Friday, November 21, 2008
NM-02: Teague Names Adrian Saenz as Chief of Staff
I was wondering when we'd start getting more info about staff hirings by our new members of Congress. To my knowledge, the only one we'd heard about so far was NM-01 Congressman-Elect Martin Heinrich's hiring of 31-year-old Steve Haro, who was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Western Regional Political Director, as his Chief of Staff. NM-02's Congressman-Elect Harry Teague just announced his choice for Chief of Staff. Excellent pick. By all accounts, Adrian Saenz did a terrific job chairing Obama's campaign here in New Mexico during the general election. Here's the release:
"I am excited to have Adrian on board," said Teague. "His experience working on Capitol Hill makes him a valuable asset in advocating for the issues important to New Mexican families: jobs, health care, energy independence and education. His strong ties to the Southwest, and New Mexico in particular, mean that he has a good sense of the needs of people here in New Mexico struggling to make ends meet in these tough economic times."
Saenz has worked on several campaigns in New Mexico, most recently as the New Mexico State Director for Obama for America. Previously, he worked on the Kerry / Edwards campaign in New Mexico in 2004. Saenz brings more than seven years of Capitol Hill experience having served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas) and as Communications Director for Congressman Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas). Saenz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Photo of Adrian Saenz speaking to the Democratic Party of New Mexico this year by M.E. Broderick.