DCCC chief of staff leaves committee after two months

DCCC chief of staff leaves committee after two months
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The chief of staff of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has resigned, leaving after two months on the job to accept a new position, a DCCC aide confirmed on Wednesday.

Jalisa Washington-Price was tapped to serve as chief of staff in mid-December after working for the DCCC as the national director of the committee’s diversity office. The news of her departure was first reported by Politico.

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"My time at the DCCC working to win back the House, while advancing the core values of our party — inclusion, opportunity, and progress — has been an incredible journey," Washington-Price wrote in a statement provided to Politico.

"They have a solid team for the 2020 cycle, but other opportunities have presented themselves for me and I'm looking forward to continuing to elect Democrats this cycle."

While working as director of the diversity office, Washington-Price led diversity initiatives to hire more minority staffers as well as work on minority voter engagement efforts. Before her time at the DCCC, she worked on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump takes aim at media after 'hereby' ordering US businesses out of China Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Taylor Swift says Trump is 'gaslighting the American public' MORE’s 2016 presidential campaign in both South Carolina and Ohio.

“Jalisa is one of the most committed Democrats I have met in my career," Allison Jaslow, DCCC executive director, said in a statement. "Jalisa will be missed, but I’m confident that she will take on her next challenge with the same commitment to progress that she has shown throughout her career.”

After taking back the House for the first time since 2010, the DCCC will be tasked with defending their majority in 2020—many in districts that were carried by President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE in 2016. But the DCCC has already identified a number of early targets with the hopes of expanding their majority.