DNC’s national political director to step down
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is losing its national political director shortly before the party convention, according to a new report.

Raul Alvillar is expected to depart Friday amid intense recruiting efforts from various tech companies, according to Recode.


Recode on Wednesday reported Alvillar is leaving his role so he can conclude talks over a potential government relations position in Silicon Valley.

Political operatives are increasingly attractive to tech companies for navigating government regulatory issues, it added.

Alvillar is the first Latino to serve as the DNC’s national political director, and he helped the organization modernize its party operations. Before joining the DNC, he was the White House's liasion to the LGBT community.

Recode cited several other former political operatives who have transitioned from Washington, D.C., to Silicon Valley, including Chris Lehane, a former Democratic strategist during the Clinton administration who now serves as head of global policy for Airbnb; David Plouffe, a former adviser to President Obama who now works as Uber’s policy and strategy chief; and Dan Pfeiffer who is now at GoFundMe after having served as the White House’s communications director.