The Assembly Majority Office’s new Internal Communications and Constituent Relations Department was announced Friday.
Gina Wilder, Charity Jeffries and Christopher Aikin will work in conjunction with Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Trenton), who serves on senior leadership as constituent outreach chair.
The department will be responsible for supporting district office staff and providing them with resources and information to better assist constituents throughout the state.
“We are excited to welcome onboard a constituent relations team within the Assembly Majority Office,” Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Woodbridge) said. “Comprised of veteran Assembly staffers and newcomers, their role will be instrumental in supporting the members of our caucus and their district office communications with constituents — starting first and foremost with boosting initiatives around the new ANCHOR program.”
Wilder previously served as the Assembly Majority Office’s deputy communications director. She will take on the mantle of the director of internal communications and constituent relations. She brings a wealth of experience from her combined 14 years in the Assembly Majority Office, both on the media team and in constituent relations. A veteran communications professional, Wilder also served as director of communications for the New Jersey Department of State in Gov. Jim McGreevey’s administration.
Jeffries and Aikin will join the department as deputy directors of constituent relations.
Jeffries came to New Jersey by way of North Carolina and is a veteran of numerous political and issue-based campaigns in many states, while Aikin joins the Assembly Majority Office’s Internal Communications and Constituent Relations Department with 25 years of experience in community organizing.