Alloway Announces Capitol Staff Changes

HARRISBURG – Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) announced today that Michael Rader is taking over as his new Chief of Staff, among other changes.           

Rader recently served as Chief of Staff to Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26), of Delaware and Chester Counties. Previously, Rader was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.

Rader sat on the board of directors of the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, served as President of the Gordon Borough Council – located in Schuylkill County – and has prior business experience.

According to Alloway, Rader has been instrumental in major state government reforms, such as assisting rural and suburban communities with reducing tax burdens, reforming the oversight of Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry and relieving students and teachers of the most serious burdens of standardized testing.

“Mike brings top tier experience to my team, he is well respected in the Capitol and he’ll be a great asset to the 33rd Senatorial District and the Senate Republican Caucus, as he has been for the past decade,” said Alloway.

Rader replaces Jeremy Shoemaker, who departed the staff in June of 2018.

Alloway also announced that Douglas Zubeck, formerly of Senator Chuck McIlhinney’s (R-10) staff, is joining his team. Zubeck previously served as a constituent outreach specialist, and has been with the Senate Republican Caucus since 2005. McIlhinney’s term expired this year.

“I believe the team I have assembled is the best in the Senate, with its dedicated track record, credentials and experience, and strong ties to Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and York counties,” said Alloway. “We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 legislative session and being a strong voice for the 33rd District in Harrisburg.”


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