HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The executive director of the Connecticut Democrats who helped to oversee the party’s successful election efforts, is stepping down.
Jonathan Harris, a former West Hartford mayor, state senator and deputy state treasurer, announced Tuesday he was leaving the post with the party after two years.
Michael Mandell, the deputy campaign manager for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign, will assume the role as the executive director.
Harris was instrumental in creating a ramped-up get-out-the-vote effort that ultimately helped Malloy win a second term in November. He was also credited with helping to raise more than $7.5 million for the party during the recent election cycle.
State Democratic Party Chairman Nancy DiNardo recently announced she will not run for re-election. Instead, she’s now seeking the vice chairmanship.
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