Hoekstra Welcomes Experienced Senior Finance Advisor to Gubernatorial Campaign Team

, Posted on Aug 11

Holland, Mich., May 28, 2009 — U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, today welcomed veteran political fund-raiser Shelly Carson to serve as his Senior Finance Advisor as he continues to build momentum for the Republican nomination for Governor of Michigan.

“Shelly’s outstanding reputation, proven track record, and more importantly, her true understanding about the State of Michigan, will be a tremendous asset to my campaign to be Michigan’s next governor,” Hoekstra said. “Shelly has raised the most money in recent years for a Republican campaign in Michigan and we are fortunate to have her on our team.  Her skills at building and maximizing grassroots fundraising networks will be a key part of raising the resources necessary to wage our campaign to create jobs and restore Michigan’s economy.”

Ms. Carson served as Finance Director for the record-breaking fundraising efforts of the DeVos for Governor campaign in 2006.  In that race, the DeVos campaign raised well over twice as much money (not including the candidate’s contributions) as the previous Republican Governors campaign, and the contributions came from over 25,000 donors (more than three times as many as had previously contributed to a Republican campaign for Governor in Michigan).  More recently, Ms. Carson served as the Deputy National Finance Director for the Romney for President campaign, which included an extremely distributed, many-branched fundraising network. She has also served as National Events Coordinator for the Republican National Committee’s Team 100 program, as well as Finance Director for the successful DeMint for U.S. Senate (SC) campaign.

“Pete Hoekstra understands the greatness Michigan is capable of with the right policies and the right leadership,” Carson said.  “Having worked on the DeVos and Romney campaigns, I’m excited to return to Michigan and look forward to working with the state-wide grassroots supporters to ensure the Hoekstra campaign has the resources necessary to wage a successful campaign to bring Michigan back.”

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Carey Osmundson
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