Hoeven announces staff changes after Fedorchak appointment

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced staff changes in his Washington, D.C. and North Dakota offices.


Senator Hoeven’s current chief of staff Don Larson will return to North Dakota and serve in an expanded role as state director, as well as overall chief of staff following Julie Fedorchak’s appointment to the Public Service Commission last week. Ryan Bernstein, currently the senator’s deputy chief of staff and legal counsel, will remain counsel and serve as chief of staff for the senator’s Washington, D.C. office.


“As my chief of staff, Don Larson has done an outstanding job. He helped to establish and run our Washington office over the past two years, and I’m happy he will be staying on to apply his knowledge and skills in a new role back home. Don cares deeply about our state and will bring a good understanding of how Washington works to help us serve the people of North Dakota.


“Ryan Bernstein has also done an outstanding job. His service as deputy chief of staff and legal counsel has prepared him well to serve as Washington chief of staff. In his new role, Ryan will combine a broad knowledge of the law and our state with common sense and a love for North Dakota.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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