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Alabama's Sen.-elect Doug Jones picks African-American chief of staff

Alabama's Sen.-elect Doug Jones picks African-American chief of staff

Sen.-elect Doug Jones, D-Ala., has tapped Dana Gresham, a fellow Alabamian who served in the Department of Transportation under President Barack Obama, to become his chief of staff, and former Senate staffer Sonceria Ann Bishop-Berry to advise his transition - a victory for minority groups that had urged Jones to pick African-Americans for key roles. Both Gresham and Bishop-Berry are black.

Gresham, a Georgetown University graduate, spent more than a decade as a House staffer, working as a legislative director for former representative Bud Cramer and as chief of staff to former representative Artur Davis. He moved from that office to the DOT in 2009, spending eight years as an...

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