Sen. Jim Stamas announces staff changes

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas on Thursday announced several staff changes for the 101st Legislature.

New roles and additions to Stamas’ staff include Patty Hertrich as chief of staff, Brian Shoaf as senior budget advisor, and Bryce Webster as legislative director.

Cherryl Khoury is continuing in her role as scheduler and constituent relations director and Stacey Gomoll is continuing as Stamas’ office assistant and constituent aide.

“I am proud to have Patty and Bryce join our team as we continue to tackle the tough issues affecting the people of Michigan and the 36th Senate District every day,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “Brian has been with me from my start in the Legislature, and I am happy to see him take on a new role focusing on meeting our budget challenges. I also want to thank Cherryl and Stacey for continuing to help us provide the best constituent services possible.”

Hertrich most recently served as chief of staff for Senate Majority Floor Leader Peter MacGregor and previously worked for Reps. Joe Haveman and Chuck Moss when they chaired the House Appropriations Committee.

Shoaf is currently Stamas’ chief of staff and previously worked for Stamas in the House, former Rep. John Moolenaar and former Sen. Bill Schuette.

Webster previously worked for former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Americans For Prosperity, and Reps. Lynn Afendoulis and Ken Borton.

Residents can contact Stamas’ office toll-free at 1-855-347-8036 or via email at [email protected]. Residents may also visit Stamas’ Senate website at or send a letter via U.S. Mail. The mailing address is Senator Jim Stamas, P. O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909.