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July 24, 2015 - New Day for America announced today that Connie Wehrkamp has joined the committee as its press secretary.

“Connie brings invaluable communications expertise and experience to our organization,” said New Day for America Executive Director Matt Carle. “She has worked side-by-side with John Kasich for years and will play a critical role on our team.”

“Governor Kasich has an unmatched record of balancing budgets, cutting taxes, promoting job growth, supporting strong foreign policy and fighting for the most vulnerable,” said Wehrkamp. “His proven conservative leadership is exactly what America needs and I’m thrilled to join the effort to share John Kasich’s story and vision for our country.”

New Day for America also recently announced the addition of its deputy press secretary, Maya Arrieta-Walden.

About Connie Wehrkamp

Connie Wehrkamp brings more than a decade of political, communication and government affairs experience to New Day for America.

In 2014, she was the communications director and spokesperson for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s successful re-election campaign, which Kasich won by more than 30 points and carried 86 out of 88 counties.  She also served as deputy press secretary during Governor Kasich’s first three years in office. Prior to joining Kasich’s team, she worked for the National Federation of Independent Business and the Ohio Senate.

Wehrkamp is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a native of Ohio.

Contact: Connie@NewDayForAmerica.com or (614) 769-2201

About Maya Arrieta-Walden

Maya Arrieta-Walden joins New Day for America after most recently serving as an associate of Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) where she worked on a variety of issues including trade and financial services, helping clients develop and deploy communications strategies.  

Prior to her work at HPS, Maya worked as an intern in both the district and Washington, D.C. offices of two U.S. Senators, assisting with both legislative and communications research and development. She also interned at San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, researching drug cartel violence in the region. 

A native of Portland, Oregon, she graduated from the University of San Diego, where she studied political science and was an editor at the university's newspaper.

Contact: Maya@NewDayForAmerica.com