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Brewer taps Senate analyst as policy adviser for human services

Gov. Jan Brewer Dec. 4 named Senate policy advisor Christina Estes-Werther as her new policy adviser for human services.

Estes-Werther has spent the past three years as a research analyst and deputy director for research for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her background includes work as a legal clerk and intern at the William E. Morris Institute for Justice, as well as a Rule 9 legal intern at University Legal Assistance in Spokane, Wash.

Estes-Werther also spent six years as a family support specialist and primary careworker for Casa de los Niños in Tucson, and worked as an intake specialist for CIGNA Behavioral Health and a program coordinator for family connections at Aid to Adoption of Special Kids.

“Ms. Estes-Werther has a strong background in law, child development and family services, as well as critical legislative knowledge and experience,” Brewer stated in a press release. “I am proud to add her to my staff, and I know her legal expertise and professional skills will serve my administration and the people of Arizona well.”

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