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Senator Ramps Up Washington DC Staff, Promotes “Show Me” State Staffers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kit Bond today announced two promotions and one new hire to his Washington staff.

"Josh, Amy, and Meagan are talented Missourians who are devoted to the concerns of our state," said Bond. "I am proud to have these Show-Me-Staters on my staff and look forward to working with them in their new capacities."

Amy Blair, a native of Clay County, Missouri, will serve as Bond’s new legislative aid for education issues. Blair, a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a journalism advertising degree, is experienced in Missouri public service. She worked for Missouri State Representative Mike Dethrow and first served in Senator Bond’s office as a press intern. Later, Blair joined Bond’s Washington office where she served as a legislative correspondent for agriculture, energy, water and transportation issues.

Josh Kremer is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. A University of Missouri-Columbia graduate, Kremer holds a bachelor’s degree in both political science and psychology and is no newcomer to Missouri politics. Kremer has worked for Missouri State Senator Chris Koster and Missouri State Representative Dwight Scharnhorst. After his stint in state politics, Josh joined Bond’s Columbia office in 2006. Kremer is now joining Bond’s Washington staff as a legislative correspondent for a number of issues, including defense, military, veterans and foreign affairs.

Meagan Perry, a Missouri native who hails from Bowling Green, will serve as Bond’s new legislative assistant for agriculture, Corps of Engineers, USDA, food and nutrition issues. Perry’s first stint with Missouri’s Congressional delegation was with Representative Kenny Hulshof. Before joining the Bond team, Perry also worked for the family business, Perry Agricultural Laboratory, the University of Missouri Pant Physiology Research Laboratory and the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. Perry has also been a part of cultural exchanges on soil science and agriculture in Australia and France.