Kamala Harris Names National Deputy Political Director
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has named Jalisa Washington-Price as her South Carolina State Director and National Deputy Political Director. Regular Beat readers know that Washington-Price recently left the her role as Chief of Staff at the DCCC -- a role she held for about two months. While at the DCCC, she also served as the Director of their diversity office, where she was in charge of efforts to recruit minority staffers and helped run the DCCC's minority voter engagement program. While at the DCCC, Washington-Price served as an advisor for members of Congress and senior staff in the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Prior to joining the DCCC, she held a variety of roles on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, including as South Carolina Political Director as well as Regional Political Director and Ohio Women's Vote Director. The 2010 University of South Carolina graduate began her career as the Public and Government Affairs Director at Austin & Rogers in South Carolina. “Having a chance to come back to my beloved state of South Carolina, I wanted to align myself with a candidate that I think could win but also has a message that I think could resonate in South Carolina and throughout the country,” Washington-Price said. South Carolina is a crucial state for White House contenders -- it’s one of several key early-state presidential primaries. Its sizable African American population is also a highly sought after voting bloc. Hence, the State Director post is a critical one. More here.