PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President Exploratory Committee


CONTACT: Andrea Saul

May 23, 2011

 Sara Craig Joins Romney Exploratory Committee as State Director for Iowa

Boston, MA - The Romney for President Exploratory Committee today announced that veteran political operative Sara Craig will serve as State Director for Iowa.
“Sara is an experienced Republican operative with the knowledge and skills to help us build upon our strong network in Iowa,” said Political Director Rich Beeson. “We are very excited she is joining Governor Romney’s campaign to create jobs and strengthen the economy, and we look forward to visiting the Hawkeye State in the near future.”

Craig served as the Central Iowa Field Director for Governor Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. She also served as the Western Iowa Field Director for the Legislative Majority Fund at the Republican Party of Iowa during the 2006 election cycle and as the Interim Executive Director of the North Dakota Republican Party during the 2008 election cycle.
Most recently, Craig was in Nashville, Tennessee serving as Campaign Manager to Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey in his gubernatorial campaign. Currently, she is consulting at Redwave Communications for the firm’s political clientele.
A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sara holds degrees in both Political Science and Journalism.  

The Committee also announced that Phil Valenziano will serve as State Field Director for Iowa. Valenziano served as Victory Field Director for the Republican Party of Iowa, and most recently worked as a Legislative Clerk in the Iowa House.