U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) on Tuesday announced the opening of his new regional office, which will be located in Hoover. The office is set to officially open August 2.
He has appointed Mike Raita to serve as Hoover regional director. Although casework and constituent service requests for the area have been ongoing since the beginning of the year, the Hoover office location will formally open its doors to constituents this week.
The Hoover office will service Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, Bibb, Shelby, Chilton, Talladega, Blount and St. Clair Counties.
“Many folks in the greater Birmingham area already know my Hoover staff to be responsive and accessible, but it’s great to have a new physical location to welcome our constituents as we continue our work for Alabamians,” said Tuberville.
He added, “With Mike Raita serving as Hoover Regional Director, constituents have an advocate that’s spent his career working with the public and who understands the needs and priorities of Central Alabama.”
A graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Raita spent 28 years of a 35-year career in broadcast journalism in Central Alabama. Raita, a recipient of several Emmys and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, has worked as an instructor at the University of West Alabama.
He is a member of the Birmingham Barons Hall of Fame and serves on the board of the Reed Foundation.
Earlier this year, Tuberville announced two staff members of the Hoover Regional Office, Deanna Frankowski and Gil Hanahan.
Deanna Frankowski will serve as the Hoover constituent services. Frankowski has been extensively involved in local, state, and federal campaigns and conservative grassroots causes for 25 years.
A resident of Alabama since 1985, she currently serves as secretary of the Jefferson County GOP Executive and Steering Committees and is active in various local organizations.
Gil Hanahan will serve as the state health care liaison. Hanahan spearheaded the first graduate medical education program at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree with distinction from Auburn University in Health Services Administration with a minor in Business and also received his Master’s of Science Degree in Health Administration from UAB.
The following is the address and contact information for Senator Tuberville’s Hoover Regional Office:
3000 River Chase, Suite 915
Hoover, AL 35244
Phone: (205) 760-7307
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News