Hanna Mori, a six-year veteran of Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate staff, will replace George Helmy as the new state director.
Helmy has been named as Gov. Phil Murphy’s new chief of staff.
Mori started working for Booker in 2009 when his then-chief of staff, Mo Butler, hired her to work as an intern in the Newark mayor’s office while she was attending the University of Notre Dame. While attending law school at the University of North Carolina, she worked for the Booker administration as in the Newark law department and as a criminal justice policy research fellow.
After working on Booker’s 2013 U.S. Senate campaign, Mori became a project specialist in Booker’s Newark Senate office. She has served as Booker’s deputy counsel since 2015 and as deputy state director under Helmy since 2016.