994 with a bachelor’s in history, and again in 1997 from the College of Law. He hails from Columbia, Md.

Patrick Rodriguez, 33, has been promoted in the Congresswoman’s district office from field representative to senior field representative. Rodriguez will still oversee transportation, military and veterans’ affairs, law enforcement, and business issues for Sanchez.

Rodriguez is a veteran of the Kosovo conflict and a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. His hometown is Long Beach, Calif., and he received a bachelor’s in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin.