Golden Brings Experienced Staff on Board
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced the hiring of key staff members to serve in his Maine and DC offices. Golden was sworn in last week and has opened offices in Lewiston, Caribou, and Washington, D.C.
“I’ve always believed service means putting people first and getting the job done,” said Congressman-elect Golden. “The staff we’ve put together to serve Maine’s second district shares these values. My team and I are ready to get to work: listening to Mainers, helping solve their problems, and putting politics aside to get things done for our state.”
Golden’s team is accomplished and deeply connected to Maine. The recent hires include:
Gaetan Davis, Scheduler. Previously, Gaetan worked on Senator Angus King’s re-election campaign as the Deputy Finance Director and GOTV Director. Gaetan also served as a Regional Field Director for the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee. She is a graduate of Smith College and a native of Maine.
Barbara Hayslett, District Representative and Casework Director. Barbara has served the people of Maine with three members of Congress: Representatives John Baldacci and Mike Michaud and Senator Angus King. She has extensive background managing constituent services and working in economic and community development. Barbara is a resident of Fort Fairfield and has lived in Aroostook County for more than 25 years.
Dan Jenkins, Legislative Assistant. Dan was political director for Golden’s campaign. Dan is a native Mainer, and prior to working for Congressman Golden served as a legislative aide in the Nebraska Legislature, a legislative correspondent for Senator Susan Collins, and a research assistant for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He has a master’s degree from the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, and a bachelor’s degree from Goucher College.
Eric Kanter, Legislative Director. He most recently served as senior policy advisor to Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06). In his role, Eric was lead in maintaining relationships for the office with other members of the New England delegation, and crucial regional stakeholders. Eric also managed the Congressman’s Budget Committee portfolio and advised the Congressman on a range of domestic policy issues. Prior to joining Congressman Moulton’s official office, Eric served as the Deputy Political Director on Moulton’s first run for Congress in 2014 and Assistant Director of Government Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Eric holds a BA from the John Hopkins University.
Kim Rohn, Senior Constituent Services Representative. Kim previously served for 4 years as regional representative for Congressman Bruce Poliquin and before that as Senior Caseworker for Senator Olympia Snowe for 8 years. She has also worked for DHHS as an eligibility specialist. Kim is daughter of an Air Force veteran with a passion for helping fellow veterans. She volunteers for the Red Cross Services as an Armed Forces Volunteer Engagement Lead.
Morgan Pottle Urquhart, District Representative. Morgan joins Golden’s team after spending five years as a legislative aide in the Maine State House, first for the Senate Democratic Office, then for the House Democratic Office. Prior to that, Morgan served as a constituent service representative for Rep. Mike Michaud for five years. She hails from Perry, Maine, and is a graduate of the University of Maine.
Nick Zeller, Communications Director. Previously, he served as communications director for then-Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and as deputy press secretary for Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA). He is a former English teacher, a New England native, and a graduate of Colby College.
The new hires join Chief of Staff Aisha Woodward and District Director Margaret Reynolds as key members of Golden’s team.
Golden will hold an open house for Mainers in his Lewiston congressional office on January 12th at 2:30. The office is located at 179 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. If you are a member of the press who would like to attend, please contact Nick Zeller at firstname.lastname@example.org.