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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:01 AM

Doug Jones names only African American chief of staff

WASHINGTON Alabama Sen.-elect Doug Jones announced his top leadership team Tuesday, including the only African-American chief of staff in a Senate Democratic office this Congress.

Jones, who is scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday, named Dana Gresham, a former assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the Department of Transportation, as his chief of staff. Gresham, a Birmingham native, also served as chief of staff for former Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala.

Soon after defeating Republican Roy Moore last month, Jones said he was committed to diversity in his office. African Americans are credited with helping the Democrat win in ruby red Alabama.

Im going to commit to having a Senate office, both in my state and in D.C. that reflects the diversity of Alabama," Jones said on CNNs State of the Union. "I want to make sure that I have the best staff available. It will absolutely reflect the diversity of the state of Alabama. Im not going to get bogged on the numbers, but I can promise everyone that were going to represent the entire state of Alabama."

Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY

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Reply Doug Jones names only African American chief of staff (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2018 OP
Aristus Jan 2018 #1
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #6
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #2
LovingA2andMI Jan 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #4
bluestarone Jan 2018 #7
LovingA2andMI Jan 2018 #8
Elwood P Dowd Jan 2018 #5
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2018 #9

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:03 AM

1. Oh, the Trumpanzees aren't going to like that!

Good!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:41 AM

6. Two Republican senators have African American

chiefs of staff - Tim Scott and one of the senators from Kansas.

Jones was the first Democrat to do it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:09 AM

2. I don't think anybody really likes quotas...

but if one is truly looking for "qualified" people, the best qualified come in many shapes, genders, colors, and sizes.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:28 AM

3. WTF Makes You Think....

Doug Jones Hiring A Qualified African-American Chief Of Staff Is Like Placing A "Check Mark" On Filling "The Black Quota"??

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:30 AM

4. The same thing that makes me think you didn't read my post...

just the title.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:42 AM

7. that's true

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:28 PM

8. It Was Read....

Quite Dogwhistle Well.....

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:53 PM

9. I have to admit that I was very, VERY surprised

that she is the ONLY AA chief of staff in the Senate.

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