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also known as J.B. Poersch

Legislative staff member

John Benzie Poersch,, American former legislative staff member. Named one of The Fabulous 50, Roll Call, 2009.


Poersch,, John Benzie was born on May 14, 1962 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of John Benzie and Patricia (Leonard) Poersch.


Bachelor in Political Science, Providence College, 1984;Bachelor in Psychology, Providence College, 1984.


Legislation correspondent to Senator D.P. Moynihan United States Senate, Washington, 1985-1987. State director Al Gore for President, 1987-1988. Field representative Michael Dukakis for President, Michigan, 1988.

Legislation instructor National Association Letter Carriers, Washington, 1989-1990. Northeast political director Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), 1990. Administrative assistant to Republican Jack Reed United States House of Representatives, 1991-1996.

Campaign manager Jack Reed for United States Senate, 1996. Administrative assistant, chief of staff to Senator Jack Reed United States Senate, Washington, 1997—2004. Campaign manager Scotty Baesler for United States Senate, 1998.

Executive director Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), Washington, 2004—2010.


Married Jennifer Suzanne Yocham, April 30, 2005.

John Benzie Poersch

Patricia (Leonard) Poersch

Jennifer Suzanne Yocham