Kelly Ward is the Interim Executive Director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a newly formed organization chaired by former Attorney General Eric Holder that will enact a comprehensive, multi-cycle redistricting strategy for Democrats.
She previously served four years as the Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), where she oversaw a $200 million budget and led the overall strategy to elect Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives. Ward also served the DCCC as Political Director in the 2012 cycle.
A skilled campaigner, Kelly Ward has an array of experience running political and advocacy campaigns. Before joining the DCCC, she served as Campaign Manager for Alan Khazei’s U.S. Senate campaign in Massachusetts, building his first statewide campaign in fewer than 100 days. She also ran Harry Mitchell’s first congressional campaign in Arizona’s fifth district, defeating a 12-year incumbent.
Kelly Ward has managed several advocacy campaigns, as Director of a national policy coalition called America Forward and Executive Director of the Project for Arizona’s Future, and was also a founding member of Arizona List and Arizona Emerge, organizations dedicated to electing women to local office.
Additionally, she worked for Governor Janet Napolitano in the Arizona Governor’s Office, focusing on community outreach and key public policy matters including workforce development and women’s issues.
Kelly Ward received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona and Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She’s originally from Las Vegas, NV and currently lives in Washington, DC with her daughter.