New York, NY – Governor George E. Pataki, Honorary Chairman of 21st Century Freedom PAC, today announced that Kara Ahern has been named the PAC’s National Finance Director.

Kara brings considerable national political experience to the 21st Century Freedom PAC. She previously served as Political Director for Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2004, Kara wasNortheast Finance Director for Bush Cheney ’04 and a top aide to National Finance Co-Chairman Jack Oliver. Kara also served as the campaign’s Deputy Director of Vice Presidential Operations. Most recently Kara was Deputy Campaign Manager and Finance Director for Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey’s Massachusetts Gubernatorial campaign.

As part of her responsibilities, Kara will be working closely with 21st Century Freedom PAC’s National Finance Chairman, Wally Ganzi,Jr. “Kara was an integral part of one of the most successful fundraising efforts in history and we are thrilled to have her on our team,” said Ganzi.

“George Pataki is a leader with a proven record of winning elections and bringing people together. Governor Pataki’s many successes in New York over the last twelve years prove that it is Republican policies that improve the lives of America ’s families by protecting and expanding our freedoms at home and abroad. I am honored to be working with Governor Pataki and the entire 21st Century Freedom PAC team,” Ahern said.

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