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FCC’s Shelton to Help House Democrats

Johanna Mikes Shelton is leaving the Federal Communications Commission office of member Jonathan Adelstein to become the top lawyer for Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Shelton is replacing Gregg Rothschild, who is leaving his staff position to join the Washington, D.C., office of Verizon Communications as vice president, federal relations and policy counsel.

"I will greatly miss Johanna and the excellent support and advice she has provided me, but I am proud to know that she will continue her government service, an important cause that we both believe in,” Adelstein said in a prepared statement.

In her new role, Shelton will work closely with Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the most senior Democrat on the committee. Her new job begins Feb. 1.

Before joining Adelstein’s office, Shelton was a telecommunications adviser to Rep. Richard Boucher (D-Va.), an Energy and Commerce member.