I have some good news to announce to all Maricopa Democratic PC's! Doug Mings, our stellar Executive Director for Maricopa County has been hired by Luis Heredia of the ADP to fill the position of Legislative Director for the state party. Although I will miss Doug's leadership and advice, I know that he will do a great job with our legislative candidates, (incumbents and challengers alike), and that he will be a great asset to our Arizona Democratic Party. And, after all, he will only be twenty feet away in the next office and he promises to help and collaborate with our MCDP efforts.
Doug, the former chair of the LD17 Democrats, was brought in as ED of the county party over a year ago and has done outstanding work in preparation for next year's elections. He's now moving over to the state party, where he will work with legislators and legislative candidates from all over the state as we work to turn the lege blue. His wide knowledge of Democratic grassroots activists, Party organizations, and candidates will help push Democratic candidates over the top.
The next time you see Doug, wish him well. However, when you see a Dem legislative candidate, celebrate with them. Their quests just became a lot easier.