Feb 21, 2008

MDP names new Communications Director

The Michigan Democratic Party will have a new person crafting its outgoing message with the hiring of Elizabeth Kerr of Lansing as the party’s new communications director.

Senate Minority Leader Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek, announced from the Senate floor Thursday that Kerr will be leaving her position as deputy communications director for the Senate Democratic Caucus to take the new post.

The position at the MDP has been vacant for the past month after former director Jason Moon left to become the public information officer at the Office of Financial and Insurance Services (OFIS).

Kerr will be responsible for all party internal communications, including the party newsletter, the Web page and e-mail alerts, and perhaps more importantly she will be responsible for getting the party’s’ message out to the media via press conferences, press releases, press briefings and advertisements.

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