Cunningham hires longtime Sanford staffer as constituent services director

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Outgoing 1st District Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C. (right) and his newly-elected replacement, Democrat Joe Cunningham, talking at a Hanukkah event earlier this month. Cunningham has hired Sanford’s district director, April Derr, as his new constituent services director. File/Wade Spees/Staff

One of congressman-elect Joe Cunningham’s new staffers may be a familiar face to constituents in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.

The incoming Charleston Democrat told The Post and Courier he has hired April Derr, a longtime aide for Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, as his constituent services director.

“I’ve always admired Congressman Sanford’s focus on constituent services and I intend to maintain that standard of excellence for the Lowcountry,” Cunningham said.

Derr most recently served as…

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