Spanberger Hires Maryam Janani, O’Rourke Senior Staffer, as Legislative Director

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HENRICO, VA — In continuing to build her official staff, Congresswoman-Elect Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) announced today that Maryam Janani will come aboard as Legislative Director in January.

Janani, a former senior legislative assistant to Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and Director of Policy and Research for the Beto for Texas senatorial campaign, comes into her new role with a background in health policy, public policy, and economics. Her professional experience spans both the public and private sectors, as well as domestic and international non-profit groups.

“Maryam brings a wealth of knowledge and policy experience to our team,” said Spanberger. “As our Legislative Director, Maryam will be critical in driving our issues-focused agenda as we work to craft innovative and meaningful policies that will help the people of Virginia’s 7th District. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have someone of her considerable talents and expertise on our team.”

Janani is eager to make a positive impact on Virginia’s 7th District in her new role. “I admire Congresswoman-elect Spanberger’s commitment to her constituents and the values she ran on, and I am very excited to be joining her team,” she said. “I look forward to executing the office’s legislative vision and working for the people of Virginia’s 7th.”

Janani holds degrees from Harvard University (B.A., Neurobiology) and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (MPA).

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