The S.C. Democratic Party has a new executive director, Jason Perkey, the former executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party.
S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison announced the addition Friday.
“Jason’s proven record of state party leadership and campaign experience will make him a perfect fit here as Democrats in South Carolina work to be victorious in 2016,” Harrison said.
Jason Perkey will succeed Conor Hurley, who took the director job in March 2014 after Amanda Loveday left after three years to become communications director for U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn of Columbia.
Perkey directed Kansas' state party for two years, according to the news release. Before that, he worked on presidential, gubernatorial, congressional, state legislative and municipal campaigns in Kentucky, Illinois and Virginia.
“The South Carolina Democratic Party is an incredibly strong organization with some of the hardest working activists,” Perkey said in the release.
Perkey is the president of the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors and is a political partner with the Truman National Security Project.
Perkey earned a political science degree from Coker College in Hartsville and a law degree from Vermont Law School.