Senator Warren Announces New Staff in Washington and Massachusetts Offices
Washington, DC --- Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced new staff in her Washington and Massachusetts offices. Jon Donenberg will rejoin the office as Chief of Staff. Jon was Senior Advisor and Policy Director for Warren’s presidential campaign. He served as Warren’s Legislative Director in her Senate office from 2013 to 2018. Before joining Warren’s office, Jon served as Chief Counsel to Sen. Richard Blumenthal and as a health law advisor to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has also advised several Senate campaigns.
“Since I ran for the Senate, Jon has been a driving force behind bold plans to improve the lives of millions of families,” said Warren. “I am grateful to Jon for all that he is willing to take on. Jon, Kristen, and Roger have worked closely together for years; they are committed public servants and will continue to fight for the people of Massachusetts and for the structural changes necessary in our economy, in our government, and our society.”
Kristen Orthman will rejoin the office as Deputy Chief of Staff. Kristen was Communications Director for Warren’s presidential campaign. She served as Warren’s Communications Director in her Senate office from 2017 to 2018. Before joining Warren’s office, Kristen was a longtime aide to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, serving most recently as his Communications Director.
Roger Lau will rejoin the office as Senior Advisor, based in Massachusetts. Roger will work closely with Nikko Mendoza, State Director, in this capacity. Roger was Campaign Manager for Warren’s presidential campaign as well as campaign manager for Warren’s Senate reelection campaign in 2018. He served as Warren’s State Director in her Senate Office from 2013 to 2017. He was Warren’s Political Director in her 2012 Senate campaign. Before joining Warren’s office, Roger was a longtime aide to Senator John Kerry, serving most recently as his Deputy State Director.
Anne Reid is leaving the Chief of Staff role. Anne will remain in the office through the transition and as an advisor to the coronavirus response. Anne joined Warren’s office in 2018 as a Senior Advisor and later as Chief of Staff. Warren said: “I am very sorry to lose Anne as Chief, but I respect and understand her decision and am grateful that she will stay with the team through the transition. As Chief, she made it clear every day that she understands that we work together best when we treat everyone with dignity and respect. I’m grateful to Anne for her leadership of my Senate office under very challenging circumstances and for all she has done.”
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