Chaudhuri Announces Campaign Team with Strong Grassroots Background

Campaign opens headquarters; staff of four begins engaging voters across the district

 RALEIGH, N.C. – Democratic State Senate Candidate Jay Chaudhuri today named two key staffers on his campaign: Campaign Manager Dave Miranda and Field Director Jessie White. The team will work out of their new campaign headquarters at 6120 Saint Giles Street in Raleigh.

"When I announced my candidacy in May, I laid out my plan to meet, listen to and discuss issues with voters across the district so we can work together to move North Carolina forward,” said Chaudhuri. “We now have a strong grassroots-oriented staff to help us do exactly that.”

Miranda most recently served as campaign manager for Raleigh City Council Member Dickie Thompson’s successful election effort. Previously, Miranda managed a successful re-election bid for Chicago Alderman John Arena, one of the founders of that city’s Progressive Caucus. He has also worked for Democratic candidates and causes in Iowa, Virginia and Chicago.

White ran field operations for the Thompson campaign. Previously, White served as field director for a North Carolina Democratic congressional candidate and has also worked on voter outreach for the North Carolina Conservation Network.

Field Organizers Alex Frisbie and John Scott-Jones have also joined Chaudhuri’s campaign team. Frisbie served as a field organizer in a successful effort to elect a slate of 14 Democratic candidates in Montgomery County, Pa.  Scott-Jones worked with Miranda and White on the Thompson campaign.

“We’re excited to start talking to voters about why Jay Chaudhuri is the best choice on March 15,” said Miranda. “Jay’s a great candidate with a great story and great experience. I’m excited to lead a talented team that will knock on doors and listen to voters all across the district.”

Chaudhuri officially filed to run for office this morning at the Wake County Board of elections. In addition to a staff of four, endorsements from many elected officials and 15 years of state government experience, Chaudhuri has raised more than $250,000 from more than 500 supporters.

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Jay Chaudhuri is running in the March 15 Democratic primary election to represent District 16 in the North Carolina State Senate. To learn more, please visit www.JayForNC.com.

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