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Honorable Maria Comella

Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications


State House, P.O. Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
ph: (609) 777-2219
fax: (609) 777-4082

Maria Comella has directed communication strategies specific to varied constituencies as part of a career dedicated to public service and issue advocacy.  During college where Comella received her BA in international affairs at The George Washington University, she worked in key positions on Capitol Hill, dealing with both trade and budget issues. From there she held leadership roles on several presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, serving as New Hampshire Communication’s Director for Bush-Cheney 2004 and as Communications Director in 2006 for Iowa gubernatorial candidate, Congressman Jim Nussle.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Comella served as Mayor Rudy Giuliani's deputy Communications Director, managing a 20-person staff, crafting national and regional communication strategies and serving as campaign spokesperson.

Most recently, Comella directed communication efforts for now Governor Chris Christie's campaign in New Jersey. She is also currently pursuing a Masters degree in health care policy at New York University.