Three Aroostook County natives part of Senator-Elect Angus King's staff

29 December 2012

MAINE/ Aroostook County- Senator-Elect Angus King is announcing that all state regional staff positions are filled. Three Aroostook County natives will be part of his team.



Senior staffing positions include Chief of Staff Kay Rand of Ashland and Administrative Director Pat Doak of Caribou.

Rand started her career with the Maine Municipal Association. She was the campaign manager for both the 1994 gubernatorial election and the re-elect in 1998. She was King's chief of staff during the eight years in Augusta. Between campaigns, she worked at Bernstein Shur Governmental Solutions. She was the campaign manager for Angus 2012 which resulted in a 22 point victory in November.

Doak started his career as an intern with Senator William S. Cohen in 1994. He has worked in Senator Olympia J. Snowe's office from 1994- to the present in multiple capacities including staff assistant, systems administrator and since 1996 as the Office Manager.

Additional staff members include Deputy Chief of Staff Toby McGrath, Communications Director Crystal Canney, State Director Edie Smith, Constituent Director Teague Morris, and Senior Policy Advisor Marge Kilkelly.

Senator-Elect Angus King said, "This is the first round of hires and represents a diverse group of people from across the political spectrum. I am pleased to have this talented team joining me as we transition to Washington. Some of the team members will be based in Maine, others will split their time and some will be full time in Washington, D.C. These are people who have strong reputations in Maine and who will serve the citizens well."

The regional representatives include Sharon Campbell of Presque Isle in Aroostook County. Campbell is an Aroostook County native and a long time Snowe staffer. She has served as the Aroostook County Representative for Senator Snowe for over 10 years, representing the needs of northern Maine. Campbell has extensive experience in understanding the issues of the area and in advocating for the people and businesses of northern Maine.  She is active in community service projects and lives in Presque Isle with her family.

Additional staff include Bonita Pothier in York County, Travis Kennedy in Cumberland County, Ben Tucker in Androscoggin County, Gail Keze in Midcoast Region, Chris Rector in Eastern Maine, and Elizabeth Schneider in Central and Northern Maine.

Additional Washington, D.C. staff includes Press Secretary Scott Ogden, Deputy Press Secretary Margaret Williams, Legislative Assistant Christopher Rauscher and Legislative Assistant Aisha Woodward.

Senator-Elect Angus King said, "The regional representatives will be key to staying in touch with the people of Maine. This is a diverse group of people that I am proud to bring on the team. We have added excellent people to our Washington, D.C. staff in the policy arena who will be instrumental in the legislative process."

Senator-Elect Angus King will be sworn in on January 3rd.