Will Hailer

Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Will Hailer

The Texas Democratic Party has announced Executive Director Will Hailer is stepping down at the end of the year.

Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa made the announcement in a press release Friday, marking the end of Hailer’s nearly two-year tenure in the position. Hailer is joining the public affairs firm BerlinRosen in Arlington, Virginia as its new vice president of the Campaign and Creative Services Division. BerlinRosen specializes in “strategic communications, public affairs, campaign consulting and creative services to leading companies, non-profit organizations, philanthropies, progressive political candidates and labor unions.” Party officials say Hailer will assist in the transition as they conduct a nationwide search for a new Executive Director. Hailer released the following statement:

“It has been a pleasure for me to work with some of the most devoted and hardworking Democrats Texas has to offer. This year we built an outstanding organization on the idea that Democratic values are Texas values. We accomplished more than anyone thought was possible thanks to the Texas Democratic Party staffers who worked across the state with candidates, partner organizations, party leaders, elected officials, donors and volunteers.”
Hailer will appear on Capital Tonight on Monday, December 15th to reflect back on his tenure and discuss the future of the Texas Democratic Party. Tune in at 7 p.m. or for a replay at 11 p.m.