News from Congressman-Elect Scott Peters 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:  December 6, 2012
CONTACT: MaryAnne Pintar, 619-252-9923, maryanne@scottpeters.com


San Diego – Representative-elect Scott Peters today announced the hiring of his two top aides. Michelle Dorothy, who has been both a District Director and a Chief of Staff for a member of Congress, will be his Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C.  MaryAnne Pintar, who has nineteen years experience in local government and politics, will be his District Director.

“Michelle has solid congressional experience and a meaningful private sector background.  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 said of Dorothy.

Dorothy is currently chief of staff for an outgoing Democratic congressman. Before her work as a congressional aide, she spent 10 years in the private sector in the telecommunications and software industries where she was responsible for the design and implementation of marketing strategies for multi-million dollar product portfolios. Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dorothy has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, as well as two master’s degrees: one in business administration and one in public and international affairs, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

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

Pintar was most recently the communications director for Peters’ congressional campaign and she was his last chief of staff when he was San Diego City Council President.  She’s managed or worked in various capacities on several citywide campaigns in San Diego, run her own public affairs consulting business, and was also a senior press aide and chief of staff to former Mayor Susan Golding.  Pintar has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, and a Master of Science in Mass Communications with dual emphases in political science and advertising, both from San Diego State University. 

Peters spent two of the past three weeks at freshman member orientation in Washington, D.C. preparing to take office in January. He will be sworn in with the 70 other new members in a ceremony on the House floor on January 3. 

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