Nearly two weeks after Rep. Keith Ellison announced a new district director, the 5th District congressman has named his new legislative director.
Vic Edgerton, who was Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s chief of staff for the past three years, will join Ellison’s office April 24, his office announced Tuesday. He replaces Jamie Long, who will be moving to Minnesota to become district director at the end of the month.
Long replaces current District Director Will Hailer, who’s leaving to become executive director of the Texas Democrat Party on April 26.
Ellison said he’s happy to have Edgerton coming on board.
“I am proud to have Vic lead a legislative team that is responsive to the needs of Minnesota’s 5th District and our nation,” a news release quoted Ellison. “At a time when many working families are scraping by on less, Vic has a true commitment to policies that invest in the middle class. Vic is not only an experienced legislative staff member, but a policy expert with a strong background in environmental and health policy.”