Statesider of the Week: CJ Rooks

Legislative Associate

(703) 525-7466 ext. 242

CJ is a Legislative Associate on the Education and Economy team. Prior to joining Stateside, CJ gained legislative experience working in the Georgia General Assembly as an aide for the House Minority Chair. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. In his spare time, CJ enjoys listening to music and visiting historical museums.

Where do you call home? I've only been here a year, but I've never enjoyed a place quite like I enjoy DC, so I will say Washington, DC.

How long have you worked at Stateside? April was my 1 year anniversary. 

Who’s your favorite musician? My favorite group is Umphrey's McGee, but since not too many people know them I will say The Grateful Dead!

What’s your favorite board game? Anyone in the office could tell you that I dedicate way too much time to a board game called Axis and Allies, a WWII-based strategy game. The games usually take about a week to finish. 

What was your first job? I was a lifeguard at my neighborhood pool.