Crowley Tapped for DCCC Finance Role

Posted March 2, 2009 at 11:21am

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) announced Monday that Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) has been selected to serve as vice chairman for finance at the DCCC this cycle.

“I’m pleased that Congressman Crowley will continue using his expertise and leadership to ensure House Democrats have the resources we need to get our message out as we work with President [Barack] Obama to rebuild our economy,— Van Hollen said in a statement.

Crowley is the fourth and final vice chairman at the DCCC for the 2010 election cycle. He joins Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) and Bruce Braley (Iowa), who are heading up incumbent retention and candidate services, respectively, and Rep. Albio Sires (N.J.) who heads Member participation and outreach.

Crowley led the DCCC’s Business Council for the past two cycles. For the 2010 cycle, Crowley expands his leadership role at the committee to include oversight of the Business Council and the Chairman’s Council. As vice chairman for finance, Crowley will be leading efforts to ensure House Democrats have the resources that they need to protect and expand their majority.

Crowley has been mentioned in the past as having interest in being chairman of the DCCC, a post which is appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).