Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced that Jeff Duncan, his current Chief of Staff, will become the Committee’s Democratic Staff Director, and that his current Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Mark Bayer, will take over as the Chief of Staff in his personal office.
A 28-year Hill veteran, Jeff Duncan has worked for Rep. Markey in various capacities for almost 26 years. For the last four years, Jeff has served simultaneously as Rep. Markey’s Chief of Staff and as a professional staff member on the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Jeff was Rep. Markey’s Legislative Director from 1995 to 2007. From 1988 until 1995, Jeff served on the staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance, which Rep. Markey then chaired. Prior to that time, Jeff worked as a Legislative Assistant in Rep. Markey’s personal office. Before coming to Rep. Markey’s office, Jeff worked for two years for the Congressional Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus.
Over the years Jeff Duncan has been responsible for staffing or overseeing numerous legislative, oversight and investigative matters for Rep. Markey, including:
Mr. Duncan is a 1980 graduate of the University of Delaware, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction, and was named to the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He majored in both political science and history. Subsequently, Jeff undertook graduate study in political science at the Johns Hopkins University.
Mark Bayer, who will be taking over as Rep. Markey’ Chief of Staff has worked for Rep. Markey for almost 13 years. Mark has served as Rep. Markey’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director since 2007. From 2002 to 2007, Mark served as a senior policy associate focusing on corporate governance in the aftermath of the Enron accounting scandal and homeland security following Rep. Markey’s appointment to the Select Committee on Homeland Security. Prior to that time, Mark worked as a Legislative Assistant in Rep. Markey’s office.
Over the years, Mark Bayer has been responsible for a range of legislative and oversight activities for Rep. Markey, including:
A native of Framingham, MA, Mark is a 1992 graduate of Cornell University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He majored in government and history. Mark graduated from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, receiving a Master in Public Policy in 1998.
Rep. Markey also announced today that Michael Goo will conclude his work for Congressman Markey, stepping down from his final post as Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and accepting a position as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. As Associate Administrator, Michael will report directly to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and head the Office of Policy which is EPA's principal policy office. Michael came to the Select Committee in 2009 from the Natural Resources Defense Counsel, and he has previously worked for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
In addition, Rep. Markey announced that Joel Beauvais, who worked for him on the Select Committee staff since 2007 and on the House Energy Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Environment since 2008, has also gone to the EPA, where he will be serving as Special Counsel to the Office of the Administrator.
“I want to thank Michael and Joel for the excellent work they have done for the Select Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee during their time on the Hill”, said Rep. Markey. “Joel and Michael played an important role in helping to draft the Waxman-Markey bill and secure its passage through the House, and I have no doubt that both of them will do great work over at the EPA.”