Pelosi Announces New Staff Member Kenneth DeGraff

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that she has named Kenneth DeGraff as her new Policy Advisor for energy and technology.  DeGraff begins his duties April 18.
“Kenneth has been a valuable asset to Congressman Doyle in his service on the Energy and Commerce Committee–fighting to promote universal broadband access and preserve the open Internet, bolster America’s competitiveness and ensure our energy security.” Pelosi said.  “He now brings his impressive experience to my office and will continue working with the technology industry to promote American innovation and create jobs.  Very few sectors hold more potential for creating the kind of middle-class jobs that can support a family than energy and technology, and I am very pleased that Kenneth will be handling those issues.” 
DeGraff most recently served as Legislative Director for Congressman Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania.  He also previously served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Doyle and as a Policy Analyst at Consumers Union.  
DeGraff holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications Studies from Butler University in Indiana. He was a recipient of a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, given to students who have made a commitment to a career in public service. 
DeGraff will take over the energy portfolio in the Leader’s Office from Karen Wayland, who recently departed to serve as Director of Climate Policy at The Nature Conservancy, and technology issues from Erik Stallman, who departed at the end of the last Congress.