Montgomery County Board of Education Has A New Legislative Aide (PHOTO)
Montgomery County Board of Education announced on June 24 that it has hired a new legislative aide to represent the Board of Education’s interests before the General Assembly.
Patricia Swanson, a former as legislative aide to Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., and Montgomery County Delegate Ariana Kelly, will serve as the primary liaison to Montgomery County’s state legislative delegation in Annapolis.
“Patricia Swanson has the experience and expertise to ensure that the Board, as well as the students and staff of Montgomery County Public Schools, are well represented in Annapolis during the legislative session and throughout the year. She has a deep understanding of the legislative process and has developed a broad array of contacts that will assist the Board with its work at the local, state, and federal level,” said Patricia B. O’Neill, president of the Montgomery County Board of Education.
According to a news release, Swanson also served as legislative assistant for the office of State Senator John C. Astle, of Anne Arundel County and State Senator Edward Kasemeyer, of Baltimore and Howard counties. In these roles, she served as a committee analyst assigned to the Budget and Taxation Committee, attended hearings and briefings, and assisted constituents.
Swanson replaces Laura Steinberg, who retired recently after 24 years with Montgomery County Public Schools, including the last eight years as staff assistant to the Board for legislative and intergovernmental relations.