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U.S. Senator Cory Booker is placing one of his top and closest New Jersey advisors in a prominent role this week, tapping Press Secretary Tom Pietrykoski as Iowa Communications Director for Senator Booker’s Presidential campaign.
Pietrykoski has served as Press Secretary in Senator Booker’s Newark office for more than three years, helping to advance major legislative efforts on economic justice, criminal justice reform, and environmental justice. Pietrykoski previously served as Communications Director for Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9), including as spokesperson for two re-election cycles.
The communications director this week joins a full Cory 2020 Iowa team.
Iowa State Director
Mike Frosolone brings a deep knowledge of Iowa’s political landscape to the Cory 2020 caucus effort. He served as the Caucus Director for the Iowa House Democrats in 2016 and 2018, recruiting the most state House candidates in thirty years and sending a record number of women to the Iowa House. Prior to that, Frosolone organized in Iowa’s Third Congressional District and began his Iowa career managing a successful state House race in Western Iowa in 2010.
Iowa Director of Operations and Special Projects
Haley Hager served as the 2018 State Director for NextGen Iowa. Her leadership helped boost turnout among young voters in Iowa, leading to Democratic victories at the state and federal level. Hager launched her career as an organizer for Wendy Davis and Battleground Texas in 2014. She previously worked in Iowa’s First District in 2016.
Adam Henderson Regional
In 2018, Adam Henderson managed Kenan Judge’s successful bid for the Iowa House, flipping a critical seat blue. Prior to that, he organized for several different Iowa campaigns, including the 2016 Iowa Coordinated Campaign. Henderson interned at the White House for President Obama in 2014.
Iowa Senior Advisor
Joe O’Hern has dedicated his career to electing Democrats in Iowa. Cory 2020 will be his fourth Iowa Caucus campaign. O’Hern began his career as a field organizer for Obama 2008, went on to work for Rep. Leonard Boswell, the Iowa Democratic Party, and served as Rep. David Loebsack’s campaign manager in 2016. In 2018, he crossed the Midwest to manage the Ohio Democratic Party’s coordinated campaign.
Iowa Communications Director
Tom Pietrykoski has served as Press Secretary in Senator Booker’s Newark, NJ, office for more than three years, helping to advance major legislative efforts on economic justice, criminal justice reform, and environmental justice. Pietrykoski previously served as Communications Director for Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), including as spokesperson for two re-election cycles.
Deputy Iowa Communications Director and Press Secretary
Tess Seger most recently served as the Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic Party, where she helped the party flip Iowa’s First and Third Districts, pick up seats in the Iowa House, and capture the State Auditor’s office. Prior to coming to Iowa, Seger served as a communications advisor to progressive federal and state campaigns seeking to represent some of the most vulnerable communities in Southern California.
Iowa Organizing Director
Sarah Sterner is a leading voice in Midwest progressive organizing. She brings several cycles of experience in Iowa, including the 2014 Midterms and Hillary Clinton’s successful 2016 Iowa Caucus campaign. Sterner served as the Statewide Organizing Director for the Ohio Democratic Party’s 2018 coordinated campaign.