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Louisiana Democratic Party Adds New Political Director, Communications Director

BATON ROUGE— The Louisiana Democratic Party is proud to announce the addition of two senior staffers, each of whom bring a wealth of experience and national calibre talent to the crucial mission of helping Democrats get elected in Louisiana.

Roderick Scott, the newly appointed Political Director, is a seasoned campaigner with decades of experience working for Democratic officials on every level. After building a background in the private sector as a lobbyist managing communications for two Fortune 500 companies, the Baton Rouge native is returning to the fight at the forefront of the statewide political operation.

“I’m proud to be a part of the effort to turn Louisiana blue again, and to work with Democrats all over the state to bring relief to Louisiana families impacted by the GOP’s draconian budget cuts, ” Scott said.

Beau Tidwell, the new Communications Director, spent nearly a decade honing his skills as a journalist in the heart of the newsroom at The New York Times. Brought to New Orleans to help navigate the emerging digital media landscape on staff at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, he joins the Party with a deep skill-set in new and traditional media.

“Going into the next election cycle, I am excited beyond words at the opportunity to help the Louisiana Democrats re-take the Governor’s mansion this fall and to help articulate our message of putting Louisiana’s families first,” said Tidwell. “It’s time to turn the page on the failed policies Vitter and Jindal have saddled our state with, to stop letting the futile ambitions of also-ran career politicians dictate and defy state policy.”

“The Louisiana Democratic Party family could not be happier with these two talented men joining us in our day to day fight for Louisiana Values as we return to basics in our state,” said Karen Carter Peterson, Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party.  “They both bring a wealth of resources to help evolve two mission critical departments inside our operations.”

Both positions report to Executive Director, Stephen Handwerk, and will work closely with Party chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson. For interviews and media inquiries please contact Beau Tidwell at (225) 224-3734.

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