U.S. Rep. David Jolly opens first field office, announces new staff

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly announced his new congressional staff, as well as the opening of an office in the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg College, the first of three branch offices.  

“We are very proud today to let the people of Pinellas know we have opened the doors to our first district office and will be announcing others soon to ensure maximum service and accessibility,” Jolly said in a news release issued Friday.

The filed office is in the same location as the office of his predecessor, the former U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

Jolly’s staff includes:

  • John David “J.D.” White as Chief of Staff of the Seminole District Office. White was previously director of Government Affairs for WellCare Health Plans.
  • Nick Catroppo as Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C., Office. Catroppo served campaign manager for the David Jolly for Congress Campaign.
  • Jenifer Nawrocki as Legislative Director in Washington D.C. Nawrocki served as a legislative correspondent and legislative assistant in the office of the late Congressman Bill Young.
  • Rochelle Dudley as scheduler for the South County District Office. ‎
  • Paul Matthews, Commander, USN (Ret.) as Constituent Services Representative ‎‎for‎ the South County District Office.
  • Natalee Campagnola as Constituent Services Representative in the Seminole District Office. Campagnola served as an Air Force reservist on active duty stationed at MacDill Air Force Base since 2003.
  • Sharon Ghezzi as Constituent Services Representative in the Seminole District Office. Ghezzi served as a caseworker in the office of the late Congressman Bill Young since 1997 until his passing.
  • Stephanie Lavely as Constituent Services Representative in the South County District Office. ‎ Lavely most recently worked with the city in various departments, including the Office of the Mayor, Audit Services and the City Development Administration.
  • Nicole Smith as Constituent Services Representative ‎‎‎for the North County District Office. Smith previously worked for the office of the late Congressman Bill Young.

There are plans to open up other offices in north and south Pinellas County, to “ensure constituents across the entire county can readily access congressional staff and constituent services.”

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