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Josh Bradley | Legislative Correspondent

Josh Bradley joined Congressman Brady’s team in 2016. Originally from Tyler, Texas, Josh graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Economics and Political Science, before moving to Washington D.C. with the University of Texas Archer Fellowship Program. His first introduction to Team Brady came through a summer internship, but following a brief stint as Congressman Pete Olson’s Staff Assistant, he returned to Congressman Brady’s office as a Legislative Correspondent in 2016. 

Josh can be reached in the Washington, DC office at 202-225-4901

Austin Bray Legislative Assistant

Austin joined Congressman Brady’s office in August of 2016 as a law clerk and now works as a Legislative Assistant. His portfolio includes: Energy, Natural Resources, the Environment, Transportation, Immigration, Labor, Employment, Education, Science and Space, Native American issues, as well as Judiciary and Legal matters. Austin is a District 8 native and received his B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. He is a member of the Texas bar. During his time in law school Austin worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New Orleans.

Austin can be reached in the Washington D.C. office at 202-225-4901.

Courtney Butler | Deputy Scheduler

Courtney joined Congressman Brady's office in 2017 as his Deputy Scheduler. Moving to Texas at a young age, Courtney considers herself a Texan at heart and recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences. Prior to joining Team Brady she interned in Congressman Brian Babin’s office through the Texas A&M University’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program.

Courtney Butler can be reached in the Washington DC office at 202-225-4901

Mary Cordes | Director of District Operations

Mary Cordes joined Congressman Brady’s team in 2017 after working as a Brady intern in the Washington, DC office in the summer of 2016. A Houston native, Mary is a graduate of Marquette University with a degree in Political Science and History. She is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Energy at Texas A&M University. When she is not at the office or studying, Mary spends her time with her chocolate lab named Cowboy and consuming extraordinary amounts of queso.  

Mary works in the Conroe District office and can be reached at 936-441-5700 or by email at Mary.Cordes@mail.house.gov.

David W. Davis | Chief of Staff

Bringing a wealth of Capitol Hill and military experience with him, Lt. Col. David Davis (US Army Ret.) joined Team Brady as Chief of Staff in 2016. After a successful career as a Field Artillery and Foreign Area Officer, David continued serving his country by joining U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s team. David’s leadership during multiple base realignment rounds increased Texas’ military clout for the 21st century. David has served as a Senior Advisor on the Senate Commerce Committee, Chief of Staff for the Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, and Legislative Director and Chief of Staff for Senator Hutchison -- as well as in the private sector. A graduate of Mercer University and the Korean Army College, David earned a Masters Degree in World Politics from Catholic University in Washington, DC. A life member of the VFW, David recently served on the Board of the Texas State Society. David's wife, Donna, retired from the U.S. Senate and daughter, Mae, is a senior at Boston University.   

David can be reached in the Washington, DC office at 202-225-4901

Tracee L. Evans | Communications Director

After two decades chasing breaking news for KTRH, WOAI and the Texas State News Network -- as well as freelance reporting for ABC, the AP, the BBC, CBS, and many others, Tracee joined Team Brady in 2008. A member of the Texas Bar and the Texas Bar College, Tracee earned her JD from South Texas College of Law, her B.A. and M.A. in Communications from MSU, as well as dozens of local, state and national broadcast journalism awards. Tracee and her husband of 27 years are most proud of their daughters. Their oldest is a Texas A&M graduate and current Sam Houston State graduate student and their youngest is a Lone Star College graduate and SHSU Bowers Honors College senior.

Tracee Evans can be reached at the Conroe Office at 936-441-5700, on her cell at 202-374-9377, or by e-mail at tracee.evans@mail.house.gov.


Jen Jett | Director of Scheduling

Jen joined Congressman Brady’s office in 2016 as his Scheduler. A Texas native, Jen earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Prior to joining Team Brady, she served on Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign. She previously worked for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform under Chairmen Issa and Chaffetz, and served as Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s scheduler. 

Jen Jett can be reached in the Washington, DC office at (202) 225-4901.

Dylan MacInerney
| Legislative Assistant

Dylan joined Congressman Brady’s office in 2015 as a legislative correspondent and was promoted to Legislative Assistant in 2016. A Houston area native, Dylan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Creighton University. Before coming to Congressman Brady’s office, Dylan served as a Staff Assistant for Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS).   

Dylan can be reached in the Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-4901.


Allyson Manley | Press Secretary

Allyson joined Congressman Brady's DC office in 2016. A Texas native and proud Aggie alum, Allyson comes to us with a strong and diverse communications background. After a successful internship with Anadarko's public affairs team, Allyson served as COO and co-founder of medical device tech startup, Roa. Allyson joined Team Brady from The Aspen Art Museum, where she worked with the communications team and finance director. Her expertise is in social media management and digital marketing.

Allyson can be reached in the Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-4901 or by email at Allyson.Manley@mail.house.gov.

Jonathan Porter | Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff 

Jonathan joined Congressman Brady’s office in 2017. A Texas native and proud Aggie alum, Jonathan brings a wealth of Capitol Hill experience with him. Before coming to Congressman Brady’s office, Jonathan served as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) where he covered agriculture, trade, labor, welfare, appropriations, and Second Amendment issues. Prior to that, Jonathan served as a Legislative Assistant for the House Committee on Agriculture where he advised members and staff on agriculture policy and farm bill issues.

Jonathan can be reached in the Washington, DC office at 202-225-4901.

Janet Qureshi | Director of Case Management


Janet has worked for Congressman Brady for more than two decades -- first in his state legislative office and now in his Congressional office. As Director of Case Management, Janet works with veterans and constituents who need assistance with Social Security, Medicare, Immigration and many other areas of federal government. As a former operating room nurse, her background in medicine helps to get to the bottom of medical concerns that our veterans, seniors and constituents may have. Janet is the proud mother of a Texas A&M and South College of Law graduate. Janet is also Team Brady's chef and frequently brings her love of cooking into the office.

Janet Qureshi works in the Conroe District office and can be reached at 936-441-5700 or by email at Janet.Qureshi@mail.house.gov.


Todd Stephens | District Director


Todd has been with Congressman Brady's office since January 2005. He first served as Legislative Assistant in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C. office and now oversees Texas District Eight's offices as well as working on important regional policy issues such as transportation, water resources and Hurricane recovery. Prior to joining the Brady Team, Todd served as a professional committee staffer at the Kentucky General Assembly. Todd holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Kentucky and a M.A. in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University.

Todd Stephens works in the Conroe office and can be reached at 936-441-5700 or by e-mail at Todd.Stephens@mail.house.gov.


Vita Swarers | Deputy Director of Case Work


Vita Swarers has worked in Congressman Brady's Orange office since January 2008 after joining Team Brady from a Texas State Representative’s office. In January of 2013, Vita transferred to the newly expanded Huntsville office as caseworker for Houston, Leon, Madison San Jacinto, Walker and Trinity counties. Vita helps resolve problems with federal agencies on issues relating to veterans benefits, social security, Medicare, immigration, and other federal programs.

Vita can be reached at the Huntsville office at 936-439-9532 or by email at Vita.Swarers@mail.house.gov.