Aug. 2, 2016 2:20pm Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned from her senior position, Politico reported Tuesday.
DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) also announced her own resignation last week after emails that appeared to show how the party, under Wasserman Schultz’s leadership, planned to favor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were leaked ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey (Getty Images/Andrew Burton)
However, Dacey’s departure makes her the first senior-level aide to leave the DNC following the email scandal, according to Politico. The news outlet also reported that other senior officials are expected to resign or be terminated soon as well.
Chief finance officer Brad Marshall and communications director Luis Miranda also left their positions Tuesday as announced in a press release from the party.
“This election is the most important of my lifetime, and the DNC will continue to recruit top talent to help lead the fight to elect Hillary Clinton and Democrats across the country,” said the DNC’s new chair Donna Brazile in a statement. “I am committed to adding to our team of skilled professionals who will make sure that Donald Trump is held accountable for his reckless rhetoric and harmful policies.”
Dacey has served as CEO since January 2014 and is the former executive director of Emily’s List, an organization that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office. She has already been hired at Squared Communications, a Democratic consulting firm, ABC reported.
“As one of the top campaign strategists in our party, and with our experiences together on presidential, senate and congressional campaigns, Amy will help our firm’s clients navigate this and future election cycles,” said founder and CEO of Squared Communications Michael Meehan.
Despite the shakeup at the party, Clinton’s press secretary Brian Fallon maintained Tuesday that there was still “stability” at the DNC.
“I think there’s a strong sense of stability there, and we’re confident that the Democratic National Committee will be in great shape to help us get over the hump and win this race in November,” he told CNN.