October 11, 2016

NewDEAL Announces 8 New Leaders to Join Growing Network

Pro-growth Progressive Elected Officials Recognized for Policy Innovation

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Today, NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chairs Governor Jack Markell of Delaware and U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia announced that eight state and local elected officials from across the country have been selected as the next group of NewDEAL Leaders.

The NewDEAL is a national network committed to highlighting pro-growth progressive state and local elected leaders from across the country with innovative ideas to build broadly-earned, sustainable economic growth. Since its launch in 2011, the network has grown from 10 leaders to over 150 state and local leaders, and launched an interactive ideas portal highlighting dozens of state and local ideas to grow the economy, expand opportunity for all and make government work better.

“I congratulate this group of eight NewDEAL leaders who have been chosen for their pro-growth policy solutions from the front-lines of government. We are proud to highlight these leaders from across the country with innovative ideas to make government more efficient and effective,” said Senator Warner, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

“Year after year, the NewDEAL identifies remarkable state and local leaders who have a proven-track record of innovative solutions. These eight elected officials have fresh ideas about how we can meet the challenges of the 21st Century. I'm glad they've been given the distinction and the support that the NewDEAL network provides,” said Governor Markell, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

The NewDEAL is recognizing eight leaders who hail from diverse regions of the country: Lawrence (KS) District Attorney Charles Branson, Denver (CO) City Council President Albus Brooks, Raleigh (NC) Senator Jay Chaudhuri, Helena (MT) Representative Jenny Eck, Dallas County (TX) County Judge Clay Jenkins, Norfolk (VA) City Councilmember Andria McClellan, Atlanta (GA) Senator Elena Parent, and Boston (MA) City Council President Michelle Wu.

The NewDEAL is committed to helping pro-growth progressive leaders share their innovative ideas, which are available on its interactive website, www.NewDEALLeaders.org. The public is encouraged to nominate other state and local elected leaders on the network’s website and stay connected as the NewDEAL highlights more pro-growth progressive leaders and ideas.

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