Inhofe appoints Tulsa native to staff

Wednesday, 05 August 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced the addition of a new staff member in his Washington office. Joel Starr, a Tulsa native, joins the office as Legislative Assistant and Counsel to the Senator on issues pertaining to Inhofe’s recent appointment to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“As a native Oklahoman, I am very proud to join the Inhofe team,” Starr said. “Senator Inhofe will play a vital role on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  I look forward to using my professional foreign relations experience to assist him on this new committee assignment.”

Starr most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Department of State.  He was responsible for relations between the U.S. House of Representatives and the Department of State.

Immediately before this position, Starr served as Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

He has also previously served as Counsel and foreign affairs Legislative Assistant to Congressman Tom Campbell of California, and as an Attorney/Advisor to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp.

Starr is a Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserve, and is a member of the 151st Legal Support Organization out of Alexandria, Virginia.

He is a graduate of Westminster College, the University of Oklahoma and Harvard University.

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