Booker Hires Griffis to run comms on expected U.S. Senate campaign
First reported by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ mayor and likely U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker (D-Newark) has hired Kevin Griffis to run communications for his expected U.S. Senate campaign in 2014.
Griffis is currently a principal at The Podesta Group. He was most recently Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he served for three years. Griffis also served as Communications Director for the 2008 Obama campaign in several early primary states.
Earlier in his career Griffis served as Communications Director for the Democratic Party of Virginia and the state’s Coordinated Campaign during Tim Kaine’s successful bid for Governor in 2005. He then joined Obama for America as an early state communication director, serving in South Carolina. After running communications in Virginia in the general election, he went on to serve as a spokesperson for President-elect Obama’s inaugural committee.
Griffis began his career as a journalist in Maryland and Atlanta.
He is a graduate of Beloit College. (New Jersey Star-Ledger)