Former Kerry transportation aide to join lobbying firm

Jamie Hunter, a former transportation aide to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), has been hired by the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm Arent Fox.

Hunter, who worked in Kerry's office from 2002-2007, will be director of government relations for Arent Fox, the firm announced Tuesday.

"Jamie is a talented and knowledgeable public servant who brings a substantial amount of experience to complex issues in the aviation and telecommunications industries,” former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), a senior policy adviser at Arent Fox, said in a statement.

“While serving on the Senate Commerce Committee, I was deeply involved in aviation, transportation, and communications issues, and Jamie’s hard work, skill, and dedication was well known to both members and staff," Dorgan continued. "Our clients will benefit from Jamie’s experience and abilities.”

Hunter had most recently worked at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association as director of government affairs. He also worked on Kerry's unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.