MANCHESTER, NH—Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign announced today that Mindy Myers will serve as New Hampshire State Director for the general election. Myers will take a leave of absence from the office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), where she currently serves as Chief of Staff.
“I’m excited to get to work with the great team in New Hampshire to put Barack Obama in the White House,” Myers said. “Since 2004, New Hampshire voters have been at the forefront of the call for change—and they know that a candidate who voted with George Bush 95 percent of the time last year isn’t going to bring about the change we need. Democrats were extremely energized in the hard-fought Granite State primary, and we’ll be standing shoulder-to-shoulder to set a new course for this country this fall by electing Barack Obama, Jeanne Shaheen, and the Democratic ticket.”
“Mindy brings years of organizing experience and leadership to this critical state,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said. “She’ll be building on our statewide network of volunteers and supporters to put together an unmatched general election campaign. We know that Granite Staters are demanding change in Washington, and we’re going to work hard for every vote between now and November.”
Before taking the reins of Whitehouse’s Senate office, Myers managed his 2006 Senate race, beating a popular Republican incumbent in a race critical to Democrats taking control of the U.S. Senate. Prior to that, she served as Senior Advisor and Political Director for former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Myers served as Deputy Director for Constituency Outreach for Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000, and worked in the Legislative Affairs office in the Clinton White House. Myers will arrive in New Hampshire within the next few weeks.