Today, the Nevada State Democratic Party announced senior staff hires for the 2024 election cycle, starting efforts earlier than ever to re-elect Democrats up and down the ticket. This follows the election of NV Dems first-ever Black woman Chair Daniele Monroe-Moreno and the Unity Slate at the 2023 Officers election last month.
Hilary Barrett spearheaded the party’s leadership transition and will serve as Executive Director. Molly Forgey will serve as strategic advisor. Mallory Payne will serve as Rapid Response Director, working to hold the GOP presidential field accountable. Johanna Warshaw will serve as Senior Communications Advisor focused on the 2024 Senate race in Nevada.
“As Republicans continue attacking abortion rights, threatening cuts to Social Security and Medicare, and undermining our elections, Nevada Democrats are starting earlier than ever before to build a robust party infrastructure and make sure voters know the failed records of every Republican on the ballot in 2024,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Daniele Monroe-Moreno. “Nevada is the most competitive battleground state, and we’re putting together the strong team with the experience needed to re-elect President Biden, Senator Rosen, and Democrats up and down the ballot.”
Most recently, Hilary served as Coordinated Director for the Ohio Democratic Party for the 2022 election cycle and previously managed a U.S. Senate race in Louisiana and a highly competitive U.S. House race in Texas. Barrett also brings extensive Nevada experience, having served as President Biden’s Nevada caucus director for the 2020 primary, as Senator Cortez Masto’s Scheduling Director on Capitol Hill, and in key operations and political roles at the NV Dems in 2016.
Molly has extensive experience working in Nevada politics, previously working for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, and most recently former Governor Steve Sisolak. She previously served as Communications Director for NV Dems during the 2020 election cycle.
Mallory was the deputy communications director for Nevada Democrats’ 2022 coordinated campaign, working to hold Republicans accountable in the governor’s race. Prior to that, she worked at 4C Partners, creating paid media for candidates and independent expenditures like the DGA IE, Senate Majority PAC, and Antonio Delgado for Congress.
Johanna most recently served as a regional press secretary at the DCCC where she helped re-elect all three Democratic House members in Nevada, as well as candidates in a number of other battleground states. She previously served as communications director for Congresswoman Sharice Davids’ successful 2020 re-election campaign and as press secretary for Governor Laura Kelly’s winning 2018 race.