Immediate: February 28, 2008
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Garden City, NY The Nassau Community College Cultural Program is proud to present Republican political operative Allen Raymond in How to Rig an Electionon Wednesday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. in the College Center Buildi
Allen Raymond left a position in public relations for the rough and tumble world of election campaign management, starting with primary and general election campaigns for congress and the state assembly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He served as research director and later as press secretary and executive director for the New Jersey Republican State Committee; as the campaign manager and later chief of staff to Congressman Bill Martini (R-NJ); and as a regional political director for Republican National Committee Chairman (and now Mississippi governor) Haley Barbour. Raymond designed and implemented voter contact and turnout programs for gubernatorial, congressional and state legislative campaigns, as well as GOP state committees, in the mid-Atlantic region of the country.
Raymond worked for another Republican National Committee co-chair, Patricia Harrison, as her chief of staff in 1997. During the 1998 election cycle, he was a regional political director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee under Senator Mitch McConnell's chairmanship, serving as a campaign advisor to various Republican U.S. Senate candidates. In 2000, Raymond moved to the world of the presidential campaign, working as the deputy political director for Steve Forbes. After the 2000 election, he founded GOPmarketplace.com, LLC, a political telemarketing broker, which grossed over three million dollars over three years of operation.
The author of How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative, Raymond is currently a stay-at-home father of two sons and husband to Elizabeth Sherman.
For more information about How to Rig an Election, call the Office of Student Activities at 516.572.7153.
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