January 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC, the SuperPAC focused on helping Democrats win House races, announced that Charlie Kelly will return for the 2018 cycle serving in a new role as HMP’s Executive Director. In addition, Alixandria Lapp, HMP’s founder, will remain with the group as President and continue to provide counsel and strategic guidance to the operation.

Charlie Kelly most recently served as HMP’s Deputy Executive Director where he worked closely with Ali Lapp to manage staff and oversee the strategy and investment of millions of dollars in voter communications across dozens of Congressional districts that helped Democrats net six House seats. Previously, Charlie had served as Chief of Staff in the House, and worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on the independent expenditure and candidate sides. He also served as Executive Director of then-Governor Tim Kaine’s Political Action Committee and with Kaine at the DNC.

“I am thrilled that Charlie has agreed to stay on at House Majority PAC and serve as our Executive Director,” said Ali Lapp. “He understands the critical role House Majority PAC must play in communicating with voters and coordinating our allies in order to win House races. The 2018 cycle has the potential to be a fantastic year for House Democrats, and HMP, along with important partners in Labor and the progressive community, is poised to take advantage of the opportunity.”

“I am honored to be serving in this new role at House Majority PAC,” said Charlie Kelly. “Thanks to Ali, HMP has become a real force and recognized leader supporting Democratic candidates for the House. Moreover, thanks to her efforts, HMP has continued to push the envelope in strategic communications and find the most effective and efficient ways to assist Democrats across the country.

“I am optimistic about our efforts in 2018 to pick-up seats and elect more solutions-oriented Democrats to the House. By drawing a clear contrast between Democrats’ common-sense efforts to improve the economy for everyone and the reckless agenda being pursued by House Republicans and the new administration that hurts hardworking middle-class families, we will have opportunities in seats across the country.”

HMP also retains key leadership staff from the 2016 cycle with Elis Ribeiro continuing as Chief Operating Officer, and Nicole Runge D’Ercole, Bruce Kieloch, and Courtney Ryan all returning as senior members of the finance team.

House Majority PAC raised a record $56 million in the 2016 cycle and played a critical role in electing new House Democrats Josh Gottheimer, Stephanie Murphy, Jacky Rosen, Charlie Crist, Salud Carbajal, Ruben Kihuen and re-electing Rick Nolan.