WASHINGTON – Top Democrats today announced that Jennifer O’Malley Dillon will be deputy campaign manager of President Obama’s reelection campaign.
Dillon, a Franklin, Mass., native and Tufts University graduate, will be leaving her post as executive director of the Democratic National Committee, according to an announcement from the DNC.
She started in politics by working on Scott Harshbarger's unsuccessful campaign for Massachusetts governor in 1998. She later worked on several other campaigns before working on the 2004 and 2008 presdiential bids by former Senator John Edwards.
Dillon later came over to Obama’s campaign and directed his operations in 22 battleground states.
“As a Deputy Campaign Manager of the President’s reelection campaign, she will play a critical role in ensuring that President Obama has the opportunity to continue to bring about positive, progressive change during a second term in the White House,” DNC chairman Tim Kaine said this afternoon in a statement. “I would like to congratulate Jen on this opportunity, thank her for her historic contribution to building a great DNC operation and wish her well in her transition to this new job. The President could not have done better than to tap Jen to help lead his reelection effort.”
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