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Trump adds two key hires to Iowa team
coalitions, infrastructure as it continues its Iowa growth
URBANDALE — The Trump-Pence presidential campaign today announced two additional staffers as it continues to build a strong and seasoned campaign team across the battleground state of Iowa.
Campaign veteran Jamie Johnson has been named the Iowa coalitions director, while Jake Ketzner joined the team as a senior advisor. Both men will be based at the campaign’s Urbandale headquarters.
“Mr. Trump is assembling a strong campaign
team in Iowa with the addition of Jamie and Jake,” said Trump-Pence Iowa State Director Eric Branstad. “Jamie is a well-known entity
within Iowa political and media circles, while Jake has a number of successful statewide campaign victories to his credit. Our growing team is committed to winning Iowa in November.”
Johnson, 50, an ordained minister and WHO radio personality in Des Moines, has a long history with Iowa Republican politics. He is a former Republican Party of Iowa state central committee member and helped lead Sen. Rick Santorum’s surprise 2012 caucus victory. Johnson also served in a senior role nationally for Gov. Rick Perry’s 2016 presidential run.
“I’m happy to join the Trump-Pence effort in Iowa,” said Johnson. “Mr. Trump will secure the border, destroy ISIS, bring jobs back to America, defend religious liberty, and appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court.”
Ketzner, 31, has significant campaign experience including serving as campaign manager for Governor Branstad’s 2014 election. Additionally, Ketzner served as Congressman Steve King’s 2012 campaign manager, and Governor Branstad’s 2010 organizational director. Ketzner most recently served as an advisor to Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign in Iowa.
“I am pleased Jake has joined our growing campaign team,” said Eric Branstad, Trump Iowa State Director. “Jake has extensive campaign experience and a winning record to match.”