Personnel note: TJ Tatum named press secretary to Congressman Vern Buchanan; Max Goodman promoted to senior adviser

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Now that Congressman Vern Buchanan is on his way to another term in Congress, he’s making some staff changes.

TJ Tatum has been promoted to Press Secretary after serving as the Congressman’s Legislative Assistant. Tatum came to the office last February after serving  as Staff Assistant to Texas freshman Rep. Francisco Canseco.  Also, Max Goodman has been promoted to Director of Communications/Senior Advisor.

Good luck, gentlemen.


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