|From left; Kelley U. Glenn, Creigh Deeds, Jacquelyn Brubaker, and Tom Vandever|
Peyton Williams has added two more staffers to his campaign; Virginians who are familiar with the 5th District and have worked elections in the area before. All politics are local, but not all campaign workers are. A knowledge of the local geography and a network of folks you've worked with before goes a long way in standing up a new campaign. This is a good move for the Williams campaign.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2012
Peyton Williams for Congress announces campaign staff expansion and upcoming policy and endorsement press conference.
Peyton Williams for Congress is pleased to announce the return of two campaign staffers well known to Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville. While Democrats across Virginia had a tough election in 2011, State Senator Creigh Deeds soundly defeated the candidate who had been recruited by the GOP to unseat him. Kelley U. Glenn and Jacquelyn Brubaker were a big part of the reason why Senator Deeds' campaign was so successful. Now, they have joined the Peyton Williams team, and will use their considerable talents in the effort to replace Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, as the Fifth District's Representative in the US House. Brubaker and Glenn have with experience working for local, state and nationwide campaigns. Both women are well regarded by local Democrats, who are happy to see them return to the Charlottesville area. Glenn and Brubaker are pictured in the attached photo: from the left, Glenn, VA State Sen. Creigh Deeds, Brubaker, Deeds for Senate 2011 Campaign Manager Tom Vandever.
Deeds campaign chairman, Tom Vandever, had the following comment:
"Both Kelly and Jac were key ingredients in the Deeds field effort that produced the second highest turnout among all of the State Senate races in Virginia in 2011. Despite competing with several much higher expenditure races, the Deeds team missed generating the highest turnout in the state by barely 300 votes. Kelly and Jac are clearly masters of grassroots turnout."