A major change is occurring in Sen. Jim Inhofe’s D.C. office. Inhofe’s press secretary, Ryan Thompson, is taking over as chief of staff.
Thompson is replacing Glenn Powell, who has been Inhofe’s chief of staff here for about seven years and is going to work for a Pennsylvania-based pipeline company that has holdings in Oklahoma.
At 27, Thompson is Inhofe’s youngest chief of staff ever and is easily one of the youngest chiefs of staff on Capitol Hill, if not the youngest.
Inhofe, R-Tulsa, is 72 and recently announced that he would be running for reelection next year. Inhofe has been in Washington since 1987, first as a U.S. House member. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994.