Press release: Hatch adds muscle to DC office

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate, announced a number of key hires to his Washington office.

“I’m thrilled to announce several exciting additions to my team in Washington,”Hatch said. “These new staff members will be critical in helping me achieve my ultimate objective: To deliver real results for the people of Utah. My office has long been recognized as one of the best on Capitol Hill—both in terms of legislation and constituent services. As the Senate works to break through partisan gridlock to tackle our nation’s greatest problems, I’m grateful to have a team with such profound depth and expertise.”

  • Peter Carey joins Senator Hatch’s Judiciary Staff as a Counsel on criminal justice issues. Peter has worked previously at the Department of Justice, NYPD, Senate Judiciary Committee, and Cadwalader, Wishersham & Taft LLP, where he most recently focused on criminal defense issues. Peter holds a law degree from Georgetown.
  • Jacob Olidort joins as a National Security Advisor and Counsel on foreign policy issues. Jacob is a veteran of the United States Department of Defense, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Modern War Institute at West Point, the CIA, and was most recently an Adjunct Professor at George Washington. Jacob holds degrees from Princeton, Harvard, and Brandeis University.
  • Matt Hoffman joins Senator Hatch’s Finance Committee team as Policy Director. Matt most recently served as a longtime aide to Speaker Paul Ryan in the Speaker’s Office, the Budget Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee.
  • Matt Jensen, a longtime aide to Senator Hatch, will be promoted from Deputy Legislative Director to Legislative Director.  Matt has been with Hatch since 2011 and was key to helping him pass more legislative proposals in the last Congress than any other Senator.
  • Ally Riding joins Senator Hatch’s communications team as Press Secretary. Ally most recently worked as a marketing strategist at Fresh Lime in Utah and has previously worked at as a social media representative. 

Senator Hatch has had a number of staffers appointed to critical roles in President Trump’s administration and will be saying farewell to his Legislative Director John Tanner, who will be taking over the Legislative Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.

Hatch’s Judiciary Counsel Ryan Leavitt will be joining the office of newly elected Congressman John Curtis as Deputy Chief of Staff.