ALLENTOWN, PA – Today, Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) announced the addition of three staffers: Johnathan Hershey and Sarah Zimskind to his Washington office, and Emily Olearczyk to his Allentown office, with both Zimskind and Olearczyk being natives of the Lehigh Valley.

“I am pleased that John, Sarah, and Emily have joined my office,” Dent commented. “It is especially exciting to not only have all three from Pennsylvania, but both Sarah and Emily are from the 15th Congressional District. The knowledge and experience they have from our community will only enhance the services we provide to the people of the 15th Congressional District. I have every confidence that all three will do an outstanding job in fulfilling their roles and providing the highest level of service,” Dent concluded.

Sarah, from Orefield, will serve as staff assistant for the Washington office. Her duties will include greeting visitors, answering constituent calls, and setting up White House and Capitol tours. She is a graduate of Parkland High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Georgia. She also has a Master’s degree in security and diplomacy from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Emily, a resident of Allentown and a graduate of Central Catholic High School, will serve as staff assistant for the Allentown office. Her role will focus on constituent services, where she will have the opportunity to help residents of the district with issues pertaining to federal agencies. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University in international politics, with a concentration in national security. 

Johnathan, a Juniata County native, will serve as legislative correspondent for the office. His duties will include researching legislative issues and managing the high volume of incoming and outgoing mail from the office. Johnathan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from Messiah College. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, he worked for Hiinga, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating hunger and poverty in the lives of farmers in East Africa.


Photo Attachments: Emily Olearczyk, Allentown; Sarah Zimskind, Washington; Johnathan Hershey, Washington

CONTACT: Emily Rauch (202) 225-6411