McKinney Gets New Press Secretary and Senior
June 14, 2000
Washington DC - Representative Cynthia A. McKinney (D-GA), Member
of the House Armed Services Committee and the House International
Relations Committee, where she serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee
on International operations and Human Rights, is pleased to announce
the most recent additions to the senior staff of her Washington,
DC Congressional Office.
Mr. Sean P. Nichols has just joined the Congresswoman's staff
as her Communications Director. As, such, he will work closely with
Representative McKinney while coordinating all of her office's press
activities and serve as her spokesman to the media.
Mr. Nichols will also plan and coordinate the Congresswoman's
media coverage, press conferences, press appearances and inerviews.
"I'm really looking forward to working with Congresswoman McKinney
while maintaining an advantageous working relationship with the
Washington and Georgia Press corps," Nichols said. "I also look
forward to developing my own unique and productive rapport with
them, on behalf of Congresswoman McKinney, one of the most respected
Members of Congress."
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Nichols comes to Congresswoman
McKinney's office with many years of professional experience in
the areas of education, governmental relations, political communication,
public/press relations, political consulting and lobbying.
A graduate of Alabama State University, where he majored in Political
Science and minored in French, History and English, Nichols began
his professional before he even graduated. He has worked as an Assistant
Director of Public Relations for the 70,000-member Alabama Education
Association in Montgomery, Alabama, and later as the youngest Executive
Director of the 3000-member Mobile County Education Association.
During and after his employment with the AEA, Mr. Nichols achieved
formidable and successful professional relationships with members
of the Alabama Legislature, members of the Alabama Congressional
Delegation and worked on President Clinton's initial campaign for
Most recently, he has worked as an independent public relations
consultant and lobbyist in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time,
Nichols consulted clients on public affairs, political issues, and
promoted their relationships with the media.
Moving up within McKinney's staff is Jon Fremont who was recently
promoted to Senior Legislative Assistant. Mr. Fremont joined the
staff in January of 1999 as a Legislative Correspondent. In December
1999 he was then promoted to Legislative Assistant. He graduated
from Michigan State University in 1997 with a degree in International
Relations and Latin American Studies. His issues include The Environment,
Corporate Accountability, Human Rights, and Latin America. Previous
to coming to McKinney's staff, he taught English in Mexico for a
year and worked for Democratic fundraising firm.
"I'm looking forward to working with Sean as our new Press Secretary
and with Jon as our new Senior Legislative Assistant," said McKinney.
"They both will be great assets to our office and out continued
commitment to serving the Fourth Congressional District of Georgia."