FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2008
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Ron Paul Presidential Campaign today announced two key additions. John Tate is now national political director and Mark Elam has joined the team as national media director.
John Tate is a 25-year veteran of Republican politics. He has worked on dozens of local, state and national campaigns, was a key organizer in Pat Robertson’s 1988 presidential bid, and ran for Congress in 1996. Mr. Tate was instrumental in the Paul campaign’s top tier finishes in Nevada and Louisiana.
Mark Elam is a veteran Texas political consultant and a long-time aid to Dr. Paul. Mr. Elam serves as campaign manager to Dr. Paul’s congressional re-election campaign. In 1996, Mr. Elam directed Dr. Paul’s historic victory over Democrat-turned Republican Greg Laughlin in the district 14 congressional race.
“John Tate and Mark Elam bring tremendous leadership and expertise to our campaign,” said Dr. Paul. “Their addition to our management team will help catapult us to even greater heights of success.”