January 31, 2013

Manchin Announces New Communications Director

Washington, D.C. — Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today the appointment of Jonathan Kott as Communications Director.
“I welcome Jon Kott to my team,” Senator Manchin said. “Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to my office, and he will make a strong communications team even stronger. I am confident that he will do a great job.”
Jonathan most recently served as communications director for Governor Jack Markell’s reelection campaign and for Representatives Anthony Weiner and Brad Ellsworth. Jonathan has also worked for Senator Evan Bayh and the centrist think tank Third Way.

"Senator Manchin is a strong leader and I sincerely appreciate his dedication to the Mountain State," Jon Kott said. "I look forward to traveling the state and serving the great people of West Virginia."

Jonathan can be reached at his office at 202-228-5575, on his cell phone at 202-256-8015 or via email at Jonathan_Kott@Manchin.Senate.gov

Senator Manchin's communications department now includes:

Jon Kott, Communications Director

Sara Payne Scarbro, Deputy State Director and Communications Advisor

Katie Longo, Press Secretary

Lauren Swearingen, Press Assistant
For press inquiries, please call 202-228-1810 or email press@manchin.senate.gov