Microsoft Suite* Organization * Research * Policy * Political Network
11/2003 to Current
Develop and respond to emails, postal correspondence, mass mailings, fundraising invitations, and other materials requiring written feedback/communications Maintain detailed written documentation after initiating certain actions/requests for commendations, telephone conversations, RSVPs, fundraising arrangements, etc.
Maintenance of documented logs when needed (i.e.
telephone calls) Routine requests for Commendations or other community-related written materials Social and legislative calendar and related communications/consistent revisions and maintenance of back-up printed material Creation, revision, maintenance, and manipulation of excel spreadsheets/directory lists Verbal Communications: Addressing the varied needs that require individual and group verbal responses/constituent telephone contacts, constituent visits, guests, community organizations, lobbyists, special interest groups, interoffice relations, etc.
Organization: Development and maintenance of a fluid working understanding of the resource network of staff members who are available to facilitate the needs of each delegate's office during session and during the interim.
Creating and maintaining a working relationship with appropriate individuals to ensure that successful results are obtained.
Office operations/supplies/special requests and orders Filing/maintenance of all legislative documents and incoming special interest and legislative-related print material Secretarial direction and appropriate use Daily legislative and personal calendars/timely prompting to ensure that obligations are met in an efficient manner Daily contact with committee operations to make sure delegate has latest list of bills that are in the subcommittees he chairs and attendance of committees when needed Organization and maintenance of guest calendar entries to ensure that all who visit are given attention, heard, and appropriate, accurate responses Consistent problem-solver/flexible/time efficient Coordinate and staff fundraising events, and write thank you letters Schedule and select location for town hall and teletown hall meetings Schedule and attend staff meetings Plan and staff annual unity picnic and oyster roast Legislation: Bill tracking/thorough understanding of the procedures and legislative rules/understanding the current status of patron legislation and other selected bills and being able to communicate in regard to specific pieces of legislation to a variety of audiences Maintenance and organization of constituent contacts and summarizing information when needed Creation, organization, and maintenance of chief patron bills, bill folders, support information, and contact people/groups Personal understanding and daily monitoring of key pieces of legislation/monitoring daily House sessions as well as Senate sessions after Crossover or whenever appropriate Daily session calendar and accompanying support documents/ documentation of daily voting record Lobbyists-knowing the "who's who" in the lobbying arena and communicating with them when special needs arise Knowing and efficiently communicating with those who represent Henrico County Government, schools, and other special groups within the community Technology: Daily email receipt and response/sorting and maintaining for future reference/creation and use of response agents Creation and maintenance of excel spread sheets Networking and communicating with technology staff members and maintaining a reciprocal "admiration society" support system Attendance to all available training sessions in order that up to date technology questions are answered and convenience in usage maximized.
01/1999 to 01/2002
Session Legislative AssistantDelegate Allen Dudley － Rocky Mount, VA
Greeted all visitors and lobbyists Answered phone and responded to constituent mail Kept Delegate's social calendar Assisted full time legislative assistant with bill tracking and helped with Delegate's scheduling Research Assistant for Gubernatorial Appointments under Governor George Allen, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Richmond,.
01/1994 to 06/1998
Worked for Secretary of the Commonwealth - Betsy Beamer Researched code citations for Governor's appointments to boards and commissions Prepared folder containing all eligible candidates for review by the Secretary and the Governor Wrote press releases to announce Governor's new appointments Recruited candidates for boards and commissions Preformed background checks of licenses for professionals applying to boards and commissions Edited the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Blue Book containing all boards and commissions and the names of the Governor's appointees.
02/1992 to 01/1994
Administrative AssistantREPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA － Richmond
General office duties, dissemination of information in.