Glendale’s Jason Rae has earned the backing of President-elect Joe Biden.
Rae was renominated Thursday to be the Democratic National Committee Secretary as part of the official slate put forward by Biden.
Jamie Harrison, who ran for U.S. Senate in South Carolina in November, was nominated as party chair.
Biden said of his eight-person slate: “We need to elect Democrats across our country and up and down the ballot. To do that is going to take tireless leadership, committed to strengthening Democratic infrastructure across our states. These leaders are battle-tested and ready for this immense task. I know they will get the job done.”
Rae attended his first Democratic Convention as a 17-year-old and has since become a party stalwart in Wisconsin.
He became DNC secretary in 2017 and at last summer’s convention anchored in Milwaukee oversaw the virtual roll call of states that nominated Biden.
As party secretary, Rae keeps the records. But in his first term he also traveled extensively in support of Democratic candidates.
Since 1944, only four others have served in the role, which is a voluntary position.
Rae is President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. He is also a partner at Nation Consulting, a Milwaukee public affairs firm.
Elections for DNC leadership will take place next week.