Congresswoman-Elect Spanberger Names New Chief of Staff

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The office of Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger just sent out an announcement saying they have hired a Chief of Staff. See the announcement below:

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Today, Congresswoman-Elect Abigail Spanberger announced Roscoe Jones, Jr. as her incoming Chief of Staff, her first official hire as the newly-elected representative from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

In joining Spanberger’s Congressional office, Jones will continue his career of public service. Jones currently serves as Senator Feinstein’s Legislative Director overseeing the Senator’s legislative agenda and staff. Previously, he served as Senior Counsel to Senator Cory Booker and Senior Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Patrick Leahy’s leadership. In addition to his experience on Capitol Hill, Jones is a former Justice Department attorney having served as Assistant US Attorney in the Western District of Washington, as well as Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

“I am pleased to have hired a Chief of Staff who is not only committed to public service, but also enthusiastic about the positive impact members of Congress can have on the communities they represent,” Spanberger said. “Creating and managing a strong and responsive team is essential to ensuring the people of the 7th District have the representation they deserve and that I am beginning my first term focused on legislating in an impactful manner. I am excited Roscoe has chosen to join me in these efforts.”

Senator Feinstein said the following of Jones, “Roscoe has been an important part of my senior team and he’ll be missed. I wish him the best of luck as Chief of Staff for Representative-elect Spanberger. I expect good things from him in the future.”

Jones, who is originally from Texas, received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Serena, live in Washington, DC, and Jones looks forward to getting back to Central Virginia regularly as he assumes his new role.

On the Stanford website, Jones described himself. “At Stanford, my political science degree opened up my intellectual curiosity on the relationship between government and social change, which inspired me to ultimately pursue a career in public service. At Stanford, I studied abroad at Oxford University, examined America’s constitutional structure and struggles with race in political science and history classes, and participated in Stanford-in-Washington, where I interned in the Clinton White House. Inspired by my Stanford experience, I have worked in all three branches of the federal government and I have had the distinct privilege of working as an attorney on Capitol Hill. In each of my professional experiences, I have taken with me the lessons I learned at Stanford that help inform my judgment on complex legal and policy issues.”

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