Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba introduced Brian Woods as the Chief of Staff to their joint district office in the 8th Legislative District.
Woods worked as the Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Ryan Peters and Stanfield in the prior session and started with Peters during his 2017 election victory. Prior to state politics, Woods was a reporter for the Burlington County Times.
“Brian did a terrific job for me during my first term as an assemblywoman, and I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d want by my side when representing the people of our district in the Senate,” Senator Stanfield said.
“While I think Mr. Woods is an incredibly bright, young political mind, his best attribute during our four years together was his community-based approach to local politics. Together, we were able to institute a culture focused on service days and helping our most vulnerable people directly in their neighborhoods. We’ve painted domestic violence shelters, spent nights outside for youth homelessness and even started a 5k to benefit local drug addiction homes. It was a very rewarding experience working together,” said Peters of his time with Woods.
Woods, 31, is also a committeeman in Shamong Township and volunteers as an Advisory Board member of the Greater Philly YMCA.
“I’m thrilled to be working for this group of accomplished legislators that have a top-notch blend of experience and attributes that will make them terrific public servants in the 8th District,” Woods said.
“Assemblyman Umba is an expert at state government and has helped taxpayers everywhere he’s been, while Assemblyman Torrissi is a successful businessman with a blue-collar background that will greatly benefit our district. There’s not much I can say about Senator Stanfield that hasn’t been said. Her level of compassion for the people she represents is unrivaled in the state,” he continued.