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Want to work for Brown-Waite? Practice bocce



An article in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, about staff additions to U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite's Washington office caught our eye today. The story introduces new spokeswoman Cassie Smedile and two legislative staffers, photo included. And it discusses the unique hiring practices at the Brooksville Republican's office.

Here is what Katie Troller, who was promoted from legislative correspondent to legislative assistant, said about the job application:

“I found out about the legislative correspondent job through a listserv posting. The job description asked for a 300-word essay describing how bocce ball changed your life. I instantaneously knew I wanted to work for an office that had such a great personality and appreciated bocce ball,” she said.

Read more here.

John Frank, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:57am]


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