The latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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Several staff members who work for House and Senate members and committees have gotten on and off the staffing merry-go-round, according to the House of Representatives and Senate directories. Here’s who’s on and who’s off:

On: Farisha Hamid has joined Sen. Audrey Gibson’s office as a legislative assistant.  

Off: August Mangeney has left the job of legislative assistant in  In Sen. Maria Sachs’ office.

On: Chris McElroy has joined the Health & Human Services Committee as staff attorney.

On: Sue Mullins has been named a legislative analyst with the Senate Minority Office.

On: Kassandra Timothe is now in Sen. Arthenia Joyner’s office working as a legislative assistant. 

On: Stephanie Dougherty has joined the House’s Local & Federal Affairs Committee as a staff attorney.

On: Hector Martinez is now a district secretary for Rep. Holly Raschein.

On: Brett Prater has joined Rep. Steve Crisafulli’s office as staff director. 

Off: Jamil Rivers has left Rep. Kionne McGhee’s office

On: Janet Roder is now a legislative assistant in Rep. Larry Ahern’s office. 

On: Michelle Tait is now a district secretary in Rep. Doug Broxson’s office. 

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