April 25, 2019/Press

North Carolina Democratic Party Expands Communications Team for 2020 Election Cycle

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Democratic Party is expanding its communications team to hold Senator Tillis, North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidates, and General Assembly Republicans accountable going into 2020. The party added Liz Doherty as Senior Communications Advisor for Governor Cooper’s re-elect for the 2020 cycle and promoted Sarah Flowers to Deputy Communications Director. Robert Howard will continue to serve as Communications Director focused on holding Senator Tillis accountable while Sarah will focus on the party’s efforts to take back the majority in the legislature.

“North Carolina Democrats made history by breaking the Republican supermajority in 2018 because of strong candidates, an unprecedented partnership with Governor Cooper, and a robust party infrastructure, including a top-notch communications operation,” said NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin. “Democrats are fired up to replace Senator Tillis, reelect Governor Cooper, and bring change to the General Assembly, which is why we’re excited to expand our communications team to hold Republicans up-and-down the ticket accountable.”

“I am thrilled to join the North Carolina Democratic Party communications team. I am going to hit the ground running to make sure we re-elect the governor who North Carolina needs, and hold Republican gubernatorial candidates accountable along the way,” Liz said.

Prior to joining the North Carolina Democratic Party, Doherty was press secretary for the Dettelbach for Ohio attorney general campaign, communications manager at D.C.-based communications firm NP Strategy Group, and field organizer for the Joe Kennedy for Congress re-elect in 2016. Doherty is a Massachusetts native, a graduate of Boston College, and a big hockey fan.

“I look forward to helping carry the momentum that broke the Republican supermajority in 2018 through to 2020, so that Governor Cooper and all North Carolinians will have the partners they need in the fight to build a better North Carolina,” Sarah said.

Sarah started at NCDP as deputy press secretary during the 2018 election cycle. Prior to joining NCDP, Sarah interned for Governor Roy Cooper’s successful gubernatorial campaign.

“Control of the U.S. Senate runs through North Carolina and North Carolina Democrats, myself included, are excited to send Senator Tillis packing in 2020,” Robert said.

Robert led NCDP and Break the Majority’s communications operation during the 2018 cycle, which resulted in breaking the Republican supermajority in both legislative chambers.

Contact the NCDP communications team:

Communications Director
Robert Howard RHoward@ncdp.org / @RobertWHoward

Deputy Communications Director
Sarah Flowers SFlowers@ncdp.org / @SarahFlowersNC

Senior Communications Advisor
Liz Doherty LDoherty@ncdp.org / @Doherty_Eliz
(Media Inquiries related to NC-GOV Race)

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