February 07, 2007

CRAPO PROMOTES REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN COEUR D'ALENE

Karen Roetter has handled military issues, casework

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has a new regional director heading up the Coeur d'Alene office, but she is not new to his staff. Karen Roetter has been promoted to Regional Director in Coeur d'Alene after serving as Staff Assistant in the office for the past six years. Roetter has lived in Coeur d'Alene nearly 27 years. Prior to working for Crapo, she assisted Idaho constituents through her work with the late Idaho Representative Helen Chenoweth-Hage. She has also been active as a community volunteer in several areas including PTO president, youth volleyball coach, and President of the Coeur d'Alene Soccer Club. "Karen's deep roots in Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County are a real asset to our organization," Crapo said. "I know she relishes working for the people of Idaho and I look forward to her continued service with this promotion." Roetter will be assisted by Crapo staff members Mitch Silvers on natural resource issues and Jennifer Beier on constituent casework. Both Silvers and Beier will split time between Crapo's Lewiston and Coeur d' Alene offices. Roetter graduated from the University of Idaho in 1979 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She has also worked as a classroom teacher in the Coeur d'Alene School District.