Hayslett promoted, Smith hired at Michaud

17 years ago


    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Congressman Mike Michaud has announced recent staff changes in his Presque Isle office.
Barbara Hayslett, who has worked as a constituent service representative with Michaud since 2003, has been promoted to district representative. Her new duties include representing Michaud at meetings and events and with a wide array of public officials.
    Prior to working with Michaud, Hayslett performed constituent casework in the office of Congressman John Baldacci, and prior to that worked for a small agricultural enterprise.
On learning of her promotion, Hayslett commented, “I look forward to applying the direct assistance skills I learned as a caseworker to the broader issues that are faced by constituents in Aroostook County. I anticipate that I will serve as a link between ‘The County’ and Washington, D.C., and encourage constituents to contact the Presque Isle office with any federal issues.”
Rachel Smith, an Island Falls native, has been hired as a constituent service representative. She will assist constituents in Aroostook County with issues involving veterans, social security and serving as the liaison with federal offices.
Smith graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a major in criminal justice and a minor is sociology. In college, Smith was very active with the UMPI College Democrats, including serving as vice president. She also interned for Michaud in 2004.
“I am extremely honored to be working in this office and there is no other place I would rather be,” said Smith. “Each and every day I learn something new. I hope that I can do as good a job as Barb did in this position. They are awfully big shoes to fill.”
“I am very excited to have Barbara and Rachel working in my Presque Isle office,” said Michaud. “Each of them brings a great deal of talent and enthusiasm. This office covers a wide geographical area and I know that the two of them will do a great job in serving the people of Aroostook County.”