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Burris Adds Kenneth Montoya, Former Wellstone And Simon Staffer, To Senate Staff

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Roland Burris is filling more key staff positions in his Senate office.

The Illinois Democrat announced today that he's appointing Kenneth Montoya to be his legislative director and Jose Rivera to serve as director of his Chicago office.

Burris says Montoya and Rivera will bring expertise and experience to his staff.

Montoya has worked for Democratic Sens. Paul Simon of Illinois and Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Most recently, he served as the Government Affairs Representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Rivera joins Burris' staff after serving as director of program audit compliance for the Chicago Department of Human Services.