Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Who Will be Culver's Next Chief of Staff?

Last week, Chet Culver named his chief of staff, Charles Krogmeier, to head of the Department of Human Services.

O. Kay Henderson from Radio Iowa has some information on who might replace Krogmeier as Culver's Chief of Staff...

The person who may be in line for that post is John Kirincich. He was hired earlier this year and started a couple of weeks ago as Culver's "chief operating officer." Kirincich has recent experience in D.C., having served as chief of staff forRepresentative Jim Marshall (D-Georgia). As best I can tell from congressional salary records, Kirincich was in that job from 2004 to the end of 2008.

In addition, Kirincich served as executive director of the Georgia Democratic Party from January of 1999 to March of 2002. He worked on the (unsuccessful) 1996 campaign of Kathy Karpan, a Democratic candidate for one of Wyoming's U.S. senate seats and the (unsuccessful) 1998 gubernatorial campaign of David Poythress in Georgia.

I don't know Kirincich, but I do know that Rep. Jim Marshall is probably the most conservative Democrat in the US House.  

A couple weeks ago, I went to a friend's house for dinner.  I don't remember what the topic of conversation was, but my friend jokingly said, "let's take the middle road and piss everyone off."
Hopefully, Culver isn't planning on taking the middle road.

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