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Ex-Nevada Democratic leader gets role in Biden’s re-election campaign

Updated August 14, 2023 - 6:59 pm

Former Nevada State Democratic Party Executive Director Alana Mounce will serve in President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign as ballot access director, his campaign announced Monday.

Mounce and the campaign’s ballot access team will lead the campaign’s delegate selection process and will work to cement Biden’s place on the ballot in all 57 states and territories, the campaign said in a Monday statement.

She also will leverage the volunteer network Biden’s campaign built in 2020 and make sure her team is engaging with his supporters, Mounce told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday.

As executive director of the Nevada State Democratic Party, she oversaw the delegate selection process and 2018 midterms. She and other staff quit in 2021 after progressives and Democratic Socialists won leadership roles in the state party.

Mounce most recently served in the White House as the deputy political director in the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach. She also worked as the political director at the Democratic National Committee and as chief of staff for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, according to the Biden-Harris campaign statement.

“Nevada has taught me so much about being a skilled organizer, a skilled political operative and a better person,” she said. “It’s a state where you can’t take anything for granted. … You have to have a lot of grit and a lot of heart.”

Contact Jessica Hill at jehill@reviewjournal.com. Follow @jess_hillyeah on X.

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