Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Rep. Peters Announces Staff Changes

Aug 31, 2016
Press Release
Including hiring of Marine Wounded Warrior Veteran

San Diego – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced recent staff hires, promotions, and departures in both his San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices, including the addition of a Marine veteran to the San Diego office.

“We have an exceptional staff and I’m very proud of the young people who work for me and then go on to become leaders in our region as many who worked for me at City Hall have done. They are all bright, emerging leaders with a strong commitment to public service.”

Last month, Hugo Carmona, who served as the San Diego office Deputy District Director, accepted a position as Manager of Government Relations with Cox Communications. Sarah March, who served as the San Diego Scheduler and veterans caseworker, joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in Mission Valley as a Veterans Service Representative. Both served in Rep. Peters’ office since he took office in 2013.

“I’m very grateful for the contributions Hugo and Sarah made to our team and for their service to my constituents. As original members of our San Diego office, they were instrumental in building a foundation for success in our first few years,” said Rep. Peters.  “Hugo first worked for me at City Hall and I was lucky to have him work for me again in my congressional office and Sarah will be a tremendous asset to the Mission Valley VA.”

Marine veteran Charles Romeo joined the San Diego office in July through the Wounded Warrior fellowship program. Charles took over Sarah’s veterans’ portfolio in San Diego. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran who has a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology as well as a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California.  Robert Phillpott, who has been working part time, moved to full time and assumed Sarah’s scheduling and office management responsibilities.

Howard Ou, who joined Peters’ congressional staff after working on his 2014 re-election campaign, departed the San Diego office after being selected as a Congressional Fellow by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) through the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies. He will join Rep. Chu’s Washington, D.C. staff next month.

“Howard has been a wonderful liaison between the Asian Pacific American community and our office; I know he’ll take that same knowledge and passion to his new position,” said Rep. Peters.

Anthony Nguyen, who began working for Peters in early 2013, left the Washington, D.C. office to return to the San Diego office where he was promoted to Director of Constituent Services.

Taylor Deisinger is departing the Washington, D.C. office, where she served as Staff Assistant, for a new position with the Department of Justice.

“Anthony helped champion policies to support San Diego’s healthcare, AAPI, and senior communities while in D.C. He brings a well-rounded experience to his new role.”

“Taylor’s role is one of the most critical to our constituent service work in D.C. and she’s been a terrific ambassador. I wish her a rewarding career in law enforcement.”

Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee. The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.