FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2017
National Communications Director
DLCC Announces New Hires, Roles for 2018-2020 Fight
Committee Continues to Expand in Preparation for Pre-Redistricting Statehouse Wins
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post announced significant staff and capacity expansions as the organization prepares to expand Democratic power in statehouses and flip legislative chambers in the upcoming election cycles.
“The expansion of DLCC’s political, data, finance, and digital departments will provide statehouse Democrats with the capacity and support needed to win legislative chamber majorities and build Democratic power across the country,” said Post. “DLCC’s work in the state legislative space is crucial to rebuilding the party at all levels of the ballot. The lawmakers we help elect will strengthen the party’s recruitment bench, and the chamber majorities we win will prevent Democrats from spending another decade combating grotesque GOP gerrymanders to win majorities in the U.S. House and state legislatures. The unique skills and expertise of DLCC’s staff make them essential weapons in the Democratic arsenal to force Trump’s Republican Party into full retreat.”
- Josie Bradley has been named to DLCC’s team of regional Political Directors after her success in directing the Grassroots Victory Program last cycle. Josie joined the DLCC after working multiple cycles on races throughout the Midwest, most recently as the caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party for the 2016 Precinct Caucuses. She previously worked as the field director for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund in 2014, and she was the field director for Representative Cheri Bustos’ congressional race in 2012.
- Chuck Quintero is joining DLCC as a regional Political Director after tenures with the Department of Energy and the Obama administration. Chuck has more than 17 years of experience with statehouse, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns, including seven years working to elect Democratic state legislators in Maine.
- Kate Stoner joins DLCC as Major Gifts Director after spending multiple cycles at EMILY’s List. Kate most recently served as the Majority Council Manager at EMILY’s List during the 2016 election cycle. She previously served as Finance Director for Connie Pillich’s campaign for Ohio State Treasurer after working on the EMILY’s List Campaigns Team for almost three years.
- Tara Brosnan joins DLCC as Data Director after working as data director for the Nevada State Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential caucuses, and then as the data and analytics director for the 2016 Nevada coordinated campaign. Her first job in politics was as a field organizer for Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada in 2012.
- Ivan Cheung is DLCC’s Digital Director. Most recently, he served as digital director on Katie McGinty’s 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. He previously worked at Blue State Digital as an Associate Creative Director and on the marketing team at Human Rights Watch. He got his start as an intern on Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s 2010 re-election campaign.
- Alison McQuade has joined DLCC as Social Media Director. Prior to DLCC, she consulted for media and progressive organizations and spent three years at EMILY’s List, where she was most recently the Digital Press Secretary. She also worked at the League of Women Voters and got her start in digital by developing the digital program for GlobalGiving, the first global crowdfunding platform for nonprofits.
Additionally, National Political Director Dave Griggs has been named DLCC’s Chief Political Officer, while Kevin Boyd has been promoted to National Political Director. The department also has hired a new Political Assistant and a Political Coordinator. The new Political Department roles and team members will increase DLCC’s political capacity both within D.C. and in states across the country. These and additional hires across other departments will empower DLCC to better work with state Democratic caucuses and targeted state legislative campaigns to give them the tools they need to succeed, including running hundreds of candidate and campaign trainings and recruitment events and providing innovative tools to assist with field programs, fundraising, and data.
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