DFL Party Hires Political and Organizing Director and Bolsters Organizing Team
Party also hires two organizers to focus on rural Minnesota and two organizers to mobilize DFL coalitions
Today, the Minnesota DFL Party is announcing the hiring of five new staff members for the 2022 election cycle. Enid Swaggert will be joining the DFL Party as the Political and Organizing Director, Logan Kortgard and Ryan Walfoort will be joining as organizers focused on rural communities, and Habeebah Yasin and Irene Baltazar-Chon will be joining as organizers focused on mobilizing DFL Party coalitions.
Swaggert brings a wealth of campaign experience to the DFL Party. She has worked on Congressman Rick Nolan’s victorious 2012, 2014, and 2016 campaigns, Mayor Jacob Frey’s 2017 campaign, and Governor Tim Walz’s 2017 campaign. In addition, Swaggert also worked on the presidential campaigns of Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden.
The addition of new staff is the latest move by the DFL Party to bolster their outreach and engagement work. The Party recently opened offices in Willmar and Ely, which brought the total number of DFL Party offices across Minnesota to 12. These offices are used to organize volunteers, launch door-to-door canvasses of voters, host phone banks, and run community engagement events. Of the 12 DFL Party offices, 11 are located outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement:
“I am thrilled to have a talented organizer and strategist with a strong record of success in tough elections like Enid Swaggart lead our Party’s organizing program. The DFL Party is hiring staff and opening offices across Minnesota because we know our vision for the future resonates with voters across Minnesota. There is no doubt that we are facing headwinds going into 2022. However, the DFL Party is in a strong position to succeed despite those headwinds because we have a record of delivering for the people of Minnesota and a robust organizing program to ensure voters know it. The north star of our party and our movement has always been improving the lives of Minnesotans everywhere, and we are working tirelessly to deliver that message to voters everywhere.”