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Cayuga County native ascends to top job on Rep. Williams team

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U.S. Representative Brandon Williams recently appointed Taylor Weyeneth, originally from Cayuga County, as his chief of staff, marking a significant promotion within his office. Weyeneth, who previously held the position of deputy chief of staff and communications director, took over from Joe Guy, who had been with Williams since April 2023. Guy’s departure is tied to a new role in the presidential election campaign sphere, though specifics about his new engagement remain undisclosed.


Weyeneth, who hails from the town of Niles and is a Skaneateles High School and St. John’s University alumnus, has a notable history in political circles. Starting with his involvement in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Weyeneth’s career trajectory includes significant roles in the Trump administration and as a political consultant. His prior positions, especially as deputy chief of staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, highlight his rapid ascent in political advisory roles.

This appointment marks the third chief of staff for Congressman Williams since his office was established in January 2023, demonstrating a dynamic staffing environment. Weyeneth’s local roots and extensive experience in national politics signify a strategic choice for Williams, whose district now includes parts of Cayuga County, enhancing the local connection to his office.