Democratic Party Taps Top MD Politico to Lead Party to Victory in November

Jul 16, 2018

Annapolis, MD—Today, the Maryland Democratic Party announced that it has hired Maryland political veteran David Sloan to lead the coordinated campaign to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November.

Sloan—who grew up in Prince George’s County—is an alumnus of the O’Malley administration, a former party executive director and political director of the Maryland Democratic, who managed the successful 2012 coordinated campaign. Sloan will oversee all coordinated campaign operations to elect Democrats in all 23 counties and Baltimore City running for office in Maryland this year.

“David is a veteran of tough political battles and winning statewide campaigns, and we are excited to have him lead Democrats to victory up and down the ballot in November,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews. “The party’s efforts to develop and build an enhanced voter mobilization infrastructure puts us in position to turn out Democrats who stayed home in 2014, defeat Larry Hogan, re-elect Senator Cardin, build our legislative majority, and bring the Blue Wave to Maryland in every jurisdiction .” 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the strong team at the party,” said David Sloan, executive director of the 2018 Democratic coordinated campaign.  “With exciting candidates at the top of the ticket with Ben Jealous and Senator Ben Cardin, and more Democrats than ever running for office, we have an amazing opportunity to drive record turnout this year and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”

Sloan’s hire follows record investments in Maryland Democrats’ grassroots infrastructure from the state party and the Democratic National Committee. Over the past year, the Maryland Democratic Party contacted more than 100,000 voters, held thousands of deep conversations with swing voters, and has built a formidable voter turnout operation in all 24 counties and Baltimore City. 

Last month, the party partnered with Hustle, the leading political text messaging platform that allows campaigns to have thousands of 1-on-1 conversations with supporters via text message.  Additionally, the Democratic National Committee announced it is providing Maryland with the cell phone numbers for registered voters in every county in Maryland.