New Democratic Executive Director?
Since Sam Hall left his post as executive director of the Mississippi Democratic Party, that position has been vacant and any communication from the party has been nonexistent. And the timing could not have been any worse. With a week before qualifying deadline, the party has candidates running in two races and I have heard that Joel Gill has announced his candidacy for Agriculture Commissioner which would put the party on the ballot for three offices.
A little more than eight months before the general election, Alan Lange has the scoop that the executive director position is being filled by a national Democratic operative named Travis Brock who is currently serving that position in Nevada.
Here is a bio on Brock: “National field director Tom Vilsack for President. Political director for the Iowa Democratic Party. In Fall 2004 Brock served as state director of the Kerry-Edwards ’04 Kentucky campaign (he started Aug. 1, 2004 and the campaign stayed there for about 6 weeks); he then returned to Iowa, where he served as Johnson County GOTV director for the coordinated campaign. Brock’s earlier experience includes Midwest political director at the DNC, deputy communications director for Vilsack/Pederson 2002, an organizer for the AFSCME Florida Political Organizing Project, field director for the 2000 Wisconsin Democratic Coordinated Campaign, field staff for Gore 2000, and field staff for the1998 Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. B.A. in communications from University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1993.”
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