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Congressman Kevin Cramer Announces Staff Changes in Washington, D.C. Office

Apr 19, 2013
Press Release


April 19, 2013

Contact: Communications Director, Matt Becker, (202) 225-2611,


Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced staff changes in his Washington, D.C. office.

Legislative Director Mark Gruman is promoted to Chief of Staff, continuing in his role as Legal Counsel. Prior to his service in the Cramer office, Mark served as Legal Counsel at the North Dakota Public Service Commission. Mark received his Mechanical Engineering, and Juris Doctorate degrees, from the University of North Dakota. He is a native of Hannaford. State Director Lisa Gibbens will remain in her role as head of the Congressman’s North Dakota staff.

Legislative Assistant Chris Marohl is promoted to Legislative Director. Prior to serving in the Cramer Office, Chris worked at the Public Service Commission as a Public Utility Analyst. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, and Economics Minor, from North Dakota State University. He is a native of Bismarck.

Legislative Correspondent Matt Becker is promoted to Communications Director. Matt served as Campaign Manager for Cramer’s 2012 election to Congress. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary, and is also a native of Bismarck.

“I am very pleased to have these three, hard-working North Dakota natives leading my Washington office,” said Cramer. “Their knowledge of our state, and diverse backgrounds, are invaluable in helping me serve the people of North Dakota.”

Congressman Cramer is a member of both the House Natural Resources and Science, Space and Technology Committees. Prior to his election to the United States House of Representatives, Cramer served on the North Dakota Public Service Commission. During his tenure, beginning in 2003, Cramer dealt with all aspects of the Commission’s portfolio, including pipeline and electrical transmission siting, regulation of North Dakota’s three investor owned utilities, and management of North Dakota’s Surface Mine Coal Reclamation Act State primacy program.