Rep. Johnson Welcomes New Chief of Staff

April 30, 2021
Press Release
Congressman Announces the Arrival of His Former Legislative Director as His New Chief of Staff

scott goldsteinWASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that he has hired his former Legislative Director, Mr. Scott Goldstein, as his new chief of staff.

Goldstein worked in Congressman Johnson’s office from 2007-2015, serving in a variety of roles before ascending to Legislative Director in 2010.

“I’m very pleased to have Scott on board as my chief of staff,” said Johnson. “As a former staffer and legislative director, Scott not only brought his policy expertise and acumen to the office, but his consummate professionalism and focus helped me develop one of the most-respected legislative portfolios in Congress. I very much look forward to what he can accomplish as chief of staff and the experience he brings from the transportation and green-energy sectors.”

Goldstein is a New York native who previously served as the deputy director for Transportation at Smart Growth America and policy director for Transportation For America, an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally driven transportation solutions.

Prior to joining Transportation For America, Goldstein worked as the congressional relations officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Goldstein also served in Congressman David Scott’s (GA) office, handling scheduling and constituent relations prior to joining Johnson’s staff when he was first elected in 2007.

“I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Congressman Johnson – not just for the policies and legislation he champions and introduces, but in the way he carries himself and how he treats all people with respect. He is a rarity in Congress in that he is a serious legislator who has a sense of humor, but he’s also a kind and decent human being who cares about everyone whether they agree with him or not. I look forward to leading his team in Washington and the District to even greater heights.”

Goldstein received his bachelor’s in political science from Emory University and his master’s in Public Management from Johns Hopkins University. Scott lives in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. with his wife, daughter and son.


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