BELLEFONTE – Congressman-Elect Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, R-Howard, announced that he has hired Jordan Clark to serve as his Chief of Staff and Peter Winkler to serve as his District Director. Jordan will be based in Thompson’s Washington Office, while Peter will run the district operations from offices in Bellefonte and Titusville.
“Having worked with Jordan and Peter in various capacities over the years, I have come to respect their judgment, work ethic and extensive knowledge of the Fifth District,” said Thompson. “As a newly elected Member of Congress, I have a clear vision of what I want to accomplish on behalf of the constituents and could not think of two more qualified professionals to assist me in that effort.
“Jordan brings a wealth of experience to the table. With strong Pennsylvania roots, Jordan has served as Chief of Staff to several Members’ of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, was a high level official at the Department of Energy under President Reagan, and has served in senior leadership positions at a host of not-for-profit organizations in Washington.
“As a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, Jordan is acutely aware of the needs and challenges facing our men and women in uniform, Is an expert in energy policy, and brings an insight and understanding to the job that will serve the constituents of this district to the highest degree.”
Thompson’s Washington office will open on Jan. 6, 2009, and will be located in Room 124 of the Cannon House Office Building.
“Representing the largest, most rural district in Pennsylvania, I am committed to working with county, township, and borough governments to legislate and advocate on their behalf in Washington. My district staff, led by Peter Winkler, will be extremely active and visible in all 17 counties that represent the Fifth District. Peter understands this district better than anyone, and has a solid reputation as someone who gets the job done.”
Winkler currently serves as Representative Peterson’s District Director, hails from Franklin, PA and has been active in Pennsylvania politics for nearly three decades. He received a B.A. in English and a MSA in Institutional Administration in from the University of Notre Dame and holds professional certifications from the University of Pittsburgh and Florida State University.
“The team that I have assembled represents a strong cross section of experience, community involvement, and knowledge that will allow for a seamless transition as I am sworn into office. My team will be ready to hit the ground running on day one and will continue to provide the first rate constituent service that they have become accustomed to over the past 12 years,” concluded Thompson.
Bellefonte District Office
3555 Benner Pike
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Titusville District Office
123 West Spring Street
Titusville, PA 16354
Washington, DC Office
124 Cannon House Office Building (CHOB)
Washington, DC 20515