Gardner Announces New Staff Additions

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced two additions to his staff. Dustin Sherer will serve as Gardner’s Legislative Assistant and will work on energy, environment, lands, forestry, agricultural, and water policies. Brian Wanamaker will serve as Counsel to Senator Gardner and will handle budget, banking, taxes, appropriations, labor and judiciary policies.


Dustin Sherer comes to Gardner’s office from Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-3), where he served the Congressman for 7 years and spent the last 2 years as Legislative Director. Previously, he worked as a Field Representative for Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO). Sherer is from Pueblo, Colorado and graduated from the University of Rochester in 2004, where he completed Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Sherer has expertise in all issues pertaining to Colorado’s Western Slope, including public lands, energy and environment.


“I’m excited to have Dustin on-board to help advocate for Colorado when it comes to public lands, and energy and environment related issues,” said Gardner. “Dustin’s wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Western Slope will be extremely valuable as I continue to advocate for an all-of-the-above energy platform, protecting Colorado’s water rights, and making sure future generations of Coloradans can enjoy the state’s public lands.”


Brian Wanamaker comes to Gardner’s office after spending several years in the private sector practicing corporate law and litigation. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 2000 and Washington University in St. Louis Law School in 2003.


“Brian’s 14 years practicing law will be an asset as I work to advance policies that benefit all Coloradans,” said Gardner. “Brian will also help in my effort to revitalize rural Colorado and bring economic development, tax relief, and jobs to all four corners of the state.”





Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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