The public strategy firm Mercury has named Modia “Mo” Butler, an adviser to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, as a partner with the firm.
Butler joined the Westfield office as a managing director in 2016, after serving as New Jersey chief of staff to Booker (D-N.J.). He is known as an adviser to several high-profile elected officials, and remains a senior strategist to Booker as well as working as a political adviser during Baraka’s recent re-election campaign.
“Mo Butler is a tremendous asset to Mercury’s New Jersey operation and has helped us grow nationally, as well,” Mercury Partner Mike DuHaime said in a prepared statement. “Mo’s extensive knowledge of municipal and federal government has made him an integral member of our firm and a trusted adviser to his clients. Most importantly, Mo is a tremendous human being who leads by example. We are fortunate to have him as part of our leadership team.”
Mercury, a global, bipartisan firm, said it is continuing to expand its reach nationally and internationally. The New Jersey office is led by DuHaime, a noted Republican strategist, and Michael Soliman, senior strategist to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).
“Mo isn’t just one of the most talented political minds in New Jersey and the country, he’s a great friend with an infectious personality,” Soliman said in a statement. “From his experience as chief of staff to Cory Booker as mayor of Newark and then as senator, Mo has gained the local, state and national expertise to become a respected powerhouse in state and national politics. Mo is a trusted adviser and a tremendous asset to Mercury and our clients.”
Said Butler, in a statement:
“I am honored to serve as a partner at Mercury. As Mercury continues to excel and bring in new, exceptional talent, I look forward to continuing to grow with the firm and its extraordinary team to help our clients achieve success.”