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Congressman Thompson Selects Two Interns for District Office

September 4, 2020
Press Release

BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced  his selection of two interns; Ashley Shelby and Jordan Jefferson. Ashley and Jordan will be assigned to a district office and will participate in the daily operation of a Congressional office.

Ashley Shelby is a proud born native of Jackson, Mississippi. The senior Political Science major at Jackson State University lives by the motto “Be the Difference, Not an Excuse!”  “I was put on this Earth to be the voice for the voiceless, whether that be a Politician or Voting Rights Lawyer,” Shelby said. What better way to get experience than by interning in a congressional office?  I’m excited to get to work for my Congressman and witness all of the things he does for our District.”

Ashley is active in her community and on campus. She is a member of many organizations such as: Bridge To The Future, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Inc, NAACP, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Lambda Sigma Honors Society, Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, Fannie Lou Hamer Pre- Law Society, President of the Political Science Club, Service Ambassador, and also Women for Progress.

Jordan Jefferson is a proud native of Jackson, Mississippi. A recent 2020 graduate and Political Science major at Jackson State University. 

Throughout his time at Jackson State University Jordan played football for the Tigers, served as SGA president and is a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Now he's going to the Ivy League instead of a pro league. Harvard is the next step for Jordan, where he will be furthering his studies in a dual joint JD/MPP degree program. He hopes to obtain a fine understanding in Law and Policy so he can help change his great state of Mississippi. His aspirations are to come back to his home state and provide adequate change. 

Congressman Thompson said he is looking forward to Ashley and Jordan working alongside he and his staff to address the issues facing constituents in the Mississippi Second Congressional District.