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DNC Welcomes Ted Nakata as New Intergovernmental Affairs Director

Press Release From: Democratic National Committee
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2001

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Nakata as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Nakata, who is a third generation Japanese American, will be coordinating the DNC's efforts to work with state and local campaigns.

``I am pleased to announce that Ted Nakata has been named Director for Intergovernmental Affairs,'' said DNC Chairman McAuliffe. ``Ted has the experience and skills to strengthen the bonds between the DNC and our state and local Democratic candidates. The DNC has always recognized the importance state and local leaders play in ensuring that the views of the Democratic Party are reflected in communities across the country.''

Prior to joining the DNC, Nakata most recently served as the Deputy State Director for the Gore/Lieberman campaign in Washington State. He was also the Senior Advisor for Intergovernmental Affairs at NASA headquarters where he worked with state and local governments across the country. Nakata has worked on many other campaigns, including the Clinton/Gore '96 campaign in Hawaii where he served as State Director for both the primary caucus and the general election. Nakata has worked on federal/state relations, planning, and policy issues for Hawaiian Governors John Waihee and Benjamin Cayetano, and also served as Governor Cayetano's representative in Washington, D.C. Nakata started his work in government and politics when he worked in the Hawaii State Senate as a Legislative Aide.

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