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Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has promoted two state staff members and hired two Idahoans to take positions in his state offices.

Jennifer Beier has transferred from the North-Central Regional office in Lewiston, where she was a Staff Assistant, to the Idaho State Office in Boise, where she will now work as the Constituent Service Representative. She will be responsible for casework and managing the state internship program. Beier, who just finished up a degree in Business Administration from Lewis-Clark State College, is a 2000 graduate of Lewiston High School. Beier will focus on constituent service and casework involving federal agencies.

Katie Shewmaker is now the South-Central Regional Director in Twin Falls, having worked for Crapo for the last 16 months as Staff Assistant in that office. Shewmaker, a Twin Falls native, holds a 1998 bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming, and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1993. As Regional Director, she will be based in Twin Falls and will cover the Magic Valley area.

Peter D. Stegner will start next month as Staff Assistant in the North-Central Regional Office in Lewiston. He completed a Master's Degree in English Literature at the University of Idaho in August, and also has a Bachelor's from the U of I, graduating summa cum laude. He will assist with casework and constituent services in the North-Central Regional Office.

Janice Wilcox will work as a Staff Assistant in the North Idaho Regional Office in Coeur d'Alene. She is a longtime resident of the area, and has spent many volunteer hours working with local community organizations, including the Rathdrum Area Chamber of Commerce, the Twin Lakes Association, the Rathdrum Historical Society, the Red Cross and local schools. She will assist with casework and constituent services in the North Idaho Regional Office.