Sen.-Elect Booker Names Chief of Staff

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -

Less than a week after winning a special election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Tuesday named two members of his staff.

Louisa Terrell, who will serve as Booker’s chief of staff, formerly worked at Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s founder, donated $100 million to the Newark schools in 2010 as a personal vote of confidence in Booker.

Before that, Terrell was a special assistant to President Barack Obama for legislative affairs, Yahoo!’s senior director of federal policy and deputy chief of staff to then-Sen. Joe Biden.