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McGrath Hires Solomon for Public Information Position

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath has hired Lynn Solomon as a part-time public information officer.

Solomon, 34, is a Helena native. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Boston University.

Solomon worked as a sports writer for more than 10 years, joining the staff of the Helena Independent Record as a part-time reporter shortly after her college graduation. In 1992, she became the paper’s assistant sports editor. In 1995 she went to work for the Lewiston Morning Tribune in Lewiston, Idaho, where in 1997 she earned first and second place awards for sports reporting in the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Awards.

She joined the staff of the Yakima Herald-Republic in Yakima, Wash., in November, 1998, and earned honorable mention for sports columns from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Inland Northwest Chapter. She is a past member of the Association for Women in the Sports Media (AWSM).

Since returning to her hometown in May 2000, she has worked as a freelance writer.

As one of two public information officers in McGrath’s office, Solomon will share the job with Judy Beck. Beck has been with the Attorney General’s Office for 8 1/2 years. Solomon will earn $21,646.

“Lynn brings considerable energy and a new perspective to our staff,” McGrath said. “We’re very pleased to have her serve as a department spokesperson.”

Solomon replaces Sue O’Connell, who left the Attorney General’s Office to join the staff of the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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