Congressman-elect Barry Moore names chief of staff, district director
Congressman-elect Barry Moore (AL-02) on Tuesday announced that he has hired Shana Kluck Teehan as his chief of staff and Bill Harris as his district director.
Moore, a Republican and former state representative from Enterprise, will be sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress on January 3.
“I’m blessed to be able to add Shana Teehan and Bill Harris to my team,” Moore said in a statement. “Shana’s political experience in Alabama and congressional experience in Washington will let me hit the ground running as a new Congressman, so there won’t be a single day when District 2 isn’t fully represented. Bill knows Alabama politics and industry like few others, and he’ll help make sure District 2’s interests are looked out for. The fact he’s a veteran who understands our military and veterans’ needs will be a great asset to the people I represent.”
Teehan, while a native of Texas, lived in Alabama for 16 years, and her four children are native Alabamians.
Her previous service includes being state director for the Ron Paul for President campaign, part of the beginning of the Alabama Tea Party movement and communications director for the Alabama Republican Party during the 2012 election cycle. Teehan also served on the ALGOP Executive Committee from 2008 until she moved to Virginia in 2012 to be press secretary to Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX). She has held several additional positions in Washington, including communications director for then-U.S. Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) and senior advisor to Brady, the then-House Ways and Means chairman.
Harris, a resident of Pine Level, will be Moore’s district director. A deacon of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville and veteran with 32 years of service, Harris has been with the Alabama Forestry Association since 2014, most recently as director of Political Affairs. A long-time member of the ALGOP Executive Committee, Harris brings his extensive military and federal, state and local political experience to Moore’s Alabama-based team.
Moore concluded, “I’m looking forward to working with Shana and Bill to represent the values and interests of District 2 from Day 1.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn