Murkowski Hires New Legislative Director

Senator Promotes Juneau-Born and Raised Former Stevens Staffer to Direct Policy Aims

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the promotion of Kate Williams to become her new Legislative Director in Washington, DC, to oversee her legislative efforts in the United States Senate.  Williams will fill the vacancy created by Tara Shaw’s departure to run the policy operations of Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY).

“Kate Williams has a stellar track record of advancing Alaskan issues and serving Alaskans – and I look forward to having her hand guiding our policy aims as we do what’s right for our state and nation,” said Senator Murkowski.  “Kate has been instrumental in guiding oil and gas issues on the Energy Committee; Alaskans will benefit greatly from her guidance on a broader portfolio of issues in her new role as Legislative Director.”

Born and raised in Juneau, Kate Williams has had a robust resume rising from front desk staffer for Senator Ted Stevens to eventually becoming his legislative director. After Stevens left office, Williams practiced law in Anchorage, worked for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and then joined Senator Murkowski’s Energy Committee team as the Oil and Gas Counsel.  She graduated from Juneau-Douglas H.S. received an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and got her law degree from the University of San Diego.

Williams begins today.


(Kate Williams)