Vogel to Be New DCCC Executive Director

Posted March 9, 2009 at 2:36pm

Updated: 3:58 p.m.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is bringing back former political director Jon Vogel to be the committee’s new executive director.

Vogel announced in February that he would become a partner with the polling firm Global Strategy Group, but confirmed in an e-mail Monday that he was returning to the committee.

A former aide to Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Vogel began his tenure at the DCCC as northeastern and Florida regional political director for the 2006 cycle after working for a Democratic direct-mail firm and for several Congressional races in New York.

Roll Call reported Monday that the executive director for the 2008 cycle, Brian Wolff, is leaving the DCCC to be senior vice president of external affairs at Edison Electric.

In a statement, DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) said Wolff will remain in close contact with the committee.

“Brian Wolff is an extraordinary strategist and manager. He was a pivotal factor in the sweeping Democratic House victories in 2006 and 2008 and he will remain a trusted advisor,— Van Hollen said in a statement. “I’m excited that Jon Vogel will be our new Executive Director. Jon brings a deep level of understanding about House campaigns that can only be gained from two extremely successful cycles.—

During Wolff’s tenure as executive director, the DCCC broke fundraising records and picked up 21 seats in the 2008 cycle.

“It’s a thrill to be working to protect and expand on the gains House Democrats have made the past two cycles and I look forward to getting to work for our Members and candidates,— Vogel said in the statement released by the DCCC.