DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) has announced its 2012 caucus team for the First in the Nation Iowa Caucuses. This dedicated team will be responsible for executing strong organizing and messaging efforts across the state to build the foundation for Democratic victories at all levels in 2012.
Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky announced Caucus Director Brendan Summers, Field Director Dena Gleason, Communications Director Sam Roecker, Press Secretary Megan Jacobs, and Information & Technology Director Micah Honeycutt, as the 2012 caucus team.
“As First in the Nation, it is our duty to run an aggressive organizing and messaging effort centered around the Iowa Caucuses,” said Dvorsky. “This team is experienced and ready to do just that.”
Caucus Director Brendan Summers served as the Caucus to Convention Director for the IDP in 2008 and returned to the party last year as Convention Director. Prior to joining the IDP as Field Director in 2009, Dena Gleason served as Deputy Field Director for SEIU’s Change That Works campaign, Regional Field Director for President Obama’s general election campaign, and Field Organizer for Obama for America during the 2007-2008 Iowa Caucus campaign.
With increasing attention on the 2012 presidential candidates, the IDP communications department is also expanding, adding Megan Jacobs as Press Secretary. In 2010 Jacobs served as the Communications Director for Congressman Chet Edwards’ (D-TX) reelection campaign and previously worked on the rapid response team at the Democratic National Committee and in the paid media department of the 2008 Obama campaign. She joins Communications Director Sam Roecker, hired in June.
Micah Honeycutt will continue in his role as Information Technology Director for the IDP through the 2012 caucus. Prior to joining the IDP, he traveled across the country as a Data Manager for the Clinton campaign and served as the Midwest Data Lead for the Obama campaign during the 2008 cycle.“Iowa will once again kickoff the presidential campaign and show the nation that Democrats are ready to reelect President Obama in 2012,” added Dvorsky