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Tito Jackson Finalizes City Hall Staff

Posted: April 26, 2011     Nancy J Conrad

On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, Boston City Council approved the staff that District 7 City Councillor Tito H. Jackson selected to fill the seats in his City Hall office. 

Councillor Jackson's team of five people all played a role on the campaign that led to Jackson's victory in the special election held on March 15, 2011.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact Bennett Wilson at 617-939-8527 or Bennett.wilson@cityofboston.gov

From left to right: Rajon Brooks, Miguel Chavez,
Bennett Wilson, Councillor Tito Jackson,
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Frank Pryor, Liana Poston.

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Frank Allen Pryor Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor Mr. Pryor has held administrative positions at the former Boston City Hospital, Dorchester Counseling Center, and University of Massachusetts at Boston.  More recently Pryor has been a professor of Political Science at Villanova University. His research areas include Urban Politics and Research Methods. He was raised and currently resides in the Grove Hall section of Roxbury in the heart District 7.

The new Chief of Staff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UMass/Boston, a Masters of Arts degree from Villanova University in Political Science, and pursued his doctoral work in Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Miguel Chavez Director of External Affairs Mr. Chavez, who has extensive experience in Massachusetts and national politics, most recently served as the Field Director at the Campaign to Elect Tito Jackson. During Governor Deval Patrick's successful bid for re-election in 2010, Chavez was the Lead Regional Field Organizer and Office Manager at the Roxbury campaign office. 

Prior to that, he served as a Regional Field Director with Obama for America, and also worked in the Field Department on Governor Patrick's 2006 campaign. The new Director of External Affairs speaks Spanish as well as English and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science.

Liana Poston Director of Legislative Affairs Ms. Poston worked at Boston Public Schools, helping Portuguese and Spanish-speaking parents resolve questions about transportation and enrollment. Before that, Poston worked at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District in Florence, Kentucky, identifying resources for seniors and disabled adults. 

In 2006, she served as an intern at the East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, where she worked to educate and register voters.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, with a secondary focus on Latin American history and politics.

Rajon Brooks Director of Constituent Services  Mr. Brooks grew up and currently resides in Dorchester.  He has dedicated himself to youth development, specifically through education and career training.  During his year as a Commonwealth Corps Teaching Fellow, Brooks coordinated student activities and taught business and customer service skills to young adults.

While at Healthy Futures, he was responsible for developing a curriculum that engaged young adults on topics that included family planning and healthy lifestyles. Brooks is currently studying to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  He attended Boston Arts Academy.

Bennett Wilson Communications Director Ms. Wilson was raised and now lives in the South End.  She served as the Deputy Communications Director at the Campaign to Elect Tito Jackson.  She has written for the South End Patch and Wesleyan University's student-run newspaper, The Argus.  Wilson worked on Congressman Barney Frank's re-election campaign in 2010 as the Deputy Field Coordinator. 

She interned at MTV Networks International, the Sheldon Whitehouse for Senate 2006 campaign, and Boston Common Magazine. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Government.  She speaks English and Spanish.  

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