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Washington, Feb 3, 2006 | Ed McDonald (202.225.3065) | comments
Six new staffers have joined the Washington and Greensboro offices of U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) in the last few months. The new employees include a legislative counsel, an executive assistant, a legislative correspondent, and a constituent liaison on Capitol Hill and a new community liaison and district representative in North Carolina.

John Mautz of Annapolis, Maryland, is Congressman Coble’s new Counsel. John will handle much of the representative’s work with the House Judiciary committee. For the past three years, John served as Counsel for Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., (R-MD). From 1997-2002, John served as Counsel on the House Judiciary committee. He is the son of Dr. John and Diana Mautz of St. Michaels, Maryland.

John is a 1994 graduate of University of Dayton with a degree in political science and was awarded a law degree from Ohio Northern University in 1997. John replaced Robbie Boone who was hired by Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC). Anna Sagely, who is Coble’s Legislative Director, will handle many of the Transportation committee issues Robbie formerly covered.

Rep. Coble’s new Executive Assistant is Jennifer Brady of Ramseur, North Carolina. Jennifer is on her second tour of duty with the 6th District Republican. Jennifer replaced Mary Elizabeth Tillman who joined Wal-Mart as its political action committee manager. Jennifer was a Constituent Liaison for Rep. Coble, became Executive Assistant to Rep. John Boozman (R-AR), and has returned to Coble’s office as Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in communications. She is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Randolph High School. Jennifer is the daughter of Kenny and Sandra Brady of Ramseur. In addition to being Rep. Coble’s Washington scheduler, Jennifer is also assuming many of the office management duties performed by Vera Shear, who recently retired.

Blair Beddow of Charlotte, North Carolina, is Rep. Coble’s first-ever Legislative Correspondent. Blair was promoted from Constituent Liaison in Coble’s office. She also is assuming some of the responsibilities handled previously by Vera Shear. Blair is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She is a 2001 graduate of Charlotte Latin School. Blair is the daughter of John and Christy Beddow of Weddington, North Carolina.

The new Constituent Liaison for Congressman Coble is Todd Neal of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Todd replaced Blair as Coble’s Constituent Liaison. Todd is a 2005 graduate of Duke University with a degree in art history. Todd is a 2001 graduate of Pinecrest High School. He is the son of Dr. John and Lynn Neal of Southern Pines.

The new staffers in the Greensboro office include Becky Cage of Greensboro and Kathy McClellan of Oak Ridge. Becky is Rep. Coble’s new Community Liaison. She coordinates Coble’s North Carolina scheduling and supervises his service academy nominations among other duties. Becky is a 1995 graduate of Page High School and received an economics degree from Guilford College in 1999. Becky had previously worked for Senator Richard Burr’s (R-NC) campaign committee. She replaces Coble’s longtime North Carolina scheduler, Jan Scott, who moved to Copenhagen to work for the recently-appointed U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Jim Cain of Raleigh. Becky is the daughter of Jon Cage of Jamestown and Phyllis Cage of Greensboro.

Also joining the Greensboro office is Kathy McClellan of Oak Ridge as District Representative. Among her various duties, Kathy will handle the many requests that Rep. Coble’s receives from 6th District military families and veterans. Kathy is a 1971 graduate of Southeast Guilford High School and received a degree in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1975. Kathy replaces Kathy Benfield who retired. Kathy McClellan is the daughter of William Barton of Pleasant Garden.

“We are pleased to have John, Jennifer, Blair, Todd, Becky, and Kathy join our team,” Rep. Coble noted, “as we continue our efforts to serve the citizens of the 6th District of North Carolina. It is probably the most changes we have experienced in our offices in a short time frame during our entire tenure, and while we will miss those who left us, I am confident that we have assembled an outstanding team in both Washington and North Carolina.”


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