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Henke named Blunt’s legislative director

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

U.S. Senator Roy Bunt announced last week that Tracy Henke will serve as his new Legislative Director. Henke joined Blunt’s policy team in June 2013 as Senior Policy Advisor covering issues related to appropriations, budget and taxes.

A native of Moscow Mills, Henke graduate from the University of Missouri and previously worked for former U.S. Senators Kit Bond and Jack Danforth.

During her time in the executive branch, Henke served at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under former U.S. Senator and Attorney General John Ashcroft. She also worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Grants and Training.

“Tracy brings extensive public and private sector experience to this posistion, as well as deep ties and a broad understanding of the unique issues facing Missouri,” said Blunt. “I’m glad to have Tracy leading my policy team as we work to confront a number of important challenges in the Senate and in Washington.”

After nearly12 years working on Blunt’s policy team, outgoing Legislative Director, Brian Diffell, will join the Washington Tax and Public Policy Group as Senior Vice-President in Washington, D.C.