U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced that staff members Mike Albares and Cara Cramer have been promoted to Legislative Assistant.
Albares and Cramer, both 25 and both Dothan, Ala.-natives, have worked in for Rep. Roby since she was sworn into office in January 2011, serving first as Legislative Correspondents and then as Legislative Aides. Advancing to Legislative Assistant gives each a central role in Rep. Roby's policy work.
"Since day one, Cara and Mike have distinguished themselves as intelligent, hard workers who add tremendous value to our team," Rep. Roby said. "Being from the Wiregrass, Cara and Mike understand what matters to everyday Alabamians, and that's exactly the kind of perspective I appreciate on my staff. As Legislative Assistants, Mike and Cara will play a central role in my policy shop, helping expand our legislative reach and capacity."
Albares, is a graduate Houston Academy in Dothan and of the University of Richmond. He previously worked on the staff of Republican Senator George Voinovich (R-OH).
Cramer, also a Houston Academy alum, is a graduate the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She previously served on the staff of Jim Sensenbrenner, a senior Republican Congressman from Wisconsin.
Each expressed excitement at the new opportunity.
"I am pleased to continue working for Rep. Roby, where I can serve the constituents of my home state and advance the commonsense, conservative values Rep. Roby believes in," Cramer said.
"I'm grateful for this opportunity and eager to play a bigger role in Rep. Roby's legislative efforts," Albares said. "Being from Dothan, Cara and I both take our work personally because Rep. Roby's constituents are our friends and neighbors."
Cramer will focus on examining tax policy, spending legislation and government regulations to identify ways to cut waste and bureaucratic red tape. Albares will primarily focus on Agricultural issues, assisting with Rep. Roby's key assignment to the House Committee on Agriculture.
The promotions are effective immediately.
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