Delaware Democrats appoint new executive director

DOVER — The state Democratic Party announced Monday Jesse Chadderon has been selected as its new executive director.

Mr. Chadderdon currently serves as communications director for the Senate Democrats and was press secretary for Sen. Chris Coons’ re-election campaign in 2014.

Party members elected Erik Raser-Schramm as the new chairman last month.

Jesse Chaderdon

“We have a chance over the next several years to reaffirm that the values of the Delaware Democratic Party are the same as those shared by Delaware families across our state,” Gov. John Carney said in a statement. “We believe in an economy that works for every Delawarean and making sure our state remains a welcoming and inclusive place to live, work, and raise a family.

“I’m excited about the new talent we’re seeing across our party — from leadership on down. And I’m confident that, working with our new chairman, Jesse will help us continue to connect our vision of shared prosperity with citizens and families across Delaware.”

Also, Travis Williams has been named deputy director. He has served as acting executive director since March.

Mr. Chadderdon worked for state Sen. Stephanie Hansen’s victorious campaign in February’s special election for the 10th Senate District, as well as for state Sen. Bryan Townsend’s unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives last year.

“I am honored to have the extraordinary responsibility of working alongside Erik, Gov. Carney, the Executive Committee and everyone that makes up our party to ensure we are successful over the next two cycles,” Mr. Chadderdon said in his statement. “With hard work, a commitment to inclusivity and a willingness to talk — and more importantly listen — to Delawareans all across our state, we can grow our party, win elections and most significantly forge new opportunity for the people of our great state.”

He begins Aug. 1.

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