San Diego Union Tribune – Rep. Peters Announces Staff Line-Up
Rep. Scott Peters on Monday announced his full staff line-up.
The fresman Democrat from San Diego defeated GOP Rep. Brian Bilbray in the largely coastal 52nd Congressional District in the Nov. 6 general election.
One of his first tasks was setting up his office in Washington and a local district office.
"Since taking office, we've worked around the clock to get everything up and running," Peters said in a prepared statement. "Our DC office was open the same day I was sworn in, with a very limited staff, and only a few weeks later we opened our San Diego office. Now, I am pleased to announce that both offices are fully staffed."
The staff includes representatives from the Latino, Asian-American, African-American, LGBT and veteran communities. Many will be on hand when he hosts an open house from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at his district office at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, in San Diego.
His staff includes:
MaryAnne Pintar, San Diego District Director
Pintar was communications director for Peters’ congressional campaign and served as his chief of saff when he was San Diego City Council president.
Shea Benton, Field Representative, San Diego office
Originally from Fair Oaks, California, Benton moved to San Diego in 2007. Benton previously worked at a government affairs firm in Sacramento and most recently was a district representative for California State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.
Michael Campbell, Staff Assistant, Washington, D.C., Office
Campbell is from Point Loma. Previously, Campbell worked on Peters’ congressional campaign.
Hugo Carmona, Field Representative, San Diego office
Carmona worked as a field representative for Peters while he was City Council president. Most recently, Carmona has been practicing law dealing with immigration, housing and labor issues.
Sarah Czarnecki, Field Representative, San Diego office
Czarnecki has both campaign and state government experience. She worked on Bob Filner’s myoral race as campaign coordinator, and has also worked for the California State Assembly.
Anthony Nguyen, Field Representative, San Diego office
Nguyen most recently worked as a service representative for the Social Security Administration. Prior to that, Nguyen interned for the U.S. Department of State in the Reports & Political Affairs Office and the Public Affairs & Public-Private Partnership Office.
Sarah March, Field Representative, San Diego office
March was previously an operations specialist in the U.S. Navy where she did two Western Pacific deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and was a part of the tsunami relief in Sri Lanka in 2004.
Michelle Dorothy, Chief of Staff, Washington office
Dorothy previously served as the chief of staff for a moderate democratic congressman. Before her work as a congressional aide, she spent nine years working for a Silicon Valley high tech firm.
Morgan Jones, Legislative Director, Washington office
Jones began working on Capitol Hill in 2009 as a legislative assistant and then senior legislative assistant. Most recently, Jones worked as a representative for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Federal Affairs.
Taylor Lavender, Communications Director, Washington office
Lavender has a campaign background and has worked in the communications offices of both House and Senate races. She recently finished working on a Senate race in Connecticut, where she was deputy communications director.
Anne Moriarity, Scheduler, Washington office
Moriarity previously worked on Capitol Hill for now-retired North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller, where she was legislative correspondent and scheduler.
Kate Lyon, Legislative Assistant, Washington office
Lyon most recently served as Peters’ political director for his congressional campaign. Prior to joining Peters’ campaign, Lyon worked for the California State Legislature and in government relations for nonprofits, focusing on health care and women’s rights.
Lumay Wang, Legislative Assistant, Washington office
Wang previously worked for former U.S. Sen. John Kerry as a legislative correspondent. Prior to this, Wang worked for the National Gallery of Art, where she worked with patrons and the Department of Education to help run the gallery’s education programs.
Daniel Zawitoski, Legislative Correspondent, Washington office
Zawitoski most recently worked as the Director of Research for Peters’ congressional campaign. Zawitoski has a Bachelor of the Arts from Colby College and a Master of Arts from San Diego State University.