Hoekstra Welcomes Political Veteran to Gubernatorial Campaign Team
By: Identity Team
HOLLAND, Mich., May 19, 2009 — U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, today welcomed political veteran Charlie Spies as General Counsel for his campaign to become the next Governor of Michigan.
“Charlie brings a wealth of legal and strategic experience and knowledge that will serve as a tremendous asset to my campaign,” Hoekstra said. “He is a great fit for my team as we build our grassroots campaign and develop our plan to create jobs and revitalize Michigan’s economy.”
Spies, a Grand Rapids native and graduate of the University of Michigan, is Of Counsel to the national political law practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP in Washington, D.C. He has experience working with Republican Governors and Governors’ campaigns around the country, having served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for the Republican Governors Association during the 2006 election cycle. Prior to that, he was Election Law Counsel for the Republican National Committee for the successful 2004 election cycle, including President George W. Bush’s re-election. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Counsel to Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, where he developed and managed the campaign’s $105 million budget as well as systems for the campaign’s legal compliance.
“Having been born and raised in West Michigan and with my family still living in Grand Rapids, it is painful for me to watch what has happened to our state,” Spies said. “Michigan needs new leadership and I am confident Pete Hoekstra is the right man, at the right time, to lead Michigan back.”
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