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Drew Willison Elected Senate Sergeant-at-Arms

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate elected Drew Willison its sergeant-at-arms by unanimous consent on Monday afternoon, making him the 39th person to hold the post in the history of the chamber.  

"The importance of this appointment cannot be overstated," said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "While senators and their staffs come and go, the Office of Sergeant-at-Arms provides much-needed stability to support this great institution."  

Drew Willison, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms With a City Manager's Touch

Incoming Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Drew Willison once dreamed of becoming a city manager.  

Willison spent his formative years in Emporia, Va., a tiny town near the North Carolina border with a long tradition of strong city managers, and admired the work of a family friend who held the title. With his mind set on a municipal career path, Willison studied government at William and Mary College, then earned a master’s degree in public administration from Ohio State University.