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25 February 2008

The New Job


For Immediate Release
Contact: Brian Hickey


PHILADELPHIA, PA (Feb. 22, 2008) -- Dougherty for Senate 2008, the campaign of labor and civic leader John Dougherty for Pennsylvania's 1st District Senate seat, has announced two key staff hires.

Former Philadelphia City Paper Managing Editor Brian Hickey has been hired as Campaign Manager. Prior to joining City Paper four and a half years ago, Hickey was an award-winning staff writer for Philadelphia Weekly. Hickey extensively covered politics and many other issues at both papers, including several stories and columns about Dougherty.

Former top Street Administration legislative affairs adviser Micah Mahjoubian has been hired as Senior Adviser and Operations Director. He is also a board member of Liberty City Democrats, a highly-regarded lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender advocacy organization.

Jen Davis has been hired as Director of Field Operations. She previously served as a national field director for numerous campaigns, is a highly-regarded civil rights activist in Washington, D.C., and most recently was a political consultant in Hudson County, NJ.

The Washington, D.C.-based media firm Envision Campaign has been retained to provide strategy and creative direction for Dougherty's TV and radio commercials. The agency devised the winning communications campaigns for Democratic U.S. Congressmen Jason Altmire and Heath Shuler.

The Dougherty for Senate 2008 campaign also announced the hiring of the national polling firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates and the Web design firm of Plus Three out of New York and Washington, D.C., which created Web sites for the John Edwards for President campaign, the NAACP and the Democratic Congressional Committee.

The campaign has also hired longtime 1st District resident Dr. James Moylan as Campaign Coordinator to facilitate inter-office communications and logistics.

"We are assembling a diverse, talented group of young professionals and seasoned campaigners," said John Dougherty. "We are set to launch a high-energy, positive campaign and will be taking our message of effective change to every neighborhood in the district."



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