Washington, DC Office
Staff at our Washington, DC office can handle most questions and service requests you may have. You are welcome to phone or send a message to us through the U.S. Postal Service. Please note that postal mail is the slowest method for contacting us. All postal mail sent to our offices must be scanned for security purposes, which means it will take an additional two weeks for us to receive it. If you prefer, you may contact us by e-mail.
Washington, DC Staff
Chief of Staff
Kyle Matous grew up in Temple, Texas, and graduated in 2007 from the University of Virginia, where he studied American Politics. Before beginning law school at Pepperdine University in 2009, he worked for the Rimm-Kaufman Group, a Charlottesville-based search and digital marketing agency. During law school, Kyle clerked for the Ugandan Commercial Court in Kampala, Uganda, in international commercial arbitration for WilmerHale in London, UK, and for the Institute for Justice, a Washington-based nonprofit constitutional law firm.
Kyle started working on the Hill as a staff assistant for the House Committee on Rules for Chairman David Dreier in 2012. He served Chairman Sessions as a policy assistant for nine months with the Committee before moving to work as a legislative assistant in his personal office. Kyle then worked as the Policy Director for the Rules Committee before being named Chief of Staff for the Congressman.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: America’s Team
Katherine Runkle was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2013 she graduated from the College of Charleston where she majored in Business and Hospitality with a marketing concentration. After graduation she moved to Washington, DC and worked for Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressman Spencer Bachus before joing Congressman Pete Sessions office.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Texas Rangers
Caroline Boothe was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2013, she graduated from Southern Methodist University where she majored in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and double minored in Business and Law. During college, Caroline worked with the Office of George W. Bush where she served as the correspondence intern. Prior to accepting her position as communications director, she served as the press assistant with Congressman Sessions’ office in DC.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: SMU Mustangs
Jennifer Lackey is a North Texas native and graduated in 2009 from Texas A&M University, where she studied Communication and Classics. After graduation, Jennifer started on Capitol Hill as a staff assistant for the House Judiciary Committee under then-Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21). After serving as Legislative Assistant, Clerk, and Deputy Parliamentarian for the Judiciary Committee, she became Legislative Director and Rules Associate for Congressman Doug Collins from Northeast Georgia. After 3 ½ years with Mr. Collins, she returned to her Texas roots as Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Sessions.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Mavericks
Issue Areas: Budget, Judiciary, Financial Services, Guns, Rules Committee, Telecom and Technology, Tax, and Trade
Senior Legislative Assistant
Ryan Ethington was born and raised in Dallas, TX. After graduating from Highland Park High School, Ryan attended the University of Richmond where he earned a B.A. in Leadership Studies with a double major in Political Science. During college, Ryan interned for Congressman Sessions in his Washington, D.C. office. Upon graduation, he served as a Staff Assistant before assuming his role as Legislative Assistant. Ryan advises Congressman Sessions on the environment, foreign affairs, second amendment rights, agriculture, oversight and government reform, energy, telecommunications, small business, transportation, and immigration issues.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Lifelong Cowboys fan
Issue Areas: Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Border Security, Natural Resources, Small Business, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Yellow Pages Caucus
Emily Erb is originally from Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology, as well as minors in Biology and Mathematics. After working for a year with a health care organization in Dallas, Texas, she joined Congressman Sessions' office in Washington, DC. She served as an intern for the Congressman prior to joining the staff full-time as Legislative Assistant.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Texas Rangers
Issue Areas: Disabilities, Education, Healthcare, and Science, and Space and Technology
Ike Crews was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated from St. Marks High School, went on to receive his BA from Davidson University, and is currently attending George Washington University to earn his MA in International Affairs. Prior to joining Congressman Sessions' office as a Legislative Correspondent he served as an intern to the Congressman's DC office as well as an intern for the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: St. Marks Wrestling Team
Issue Areas: Boy Scouts, Homeland Security, Intel, Oversight and Government Reform, and Postal Issues
Piper Vaughn was born and raised in Dallas, TX. After graduating from Highland Park High School, Piper attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a B.A. in Government with a Spanish Minor, and a Business Foundations Certificate from the McCombs School of Business. During college, Piper worked with the Office of Speaker Joe Straus at the Texas House of Representatives, as a policy intern and chief of staff intern. Upon graduation in May 2016, she moved to Washington and is currently serving as a Staff Assistant in Congressman Sessions' DC office.
Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Dallas Mavs