Rickett Joins DC Staff
Aug 20 2014
SOMERSET, Ky -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) enhances operations for Kentucky and Washington D.C. offices with additional staff, including two new Field Representatives in southern and eastern Kentucky.
"With 30 counties spanning some 200 miles, the Fifth Congressional District will certainly benefit from a full staff of three Field Representatives in southern and eastern Kentucky," said Rogers. "It is my hope that we can improve communication between local and federal matters, by enhancing support on the ground for local leaders and families living in our region. With three native Kentuckians of the Fifth District, serving as Field Representatives, the people of our region can be confident that this staff knows and fully understands the issues we face."
Carlos Cameron will serve as the new Field Representative for the western portion of the Fifth Congressional District. Cameron began working in the Somerset Office on August 4, 2014 and serves Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley Counties. Cameron, a Jackson County resident, joins the Congressional office after dedicating nine years to Operation UNITE as a Coalition Coordinator. Cameron can be reached in the Somerset office at 606-679-8346.
Rogers also welcomes Nick Camic as his new Field Representative for the Kentucky River Area, who is based in the Hazard, Kentucky office. Camic transitioned from Rogers' Washington D.C. office to serve in the Fifth Congressional District on Monday, August 18, 2014. Camic, a Lincoln County native, serves Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley and Perry Counties. Camic can be reached in the Hazard office at 606-439-0794.
Cameron and Camic will work along-side Field Representative Adam Rice who continues to serve eastern Kentucky in Rogers' Prestonsburg office. Rice, a Johnson County resident, now serves Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Rowan and Pike Counties. Rice can be reached in the Prestonsburg office at 606-886-0844.
Former Field Representative, Shannon Rickett has transitioned to Rogers' Washington D.C. office to serve as Legislative Assistant. Rickett's work will focus on legislative issues involving agriculture, healthcare and transportation, among others. Rickett, a Corbin native, joined Rogers' office in 2012 after dedicating several years to the National Institute for Hometown Security. Rickett can be reached in the DC office at 202-225-4601.
Rogers also promoted Ashley Nichols to Legislative Assistant in his Washington D.C. office. Nichols' work will focus on legislative issues involving energy, environment and defense. Additional DC office staff includes Alex Pinson as the new Legislative Correspondent and Kathryn Kennedy as the new staff assistant.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter @RepHalRogers or on Facebook @CongressmanHalRogers.