Alums from President Biden’s 2020 campaign are joining mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan’s staff.
He tapped Brendan McPhillips, who was Biden’s state director for Pennsylvania, as campaign manager; Rameera Robbalaa, Biden’s former northeastern states organizing director, as his own organizing director; and Jeremy Edwards, the president’s Georgia press secretary, as his press secretary.
“Getting talent that is deeply rooted in New York and also won the states that put Biden over the top shows that we have picked the strongest talent and that they will bring the very latest skills for how to campaign,” Donovan told the Daily News on Tuesday.
Among other efforts, Robbalaa previously worked on Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz’s campaign. Amelia Adams, senior adviser to Donovan, previously held top roles at New York Communities for Change and former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office. Most of Donovan’s campaign staff are people of color.