March 08, 2010

New Crapo Staff Helps Idahoans With Casework

Senator adds three constituent service workers at state offices

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has added three constituent service experts to his state-based staff to expand casework assistance for Idahoans. The three positions are based in Crapo's Eastern Idaho-South Office in Pocatello, the South Central Office in Twin Falls and the North Central Office in Lewiston.

Melyssa Nevarez joins the Twin Falls staff following an internship in Crapo's office. She is a Burley native and recent graduate of Idaho State University with a degree in political science and a minor in dance studies. She earlier graduated from the College of Southern Idaho, worked in the banking industry and for the Minidoka School District. She is a 1999 graduate of Burley High School.

Tony Snodderly rejoins Crapo's staff in Lewiston after a stint in the office of former Congressman Bill Sali. Snodderly is a native of Lewiston and graduated in 1985 from Lewiston High School. He served as a city councilman for Craigmont and was a candidate for the Idaho Legislature in 2006. He previously worked in constituent service for Crapo in 2005.

Sally Symons joins Crapo's staff in Pocatello, where she has also lived all of her life. She is a graduate of Idaho State University with a degree in English and minors in food and nutrition studies. She continues to pursue a Master's Degree at ISU and taught English as a teaching assistant. She has been involved in the Pocatello community with PTA groups and volunteer efforts and is a 1988 graduate of Pocatello High School.

Crapo's constituent service staff specializes in helping Idahoans with various casework issues, ranging from tax questions to veterans' services and problems involving any federal agency. Last year Crapo's office assisted more than 2,000 Idaho constituents with such issues, but Crapo notes that constituent services doesn't end at casework; staff is also available to take constituent opinions, assist with flag requests, tour requests, academy nominations and other issues.