NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor and U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker named two members of his staff on Tuesday.
Louisa Terrell will serve as Booker’s chief of staff. She comes to Booker’s office from a place very familiar to him: Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder, donated $100 million to the Newark schools in 2010.
Terrell has been Facebook’s director of public policy, and started at the social network in 2011.
Before coming to Facebook Terrell was a special assistant to President Barack Obama for legislative affairs, Yahoo!’s senior director of federal policy and strategy and deputy chief of staff to then- Sen. Joe Biden.
“Louisa has experience in the White House, the halls of Congress and in the private sector, and I’m thrilled she will be building and leading a Senate team that will work every day to get things done for the people of New Jersey,” Booker said in a statement.
Booker also announced that Modia “Mo” Butler will serve as Booker’s New Jersey state director.
Butler has been Booker’s city hall chief of staff since 2006 and is the chairman of the board of commissioners for the Newark Housing Authority. He was CEO of the charity Newark Now from 2003 to 2008.
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