New area Congressman forming staff
December 13th, 2012 - 6:44am
(Gig Harbor) -- Newly elected Sixth District Congressman Derek Kilmer has started forming his staff.
Yesterday, Kilmer announced his first three staff hires.
Jonathan Smith will serve as his Chief of Staff, Meadow Johnson will be his District Director, and Joe Dacca will work as his Deputy District Director.
Smith has nearly a decade of experience working in Congress. He also worked as an attorney for the Seattle headquartered law firm Preston, Gates and Ellis.
Johnson spent several years working for Kilmer as a state Senator. Prior to her work in politics, she worked in the real estate industry.
Dacca is a hold over from retiring Congressman Norm Dicks' office. He has spend the past five years working in the Dicks' District Office. He also was Kilmer's legislative assistant in the state Senate.
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