April 22, 2016

Hillary for California Announces Leadership Team

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Hillary for California announced the hiring of their state leadership team.  Dedicated to organizing and engaging Californians in conversations about Hillary Clinton's plans to break down barriers and help move the country forward, the team will work statewide in advance of the June 7 primary.

The Hillary for California campaign will be led by State Director Buffy Wicks. Peggy Moore will serve as Political Director and Hilda Marella Delgado will serve as Communications Director. The campaign will build a robust team of experienced community organizers who are committed to engaging voters across the state.

“We are thrilled to welcome Buffy, Peggy and Hilda to the Hillary for America team, and to continue ramping up our organization in California, said Marlon Marshall, Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement. “Their experience and expertise will be invaluable to our California campaign, and will allow us to organize up and down the coast and talk to as many Californians as possible about why Hillary Clinton is clear choice to be our next president.”

Buffy Wicks is a public policy and public affairs veteran who has worked at all levels of government and political campaigns, including Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She spearheaded innovative strategies for grassroots mobilization and was responsible for a new model of outcome-based organizing utilized during the Obama campaign. She was deployed to run state operations during the primaries and general election in California, Texas and Missouri.

Wicks joined President Obama’s administration where she served in the Executive Office of the President as the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement charged with mobilizing support to pass the president’s legislative priorities such as health care reform and financial regulation. She is currently advising progressive issue campaigns on effective grassroots and communication strategy and serves as the Campaign Director for Common Sense Kids Action’s California Kids Campaign. She is also the founder and co-host of The Riveters Podcast, a weekly modern feminist podcast that features women leaders who are having an impact.

Peggy Moore is a political organizing professional, with a career spanning over thirty years in the areas of political engagement, public affairs and organizing. She has organized various get-out- the-vote campaigns, including on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, where she served as Deputy Field Director for Northern California during the general election. She also served on Representative Barbara Lee’s Advisory Committee for the 9th Congressional District and as Senior Campaign Staff for Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums. Prior to joining the campaign, Moore served as Senior Advisor to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and also served as Political Director at Organizing for America.

Hilda Marella Delgado is an award winning public relations professional with over fifteen years of experience in the areas of public affairs, public relations, and strategic communications. Delgado has worked on public relations campaigns for a wide range of entities in the private, government, and non-profit sectors, including Southern California Edison, The Coca-Cola Company, Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, and the Los Angeles Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. Delgado also worked under the direction of labor leader Maria Elena Durazo during The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, a national civil-rights movement to revive the immigration topic after 9/11, where she served as national spokesperson. Early in her career, Delgado served as a reporter for La Opinión, the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country. She was recognized by The National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter for her work in crisis communications.

Californians who want to get involved and join Hillary for California should visit www.hillaryclinton.com/California
For Immediate Release, April 22, 2016