Cochran names Hawks as chief of staff

Published 2:36 am Sunday, March 8, 2009

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has promoted former legislative director and longtime staff member T.A. Hawks to chief of staff in his Washington office.

Hawks is a native of Hernando and has worked for Cochran, R-Miss., since July 2000.

Hawks has served as legislative assistant and deputy legislative director.

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Cochran says Steven Wall, a one-time legislative counsel for former Sen. Trent Lott, will be his legislative director.