Sue Casey, who partnered with Jeanne Shaheen to engineer Gary Hart’s 1984 New Hampshire primary win will return to New Hampshire to be a senior advisor to the Kerry campaign. A native of Somersworth, Casey was an organizer in New Hampshire for Ted Kennedy in 1980 and went on to serve as a top adviser on Gary Hart’s 1988 and Bob Kerrey’s 1992 presidential campaigns.
Sue Casey’s experience gives us an enormous boost,” said Kerry's New Hampshire State Director Ken Robinson. “She knows presidential campaigns, she knows New Hampshire, and because of her years as a local elected official, she understands the relationship between politics and the lives of ordinary people.”
Casey, who now lives in Denver, Colorado, was elected to the Denver City Council in 1995 and served for six years. She spent this past year as a candidate herself, for Mayor of Denver. Casey is also author of the grassroots campaign memoir, Hart and Soul.