Loose Lips

Tommy Wells ISO Mayoral Campaign Manager

Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells has formed a mayoral exploratory committee and says it's "likely" he'll run, he's not yet said it's a sure thing. But here's a sign he's almost definitely running: he's looking to hire a campaign manager.

From the email list jobs that are left comes this ad, which notes that "some familiarity with the District of Columbia [is] a plus."

Organization: Tommy Wells for Mayor

Location: District of Columbia

Position: Campaign Manager

Length of Position: Full -Time / Short -Term

Experience Requirement: 5 years minimum working in political campaigns and three cycles of senior level political management experience of a mayoral, congressional or higher level campaign.

Description & Details

Currently seeking resumes for qualified candidates interested in the position of Campaign Manager. This would be a campaign position running through Election Day April, 2014.

The successful candidate will oversee campaign staff as well as work with volunteers, vendors and campaign advisers.

The ideal candidate must have a strong field background, a basic facility with budget management, media relations and campaign technology.

Some familiarity with the District of Columbia a plus. Most important are good political judgment, strong people skills and willingness to put in the hours a competitive race requires.

Qualified candidates must be highly organized, highly motivated and capable of working through a demanding work environment.


The Campaign Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day aspects of the campaign. Duties include:

  • Supervising staff
  • Developing campaign program
  • Working with candidate to meet deadlines and achieve campaign goals;
  • Oversee the work of vendors and consultants; e.g. printing, media, polling, mail, phone, Internet consultants, etc.
  • Any other campaign related tasks as needed.

A Campaign Manager should expect a demanding work schedule and be available long hours, seven days a week through Election Day. This person should also be able to work under minimal supervision.

The Campaign Manager will report to the Candidate.

How to Apply / Contact: email wellsmrgjob@gmail.com

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • truth hurts

    Is noodlez available?

  • Foodie

    No salary range? I wonder if Phyllis Jones will apply. Tommy should snap that up if she does.

  • Corn Cobbler

    Jones would be perfect for Well's campaign. She hasn't been in the ring for awhile and she's tan, rested, and ready. Tommy, make that call!

  • political hack

    I wonder how he is going to pay his campaign manager considering he doesn't want corporate contributions. This dude is a joke and a walking contradiction.

  • noodlez



  • tony


    Brother, these folks be trippin...lol!

  • Really?

    How cute the washcitypaper providing FREE publicity as well as playing headhunter for a white candidate that we know they will end up supporting. Has the paper done this before for any other candidate?

    What about 99 articles (back to back) not links on Graham?

    Fair and biased reporting?

  • Anonymous

    political hack, I wouldn't count Tosspot Tommy out quite yet with or without corporate contributions. The dude is resourceful. I hear he hasn't picked up his own bar tab in years. If he can nab PJ as his CM as has been suggested by Foodie and Corn Cobbler he could go all the way.

    "Make DC Streets Safer, Drive Tosspot Home!

  • oldbiddie

    For some reason I didn't like Phylis Jones the first time I laid eyes on her. Now, after all these years, I think I know why.

  • StrangeFruit

    Who in the hell is Tommy Wells or one of his staffers related to or poking at the City Paper because he gets more press than Obama!

  • Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.

    Tommy Wells can't win. He is not a man of the people and people of color know's he care's less about their issues.