Boston City Council candidate Michelle Wu announces staff

Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

South Ender names campaign manager and finance director

Michelle Wu announced today that she has hired Dan Murphy, a veteran of several Massachusetts campaigns, as her Campaign Manager. Additionally, Rachel Schwarzman joins the staff as Finance Director.

"I'm thrilled to have Dan and Rachel join the campaign," said Wu, a candidate for Boston City Councilor At-Large. "They bring energy, talent and fresh perspectives to the quest of involving more people in city government and the task of organizing an inclusive, grassroots campaign."

Murphy has worked most recently on Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign as a political consultant and organizer, and on Congressman Michael Capuano's bid for Senate as Deputy Press Secretary in 2009. He has also worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs. He was born in Boston and earned his bachelor's degree from Emerson College.

Rachel Schwarzman joins the Wu campaign after having served as Finance Director for Joseph Kearns Goodwin's recent bid for State Senate in the Third Middlesex District. Schwarzman is a graduate of Boston University, and lives in the South End.

"This is going to be an exciting campaign," Murphy said. "We have a dynamic candidate with original ideas, a skilled Finance Director with eager donors, and a group of committed volunteers ready to take Michelle's progressive message and pragmatic approach directly to the voters, neighborhood by neighborhood, door to door."

"We are proud that we have raised more than $48,000, but more importantly, that our donor list reflects a diverse coalition of support," stated Schwarzman. "We're confident that we will have the resources to compete in a city-wide campaign."

The campaign's strong fundraising effort complements growing support from volunteers in what will be a robust, grassroots endeavor.


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