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Bill Graham Announces Key Staff Members in North Carolina Governor’s Race

Bill Graham Announces Key Staff Members in North Carolina Governor’s Race

For Immediate Release: November 7, 2023

Contact: Alex Baltzegar, [email protected]

SALISBURY, NC — The Bill Graham for Governor campaign is proud to announce the addition of several distinguished and accomplished individuals to its campaign team. With Bill Graham’s recent entry into the Republican primary race for North Carolina governor, these seasoned professionals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the campaign, further solidifying Bill Graham’s position as a formidable contender in the race.

“This is the best team that has ever been assembled by a Republican gubernatorial campaign in North Carolina,” Bill Graham said. “For 28 of the last 32 years, Republicans have lost the governor’s race to Democrats. With this group of seasoned experts, Team Graham is prepared to beat far-Left Democrat Josh Stein next November.”

Chief Strategist — Paul Shumaker is one of North Carolina’s winningest consultants with over 30 statewide General Election wins and the only consultant in the last 25 years to win more than one US Senate race in North Carolina, winning five since 2004. Shumaker most recently advised Chuck Edwardsʼ upset primary victory over incumbent Madison Cawthorn in 2022.

Media — Jordan Shaw is a partner at OnMessage, a leading national political firm.  Shaw ran Sen. Thom Tillis’ first US Senate race, later serving as State Director and Chief of Staff.  With OnMessage, he has served as senior advisor, general consultant and/or media consultant to multiple successful US House, Senate, and Gubernatorial campaigns across the country, including Sen. Tillis’ reelect in 2020.

Campaign Manager — Alex Baltzegar is an established political professional, with experience managing or working on over a dozen campaigns. Baltzegar has experience working in both the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives, and most recently worked in political media covering state politics for the Carolina Journal.

Digital Media/Mail — Josh Kivett is a Partner and Senior National Strategist with Majority Strategies, America’s premier Republican influence marketing services firm, specializing in awareness, persuasion, and motivation. Since joining Majority Strategies in 2017, Josh has worked with campaigns and clients in over 35 states. He also currently serves as a senior advisor to the RNC and the NCGOP.

Fundraising — Tara Mingledorff has a proven track record spanning 17+ years specializing in fundraising, communications, and advocacy outreach. Mingledorff has fundraised for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Club for Growth, the Thom Tillis Committee, Ted Budd for Senate, Dr. Greg Murphy for Congress, Chuck Edwards for Congress, the Committee to Elect Catherine Truitt, the John R. Bradford, III Committee, the Jefferson Griffin Committee, and more.

Pollster — Glen Bolger is one of the Republican Partyʼs leading political strategists and pollsters. He is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs survey research firm whose clients include leading political figures, Fortune 500 companies, and major associations.