Democratic senator-elect Doug Jones made history thanks to African-American (especially women voters) last month when he claimed victory over Roy Moore. Now, the politician has made history by becoming to first Senate Democrat to appoint a Black chief of staff.
According to The Root, Capitol Hill vet Dana Gresham will serve as Jones’ chief of staff. According to the news outlet, Jones chose Gresham following pressure from the NAACP and other civil rights groups after his controversial win.
Greshan served for eight years in the Department of Transportation under President Barack Obama’s administration.
Jones also selected Sonceria Bishop-Berry, a Black former Senate staff member, to advise his transition team.