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Amy Dacey is an American Democratic politician. She was the CEO of the Democratic National Committee from January 2014 until her resignation in August 2016.[1]

Early years and educationEdit

Amy Dacey graduated from Auburn High School in Cayuga County, New York in 1989.[2] She received her BA in Political Science and History from the Binghamton University in 1993,[3] and a Masters in Political Science from American University.[4][unreliable source?]

CareerEdit

Dacey began her career at the National Foundation of Women Legislators.[5] During the 2000 election cycle she was the Deputy Political Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[6] She then served as the Deputy Political Director on the Democratic Senatorial Committee for the 2002 election cycle;[7] the National Political Director of Keeping America’s Promise, a political action committee affiliated with Democrat John Kerry;[8] the Director of Government Relations at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU);[9] and in 2004 Dacey worked as the special assistant to John Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign.[10] During the campaign Dacey acted as the Traveling Political Director. During the 2006 election year she worked as the National Political Director for Senator John Kerry’s national leadership PAC.[11] In 2010 Dacey took the job of Executive Director at EMILY's List, an American political action committee that works to elect female Democrats.[12][13]

She has worked on the political campaigns of Louise Slaughter and Maurice Hinchey.[14]

Democratic National CommitteeEdit

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appointed Dacey to the post of CEO of the DNC in October 2013, and began her work for the DNC in January 2014.[15][16]

In 2016, WikiLeaks published an email in which Dacey responded "AMEN" to an email from colleague Bradley Marshall, in which Marshall expressed the belief that Bernie Sanders "is an atheist" (rather than a Jew) and that this could be used as a political issue against him in the Kentucky and West Virginia primaries.[17] Dacey subsequently resigned as CEO of the DNC after the email was published.[18]

Awards and recognitionEdit

In 2014, Dacey was inducted into the Auburn Education Foundation's Hall of Distinction.[19] In March 2014, Dacey was the headline speaker at the Democratic Women of Cayuga County’s annual spring brunch in Auburn, New York.[20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeff Zeleny and Tal Kopan. "DNC CEO resigns in wake of email controversy". CNN. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ Harding, Robert (October 31, 2013). "UPDATED: Auburn native Amy Dacey named CEO of the Democratic National Committee". Auburnpub.com. The Citizen. Retrieved 14 July 2014. Amy Dacey, a 1989 graduate of Auburn High School... (subscription required)
  3. ^ Robert Harding. "Q&A: Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey, an Auburn native, on her new position, politics and returning home". The Citizen (Auburn) blog. Retrieved 2 August 2016. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Amy Dacey". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ Roberts, Dan (31 October 2013). "Amy Dacey named new Democratic national committee CEO". theguardian. Retrieved 14 July 2014. Dacey's first job was at the National Foundation of Women Legislators.
  6. ^ "WASSERMAN SCHULTZ NAMES AMY DACEY AS NEW DNC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER". democrats.org. Democrats Press. 31 October 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. She was Deputy Political Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2002 election cycle, and for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) during the 2000 cycle. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "WASSERMAN SCHULTZ NAMES AMY DACEY AS NEW DNC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER". democrats.org. Democrats Press. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "Keeping America's Promise Summary - OpenSecrets". OpenSecrets.org. Center for Responsive Politics. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Employment Timeline: Amy K Dacey". OpenSecrets.org. Center for Responsive Politics. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  10. ^ Roberts, Dan. "Amy Dacey named new Democratic national committee CEO". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  11. ^ "WASSERMAN SCHULTZ NAMES AMY DACEY AS NEW DNC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER". democrats.org. Democrats Press. 31 October 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. During the 2006 election cycle she was National Political Director for then-Senator John Kerry’s national leadership PAC after serving as the Traveling Political Director on his 2004 presidential campaign. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "WASSERMAN SCHULTZ NAMES AMY DACEY AS NEW DNC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER". democrats.org. Democrats Press. 31 October 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. Under her tenure at EMILY’s List, the organization increased its membership by 500 percent, raised more money per cycle than any time in the organization’s history, expanded its recruitment and training program, and helped elect an historic number of women to Congress. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace (2 August 2016). "Email fallout: 3 Democratic National Committee resignations". bigstory.ap.org. Associated Press. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  14. ^ Hannagan, Charley (March 2014). "Chief executive of Democratic National Committee to speak in Auburn" (Press release). syracuse.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  15. ^ Harding, Robert (March 26, 2014). "Q&A: Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey, an Auburn native, on her new position, politics and returning home". auburnpub.com. The Citizen. Retrieved 14 July 2014. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz named Dacey to the post in October and the Auburn native started in January.
  16. ^ "American Bridge Announces New Campaign". Roll Call. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Top Democratic National Committee officials resign in wake of email breach". Washington Post. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  18. ^ Jeff Zeleny & Tal Kopan (August 2, 2016). "DNC CEO resigns in wake of email controversy". CNN.
  19. ^ Harding, Robert (October 31, 2013). "Auburn native Amy Dacey named CEO of the Democratic National Committee". auburnpub.com. The Citizen. Retrieved 14 July 2014. Amy Dacey, a 1989 graduate of Auburn High School who was inducted into the Auburn Education Foundation's Hall of Distinction this year, has been named CEO of the Democratic National Committee by DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
  20. ^ Harding, Robert (March 26, 2014). "Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey, an Auburn native, on her new position, politics and returning home". auburnpub.com. The Citizen. Retrieved 14 July 2014. On Saturday, Dacey will headline the Democratic Women of Cayuga County's annual spring brunch in Auburn.