Lobbying firm Mercury Public Affairs hired Jamiyl Peters, a longtime staffer for U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, D-10th District, as senior vice president at its Washington, D.C. office.
Mercury has two offices in New Jersey and another in Manhattan and boasts several high-profile clients across the Garden State including the casino and rideshare trade groups.
“Jamiyl brings a key combination of experience across issues that matter to our clients – from infrastructure, housing, and homeland security to education, LGBTQ issues, and youth programs – and an understanding of how to get things done in the decision-making landscape,” reads an April 29 statement from Mercury Co-Chair Toby Moffett.
Peters first came to Capitol Hill in 2013 to work at Payne’s Washington, D.C. office. He was an aide to Payne during his time as a Newark councilman between 2006 and 2012. Before that, he spent two years at the nonprofit Leadership Newark. His political work stems back to the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign.
“With a new Congress and administration come new opportunities and challenges, and I look forward to bringing my experience from life as a public servant to the firm,” Peters said.