Laura Herzog said she is leaving the office of Senator Bob Corker and moving to Nashville to join the office of Governor Bill Haslam.
She said, "After almost 11 years in Washington (four in Senator Alexander’s office and seven in Senator Corker’s), my family will be headed to Nashville after Christmas. Our son, Jack, will be two in January, and my husband and I have been feeling the urge to be closer to family in and around Tennessee.
"Suffice it to say, the past decade+ in our nation’s capital has far exceeded this country mouse’s expectations. Working for Senator Alexander and Senator Corker – objectively speaking, two of the great statesmen of our time – on behalf of the fine people of the Volunteer State has been humbling, challenging and inspiring. In my spare time, I’ve also lived quite a bit of life in Washington: I met and married my husband, grieved the death of my brother, and had my first child. These are ties that bind.
"For those of you in the Tennessee media, this is not goodbye. Beginning in mid-January, I will join Governor Haslam’s office as deputy director of communications. I look forward to working with Alexia, Dave and Mike and reconnecting with you from a new address in the New Year.
"My successor in Senator Corker’s office has not yet been named. I will be working through December."