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SAN DIEGO, CA - Today, Representative Scott Peters (CA-50) announced he has hired Kelly Davis as his press secretary. She will be based in San Diego and handle local media outreach, earned media planning, as well as other writing duties. Davis transitions to the role after a two-decade career in journalism, covering topics ranging from homelessness and housing affordability to criminal justice reform. Paul Iskajyan will now serve as Rep. Peters' DC-based Communications Director.


“I’ve admired Kelly and her groundbreaking work in San Diego and beyond for years,” said Peters. “Kelly’s writing has shined a bright light on serious challenges facing our region and triggered changes in policies and attitudes. It’s an honor to me that Kelly would come and work with us.”


Davis’s investigative reporting, which has appeared in outlets including The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Voice of San Diego, The Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, The Appeal, The Intercept, and Vice, has garnered multiple awards and prompted new state laws. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with Honors from Chapman University and a Master of Arts in English from Boston College. Davis replaces press secretary Daniela Contreras, who had worked for Peters since May 2020.