Pelosi Announces Top Political Staff Roles

Washington, D.C. — Following a successful 2018 cycle that catapulted Democrats to the Majority led by now-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who raised over $140 million for House Democrats, Nancy Pelosi for Congress today announced top key staff roles: 
  • Mary Plasencia, who previously held key positions with Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, will re-join Team Pelosi as Finance Director and Deputy Political Director.
  • Missy Kurek, of mKz Strategies & Events and longtime Team Pelosi alum, will become a Senior Political Advisor to the Speaker.
  • Mike Smith, an alum of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and who most recently oversaw the DCCC’s and Speaker Pelosi’s fundraising in the 2018 cycle, will continue to serve as Political Director.
  • Jorge Aguilar, who recently played a critical role executing the Speaker’s race whip operation, will continue to serve as the Speaker’s Executive Director and her political spokesperson.