May 20, 2008

Crapo Announces State Staff Changes

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announces five members of his state staff are being promoted to new positions. Former Regional Director Mitch Silvers has been named as State Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Environment. Silvers' new assignment will include increased interaction and coordination with local governments, state and federal agencies, and Tribal leaders on a number of Crapo initiatives involving environmental concerns, Native American issues and other topics.

Silvers will remain based in Lewiston and share various agricultural assignments with Crapo's other state directors. Layne Bangerter is Crapo's State Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Bob Ford is his State Director of Business, Trade and Rural Development. Bangerter and Ford are based in the Senator's Idaho State Office in Boise.

Cindi Roberts will take on additional duties as Crapo's State Assistant for Scheduling. Jennifer Beier is being promoted to Senior Caseworker, overseeing all constituent assistance across Idaho. Both Beier and Roberts work out of Crapo's Boise office.

Peter Stegner is being promoted to Regional Director in Crapo's North Central Office in Lewiston, assuming Silvers' duties as Regional Director.

A.J. Church is being promoted to Regional Director in Crapo's Southwestern Office in Caldwell. Church, a former intern in Crapo's Boise and Twin Falls Offices and for Representative Mike Simpson, will join other Crapo staffers in assisting constituents in the Caldwell office.