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Mayor Vince Gray is considering veteran national political consultant Andrea Pringle as a new deputy chief of staff, according to multiple Wilson Building sources. Pringle confirms she’s been in talks with the Gray team.
Rumor is part of Pringle’s potential new gig would be overseeing the mayor’s communications shop, which would make sense given that Pringle owns her own political communications firm. During the last mayoral race, she helped design this award-winning anti-Adrian Fenty mailer paid for by developer Don Peebles to help the Gray campaign in Ward 8.
Pringle, a Howard grad, served as Gov. Howard Dean‘s deputy campaign manager during the screamin’ doctor’s 2004 presidential bid. She’s also worked for former presidential hopefuls Gov. Bill Richardson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
Pringle’s résumé also includes several local campaigns, including at-large Councilmember Vincent Orange‘s last two races. Pringle’s done consulting or direct mailing work for Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and attorney-to-the-stars A. Scott Bolden (who unsuccessfully challenged Councilmember Phil Mendelson in 2006).