Sen. Mark Warner announces new state director, deputy state director

mark-warnerU.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) announced Tuesday that Ann Edwards Rust will serve as his State Director and Lou Arnatt Kadiri will serve as his Deputy State Director.  Rust previously served as Deputy State Director for Senator Warner and Kadiri previously served as Constituent Services Director for the Roanoke region.

“I’m proud to announce that Ann Rust and Lou Kadiri will lead my state team,” said Sen. Warner.  “They are both incredibly talented public servants who will help expand our work for Virginians. I’m so grateful for their continued service.”

Ann Edwards Rust  joined Warner’s staff in 2009, and has served as State Services Director and Deputy State Director. Previously, she served in the office of retired Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA-11) for 14 years, including as district director. Rust was appointed to the Virginia Commission for the Arts by then Governor Tim Kaine. She also serves on the board of directors for the Herndon Cultural Arts Foundation and the board for the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP). Rust and her husband, Virginia Delegate Tom Rust (R-86) are members of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Herndon. They have a daughter, two sons and two grandchildren.

Lou Arnatt Kadiri joined Warner’s staff in 2009, when she opened his Roanoke office and served as Constituent Services Director for the region. Previously she served as Executive Director of the Capitol Square Civil Rights Memorial Foundation. During Senator Warner’s campaign for Governor, she served as Deputy Director of Finance. Kadiri went on to join his administration as Director of Gubernatorial Appointments and later Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. Kadiri is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and is married to Saber Kadiri, with whom she has one son.

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