Thursday, February 28, 2008

RPI Announces New Executive Director, Communications Director

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Contact: Stewart Iverson


Iverson Announces New Republican Party of Iowa Executive Director

Des Moines – Republican Party of Iowa Chair Stewart Iverson named Caleb Hunter to serve as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Iowa and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Party.

Hunter served as Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa from 2005-2006 and most recently worked at Lincoln Strategies Group, a West Des Moines Public Relations Firm. He previously worked for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and the Republican Party of Iowa’s Victory Campaign in 2004. Hunter is originally from Jesup, IA and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Iowa.

I have worked with Caleb before and I am confident we have selected the right person to guide the Party through the remainder of the election cycle and continue to build the Party towards success in 2008,” stated Iverson.

Albrecht named as RPI communications director

(DES MOINES) – The Republican Party of Iowa announced today that Tim Albrecht will serve as communications director for the 2008 cycle.

Albrecht, 30, says 2008 will be a positive year for Republicans.

From races for the Statehouse to the White House, Republicans have a big opportunity this year,” said Albrecht. “The Republican Party of Iowa is putting together a strong slate of candidates and staff, and we will be successful in November.”

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Stewart Iverson, who yesterday announced that Caleb Hunter will be the party’s new executive director, says Albrecht is another great addition to the team.

Tim is a tested, proven communications director, and I look forward to working with him as we focus on the fall campaigns,” said Iverson. “He brings a wealth of experience and will be instrumental as we share our conservative message to the voters of Iowa.”

Albrecht, of West Des Moines and originally from Ida Grove, most recently served as Iowa press secretary and national media coordinator for Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. From 2002-2006, he was communications director for Iowa House Speaker Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City. Previous campaign experience includes Steve Sukup’s run for governor in 2002, and the presidential campaign of Steve Forbes in 1999-2000.