University at Albany
Liam Fitzsimmons, BA '05

Young Alumnus in Political Science Award

Liam Fitzsimmons, BA '05
Chief of Staff
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25)

Liam Fitzsimmons, a 2005 graduate of SUNY Albany, is Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's Chief of Staff. Slaughter serves as the Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, is a member of Democratic Leadership, and represents Rochester, NY. Now in his eighth year working in the U.S. Congress, Liam previously handled defense appropriations for Congressman Maurice Hinchey and has been the campaign manager for three successful Congressional campaigns. Liam hails from the Town of Hector in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, is a graduate student at the Naval War College, and lives in the Eckington neighborhood of Washington, D.C. with his wife, Jen. Liam's first job was working at his parents' farm market along Seneca Lake; his favorite charity is DC Central Kitchen;  and he is the proud uncle of a one-year-old nephew and five-year-old niece.