(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) has hired veteran political strategist Christopher Scott to serve in the newly created position of Chief Political Officer where he will oversee the organization’s electoral, political and communications departments. The former national political director for The Collective PAC and Detroit native will also work closely with DFA CEO Yvette Simpson strategically to capitalize on the momentum of the progressive movement by expanding it electorally to move the country forward with people-focused policies and candidates up and down the ballot across all 50 states. 

“I have watched Chris be a key player in getting things done for progressive candidates and causes across the country,”  said Yvette Simpson. “We are thrilled to have him join DFA at such a critical time in American politics. We are ramping up our work with candidates across the country and now, more than ever, progressives causes and values are what America needs to defend our democracy.”

“Democracy for America is an iconic brand in the progressive movement,” said Chris Scott. “It is the North Star for progressive candidates running for office to receive an endorsement from DFA. I have been fortunate enough in my career to find success doing new things and building new initiatives. It is with great honor that I start my next chapter in a new role with an organization that wrote the book on being bold and moving first.

Christopher has served as the deputy campaign manager for Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney re-election campaign, and executive director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, the nation's oldest legislative Black caucus. Christopher began his career in politics in 2012 both interning for Congressman John Lewis and working on President Obama’s re-election campaign. Christopher holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University in Film Production and a M.A. from American University in Strategic Communication. 
Outside of his career Christopher is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Inc., charter member for New Leaders Council – Columbus chapter, father, and husband. 

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