Rep. Maloney hires a familiar face

Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-N.Y.) new chief of staff, a seasoned lobbyist, is no stranger to her office.

Before Maloney’s 1992 election to Congress, Andrew Lowenthal worked as chief of staff to her NYC City Council office and later became the first legislative director in her congressional office. He’s also worked for retired Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and the Senate Banking Committee.

Lowenthal comes from Reorg, a financial media and analysis firm, where he worked as a senior policy analyst. Before that, he spent a combined 15 years working as a lobbyist at Porterfield, Fettig & Sears, Van Scoyoc Associates and Freddic Mac. He also served as chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.