The beliefs and convictions of a member of Congress are important determinant of his or her votes. But effectiveness? That depends on the staff he or she assembles. Here is the official team of newly-minted Rep. Scott Perry (R-York).
Note how many names are staying on from the staff of former Rep. Todd Platts, the man Perry succeeded.
This is the second of three features. Check out freshman Rep. Matt Cartwright’s team here. Next up: Keith Rothfus.
Chief of Staff: Lauren Muglia
Hometown: Middlesex, NJ
College: Dickinson College, Carlisle
Muglia has extensive legislative, policy and military experience. She has served at the executive and legislative levels of government since 1992. She was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1990 and presently serves in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel where she’s been deployed twice to hostile fire zones.
Deputy Chief of Staff: Bob Reilly
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
College: Shippensburg University
Reilly previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Congressman Todd Platts. He oversees Congressman Scott Perry’s district offices in Gettysburg, Wormleysburg and York and serves as liaison to state and local elected officials, the business community and non-profit organizations to help identify solutions for issues facing the 4th District. He previously worked as a newspaper reporter and as a writer/consultant for the transportation construction industry.
Legislative Director: Marianne Myers
Hometown: Spring Grove, PA
College: West Virginia University
Marianne moved to Washington D.C in 2001 after working in the PA State House for four years to work with Rep. Todd R. Platts (R-PA). Marianne made the transition to the private sector in 2004 with an International PR firm, GolinHarris. Marianne returned to Capitol Hill in 2011 as Legislative Director for Todd R. Platts to serve the constituents of south central Pennsylvania.
Director of Operations/Scheduler: Carol Wiest
Hometown: Millersburg, PA
College: Harrisburg Area Community College
Wiest has extensive scheduling and management experience with the state and federal government. She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and most recently for Congressman Todd Platts.
Communications Director: Ryan Nawrocki
Home: Baltimore, MD
College: St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Nawrocki previously served as the Communications Director for Rep. Andy Harris (R-M.D.). Before joining Rep. Harris’ office he worked as the spokesperson for BWI Marshall Airport and in the administration of former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich.