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Amodei appoints senior district and Washington staff

October 26, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Baluta (202) 225-6155

October 26, 2011

RENO, Nev. and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) announced the appointment of his senior district and Washington, D.C. staff.

"I'm very pleased with the talented team that we were able to assemble to serve the people of the 2nd Congressional District of Nevada," said Amodei. "I want all my constituents to know that they shouldn't hesitate to contact either my Nevada or Washington offices with their questions and concerns related to the federal government."

Sworn in to office on September 15, 2010, Amodei moved quickly to establish his personal and district offices and hopes to open an additional district office shortly. His virtual office is

To date, his team includes:

Reno Office: 400 S. Virginia St., Suite 502, (775) 686-5760

Stacy Legarza Parobek, District Director

A Reno resident, Parobek has experience in both Carson City and Washington, D.C., including official and campaign positions with former U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt. A 1985 graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, Parobek is the mother of three children, ages 12, 17 and 20.

Washington, D.C. Office: 125 Cannon House Office Building, (202) 225-6155

Rick Goddard, Chief of Staff

A veteran of six U.S. House, Senate and Presidential campaigns, with official positions in the House and Senate, Goddard joins Amodei's office after six years with a professional trade association. A 1998 graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, he is the father of one with one on the way.

Bruce F. Miller II, Legislative Director

With more than nine years of campaign and legislative experience, Miller comes to Amodei's office from the Republican Study Committee (RSC) where he advised RSC members and staff with analysis and vote recommendations. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Brian L. Baluta, Communications Director

Baluta brings more than 12 years of communications experience in the private sector and the U.S. House of Representatives to Amodei's office. Most recently he oversaw a public outreach team for the U.S. Department of Justice. Baluta is a 1999 graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations.

Paige E. Hensgens, Operations Coordinator

A 2009 graduate of Louisiana State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication, Hensgens comes to Amodei's team from the Office of Congressman Charles Boustany, where she held several positions including staff assistant, legislative correspondent and systems administrator.

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