Feb 27, 2009
DCCC Announces Recruiting Chair and Political Director
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen announced today the 2009-2010 cycle chairman of the DCCC Recruiting Committee as well as the DCCC's political director.
DCCC Recruiting Committee
Congressman Steve Israel will be the chair the DCCC's Recruiting Committee, responsible for working with our Members and allies to identify and recruit topnotch candidates in districts around the country. Israel has been a Member of the Recruiting Committee for the past two cycles when Democrats made an historic 54 seat gain.
"Congressman Steve Israel's aggressive leadership of the Recruiting Committee is critical to our success this cycle," said Chairman Chris Van Hollen. "Steve is a savvy, battle tested campaigner who will be an enormous asset to our candidates."
Congressman Steve Israel said, "I'm looking forward to continuing my work with the DCCC Recruiting Committee in a new leadership role. An aggressive offense is an essential part of our strategy for success this cycle. The DCCC will continue to recruit the best candidates in districts around the country and ensure they have the infrastructure and support they need to hit the ground running."
DCCC Political Director
Chairman Van Hollen also named veteran campaign operative Robby Mook DCCC political director. Mook was Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (NH) campaign manger last cycle. Previously, he worked in Nevada, Ohio, and Indiana for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Mook also has experience in Virginia, Wisconsin, and Maryland campaigns.
"I'm pleased Robby Mook will be joining the DCCC team this cycle," said Chairman Chris Van Hollen. "Robby knows what it takes to win tough campaigns. His experience in House battleground states will be invaluable to our Members and candidates this cycle."
Robby Mook said, "It's an honor to be working with Chairman Van Hollen and the DCCC. I look forward to putting the skills I learned in House battleground states to work for our Members and candidates."