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2005 Rockwall High graduate named Press Secretary for Rep. Ralph Hall

WASHINGTON D.C. – A 2005 Rockwall High School graduate was recently named Press Secretary for Rockwall Congressman Ralph Hall.

Adrienne Rimmer, the daughter of Rockwall residents Duane and Alexia Rimmer, is responsible for writing press releases, newsletters, speeches and extension of remarks, as well as maintaining a positive relationship with press contacts.

Since starting in February, she said she is loving every minute of it and couldn’t ask for a better boss.

“There’s never a dull moment working up here in D.C. for Mr. Hall,” she said. “I’m getting the opportunity of a lifetime to work in such a pivotal political environment.”

“And not only am I learning something new every day, but the office dynamic is fantastic – I couldn’t ask for a better boss. Mr. Hall works hard to be accessible not only to his constituents, but his staff. His friendly attitude makes our office a little slice of Texas.

Rep. Hall said he is thrilled to have Rimmer on board.

“Adrienne began interning in my office during June of 2009, working in both my personal office and for the Committee on Science and Technology. When an opening came up for a Press Secretary this year, I was thrilled to have her on board.”

“She’s a great addition to our office. Her great strength is in writing and she is knowledgeable of the needs of the 4th Congressional District.  She works well with others as a graduate of Rockwall High School and Hardin Simmons University.”

At Rockwall High School Rimmer was an active member of the Stingerettes, where she was the President on their Social Council during her senior year. She was also involved in PALs, French Club, acappella choir, theater and was a seven-year member of the Academic Booster Club.

Her two sisters, Elyse and Meredith Rimmer, also graduated from Rockwall.

In 2009, Rimmer graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene TX, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in music.

After graduating, Ms. Rimmer said she interviewed for an internship in Rep. Hall’s D.C. office and began as a press intern that June.

In October she joined the Science and Technology Committee staff as their Press Assistant. Hall was Ranking Member on the Committee at that time.

After the 2010 November elections, when Rep. Hall became Chairman of the Committee – changing the name to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee – she changed offices again to become his press secretary.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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