|Michael Pratt named Braley for Iowa deputy campaign manager|
|News Releases - Politics & Elections|
|Written by Jeff Link|
|Friday, 09 August 2013 13:37|
DES MOINES, IA – Iowa native Michael Pratt has joined Braley for Iowa as a deputy campaign manager. Pratt, a native Iowan, most recently served as finance director for Ed Markey’s successful Senate campaign.
“I’m proud to welcome Michael Pratt to our team. His years of experience and dedication to progressive candidates and causes will build on our momentum in this race,” said Braley. “With the addition of Michael to our experienced campaign team, we will continue to build a grassroots organization across the state and present my vision for a stronger middle class and new economic opportunities in every corner of the state.”
Pratt is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and alumni of Dowling High School and the University of Iowa School of Law. He began his career as a researcher and legislative aide to Senator Tom Harkin and joined the finance team for Harkin’s successful 2002 re-election campaign.
Among the top Democratic fundraisers in the nation, he served as finance director for Elizabeth Warren's successful U.S. Senate campaign, raising a record $42 million. Following the success of the Warren campaign, he took on the same role for Ed Markey’s successful U.S. Senate bid.
Bruce Braley was born in Grinnell and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa. His father, a Marine, fought on Iwo Jima in World War II; his mother was a teacher. Braley worked his way through college and law school building roads and bridges with the Poweshiek County Roads Department, waiting tables, and tending bar. He worked as an attorney for 23 years before being elected to Congress. Braley has become known for his work on behalf of veterans, his advocacy for the middle class, and his bipartisan effectiveness. Braley lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn. They have three children: Lisa, David, and Paul.
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