Billion campaign reshuffles staff
From an announcement in my e-mail box tonight:
BILLION FOR GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES NEW STAFF
SIOUX FALLS--The Billion for Governor campaign today announces the hiring of Amy Pokela of Sioux Falls as campaign manager. Bob Stevens moves from campaign manager to senior campaign consultant. Pokela had been instate finance director with the campaign.
"This is a move we had been anticipating since the start of the campaign," said Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Billion. "It was always my plan and Bob's that sometime after the primary, Bob would move to a more strategic role and we'd bring in someone to manage the campaign on a day to day basis."
Pokela has worked for a number of previous campaigns, including Senator Tim Johnson's 1996 and 2002 re-election campaigns and Senator Tom Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign.
Coming from a political family, Pokela says her parents, Tom and Darla Pokela of Sioux Falls, took her canvassing with them in 1976 when she was still an infant. She also remember stuffing envelopes for Senator George McGovern's 1980 re-election campaign with her parents.
"This new and planned arrangement allows Bob to work his considerable contacts around the state, leaving Amy to manage the tactics of the campaign," Billion said. "Bob has done a tremendous job in laying the groundwork for our success and getting the ball rolling."
"To quote the great poet, Bob Dylan, 'Things should start to get interesting right about now," Pokela said about taking the position.
Pokela, 30, has her B.S. in political science and criminal justice and a masters in public administration from the University of South Dakota.
For more information, contact Todd Epp at the information below.
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