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Anthony Brindisi hired an aide from his state Assembly office to lead district operations in his new role as a congressman. 

Brindisi, D-Utica, announced Thursday that Sarah Bormann will serve as district director. Bormann's responsibilities will include overseeing community relations, constituent services and Brindisi's district offices. 

Bormann will begin working Jan. 3, which is when Brindisi is sworn in as the 22nd Congressional District's representative. 

Bormann's experience includes three years as constituent services director for Brindisi's state Assembly office. She has prior experience as a congressional aide. She worked for former U.S. Reps. Michael Arcuri, Sherwood Boehlert and Richard Hanna. 

"Sarah brings the depth of knowledge and experience to ensure that constituents of the 22nd district get the assistance and answers they need in a timely manner when they contact the district office," Brindisi said in a statement. 

Bormann added, "I've been fortunate to have been mentored by four outstanding public servants through the years, and I am very grateful to be able to continue giving back by helping constituents of the region." 

Brindisi defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney in the 22nd district race. The Democratic challenger had a 1,293-vote lead on election night. He padded the lead with a strong showing in the absentee ballot count. That led Tenney, a one-term congresswoman, to concede in late November. 

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