WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced she has named Emily Leviner as her next Chief of Staff, effective April 5, 2021. Fischer released the following statement:

“Emily Leviner is a highly respected policy expert, proven leader, and trusted advisor. I am grateful to Emily for her willingness to serve as my next Chief of Staff and I am confident she has the skills, experience, and relationships to lead my team as we work to advance the priorities of Nebraskans here in the U.S. Senate.”

Emily Leviner currently serves as Fischer's Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. Previously, she served as Legislative Director and Counsel for Congressman John Ratcliffe, and Senior Policy Advisor to then-Chair of the House Republican Conference, Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She started as a legislative aide in the office of Congressman Randy Forbes. Leviner is a graduate of Clemson University and Regent University School of Law.

Leviner replaces longtime Fischer aide and Chief of Staff Joe Hack. Fischer thanked Hack, stating:

"Joe Hack has been by my side since my very first day in the U.S. Senate. He has been my closest policy and political advisor, steadily guiding my team through historic and challenging times. I thank him for his friendship, his leadership, and his hard work for the people of Nebraska."