US Senate News:
Source: United States Senator for Alabama Tommy Tuberville
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement to announce the opening of his new regional office in Hoover, Alabama on Monday, August 2, 2021 and the appointment of Mike Raita as Hoover Regional Director. Although casework and constituent service requests for the area have been ongoing since the beginning of the year, the Hoover office location will formally open its doors to constituents this week. The Hoover office will service Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, Bibb, Shelby, Chilton, Talladega, Blount, and St. Clair counties.
“Many folks in the greater Birmingham area already know my Hoover staff to be responsive and accessible, but it’s great to have a new physical location to welcome our constituents as we continue our work for Alabamians. With Mike Raita serving as Hoover Regional Director, constituents have an advocate that’s spent his career working with the public and who understands the needs and priorities of Central Alabama.”
3000 River Chase, Suite 915
Hoover, AL 35244
Phone: (205) 760-7307
Mike Raita will serve as Hoover Regional Director. A graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Raita spent twenty-eight years of a thirty-five-year career as a broadcast journalist covering the people and stories of Central Alabama. A recipient of several Emmys and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, Raita has worked as an instructor at the University of West Alabama. He is a member of the Birmingham Barons Hall of Fame and serves on the board of the Reed Foundation. He lives in Chelsea, AL with his wife and their three dogs.
Senator Tuberville previously announced two members of the Hoover Regional Office, Deanna Frankowski and Gil Hanahan. Raita will join Frankowski and Hanahan to serve constituents in Central Alabama.
Deanna Frankowski will serve as the Hoover Constituent Services. Frankowski has been extensively involved in local, state, and federal campaigns and conservative grassroots causes for 25 years. A resident of Alabama since 1985, she currently serves as Secretary of the Jefferson County GOP Executive and Steering Committees and is active in various local organizations. Frankowski lives in Leeds, Alabama with her 3 dogs Foster, Margi and Mandy. She enjoys outdoor activities, home improvement, and is a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Gil Hanahan will serve as the state Healthcare Liaison. Hanahan spearheaded the first graduate medical education program at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with distinction from Auburn University in Health Services Administration with a minor in Business and also received his Master’s of Science Degree in Health Administration from UAB.
Earlier this year, Senator Tuberville also announced staff in his Washington, DC and remaining Alabama offices.
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.