Salahi Announces Key Campaign Team For Va Governor’s Race
Salahi calls Cuccinelli’s Primary maneuvering undemocratic and sign of weakness
ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Tareq Salahi, television personality and three time governor-appointee, has announced his core campaign team, which includes two Reagan appointees, a Harvard-educated lawyer, a former DoD staffer, and a seasoned Republican political consultant.
Charles Roberts, Esq. will serve as General Counsel.
Charles Roberts’ education culminated at Harvard Law School. He was an investigative and trial lawyer for the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. prior to opening up his own firm in Virginia.
Scott Mackenzie will serve as Treasurer.
Scott Mackenzie has served as Treasurer of several U.S. Presidential Campaigns including Reagan for President; as well as receiving Presidential appointments to the Departments of State and Treasury.
Kelley Rogers of Strategic Campaign Group will serve as a senior consultant.
Kelley Rogers has worked in Republican politics across the country; Clients have included the Republican National Committee, NFIB, members of Congress, U.S. Senators and Senator Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign.
Andrea Ross will serve as director of campaign strategy, communications and voter mobilization. She served under President Reagan at the White House and worked on Tax Reform and was appointed to Financial Institutions Policy in Secretary James Baker’s at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Mark Vargas will serve as military and civilian service liaison, voter mobilization and outreach. He served at the U.S. Department of Defense and also in Iraq as a civilian within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for which he received the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal.
Mr. Salahi said, “I am thrilled to announce our core political team … we look forward to promoting Virginia as the best state for business and jobs …
At the same time, I am troubled that Cuccinelli has decided to rob Virginians of their right to vote in a primary – this is undemocratic and a move which indicates he is a weak candidate and fearful he cannot win in an open primary.”
General Counsel for Salahi, Roberts stated, “The time under the rules for reconsidering a primary vote that is democratically election-based vs. holding a closed convention has passed, and any attempt to change the rules during the middle of an election may be unlawful. Mr. Salahi is disappointed that Cuccinelli is again manipulating the laws of the Commonwealth for his own political gain.”
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