Monday, December 31, 2012 By Aaron Brown
Jim Swiderski of Onamia will be Nolan's D.C. office Legislative Director. He staffed Nolan's congressional committee back in the '70s and '80s and
Jodie Torkelson of Thief River Falls will serve as deputy chief of staff, assisting chief of staff Mike Misterek. Torkelson worked under Leon Panetta when he was President Bill Clinton's chief of staff.
Iona Yates of Clarissa will be Nolan's Chief Scheduler, a job she performed in the campaign. Yates is another longtime Nolan staffer and ally.
Steve Johnson of Red Wing will be Nolan's Communications Director, a role Johnson also performed during Nolan's first stint in Congress. Johnson has spent the last 30 years in the communication field, leaving a top post at Ainsley Shea to take this job.