WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) today issued the following statement, announcing the departure of his longtime Chief of Staff, Shana Chandler, and other senior staff changes.

“Shana is a dedicated public servant who has worked for the people of Washington’s Ninth for more than 25 years, starting her career as an executive assistant and rising to the role of Chief of Staff. I first met Shana shortly after being elected to Congress, and she has worked alongside me ever since. In 2007, Shana became Chief of Staff and has led our office with integrity, ambition, and relentless commitment to the people of Washington’s Ninth.” said Representative Smith. “The successes of our office are in no small part due to Shana’s tireless work as a leader and mentor to the whole staff – both in the capital and in our district. I am eternally grateful for the contributions she has made to our office, our district, and our country. Although her departure will be deeply felt, we wish her all the best in her future endeavors and look forward to seeing what more she will accomplish for our country.”

In addition to Chandler’s departure, the following staff changes will go into effect on May 6:

  • Sarah Servin, currently Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director, will assume the role of Chief of Staff; and
  • Glenn Carpenter, currently Deputy District Director, will assume the role of District Director.
Representative Smith continued, “I am thrilled that Sarah will be stepping into the role of Chief. Sarah has been a member of our team for nearly six years, and I am confident she will bring to the position her extensive expertise, passion, and dedication. Under her leadership, the staff will continue their work to strengthen our community and advance progressive policies that will benefit Americans here at home and across the country. I extend my gratitude and congratulations to Sarah and the other members of our staff who are taking on new roles and furthering their commitment to delivering real results for the people of the Ninth District.”