Posted: Feb. 28, 2003
Washington -- Delaware Congressman Michael N.
Castle announced that his press secretary, Elizabeth Wenk, will be
leaving his office and will be moving to the office of Senator
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, as press secretary to help shape her
communications efforts. Jonathan Dean will replace Wenk as Castle's
press secretary on March 3.
Wenk has served as Castle's press secretary
since 2000, before that working in a variety of capacities for him,
including deputy press secretary and campaign manager since 1997.
Wenk holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication and political
science from the University of Delaware and will complete her
master's degree in political management from George Washington
University this spring.
Dean spent the last nine years serving in a
number of positions for former Congresswoman Connie Morella, R-Md.
Since 1999, Dean was press secretary for Congresswoman Morella.
Dean holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Villanova
Castle also announced that he has a new
legislative assistant handling his work as chairman of the House
Education Reform Subcommittee. Sarah Rittling will serve as
Castle's key aide during the reauthorizations of IDEA, Head Start,
child nutrition and vocational education.
Rittling previously worked for Congressman
Chris Shays, R-Conn., as a legislative assistant and deputy press
secretary. Rittling holds a bachelor's degree in policy studies and
a law degree from Syracuse University and has served as a judicial
law clerk in Circuit Court for Wicomico Count and a summer associate
with Ayres Jenkins Gordy & Almand. Rittling replaces Kara Haas, who
now works for the House Science Subcommittee on Research.
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