By: Nick Reisman

August 14, 2019

From the Morning Memo:

A local-level political action committee this summer is expanding, hiring an executive director to bolster its previously all-volunteer staff.

The group Trailblazers PAC in July hired Alexandria Woodard as its executive director. The group was founded by Leslie Danks Burke, a former Democratic state Senate and congressional candidate.

“Now in our third year, we’re thrilled at how Trailblazers PAC has grown to address honest government at the county and municipal-level across the country,” Danks Burke said.

“We know that Alli’s leadership will help Trailblazers reach even more of the terrific number of people and groups working to end corruption in our democratic republic.”

The group’s expansion comes as Reclaim New York, a political advocacy organization funded by conservative investor Robert Mercer, announced last month it would scale back its staff and operations in the state.

“I am incredibly excited for this opportunity to use my academic and professional expertise to make a lasting change in local politics,” Woodard said. “I stand behind the mission of Trailblazers PAC, and it is an honor to work for an organization whose values align with my own.”

See original State of Politics story here.