Posted: Oct. 7, 2003
Congressman Mike Castle has announced several staff changes in his
Washington, D.C., and Delaware offices.
has replaced Paul Leonard as chief of staff, overseeing the
Washington and Delaware offices. For the past 14 years, Quaranta
worked in the Washington office of TRW and its spin-off, Experian,
most recently as the vice president of federal and state relations.
Previously, Quaranta worked as a legislative assistant for Senator
David Durenberger of Minnesota (R) and as a professional staff
member on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
A veteran of the
Castle staff, Elizabeth Wenk
returned to the Washington staff as Castle's deputy chief of staff
overseeing Castle's communications and long-term policy agenda.
Wenk previously served as communications director for Senator
Olympia Snowe (R-Me) and worked for Castle as his 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 a master's degree in political management from The
George Washington University.
announced Kate Dickens
as his new legislative director. Dickens joins the Castle staff
after serving as policy director and coordinator for the Tuesday
Group, an assembly of House Republican centrists who meet to discuss
policy and also of which Castle serves as co-chairman. Past
experience includes senior legislative assistant for Representative
Connie Morella (R-Md). Dickens will continue to manage the Tuesday
Group in addition to the legislative staff and oversee the
congressman's legislative initiatives. Dickens holds a bachelor's
degree in English from Salisbury State University and a master's
degree in international relations from Regents College in London.
promoted Steve Scango
to senior legislative assistant. Scango, who has been in the Castle
office since February of 2001, also has worked for former
Representative Bud Shuster (R-Pa) and as a senior policy analyst in
the Washington, D.C., office of former Massachusetts Governor Paul
Cellucci (R), who is currently the Bush administration's ambassador
to Canada. Scango's issues will include environment, energy,
economic development, science and technology, transportation and
agriculture. Scango, a native of Chevy Chase, Md., has a bachelor's
degree from Villanova University.
press secretary for Castle,
Lisa Purzycki will now serve
as Castle's press secretary. Purzycki has been in the Castle office
since May of 2001, serving as Castle's staff assistant in
Washington, D.C. and as his campaign manager in 2002. Purzycki, a
native Delawarean, holds a bachelor's degree in English from the
University of Delaware. Purzycki resides in Wilmington and travels
to Washington, D.C., when needed.
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