Thursday, December 29, 2011

Laramie native Robin Van Ausdall named new executive director of Wyoming Democratic Party

Jeremy Pelzer reports this in today's Casper Star-Tribune:
Wyoming Democrats have selected Colorado political consultant Robin Van Ausdall as their new executive director, according to her and other party officials. 
Van Ausdall, who was born in Laramie, is a political veteran, serving as campaign manager for David Canter’s unsuccessful bid against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., in 2010 and as the Democratic National Committee’s field organizer for northeast Colorado from 2005 through 2008. She was Andrew Romanoff’s caucus director in his unsuccessful 2010 Colorado Senate bid. Most recently, she ran a Denver school board campaign and operates a karaoke and DJ service in Fort Collins, Colo., Van Ausdall said.   
Kyle DeBeer, the party’s interim executive director, said Wednesday a formal announcement will come early next week and that it hasn’t yet been decided when the new executive director will start. 
Democratic sources said Van Ausdall was chosen over Jason Perkey, who ran U.S. Rep. Danny Davis’ failed campaign for mayor of Chicago earlier this year. The Wyoming Democrats’ executive director position has been vacant since October, when Bill Luckett left for Oregon after his wife found a job there.

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