The Minnesota DFL has announced the hiring of an executive Director and an outreach director.
A news release today said Corey Day will be the party’s executive director. He recently served as a partner at Strategic Field Concepts, where he designed campaigns focused on grassroots organizing. Day served as a Director on the Obama for America campaign in Florida and was the Minnesota statewide field director in 2004 for the Kerry for President campaign. As executive director, Day will help the DFL develop its Coordinated Campaign for president, U.S. Senate and Minnesota Legislature.
Mona Langston will join the DFL as outreach director. Langston previously worked for the Housing Preservation Project. She was also a campaign coordinator for SEIU and served as a field organizer for the Dean for America Presidential campaign.
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said he was thrilled to hire Day and Langston.
“2012 is a critical year for our state and country and the DFL will play an important role in re-electing President Obama, Senator Klobuchar and winning back the majorities in our State Legislature,” Martin said. “Corey offers a wealth of experience managing campaigns, building coalitions, grassroots organizing. His knowledge of Minnesota politics will help build our Party’s 2012 campaign. Mona has been a strong community organizer her whole career and we look forward to using her insight and experience to develop and strengthen our Party’s relations with the community. She understands the issues facing underrepresented communities and this will allow our Party to reach out, understand the issues facing local communities, educate them on the values of the DFL and help elect leaders who will fight to address the inequality and economic gaps.”