Congressman Rick Crawford has made a series of personnel changes in his Washington D.C. office. The District 1 representative has given expanded responsibilities to two staffers and hired a new policy advisor.
“I am excited to announce the following changes to my staff that will give me the additional bandwidth to work on critical issues facing America’s ag-producers. Each of these individuals have displayed incredible insight in not just agriculture but the needs of farmers, ranchers, and rural Americans,” said Crawford. “I look forward to continuing my work for an industry I am passionate about and that plays a vital role in feeding and clothing the world – American agriculture.”
Crawford’s legislative director, Ashley Shelton, will now address a wider issue portfolio, which includes commodity programs, risk management policy, and crop insurance reform. Her existing portfolio includes trade, health care, and nutrition.
Kathryn King, a legislative assistant, has also received an expanded issue portfolio. Now, King will manage biosecurity, national security and agriculture research, as well as rural and economic development.
Crawford has added a new senior policy advisor to his Washington, D.C. office. Brian Lee is joining the office, where he will oversee foreign agriculture, market access and ag-producer assistance policy in Crawford’s office.