Booker gets a New Press Secretary

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is getting a new press secretary.

tomU.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is getting a new press secretary.

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Tom Pietrykoski, who for three years has served as the chief media contact for U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), is going to work for Booker, sources tell PolitickerNJ.

Pietrykoski will replace Silvia Alvarez.

Pietrykoski notified the political universe in an email.


“After more than three extremely gratifying years helping to deliver Congressman Pascrell’s message to the people of New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District, I’d like to inform you all that I will be moving on to a new position, effective October 23rd.  I’m thrilled to be embarking on an exciting new venture, which will be officially announced later this morning. It’s truly been a pleasure to work for such a dedicated Member of Congress and alongside one of the hardest working congressional teams in the nation.  I’m also grateful to have had the opportunity to work with each and every one of you. I included the job announcement for my current position below, so please feel free to share with any interested candidates.

“I will remain Rep. Pascrell’s primary press contact until October 23rd; after which please contact Ben Rich at with any press inquiries.

“I look forward to working with you all in my new role!

– Tom

The job of press secretary for Pascrell is now available.

PRESS SECRETARY:  Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of both the House Ways and Means Committee and Budget Committee, is seeking an aggressive Press Secretary for his congressional office.  Responsibilities will include drafting press releases; organizing news conferences; managing television and radio appearances; and staffing the Member at events.  This is not an entry level position — a professional background in communications is required.  Strong writing skills, an aptitude for teamwork and meeting deadlines, and ability to handle pressure in a fast-paced office are musts.  Position is based in Paterson, New Jersey office and ties to the state are a plus.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, noting “Press Secretary” in the subject line.  No calls or walk-ins please.

Booker gets a New Press Secretary