I had to take some time off post-election; one never gets a true understanding of the physical, psychological, and emotional drain of a Congressional race until it comes to a close. John Boccieri is a true leader and to have campaigned with him gave me a first-hand perspective of the internal drive he has developed over his lifetime.
Ohio's Fighting 16th District can only thrive through John's internal energies and first-class connections he already holds in Washington, DC. Prior to the Thanksgiving break, Ian Walton, Campaign Manager for John Boccieri for U.S Congress, gave me an update on "The Transition Team".
Boccieri Selects Trevena to Lead Congressional Office
CANTON -- Congressman-Elect John Boccieri (D-Alliance) today released the following statement on naming Anthony Trevena as his chief of staff:
"I am pleased Anthony has agreed to serve as my chief of staff in the 111th Congress. This is a critical position, and I am confident Anthony's background and experience make him a perfect fit as chief of staff for the people of the 16th Congressional District."Trevena has a Bachelor's degree in education and Master's degree in business administration. He previously served on Gov. Ted Strickland's Congressional staff and currently serves as the the Deputy Director of Administration for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Trevena will officially join Congressman-elect Boccieri's staff in early January.
"Anthony has been a trusted adviser to me for eight years and has served the people of Ohio at the state and federal level with integrity throughout his career. I know he understands the complex issues facing Ohio's families, and I am confident in the skills he brings to this position."
It is still unknown what the future holds for our blog, but believe me, whenever "Bo" calls for "Boots on the Ground!", Ohio's Fighting 16th will be ready to "Stand up!"