The Democratic Party of Wisconsin today announced that State Party Chair Mike Tate has appointed Jake Hajdu as executive director. Hajdu’s appointment was confirmed unanimously by the Party’s administrative committee.

Over the past four years with the Party, Jake has served as organizing director, deputy field director, GOTV director, and most recently as political director, all with an eye towards engaging with party activists to build a robust, sophisticated grassroots field operation throughout the state.

Jake also played an integral role in spearheading the Party’s 72 County Strategy, working the past off-year to build and implement a series of programs that will strengthen our progressive infrastructure from the ground up in all 72 counties – electing progressives to local office, identifying and targeting key wards early on, recruiting excellent candidates, and investing an unprecedented amount of resources in rural areas.

“Four years of Maggie Brickerman’s exemplary leadership through some of Wisconsin’s most tumultuous times left our Party and our movement stronger than ever. I can’t think of a better person to keep moving us forward than Jake Hajdu,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said. “Jake’s professional relationships with Party leaders and elected officials, experience managing effective campaigns, and his understanding of the technical details that go into making the Party successful in all areas make him uniquely qualified to be at the helm of our operation going into what will be an exciting and monumental election year.”

“As I’ve traveled the state this off-year working on our 72 County Strategy to turn Wisconsin blue again, one thing is abundantly clear – Wisconsin Democrats are ready to win in 2014,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Jake Hajdu said. “I’ve never seen this level of engagement and enthusiasm at this stage in the game before and I’m thrilled to be able to lead the team that will beat Scott Walker, win back the state Senate, and grow our numbers in the state Assembly, not to mention send a few Tea Party congressmen packing.”