Peters, Soon to Take Congressional Seat, Names Staff Leaders

Scott Peters.

Incoming Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, named a Capitol Hill veteran as his chief of staff Thursday, and tabbed his campaign spokeswoman to lead his district office.

Michelle Dorothy, the chief of staff selection, holds the same position for Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Penn. Before going to the nation’s capital, the native of Indiana spent 10 years in the telecommunications and software industries, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of marketing strategies for multi-million-dollar products.

“Michelle has solid congressional experience and a meaningful private sector background,” Peters said. “She will understand the challenges around job creation that were so important in our campaign, and she will ensure that our two offices provide efficient and first-rate service to constituents.”

Peters, who represents La Jolla, Coronado, Rancho Bernardo, Poway and other area communities, will take office in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3.

MaryAnne Pintar, Peters’ campaign communications director and his chief of staff when he was president of the San Diego City Council, will be his district director.

“MaryAnne Pintar will bring invaluable ties to the community and years of political and government experience to the job,” Peters said. “And her strong communications background will help ensure that my work in D.C. is responsive to our district and the region.”

Pintar formerly was chief of staff to ex-Mayor Susan Golding.

– City News Service