The Maine Democratic State Committee (DSC) announces that Jeremy Kennedy is the new Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party (MDP). At yesterday’s DSC meeting, members unanimously approved Kennedy’s new role.

As Executive Director, Kennedy will oversee Party operations and staff, fundraising, communications and the Party’s biennial state conventions. He replaces Mary Erin Casale, who stepped down in 2014 after five years at MDP.

“Jeremy has been an integral part of the Maine Democratic Party’s fundraising efforts and get out the vote operation since 2012,” said Phil Bartlett, chair of MDP. “He brings a breadth of experience in his work campaigning for progressive leaders and causes in Maine and across the country. Jeremy’s leadership will be an asset as we champion Democratic candidates and policies that strengthen Maine’s middle class and further opportunity for all.”

Kennedy previously served as the Party’s Finance Director and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Director in both 2012 and 2014. Kennedy began his political career working for Hillary Clinton for President in 2007. He then joined the Human Rights Campaign in Washington D.C., traveling to six different states working on employment non-discrimination and marriage equality, including the No on 1 campaign in Maine in 2009. Since 2010 he has focused on electing Democrats to office at every level of state government in Maine. He resides in Portland with his partner, State Representative Matt Moonen.

“I am honored to be named Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party,” said Kennedy. “I am proud of the work we have accomplished and know that there is still so much more to do. Our team is focused on the future, speaking with supporters and activists across the state and laying the groundwork for 2016.”


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