India Walton appoints veteran as campaign manager | Buffalo Politics News
Challenger India B. Walton enters the final six weeks of her mayoral race against incumbent Democrat Byron W. Brown with a new campaign manager with political background in New York and Colorado.
“I am delighted to welcome Drisana Hughes to Team India,” Walton, winner of the June Democratic primary, said on Monday. “His vast experience in Democratic campaigns, his deep understanding of political organization and his brilliant intelligence is exactly what this campaign needs to earn in November with a strong mandate to build the safe and healthy Buffalo we all need and deserve. “
Hughes served as deputy campaign manager for Alvin Bragg’s successful Democratic primary for the Manhattan district attorney earlier this year, and as the director of organizing the unsuccessful mayoral campaign for the city comptroller. New York Scott Stringer. In 2020, she served as the Colorado Democratic Party’s regional director for Joe Biden’s successful presidential effort. She also worked as a Senior Program Director at Civics Unplugged, a non-partisan program for high school students.
The campaign said Hughes’ new role was part of a larger reorganization in which several other staff would take on new titles and responsibilities.
Previous campaign directors were De’Jon Hall and Katrika Carr. Hall said on Monday that he had resigned as director, but would remain with the campaign in political and legal positions.