Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bill Bolling adds Taylor Thornley as Director of Communications for Gubernatorial campaign

This is great news for the Bill Bolling for Governor campaign. Taylor is top-notch and has been a great help the past three years while working for Governor Bob McDonnell. Congratulations, Taylor!

The campaign released a statement Wednesday:

RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today announced the hiring of Taylor Thornley as Director of Communications for his gubernatorial campaign. 

Thornley will join the Bolling for Governor campaign starting August 2nd.

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling said, “I am very pleased to have Taylor join our campaign team.  She is smart, hard-working and very talented, and she has the experience we need to take our campaign to the next level.  I have enjoyed working with her during her time in the governor’s office, and I know that her her political experience and communication skills will be a tremendous asset to our campaign as we prepare to compete and win in next year’s Republican convention.”

Governor Bob McDonnell added, “Taylor has been a valued and integral member of our team since joining us during the 2009 campaign. Over the past three years she has served as an effective and articulate advocate for our positions and policies. While we will miss her in our office, I am confident she will be a tremendous asset to the Bolling campaign, and I know she is looking forward to hitting the campaign trail again. We all wish Taylor the best of luck in this new endeavor.”

Background on Taylor Thornley:
For the past three years, Taylor Thornley has worked for Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.  She currently serves as his deputy director of communications where she works closely with members of the media and helps to oversee the communications office's daily operations including events, interviews and messaging. During McDonnell's 2009 campaign for governor she was his deputy press secretary and press assistant, traveling with then-Attorney General McDonnell as well as writing press releases and managing media events. Thornley got her start in politics working as Cindy McCain's press assistant on Senator John McCain's presidential campaign during the 2008 election. Thornley graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2009 with a degree in corporate communications and public affairs.

Additional staff and new hires will be announced in the coming weeks.

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