Another Culver campaign manager

Donn Stanley, a long-time Iowa politico who was an aide to Chet Culver when Culver was Secretary of State, is the new Culver 2010 campaign manager.  Stanley has been an assistant attorney general for the State of Iowa.  I saw him in a courtroom recently (as in the past two years) as the co-counsel on the lawsuit bar owners filed against the state over the statewide smoking ban. Read the news release below.

DES MOINES – A new campaign manager for the Culver/Judge campaign will be taking over May 1, 2010. Donn Stanley, a veteran Iowa strategist, will take over the reins, as Abby Curran leaves for the Washington, DC area where she will pursue new opportunities and be closer to her family.

Governor Culver wishes Abby well in her new endeavors. “She’s been a great leader for us. Her professionalism, dedication and work ethic has been deeply appreciated. At the same time, I am delighted that Donn is taking a leave of absence from his work at the Iowa Attorney General’s office to take over the campaign. Iowa Democrats have known Donn for more than 25 years as one of the brightest strategists in our party,” said Culver.

Curran leaves confident that Iowans will re-elect the Culver/Judge ticket to another term in office. “I trust that as Iowans continue to learn more about the Culver/Judge record of creating jobs and making investments in our economy through I-JOBS, expanding access to children’s healthcare, extending preschool education to more kids, providing our Veterans with the services they need, and balancing budgets without raising taxes, these voters will feel that the Culver/Judge administration is the best choice for the next four years,” Curran said.

“As a life-long Iowan, it is an honor for me to join the Culver/Judge team,” Stanley said. “I look forward to running a strong grassroots campaign that will focus on the real issues that matter in this election. I have known both the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor for many years, the leadership and commitment they have shown during these past three and a half years has enabled our state to overcome the challenges brought on by the international financial collapse and some unprecedented weather-related calamities. Their actions have this state poised for an even greater future.”

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