Yesterday, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced that native New Mexican and political operative, Raul Alvillar will be the next Political Director at the DNC.
DPNM Chairman Sam Bregman said, “Raul worked extensively in New Mexico politics, we know firsthand that he has great determination and political skill that will make him incredibly valuable to the Democratic Party. I am very excited that Raul will be joining the DNC team and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”
Alvillar, who was born in Albuquerque, NM worked for DPNM, Senator Tom Udall and Richard Romero’s Congressional campaign prior to working in the White House and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Congratulations to Raul and the DNC, this is a great appointment for both,” Senator Tom Udall said. “I’m so pleased to see a smart, talented young man from Albuquerque move into this position. I was fortunate to have Raul work for me and I know his deep understanding of the priorities of New Mexico will serve us well. His broader experience in national politics will help him and the DNC elect people across the country who will stand up for middle class families.”
“Raul is a perfect choice to take over this critical position. He is a first rate political mind and has been a fantastic public servant. There are countless folks all across New Mexico who are very proud of their native son,” said Senator Martin Heinrich.
“I’m pleased that Raul is coming on board at the DNC,” said Representative Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico. “His long record of success and depth of experience in both politics and government, from New Mexico to D.C., will serve him well in this central role and make him a key asset for the DNC.”