Mezvinksy Hires 12 Aides

Posted: December 19, 1992

Ten members of the campaign operation of U.S. Rep.-elect Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky will be joining her congressional office as paid staffers when the Montgomery County Democrat is sworn in Jan. 5.

Two top staff members for Mezvinsky's congressional operation have been hired from the ranks of other congressional staffs.

Jim Pearthree, 36, was named administrative assistant, the top job in the Washington office. Pearthree was chief of staff for retiring U.S. Rep. Charlie Bennett (D., Fla.). Heading the case work staff in the district is Judi Braunston, 50, who was caseworker/office manager of the Langhorne office for outgoing U.S. Rep. Peter Kostmayer of Bucks County.

Kenneth Smukler, 32, campaign manager for Mezvinsky in her upset win over Republican Jon D. Fox, will be policy director, working out of the district office. Linda August, 45, finance director for the campaign, will be chief of staff.

Press secretary in Washington will be Jake Tapper, 23, who served in the same capacity in the campaign. Deputy policy director will be Amy Sobel, 24, campaign scheduler for Mezvinsky and a former legislative assistant to Rep. Harley Staggers of West Virginia.

Legislative assistants will be Anessa Karney, 22, field director for the campaign, and Suzanne Biemiller, 27, an intern in the campaign who is on leave

from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Joining Braunston on the constituent staff will be Caren Moskowitz, Arlene Halpern, Stockton Warnock and Pat Reagan, all campaign veterans.

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