At a Glance
- Career History: Director of family and social policy at the Democratic Leadership Council (2005 to 2007); Policy director for Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's (I-Conn.) presidential campaign (2004); Legislative aide for Lieberman (1999 to 2003)
- Birthday: July 7, 1970
- Hometown: Norman, Okla.
- Alma Mater: University of Kansas, B.A. (political science and Spanish), 1992; University of Oklahoma, M.A. (public policy), 2000
- DC Office: H-107, The Capitol
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Path to Power
An Oklahoma native, Stockwell crossed the northern border of the state for college, attending Kansas University where she studied Spanish and political science. After college, she became a legislative aide for Rep. Dave McCurdy (D-Okla.).
She then served a short stint at the Washington, D.C. law firm Murray, Scheer and Montgomery before becoming special programs officer at the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments - an organization that helps local governments in the Sooner State - in 1996.
As policy director, it's Stockwell's duty to understand where each House Democratic Caucus member stands on a piece of legislation, as well as identify possible concerns from Republicans. Stockwell then schedules the bill for debate on the House calendar, allotting more time for especially controversial topics.
Advertising to Children
While Stockwell worked as the director of family and social policy at the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), she wrote a few reports regarding the effects of advertisements on children.
Stockwell worked with Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), including a year as his policy director during his 2004 presidential primary run. She now works with Rep. Hoyer , alongside his chief of staff Terry Lierman and his Deputy Chief of Staff Stacey Farnen Bernards .
Stockwell has only contributed to one campaign. She gave Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) $300 in 2003.