Incoming House speaker introduces new staff


A staffer to Congressman Tracey Mann and a former state House candidate are two of the new aides going to work for incoming House Speaker Dan Hawkins.

Hawkins announced that Cale Beam, who now works as a legislative assistant to Mann, will serve as the speaker's legislative director.

Also joining Hawkins' team as communications director is Carrie Rahfaldt, who unsuccessfully challenged Democratic state Rep. Mari-Lynn-Poskin last fall.

And Logan Patrick, who is now attending Butler Community College, will work for the speaker as legislative liaison.

Hawkins' chief of staff, B.J. Harden, will remain the Wichita lawmaker . . .


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