Press Release

U.S. Rep. Castor’s long-time District Director, Chloe Coney, retires

New staff appointments announced

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Washington, February 1, 2017 | comments

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s District Director, Chloe Coney, will retire after serving Tampa’s community for more than 40 years in areas of economic development, housing and community building, including the last 10 years with U.S. Rep. Castor’s office.

“Chloe’s passion and expertise have served our neighbors, families and businesses well,” U.S. Rep. Castor said. “She is revered by Tampa’s community for her lifetime of service and my congressional district has been fortunate to have her as district director. Moreover, it has been my honor to call her my friend.”

As U.S. Rep. Castor’s district director since 2007, Ms. Coney helped launch the Tampa office and has directed constituent services and outreach with community advocates, veterans, businesses and nonprofits. In one of her most important roles, Ms. Coney has served as U.S. Rep. Castor’s counsel on community issues during a time when Tampa faced the Great Recession -- businesses experienced unprecedented losses and too many homeowners were on the brink of foreclosure. 

“With Chloe by my side, we held seven foreclosure prevention workshops, several job fairs and other district events to reach thousands in our district and help lift them as well as our businesses into economic recovery,” U.S. Rep. Castor said. View Ms. Coney’s complete bio.

Ms. Coney retires at the end of February.

Marcia Mejia, who has served U.S. Rep. Castor as press secretary and communications director, has been promoted to district director.  Steven Angotti, who has served as grants coordinator and press assistant will now assume the role of press secretary and continue to reach out to individuals and organizations with grant opportunities.  Dewayne Mallory, a U.S. Army veteran and public servant who has worked as legislative aide for several state legislators representing Tampa Bay, will join U.S. Rep. Castor’s office as outreach director. 

“My entire professional staff and I are here to serve.  As Tampa’s voice in the U.S. Congress, I am focused on jobs and a bright economic future for my neighbors and our region’s businesses. Every day, we meet with families, businesses and nonprofits to advocate on behalf of their priorities and to continue the progress we have made,” U.S. Rep. Castor added.

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