Obama For President - Communications Staff Join Obama NH Campaign and Campaign for Change

Manchester, NH – U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign today announced their press team for Obama for America in New Hampshire. The Obama for America team will work with the newly formed New Hampshire Campaign for Change – a grassroots, voter contact project of the New Hampshire state party.

The Campaign for Change is charged with leading the grassroots effort in New Hampshire to educate voters about U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s plans to change Washington and create good-paying jobs, lower gas prices and bring a responsible end to the Iraq war. It will also work to harness the enthusiasm of Obama’s grassroots-level supporters and organize them in communities across New Hampshire as they work for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.

The Obama for America campaign previously announced Mindy Myers as the New Hampshire State Director.  Joining today as communications staff will be:

Sandra Abrevaya, Obama for America Communications Director
Abrevaya comes from the office of U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) where she has served for the past two years as the Deputy Communications Director, managing the day-to-day press operations for Durbin’s leadership office.  Prior to that, she was the Senator’s Press Secretary, serving as both a state and national spokesman.  In 2005, she served as Communications Director for Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). In 2004, she worked for the political communications firm, Strategy Group, based in Chicago, IL. In 2003, she worked as a Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Howard Dean in Iowa, Wisconsin and South Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Larkin Barker, Campaign for Change Press Secretary
Barker formerly served as Press Secretary for Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts of Rhode Island. During the 2006 election cycle, Barker was the Deputy Press Secretary for the campaign of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D- Rhode Island). Larkin Barker is a Minnesota native and graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.