(Austin) - Speaker Tom Craddick (R - Midland) today named Alexis DeLee communications director and announced the hiring of James Bernsen as press secretary. Additionally, he named Chris Cutrone media relations liaison for the House. This is part of a reorganization of the Speaker's Press Office to better facilitate communication of the speaker's goals and priorities.
"Alexis has been an excellent communications advisor, and I am pleased to promote her," Speaker Craddick said. "James is also a great addition to my press office. He brings a wealth of capitol experience through his work with a key senator and a prominent house member, and he has observed the legislative process from a reporter's perspective."
James Bernsen is a former news reporter and correspondent for the Lone Star Report, a newsletter covering the Texas Capitol. He served as the deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and as the campaign press secretary for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He has also served as a legislative aide for former Rep. Dianne White Delisi and for Senator Craig Estes.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Recently returned from serving in Iraq, James Bernsen '94 has been hired by the state House Speaker. From Tuesday's press release: