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McConnell Promotes UK Alumna as New Legislative Director

photo of Tiffany Ge and Mitch McConnell
Tiffany Ge was recently promoted by Sen. Mitch McConnell. Photo provided.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2021) — University of Kentucky alumna Tiffany Ge was promoted to legislative director of the personal office of U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Washington, D.C. Ge, from Louisville, Kentucky, joined the senator’s office in 2017 as legal counsel and manages an extensive legislative portfolio. 

As legislative director, Ge will oversee all Kentucky-focused legislative matters for the senator and manage the policy staff. She will continue to serve as legal counsel and handle the Judiciary and Law Enforcement policy portfolios. She will be a key link with the senator’s leadership office and communicate daily with Kentuckians.

“Tiffany is a key member of my staff and continues to be highly-effective in helping me deliver for Kentucky families and communities. I’m glad she has agreed to take on a new challenge and lead my entire Kentucky-focused legislative team,” said Sen. McConnell. “Tiffany has built the relationships that matter and the expertise that can achieve results. I look forward to seeing her continued contributions to Kentucky and the country in this new role.”

Ge earned bachelor's degrees in economics and political science from the University of Kentucky and graduated from The George Washington University Law School.

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