Hoyas dominate list of top congressional staffers
[Editor’s Note: Chris Heller, the author of this slideshow, is a former Vox editor]
Of the 319 top congressional staffers profiled in the National Journal‘s Hill People 2011, Georgetown University tops the list at ten. Second place Yale took only seven spots.
Three work for Democrats in the Senate, while most have jobs with the Republican majority in the House. Neil Bradley (COL ’98), policy director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), is the most senior on the list. The most senior staffer is Barry Jackson, a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Georgetown’s congressional bona fides are well known: Six current senators and twelve representatives, including three freshmen, graduated from the University.
Last election cycle, Vox highlighted the Georgetown alums running for Congress. Among the 21 that were in the race, fifteen won.