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Nelson announces staff changes

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Staff report

Staffing changes are coming Nov. 1 at the Capitol, district and committee offices of state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound. 

Nelson's senate district covers most of southern Denton County and southern Denton neighborhoods. 

Her current chief of staff, Dave Nelson (not related), has been named Senate Finance Committee director. Stacey Gilliam will become the deputy committee director. Other committee staff include the tax policy director, Susie Buda, the budget analysts, Brady Vaughn and Austin Holder, and clerk, Stephanie Hoover.

Nelson's current legislative director, Travis Broussard, has been named Nelson's new chief of staff. Anne Allensworth will take his place as legislative director, and Kevin Fletcher has been named a policy analyst. The new communications director is Alexa Hoisager with Danielle Drastata serving as correspondence director and Elizabeth Rice remaining as scheduling coordinator. The main telephone number for Nelson's office at the state Capitol is 512-463-0112. 

Breanne Gonzales Jackson has been promoted to district director in the district office. Bonnie Diehl joins the district staff as field representative. The district office is located at 1225 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Grapevine, 76051. The main telephone number at the district office is 817-424-3446.