Today, the Nevada State Democratic Party announced it has bolstered its 2018 team, hiring Peter Mellinger as coordinated campaign director. Peter will manage the party’s operation to turn out Democratic voters in every district and elect Democrats at every level, from local office to governor and U.S. Senate.
Peter Mellinger mostly recently managed Susan Platt’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia, and before that served as organizing director for Hillary for America in New Hampshire and directed the state coordinated campaign’s successful field and voter targeting efforts that elected the first all-woman, all-Democratic Congressional delegation in American history. In 2014, he served in field leadership on Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ U.S. Senate campaign. Prior to that, Peter worked on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign and as an organizer for President Obama’s 2012 re-election in Iowa.
“Peter brings a wealth of campaign experience to our team, and we are thrilled to have him working with us to turn Nevada blue in 2018,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II. “Peter will use his skills as a manager and organizer to turn out Democratic voters in every community and help Democrats win up and down the ticket. With Peter on our side, the NV Dems are ready to build on our incredible success last cycle and put more Democrats in office at every level in every corner of the state.”
“Democrats are going into 2018 with the wind at our backs, and I’m excited to harness the momentum we’ve seen in the Silver State and across the country to deliver major victories for Democrats throughout Nevada,” said Mellinger. “No matter how you slice it, the Republican brand is toxic, and Nevada voters want candidates who will fight for them, not Donald Trump or wealthy mega-donors. This year, the eyes of the nation will be on Nevada, and I’m ready to get to work to flip statewide offices blue, expand our majorities in the state legislature, and elect more outstanding Democrats up and down the ballot.”