June 02, 2009

Crapo Announces New Regional Directors

Twin Falls, Nampa-Caldwell offices get hometown leadership

Washington, DC. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announces new leadership in his Idaho offices in Twin Falls and Caldwell. The changes took effect June 1.

AJ Church is Crapo's new Regional Director in the South-Central Office, located in Twin Falls. Church, a Magic Valley native, is returning home to Twin Falls after working as Crapo's Regional Director in the Southwestern State Office in Caldwell. Church, born and raised in Twin Falls, is a graduate of Twin Falls High School and recently graduated from Boise State University. He served multiple internships with Senator Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson before accepting the Regional Director position in Caldwell last year. The Regional Director position in Twin Falls gives him an opportunity to move closer to his family. Church plans to bring knowledge of the Magic Valley and his experience to the office to better serve the residents of South-Central Idaho.

Bryan Ricker takes over as Crapo's new Regional Director in the Southwestern State Office in Caldwell, serving Nampa, Caldwell and surrounding communities. Ricker also has prior experience in political service, having interned for both Crapo and former Congressman Bill Sali. Ricker, also an Idaho native, grew up in Nampa and resides there with his wife and family. He is a graduate of Boise State University and majored in Political Science with interests in international relations and history. Ricker served a two-year mission for the LDS Church in South Korea.

"AJ and Bryan will maintain the high standards we set for constituent service and response," Crapo said. "Having Idaho natives with extensive knowledge of their areas and Idaho issues is important and I encourage Idahoans to meet AJ and Bryan as they contact my regional offices for assistance, to leave a comment or ask questions."

Crapo's South-Central Office remains at 202 Falls Avenue, Suite 2 (across from the College of Southern Idaho) in Twin Falls. The Southwestern Office is at 524 East Cleveland Boulevard, Suite 220, in Caldwell, near the Caldwell City Hall.