Announces Leadership Roles for Reps. Veasey, Sánchez, and Bera; First Senior Staff Hires; Starts Search for DCCC Staff
Today, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney announced a historic slate of members for leadership roles at the DCCC, including Representative Mark Veasey as DCCC Vice Chair for Strategy, Representative Linda Sánchez as Vice Chair of Latino Engagement, and Representative Ami Bera as the Chair of the DCCC’s incumbent-protection Frontline program.
“This first slate of members to take on leadership roles in the DCCC represents the incredible diversity and intellectual firepower of our caucus,” said Chair Maloney, the first openly LGBTQ member of House leadership, “I am delighted they have all agreed to serve the DCCC and I look forward to working with them as we continue to recruit other talented colleagues to join us in this fight to retain the majority.”
Maloney also announced several key leadership hires, including Tim Persico as Executive Director, and the retention of Tasha Cole as Deputy Executive Director for Diversity, Jacqui Newman as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, and Jackie Forte-Mackay as Chief Financial Officer.
“This team understands how critical it is to build a strong organization that reflects the diversity and strength of the Democratic caucus,” said Chair Sean Patrick Maloney. “That work starts with retaining and elevating critical staff who will be integral to running an open, competitive, and inclusive search to hire talented, diverse, and battle-ready folks who share our driving motivation: keeping this Democratic majority.”
To recruit diverse and talented staff into the DCCC, Chair Maloney has tasked leaders from the Democratic Caucus who are serving on his transition team to reach into their networks and broaden the pool of applicants. In addition, Tasha Cole, who has been elevated to Deputy Executive Director for Diversity, will lead the DCCC’s work with key partner organizations and ensure the search for staff is open, competitive, and inclusive. Lucinda Guinn, the DCCC’s first permanent Latina Executive Director, will continue to serve for the coming weeks, assisting Chair Maloney, Persico and the senior leadership team with a smooth transition.
“This morning we posted the first positions we are working to fill, and I am confident that by conducting an open, competitive, and inclusive search, we will assemble the strong, diverse team that will protect our Democratic House majority,” said DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney. If you’re interested in being a part of an organization that strives to innovate as we protect Democrats’ House majority in 2022, go to DCCC.ORG/JOBS. We want you on our team.”
What Others Are Saying:
Rep. Marc Veasey
“DCCC Chair Maloney’s selection of this leadership team shows that he knows what is at stake as we get ready to defend this majority. That, and his decision to elevate the Chief Diversity Officer in the first round of senior leadership hires makes it is clear that Chair Maloney is on track to build a DCCC that is battle ready and will reflect the diverse Democratic coalition we must build. I look forward to working with this diverse team to guide the strategic vision of this organization and ensure that we protect and expand our Democratic majority.”
Rep. Linda Sánchez
“Chair Maloney has hit the ground running in leading the DCCC, starting with assembling a stellar team. Chair Maloney’s first round of senior leadership hires — including three women of color in key roles — demonstrate that diversity is a top priority. Most importantly to me, these senior leaders understand that voters in our country are not monolithic, least of all Latinos, and that we will need to fight for their support. Chair Maloney and his team are already hard at work, putting systems in place that make equity and inclusion a priority at every level of the organization.”
Rep. Ami Bera
“Sean knows what it takes to win in a Frontline district, and he is already putting the strong team together we need to support our Members in swing districts. I’m looking forward to working with them to hold our majority.”
CBC PAC Chair Rep. Greg Meeks
“These selections are a good beginning in demonstrating Chair Maloney’s commitment to retaining and recruiting the talent necessary to build on the broad coalitions that elected Joe Biden and protected our House majority. I’m encouraged to see him retain senior staffers at the forefront of diversifying Democratic House campaign staff. We will need a team that is as diverse as our Caucus and the voters and communities we represent.”
BOLD PAC Chair Rep. Tony Cárdenas
“The DCCC heads into the midterms with a very clear mandate to protect our majority. Through my conversations with Sean he has committed to empower diverse people at every level– from members and staff to consultants and vendors. I trust that Sean will lead a diverse and culturally competent DCCC that will secure our majority in 2022.”
ASPIRE PAC Chair Rep. Grace Meng
“Chair Maloney has committed to building a strong, inclusive DCCC – and that’s reflected in the team he’s named here today. I look forward to working with Chair Maloney and the senior leadership to protect and grow our Democratic Majority.”
Rep. Angie Craig
“Chair Maloney and I both represent swing districts, and his decision to elevate his former Chief of Staff – who knows what it takes to run a Frontline office – shows he takes seriously what is on the line in 2022. I look forward to working with Sean, Tim, and the full DCCC team they are building to win in 2022.”