Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Announces Rev. Art Gordon as Senior Advisor

February 5, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) announced the hiring of Reverend Art Gordon to serve as Senior Advisor in the Congresswoman’s district office in Boston. As Senior Advisor, Reverend Gordon will manage the Congresswoman’s cohesive community engagement strategy and work closely with advocates, constituents, and community leaders across the Massachusetts 7th.

“I am grateful to work closely with Art in this capacity,” said Congresswoman Pressley. “He has a proven track record of steady leadership and partnership with community. As our communities weather this ongoing and intersectional crisis, it is critical that we model co-operative governing and fight for equity. As part of my senior staff, Art will play a critical role.”

Reverend Gordon has a decade of experience as a community advocate and organizer serving in educational, nonprofit, and anti-poverty organizations. Gordon is also a faith leader and preacher, serving the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Roxbury as the Senior Pastor since 2017. He previously served as part of Senator Ed Markey’s re-election campaign staff. Art has also held roles with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Families United in Educational Leadership.

Rev. Gordon is originally from Warner Robins, Georgia. He holds a B.A. in History from Savannah State University and a Master of Divinity in Theological Ethics from Boston University School of Theology.

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