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Kirsten Gillibrand Names Campaign Manager

Kirsten Gillibrand Names Campaign Manager

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has tapped long time senior aide Gregory O. Smiley to serve as her Campaign Manager for her 2018 Senate re-election campaign. The 36-year-old has helmed a diverse portfolio as Gillibrand's Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, including guidance on key policy areas such as gun control and marijuana decriminalization. Before joining Senator Gillibrand’s office, Smiley held roles in the New York State Executive Chamber and worked on President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign in Nevada. While on the Obama campaign, Smiley aided in strategy development, coalition building, organizing and identifying areas for Get Out The Vote initiatives. Born in Jamaica, the double CUNY graduate grew up in Brooklyn. More about him here.

It’s a Girl for Tammy Duckworth

It’s a Girl for Tammy Duckworth

ACRS Names New Executive Director

ACRS Names New Executive Director