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Democratic Party releases staff transitions
by Tribune Staff
Jan 13, 2011 | 949 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Democratic Party on Thursday announced staff transitions.

“We have just been through an extraordinary election cycle, and are already laying the groundwork for the 2011-2012 election cycle,”  said Nevada State Democratic Chair Sam Lieberman.

Executive Director Travis Brock will leave his post Feb. 1.

“Travis has been a tremendous asset for four years, and I can’t think of a better partnership between party chair and executive director anywhere else in the country,” Lieberman said.

“I am truly honored to have been part of some political milestones in Nevada,” Brock said. “My partnerships with Sam, our State Central Committee, elected officials and the team here have left the party on a solid footing, so the moment is right to pursue my next opportunities.”

Zach Zaragoza, currently the party’s operations and compliance director, will be stepping into the role of executive director. A native of Henderson, Zaragoza graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006, majoring in political science. 

He served as president of both the UNLV Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of Nevada.  After graduation he worked as a regional representative in the Las Vegas office of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.  He has worked in his current capacity at the Nevada State Democratic Party since 2008. 

“I have watched Zach grow into this role over the years,” Lieberman said. “His grasp of Nevada politics and his leadership and experience at the state party — particularly in the last two election cycles — make him a perfect fit for the position.”

Also, Communications Director Phoebe Sweet has left the party to join the Democratic Policy Center’s communications operation in Washington, D.C.
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