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Former Tennessee Rep. Van Hilleary Returns as Chief of Staff

Former Tennessee Rep. Van Hilleary Returns as Chief of Staff

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Former Rep. Van Hilleary will head again to Capitol Hill subsequent 12 months, this time as chief of employees to Rep.-elect John W. Rose.

A member of the GOP class that swept to energy within the mid-1990s, Hilleary represented Tennessee’s 4th District till 2003. He left workplace to run for Tennessee governor, however misplaced to Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen. He ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2006.

“He’ll carry the Washington know-how to our group, however shouldn’t be a Washington insider. He’s my buddy and I couldn’t be extra proud to have him on board. Collectively, we are going to work to carry the best stage of service to this workplace so the folks I serve are represented within the fullest method attainable,” Rose stated in an announcement.

Hilleary got here into Congress as one of many “Republican revolutionaries” of the GOP’s staunchly conservative Class of 1994, which ended a 40-year Democratic maintain on the Home.

He isn’t the one former lawmaker turned staffer. Former Rep. Ron Barberwill return to function district director for Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick. Barber held that place for Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a job he had when he was shot within the 2011 mass capturing that injured 12 others and killed six at a “Congress on Your Nook” occasion in Casas Adobes close to Tucson. Giffords subsequently left the Home, and Barber gained a 2012 particular election to fill her seat and re-election within the 2012 normal election. He misplaced to Republican Martha McSally in 2014. 

And in 2004, after Republican Rep. Ed Schrock of Virginia didn’t run for re-election, he returned to the Home as a staffer on the Oversight and Authorities Reform Committee. 

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