Here is a great local interest story about a former Atlantic County, New Jersey resident who has earned a key position on the biggest stage of the national legislative branch of the American government.

Jacob Reses will be the Chief of Staff for United States Senator-Elect JD Vance, when he takes office this January 3, 2023, as a member of The 118th Congress.

Reses is a 2009 graduate of Mainland Regional High School, in Linwood, New Jersey, where he was class Valedictorian.

Reses is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, with a major in public policy.

In a country of more than 350,000,000 people, there are only 100 positions (in The United States Senate) such as the one that Reses has achieved.

The position of chief of staff for a Member of The United States Congress is the highest ranking position in the office of a Senator or Member of The House of Representatives.

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This qualifies as a very big deal.

Reses was named to the position on Friday, November 11, 2022.

In the official release about Reses’ appointment, it reads:

Reses will serve from Washington, D.C. as Vance's Chief of Staff. Reses previously served as Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Josh Hawley, advising on a broad range of legislative issues including technology, antitrust, trade and economic policy. Reses previously served as Director of  Strategic Initiatives at Heritage Action for America.

Senator-Elect Vance confirmed that he hired Reses because of his “tenured government and political experience at the federal. state and local levels and strong ties to the state of Ohio.”

Senator-Elect Vance has announced that this is the first round of appointments, saying that “additional staff appointments will be announced in the coming days.”

We take this opportunity to congratulate Reses on his national caliber appointment and it’s always exciting to see a homegrown local make it at the highest level of their vocation.

NOTE: Jacob Reses is the son of long-time local radio marketing representative (retired) Karen Reses.

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