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PICTURES: The Odd Jobs of Hill Staffers


Galen Fountain: Although Fountain spends most of his time as the majority clerk to the Senate Appropriations' Agriculture Subcommittee, he and his family also raise Icelandic sheep on a farm in the Blue Ridge mountains. (Neil D'Cruze/Flickr)

Though you wouldn't know it by looking at them, many of the 319 congressional staffers profiled in NJ's Hill People 2011 had interesting jobs before arriving at the Capitol. (And some of them still do.) In this gallery, we take a look at their strangest, most intriguing jobs.

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Capitol Hill offices and other subscribers can view more than 300 profiles of Hill aides and staffers at

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