Congressman-elect Joe Kennedy III announced today plans to locate his Fourth District offices in Newton and Attleboro.
Kennedy will keep the office 29 Crafts Street in Newton that was used by retiring Congressman Barney Frank, according to a press release issued Thursday morning.
Easton was moved to the Fourth Congressional District after redistricting this past year.
In addition, Kennedy will open an office at 8 North Main St. in Attleboro, which was previously occupied by Congressman Jim McGovern prior to redistricting.
“Having offices in Newton and Attleboro will ensure that my staff and I are constantly accessible to residents across the Fourth District,” Kennedy said in the press release. “It is a priority of mine to continue the unparalleled constituent service of Congressmen Frank and McGovern, and I’m hopeful that these offices will allow for the a seamless transition of that work.”
Kennedy also announced this morning two top staff picks for his new office: Gregory Mecher will serve as chief of staff and Nick Clemons will serve as district director.
Kennedy is set to be sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2012. Both his district and D.C. offices will open in early January.
For more information, read the full press release below:
CONGRESSMAN-ELECT KENNEDY ANNOUNCES DISTRICT OFFICES, TOP HIRES
Newton, MA – Today Congressman-elect Joe Kennedy III announced the locations of his two district offices opening in January 2013. Located in Newton and Attleboro, these offices will be centers for constituent services across Massachusetts' 4th District.
The Newton office will be located at 29 Crafts St.,which previously served as Congressman Barney Frank's district office. The Attleboro office will be located at 8 N. Main St. and was previously utilized by Congressman Jim McGovern prior to redistricting.
“Having offices in Newton and Attleboro will ensure that my staff and I are constantly accessible to residents across the 4th District,” said Congressman-elect Kennedy. “It is a priority of mine to continue the unparalleled constituent service of Congressmen Frank and McGovern, and I’m hopeful that these offices will allow for the a seamless transition of that work.”
Additionally, Kennedy announced two key hires in his new Congressional office: Gregory Mecher will serve as Chief of Staff and Nick Clemons will serve as District Director.
“Nick and Greg will manage our new Congressional office with unmatched talent, experience and commitment to public service,” said Kennedy. “Under their leadership, this office will work every day to be effective and accessible for the residents of the 4th Congressional District.”
Mecher will bring Washington D.C. experience to Kennedy’s new office having most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the General Service Administration in the Obama Administration. Prior to that he served as Chief of Staff to former Congressman Steve Driehaus of Ohio. He has spent the past decade working for House Democrats, including former Rep. Rahm Emanuel and former Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
Clemons, who will oversee district operations, constituent services and outreach, most recently served as Kennedy’s campaign manager. Clemons has spent 15 years in New England politics, serving as a top advisor in New Hampshire for the presidential campaigns of both Sen. John Kerry and Sen. Hillary Clinton. Clemons also managed the 2010 re-election of Rep. Niki Tsongas in the 5th District of Massachusetts. He lives in Brookline, Mass. and will be based in the Newton office.
Congressman-elect Kennedy will be sworn into office on January 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The district offices, as well as his Capitol Hill office, will be open in early January. Details regarding office hours, contact information and other services will be announced in the near future.