2107 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2002


RYAN THOMPSON

Chief of Staff

Ryan is responsible for the oversight of daily operations in the Washington, D.C. and Texas offices, which are located in Arlington and Ennis, TX. He works with the staff to ensure that the goals of the office are in line with those of the Sixth District. Ryan also coordinates the Congressman’s activities and priorities between the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressional and Campaign offices.

Ryan has been with Congressman Barton since 2002. In addition to serving as Chief of Staff, Ryan has held several positions with Barton including Special Assistant, Political Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to his time with Barton, Ryan spent four years in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from Texas A&M University.

Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas State Society, and also organizes the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity as the President of the Congressional Sports Foundation, which he raises over $600,000 for three local charities in the Washington, DC area – The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, DC, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. In 2013, he was presented the Champion for Literacy Award for his work on behalf of The Literacy Center. 

KRISTA ROSENTHALL

Legislative Director

DANIEL RHEA

Communications Director

As Rep. Barton's Communications Director, Daniel is in charge of promoting the Congressman's views and initiatives. He handles all press inquiries, helps with the weekly column and the office's e-newsletter. Daniel is also in charge of coordinating Rep. Barton's social media outreach on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Prior to joining the Barton staff, Daniel worked for several political campaigns and for Congressman Ralph Hall. Daniel is from Fort Worth, TX and graduated from Texas A&M. He also has a Masters from George Mason University.  


AMY MURPHY

Senior Legislative Assistant

As Legislative Assistant, Amy is responsible for the Communications and Technology, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Armed Services & Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Telecommunications portfolios.  

Amy graduated from Texas A&M in College Station, TX in May 2010 with a double major in International Studies and History and a minor in Russian. She graduated from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in May 2012 with a master's degree in International Affairs. She joined the Barton staff in 2012.


GABLE BRADY

Legislative Assistant

As Legislative Assistant, Gable is responsible for the healthcare, foreign affairs, education, and social security portfolios.

A constituent from the 6th district of Texas, Gable was born and raised in Waxahachie, Texas. She joined the Barton team in 2014 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. During college, she worked in a variety political offices including the Office of President George W. Bush, the Houses of Parliament, and State Representative Jim Pitts’ district office.

 

NICK GRIMES

Legislative Assistant

As Legislative Assistant, Nick is responsible for the Intelligence, Immigration, Tax, Financial Services, and Labor portfolios.  

A constituent from the 6th district of Texas, Nick was raised in Arlington, Texas. He joined Congressman Barton in 2015 after graduating from Texas Tech University with Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Russian. In college, Nick interned with Congressman Barton, as well as with the U.S. Secret Service. 

LEVI GIBSON 

Legislative Correspondent


As Legislative Correspondent, Levi assists Congressman Barton by responding to all constituent mail from the district. A native of Austin, Levi graduated from the University of Texas in May 2016 with a major in Government and minor in Spanish. In college, Levi worked for Texas State Representative John Raney in his Austin office. 


CAROLINE WALLER

Staff Assistant

As Staff Assistant, Caroline assists Congressman Barton by working directly with the constituents of the 6th District. She schedules DC visitors' tours, conducts Capitol tours, and oversees the general administration of the office. Caroline also assists the legislative staff on projects as needed.

Caroline is from College Station, Texas, and is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She graduated with a degree in Public Relations, and a minor in Business. 


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