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It's time for an economy that works for us — not one where the most rich and powerful command special influence and special tax breaks, but where every American gets a fair shot at a good job, a good education and a strong voice in our democracy. At Fair Share, through door-to-door community outreach and grassroots lobbying, we press local and national government to do their jobs and stick up for working families against the privileged and powerful. And, we help elect leaders who will work for a fair economy and work to defeat politicians who place extreme ideology or corporate profits ahead of ordinary people.

So hopefully a more substantial effort will be make to bring Oregon into the next century prepared for the economic and climate challenges we now face. Especially the population challenges as drought becomes the norm.

DPO PRESS RELEASE
Democratic Party of Oregon Hires Brad Martin, New Executive Director
Longtime Political Activist Brings Over Fifteen Years of Democratic Party Leadership to Position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTLAND, Oregon (February 4, 2013) -

After an extensive search, the Democratic Party of Oregon is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director, Brad Martin.

"Oregon has a strong reputation for combining grassroots activism and highly professional campaigns at the county and state level," said Martin. "I'm excited to join Oregon's  Democratic team as we look forward to 2014.  Together, we'll hold the seats of Senator Jeff Merkley,  Governor John Kitzhaber, and our Democratic Congressional delegation, keep our majorities in the Oregon State House and Senate, and elect great Democrats at all levels across the state."

Brad Martin brings over fifteen years of experience in Democratic Party leadership positions, including three years as the Democratic National Committee's Northwest Political Director, where he worked with Governor Howard Dean's team to build up state parties and local activists across the Northwest region, and twelve years as Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party.  In 2004, during his tenure, Montana Democrats won back the governor's office and control of the State House and Senate.

"Brad's political savvy and passion for grassroots organizing make him an excellent fit for Oregon," said Chair Meredith Wood Smith. "We couldn't be more pleased about this."

Brad Martin, who starts on Feb. 13, replaces previous Executive Director Trent Lutz (May 2007 - December 2012), who has taken a position as Chief of Staff for the Oregon State House Majority Office.

Contact: Andrew Gorry / press@dpo.org / (503) 239-8634

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Originally posted to Koscadia on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 04:13 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos Oregon.

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