Ross Makes Congressional Office Staff Changes


Published: Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.

LAKELAND | U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, has made staff changes as he begins his second two-year term.

Laura Rodriguez, who served as chief legislative aide to former Florida Sen. Paula Dockery through Dockery's legislative career, will join Ross' Lakeland office as constituent services representative.

In Washington, Ross has three new staff members and has promoted a fourth.

Anthony Foti has become Ross' new chief of staff, replacing Fred Piccolo, who has left the staff.

Foti had been Ross' deputy chief of staff since 2011. Before that he was a senior advisor at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. He has also served as the district director for former U.S. Rep. Bill Paxon of the New York 27th Congressional District. He was a transition advisory committee coordinator for the Bush-Cheney presidential transition.

Katie Hughes will join the Ross office as communications director. She most recently served as press secretary for U.S. Rep. Mike Pence of the 6th Congressional District in Indiana. She also served as a press assistant for the House Republican Conference during the 111th Congress.

Amie Woeber, a native Floridian, has joined the staff as legislative director.

She served as legislative director for former U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, who was a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Ross was recently appointed to the Financial Services Committee.

Kyle Glenn will join the Ross office as a legislative analyst. He most recently worked for U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Spring Hill, as his legislative assistant, focusing on armed services, veterans, judiciary, education and labor issues.

Ross was re-elected without opposition this year.

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