by Max Brantley
The Arkansas Republican Party has a new executive director, Karen Ray, a Mississippian who has been working in the Bush administration and who has had some campaign experience in Arkansas, particularly the voter turnout effort in Central Arkansas in 2004. She replaces Clint Reed, now working on Republican campaigns in the South.
News release on the jump.
REPUBLICAN PARTY NEWS RELEASE
Little Rock - On Saturday, March 17th, Karen Ray* was hired as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, starting May 1st. Ray will replace Clint Reed who served for two years and recently accepted a position at the Republican National Committee.
Ray currently serves in the Bush Administration as the Confidential Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Ray has served at the Department of Labor and on the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee. In 2004, Ray served as the Central Arkansas Field Director for the Republican National Committee Coordinated Campaign, Arkansas Leadership Committee. Ray is a native of Mississippi and is a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.