McMorris Rodgers Announces Patrick Bell as District Director

Nov 19, 2019
Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced that Patrick Bell will serve as her District Director in Eastern Washington starting December 9, following the departure of District Director Traci Couture, who has served in that role since 2016.  
 
“Patrick brings a passion for getting results and reaching out to communities across Washington’s Fifth Congressional District,” said Cathy. “He has a deep understanding of the issues facing our region, and I’m excited for him to take on this new role to assist me as we work to listen, learn, and lead on behalf of the people of Eastern Washington.” 
 
  • A Springdale, Washington, native, Patrick’s family raised beef and alfalfa when he was younger.  
  • In 2008, Patrick was a U.S. Fulbright Fellow to Austria where he researched energy and climate policy.  
  • He previously held roles as Director of New Media for Cathy at the House Republican Conference (2010-2012), as Cathy’s Campaign Manager during 2018, and in her Spokane office as Deputy District Director since January 2019.  
  • Previously, Patrick served as Associate Director of State Relations and Director of Special Projects for the Office of the President at the University of Washington.
 
NOTE: Traci Couture will be transitioning to the Spokane Teaching Health Center to serve as their Executive Director. She has served in Cathy’s office for three and a half years.  
 
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