Two members of the staff of Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th – both lawyers – have been selected for his senior staff for the House Judiciary Committee where Goodlatte will take office as chairman.
Shelley Husband will serve as chief of staff and Branden Ritchie will become deputy chief of staff and chief counsel, according to Goodlatte’s office.
Husband has been Goodlatte’s chief of staff in his personal office. Ritche has been legislative director and counsel.
“While they will be missed in my personal office, I know that their vast knowledge and expertise make them perfectly suited to lead the Judiciary Committee in the new Congress,” Goodlatte said in a news release.