Today, the Nevada State Democratic Party announced the expansion of its communications and rapid response operation to win the governor’s race in 2018, hiring Helen Kalla as communications director. Stewart Boss will continue to serve as the communications advisor for the state party.
Helen Kalla most recently served as the press manager for the Indivisible Project. Indivisible is a grassroots organization with over 6,000 local groups dedicated to defeating the Trump agenda and electing progressive leaders. During the 2016 election cycle, Kalla served as communications director for Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s office on Capitol Hill and as a regional press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“Helen is an experienced communications operative, and we are excited to have her fighting with us to win back the governor’s mansion for Nevada Democrats in 2018,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “Each and every day, Helen will be reminding Nevadans that Republican politicians like Adam Laxalt are too reckless and too unethical to lead our state. Helen’s skills as a strategist and spokesperson will be a huge boost to our efforts to turn Nevada blue next year up and down the ticket.”
“He may be anointed by the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson, but Adam Laxalt is already struggling out of the gate and on defense on critical issues like public education, health care access, and his recent vote against pardoning an innocent man,” said Kalla. “The most partisan and unethical attorney general in Nevada history would drag us in the wrong direction, pursuing a far-right ideological agenda to reward his wealthy donors just so he can further his own political career. Regular voters will decide who wins this race – not billionaire mega-donors – and I’m ready to hit the ground running to help elect a Democratic governor.”