Butterfield Announces D.C. Office Staff Changes


For Release:  Immediate

Date: February 20, 2014

Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury            

             Office:    (202) 225.3101               

Butterfield Announces D.C. Office Staff Changes


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the following staffing updates:


Administrative Department

Reggie McCrimmon, who has served as Staff Assistant since July, has been promoted to Special Assistant.  As Special Assistant, Reggie will manage all special administrative, communications, legislative, and outreach projects; in addition to serving as the internship coordinator.  Reggie is a 2013 graduate of North Carolina Central University, where he served two terms as Student Body President.  Previously, Reggie interned in the offices of former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue and Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC).  He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and hails from Fayetteville, North Carolina.


Aaron-John “AJ” Malicdem will join the Washington, D.C. office as Staff Assistant and Systems Administrator.  AJ will be responsible for managing the front office, tour coordination, flag requests, and will troubleshoot all technological issues.  Prior to joining our team, AJ interned at the Democratic National Committee and he volunteered with several Northern Virginia campaigns.  He graduated from East Carolina University in 2011 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and holds a Master’s in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University.  AJ is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Communications Department

Brandon Coleman was hired as Legislative Correspondent in December.  In this role, Brandon drafts responses to constituent letters, manages housing issues, and assists with communications and press outreach.  Before relocating to D.C. from North Carolina last year, Brandon worked as a law clerk at The Banks Law Firm in Durham, where he focused on affordable housing laws.  Brandon is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Duke University School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.


Legislative Department

Dennis Sills has been promoted to Senior Legislative Assistant, where he will take on an expanded legislative portfolio that includes all or parts of Education, Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Trade, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space and Technology issues.  Dennis will also help manage outreach to federal agencies, Floor statements and amendments, and any additional special legislative projects that may arise. 


Dennis first joined Butterfield’s staff in 2010 as a Staff Assistant and has been promoted annually since then.  Dennis briefly served as an intern in the Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and previously managed an industrial supply company in Los Angeles prior to working for Congressman Butterfield.  Dennis is a proud alum of Duke University.  


Photo of staff below and attached.


(From left to right: Reggie McCrimmon, AJ Malicdem, Brandon Coleman, and Dennis Sills.)





Tarboro NC: Taro Knight Tarboro Mayor Pro-tem Has Filed For House 23 Seat

Taro Knight Mayor Pro-tem Tarboro City Council and Public Relations Director of the North Carolina East Prep School has filed for the House District 23 seat on Monday February 17. Knight joins Democrats Shelly Willingham and Bronson Williams both of Rocky Mount NC.

Maybe no other Democrat will get in the race especially another black candidate that will further split the Democrat and black vote.

The filing period closes on next Friday February 28 so you still have time if you want to file for any seat that is open.