Rotating press secretaries adjust to new positions

Press secretaries all over the Hill have been shuffled around in recent weeks.

Heidi Armstrong recently became deputy press secretary for House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoOvernight Finance: Senate tax bill will include ObamaCare mandate repeal | Stock surge raises pressure for GOP to deliver tax reform | Ryan hints at short-term spending bill | House votes to overhaul federal flood insurance GOP senator: Congress may ‘stumble’ on paying for Trump's infrastructure plan Overnight Tech: Dems want FCC chair investigated over Sinclair merger | Google faces state antitrust probe | Qualcomm rejects Broadcom offer | Startups criticize plan to tax employees' stocks MORE (R-W.Va.) hired Jordan Stoick as her new flack, and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsStates fill family caregiver void left by Congress GOP senator: ObamaCare fix could be in funding bill Collins: Pass bipartisan ObamaCare bills before mandate repeal MORE (R-Maine) has brought on Alissa Southworth to be her spokeswoman for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Press secretaries all over the Hill have been shuffled around in recent weeks.

Heidi Armstrong recently became deputy press secretary for House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) hired Jordan Stoick as her new flack, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has brought on Alissa Southworth to be her spokeswoman for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Armstrong came to the Speaker’s office from the office of Majority Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP senator: Capitol Hill's sexual harassment reporting protocol is 'totally inappropriate' Senate passes resolution requiring mandatory sexual harassment training Strange bedfellows on criminal justice reform could offer Trump a legislative win MORE (R-Mo.), where she had been deputy press secretary for a year. The 24-year-old is a University of Miami graduate with degrees in political science and journalism. She also worked in the Department of Commerce press office for a year. In her spare time she enjoys going for runs.

Capito hired Stoick from the office of Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.), where Stoick worked for two years as press secretary. Stoick also worked for the Labor Department for a year.

Stoick, a native of Mobridge, S.D., graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in communications and contemporary media. The 27-year-old enjoys rooting for the New York Giants, declaring that he is “perhaps the only Giants fan from South Dakota. Stoick also owns a pontoon boat that he keeps on the Potomac and uses for “social cruises” with friends and his girlfriend of two years.

Southworth joined Collins’s office after working for Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) as his press secretary and legislative assistant. She also worked at the Republican National Committee briefly and for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) when he was majority whip.

Southworth, 29, grew up in the tiny Vermont town of Thetford, which lies on the Vermont-New Hampshire border. She had to cross the bridge and the state line to Hanover every day to go to high school. Her parents owned a Morgan horse farm, which she grew up on. After high school, Southworth attended the University of New Hampshire, where she studied journalism.

When Southworth gets out of the office, she enjoys running and reading. She is in a book group with friends and is reading Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Her favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by New Hampshire native John Irving. She enjoys country music, especially Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney.