Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, has named a new chief of staff.
Here’s a release from his office:
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today announced that former Legislative Director and Southside Virginia native, Kelly Simpson, has been named Chief of Staff. Simpson will succeed Martinsville native and long-time 5th District Chief of Staff, Jerr Rosenbaum, who announced earlier this month that he has accepted an opportunity to work for newly-elected Senate Whip, John Cornyn of Texas. Following the announcement, Congressman Hurt issued the below statement:
“I am pleased to announce that Kelly Simpson will now be serving the people of Virginia’s 5th District in a new capacity as our office’s Chief of Staff. A native of Southside Virginia, Kelly has dedicated much of his career to serving the people of Virginia’s 5th District and the Commonwealth. He shares my commitment to listening to and serving all 5th District Virginians and we are pleased that he will continue his service as we begin the 113th Congress. At the same time, I thank Jerr for his years of service to the people of Virginia’s 5th District and congratulate him on his new position.”
Kelly Simpson is a long-time resident of Henry County in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Since Congressman Hurt was elected in 2010, Simpson has served as Hurt’s Legislative Director, overseeing legislative initiatives on behalf of the 5th District. Prior to joining Congressman Hurt’s staff, Kelly worked for Governor Bob McDonnell, and also previously served in the office of former U.S. Representative Virgil Goode. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the George Washington University Law School.