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Our Team

In order to provide year-round constituent services and promote accountability in government, each Council-member is provided with staff to aid in carrying out the duties of the office. Our team members are ready to assist you with service requests and to hear your input on key issues.


Adam Pagnucco is Hans’s Confidential Aide and handles transportation and budget issues. Adam was born in Kingston, NY, graduated from Cornell University and spent sixteen years working as a researcher in the labor movement. From 2007 through 2010, he was a contributor to Maryland Politics Watch blog. Adam is a Silver Spring resident and was named the 2007 Mid-County Citizen of the Year. He lives in Wheaton, Maryland and has one child.

Tommy Heyboer is Councilmember Riemer's Legislative Aide and Deputy Chief of Staff. He handles transportation, energy, environmental, and open government/technology issues. Before coming to work for Councilmember Riemer, Tommy interned on Capitol Hill and worked with a market research firm in Arlington, VA. He received his MA in International Relations from University of Chicago and his BA in Political Science and Spanish from Calvin College.

Jennifer M. Hosey is a native of Potomac and the Policy and Outreach Assistant handling Education and Health and Human Services for Councilmember Hans Riemer. Her prior experience includes time spent in Senator Ted Kennedy’s Foreign Policy and Defense office as an intern directly under the Foreign Policy Advisor. During President Obama’s campaign, she was a Pledged Delegate from Maryland’s Congressional District 06 to the 2012 Democratic National Convention and a Deputy Regional Lead for Montgomery Up-County. Recently, she was the Maryland Climate Change Issue Manager with Organizing for Action and the Maryland State Lead for Terry McAuliffe’s campaign. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Politics, Scholars Citation in International Studies, and Minor in History from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Javiera Alarcon is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. Javiera received her MA in International Relations and BA in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, where she previously worked as an Assistant Director for the College Park Scholars International Studies Program. She’s currently the Treasurer at Montgomery County Young Democrats. At Councilmember Riemer’s office, her official responsibilities include community outreach and policy research. She can be found on Twitter at @Javiera_Alarcon.