Northup promotes from within for legislative post

Meredith Brown, 27, begins as the new legislative director for Rep. Anne Northup (R-Ky.) at the end of June.
Brown was previously Northup’s legislative assistant. The new tasks as legislative director include legislative work for the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, as well as adoption and foreign-affairs issues. Of all the issues Northup champions, Brown says, she is particularly passionate about healthcare and adoption.

Meredith Brown, 27, begins as the new legislative director for Rep. Anne Northup (R-Ky.) at the end of June.

Brown was previously Northup’s legislative assistant. The new tasks as legislative director include legislative work for the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, as well as adoption and foreign-affairs issues. Of all the issues Northup champions, Brown says, she is particularly passionate about healthcare and adoption.

A 2001 George Washington University graduate with a degree in International Relations, Brown says that she doesn’t know what her next step will be but that she has no intention of leaving Capitol Hill anytime soon.

Brown grew up in Atlanta. She has been working for Northup’s office since April 2003 and got her start with the congresswoman during Northup’s 2002 congressional campaign.

Brown says that because she is the only member of her family living in the nation’s capital she enjoys entertaining visitors and showing them the city’s many monuments and museums.

In other office moves, Andrea Livingston, former legislative correspondent to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was recently appointed as Northup’s legislative assistant. Livingston, a native of Fort Thomas, Ky., will handle legislative issues regarding homeland security, taxes, defense, and the Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. Livingston, 24, is a 2003 University of Dayton graduate with a degree in political science and  communication.

Rep. Boozman hires former Sessions intern
Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) has a new legislative correspondent in Claire Price.

Price, 23, previously worked as an intern for Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and is a 2005 graduate of Dallas’s Southern Methodist University with degrees in corporate communication and public affairs.

Price manages Boozman’s constituent mail, but with an electronic mail machine she will soon ease into legislative duties.

A Bethesda, Md., native, Price says growing up so close to Washington influenced her desire to work on Capitol Hill.

“I kind of got bit by the political bug and moved back after college and it just kind of took off after there,” she says.