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Former Councilwoman Yvette Simpson to lead Democracy for America PAC

Posted: 11:58 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 16:58:51Z

Former Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson has landed a job as the chief executive of Democracy for America, a progressive political action committee, Politico reported.

When Simpson takes over the role on Jan. 1, she will be the group's first female chief executive.

Democracy for America was founded by Howard Dean after his 2004 run for president and has supported candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Politico reported.

In a prepared statement, Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean said he "couldn't be more excited about Democracy for America's future with Yvette Simpson as its new chief executive."

Simpson served on the Cincinnati City Council for six years. She lost a run for mayor against fellow Democrat John Cranley in 2017.