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Crapo Announces New Hires, Staff Changes in Idaho and D.C. Offices

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced staff changes and new hires in his Idaho and Washington, D.C., offices.

Carson Tester, a native of Nampa, Idaho, has been promoted to Legislative Correspondent from Staff Assistant.  Prior to joining Senator Crapo’s office, Carson interned in the offices of U.S. Representative Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) and Idaho Governor Brad Little.  Carson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics and a minor in political science from the University of Idaho.

Andrew Gleaton has been promoted to Legislative Assistant.  Andrew joined the Crapo office as a Staff Assistant in January 2020 and was promoted to Legislative Correspondent in February 2021.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boise State University and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.  As a Legislative Assistant, Andrew is responsible for Second Amendment, intellectual property, cybersecurity and immigration issues.

Erika Ose has been promoted to Legislative Assistant.  Erika joined the Crapo office as a Legislative Correspondent in 2021.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.  Erika also holds a master’s degree from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.  As a Legislative Assistant, Erika is responsible for natural resources, agriculture, environment, public lands and tribal affairs issues.

Alexandra Broughton joins the Washington, D.C., office as a Staff Assistant/IT Assistant.  Alexandra graduated from Rocky Mountain College with a degree in political science and a minor in pre-law.  Previously, she interned for Montana Governor Greg Gianforte.

Emma Chance has joined the D.C. office as a Legislative Correspondent.  Emma previously worked as a Staff Assistant for U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana).  She is a Shreveport, Louisiana, native and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in mass communication.

Benjamin Easter has joined the D.C. office as a Legislative Correspondent.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in agricultural communication and minors in environmental economics and environmental law.  Before joining the Crapo office, Benjamin interned for U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-South Dakota).

Matthew Mondello, an Arlington, Virginia, native, joins the Crapo office as a Legislative Correspondent.  Matthew graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in politics.  He previously worked for retired U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) as a Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent. 

Jessica Mrazek joins the Crapo office as a Staff Assistant/ D.C. Office Manager.  Jessica served in the U.S. Army as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Specialist in Georgia.  She separated from the military in 2018 to begin school and is currently finishing a degree in social sciences through Harvard University’s distance program.

Sloane Perkins has been hired as Digital Director in the D.C. office.  Sloane joins the office after working on the Committee on House Administration Republican Staff as a Digital and Press Assistant.  She graduated from Clemson University with a dual degree in political science and modern languages: Spanish, as well as a minor in general communications.

Lauren Young has been hired as the Deputy Regional Director in the Lewiston, Idaho, office.  Lauren is a Post Falls, Idaho, native and is currently a senior at the University of Idaho studying political science.  She is a member of Associated Students University of Idaho, University of Idaho’s (UI) student government, and UI College Republicans.  Lauren will be continuing her education at UI, studying to receive a masters of public administration.