Senate Minority Office Gains New Director of Research and Legal Affairs

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Lauren V. Rogan and Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom

The Senate Minority is pleased to announce and welcome Lauren V. Rogan as the new full time Director of Research and Legal Affairs for the Senate Minority Research Office (SMRO), effective October 25.

Rogan will be responsible for legislative review and bill drafting, office streamlining and communications, research, and general management responsibilities.


She joins the Senate Minority with five years of private legal practice in the area of local government, land use and zoning.

Additionally, Rogan previously served as an assistant to the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where she focused on special projects and bipartisan initiatives.

Rogan, who was employed by the Senate Minority as a session hire earlier this year, said “I very much enjoyed getting to know the Senate members and staff during the previous session and I look forward to the additional responsibilities of the coming term. Good research makes good law — thorough, thoughtful and open review of pending legislation is our primary goal.”

Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom said, “ We are very fortunate to have the talent and experience Ms. Rogan brings to the Senate. Lauren will be an active member of the Senate Minority team and will share her knowledge with the entire Legislature and the people of Hawaii.”

Other full time members of the SMO are Herbert Laybon, Office Manager and Analyst and Arik Look, Budget Director.