Nadler Announces New Legislative Director

Sep 12, 2004

Washington, DC -- Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is very pleased to announce that he has promoted Lisette Morton to the position of Legislative Director. Ms. Morton, who has served in Nadler's Washington office for the past four years, worked as the Congressman's Transportation and Infrastructure Legislative Assistant, and also handled several other issues including the environment, energy, labor, economic development, agriculture, science, and animal rights. She will continue to advise the Congressman on these issues as her job duties expand in her new role as Legislative Director.

"Lisette Morton has been an excellent Legislative Assistant and will be a tremendous Legislative Director," said Nadler. "Her strength on her issues of expertise has been invaluable to me and the people of the 8th Congressional District, and I'm very pleased that she will continue to work with me as Legislative Director."

As Legislative Director, Ms. Morton will supervise Rep. Nadler's legislative staff and will drive his legislative agenda.

Before starting in Rep. Nadler's office, Ms. Morton worked for Representative Bruce Vento (D-MN) as a Legislative Assistant for the Resources Committee and issues relating to the environment, energy, agriculture, Native Americans, and animal rights.

Ms. Morton takes over for John Doty, who was Rep. Nadler's Legislative Director before being promoted to the position of Washington Director.

Amy Rutkin, Chief of Staff to Rep. Nadler, stated, "We are very pleased to promote Lisette Morton to the position of Legislative Director. I know she will continue to work with honor and distinction for Congressman Nadler."