Announcements February 24, 2010

Job Moves

Changes in Cochran’s D.C. office: Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranMississippi Democrat drops Senate bid Dems look to keep up momentum in upcoming special elections Chamber of Commerce makes play in Mississippi Senate race for Hyde-Smith MORE (R-Miss.) announced two staff changes in his Washington office last week.
P.J. Waldrop has been promoted to legislative assistant for agriculture and water infrastructure development issues. Waldrop has worked for Cochran since January 2007 as a legislative aide.

Also, Sara Peters will serve as legislative counsel. A Mississippi native, Peters was an associate at King and Spalding in Washington, where she was a part of the firm’s tort and environmental litigation group.

Liberty Square Group announces new senior vice president: The Liberty Square Group announced the addition of Dr. David Driscoll as its new senior vice president for government relations and education initiatives. Driscoll brings over 45 years of experience in education policy to the organization.

Before joining Liberty Square Group, Dr. Driscoll served as the 22nd commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was also a secondary-school math teacher.


Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) — Feb. 24, 1942 — age 68
Rep. Jim GerlachJames (Jim) GerlachPa. GOP 'disappointed' by rep retiring after filing deadline Pennsylvania Republican Costello won't seek reelection Republican Pa. congressman won't seek reelection: report MORE (R-Pa.) — Feb. 25, 1955 — age 55
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.) — Feb. 25, 1944 — age 66
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) — Feb. 29, 1952 — age 58
Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) — March 1, 1958 — age 52
Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.) — March 2, 1959 — age 51
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) — March 2, 1943 — age 67
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) — March 2, 1953 — age 57