Hintz Announces Office Staff Changes
MADISON – Today, Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) announced his legislative office staff for the 2021-22 session.
Emily Pritzkow will continue on as Hintz’s Chief of Staff. Pritzkow has worked for Representative Hintz in the State Assembly since the spring of 2011, including two sessions on the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance. Prior to working in the State Assembly, Emily worked as a legislative aide in the office of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.
Dave Groshek will continue to serve as Hintz’s Legislative Director. Groshek has worked for Representative Hintz since 2019, and has worked in the State Assembly since 2011. Prior to working in the Assembly, he served as senior campaign staff for Congressman Ron Kind during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. Dave and his wife live in McFarland with their son and their very good dog.
Shianyia (Shinya) Thao joined Representative Hintz’s office in 2019 and will serve as Digital Director. She joined the legislature in 2017, and worked in the Capitol for former Representative Fred Kessler and Representative Tod Ohnstad. Shianyia is a first generation Hmong American.
Brett Halverson has served as Deputy Legislative Director for Representative Hintz since February 2019. He has worked in state and federal politics since 2007 and received his Master of Public Affairs from UW’s La Follette School in 2014. Brett lives in Mount Horeb with his family and two dogs.
Supawit (Zen) Kitisook will serve as Constituent Outreach Director for Representative Hintz. He most recently worked for the Senate District 32 Office. Previously, Zen served in the Office of Governor Tony Evers and began his career in the Capitol as an intern in the State Senate.
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