I’m really late to the party on this one but it was only after a recent email that I realized there was a bit of staff change on the 10th floor of City Hall, so I went snooping to get some more info.
Diana Ramirez who is a staffer for City Rep Beto O’rourke is working part-time for another city rep now. City Rep Susie Byrd lost one of her staffers, Rene Leon, and Ramirez has been helping out in Rep Byrd’s office, splitter her day with O’rourke.
This isn’t anything new for city hall, in fact the last time I can remember this arrangement was between City Reps Holguin and Lozano when they shared a staffer, Jaime O. Perez.
That was a little more awkward because Holguin and Lozano weren’t exactly the best of friends, where as Byrd and O’rourke are buds.
Diana Ramirez also recently served as a campaign staffer for Jay Kleberg, who is rumored to be running for Beto O’rourke’s City Rep seat in the next election. As I’ve previously written, O’rourke has indicated to some sources that he will not seek reelection in two years when his term expires, leading some to believe that he’s gearing up for a run for Congress.