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Sen. Cruz Announces Staff Hire to D.C. Office

June 5, 2020



WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced a new staff hire in his Washington, D.C. office. He has named Chris Jaarda as Legislative Director.

"I'm pleased to welcome Chris to our Senate team," Sen. Cruz said. "His wealth of experience fighting for conservative principles in the private sector and on Capitol Hill will be invaluable in promoting the interests of Texans in Washington, D.C. I look forward to working with him to defend our values and ensure that freedom, opportunity, and respect for the Constitution live strong in our policies."

Christopher M. Jaarda is a graduate of Furman University and Villanova University School of Law. He has worked in private legal practice, in the private sector and in the House of Representatives and Senate. He brings a wealth of Capitol Hill experience to the job that includes prior service as legislative counsel for former Rep. Mary Bono, former Senator John Ensign, and current Rep. Ken Buck. In addition, he has also previously worked in Senate Republican leadership both with the Senate Steering Committee and also at the Republican Policy Committee under Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Chris lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and children.




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