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Alabama Sen.-Elect Doug Jones Hires African-American Chief of Staff

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Doug Jones' new chief of staff Dana Gresham. (Dana Gresham/LinkedIN)

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 03:02 PM

Doug Jones, the Democratic senator-elect in Alabama, has hired Dana Gresham, an African-American former transportation official, as his chief of staff, Politico reported.

With the Gresham hiring, Jones will become the only Senate Democrat to have an African-American chief of staff. Two Republicans in the Senate, Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., have black chiefs of staff, Politico reported.

Gresham has been a Department of Transportation assistant secretary for government affairs, as well as chief of staff for former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis. Gresham is an Alabama native and a graduate of Georgetown University, the report said.

The incoming senator has prioritized the hiring of a diverse staff after his Dec. 12 win over Republican Roy Moore in a special election, Politico reported.

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., praised the hiring of Gresham in a tweet.

Jones commented on his goals in the Senate during a Wall Street Journal interview. "I’m starting fresh… I want to do that not only across the aisle, but within my own party. We’ve still got divergent views even within the party. I want to be that voice to try to bring people together," Jones told the newspaper.

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Doug Jones, the Democratic senator-elect in Alabama, has hired Dana Gresham, an African-American former transportation official, as his chief of staff, Politico reported.
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