U.S. Rep.-elect Steven Horsford appointed Asha Jones as his chief of staff, making her one of 21 African-American women to hold that job of the 535 chiefs of staff in Congress.
Jones, who most recently was the Director of Government Affairs for the College of Southern Nevada, previously worked as the Nevada Political Director for the Hillary for America campaign.
She also worked for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, and U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley. In November, she was named as a member of Governor-elect Steve Sisolak’s transition team.
Jason Rodriguez, who was the Deputy Latino Vote Director for Hillary for America, is also joining Horsford’s team as deputy chief of staff.
Horsford won his first election in the fourth congressional district in 2012. He lost his re-election bid in 2014, but regained the seat in November.