Friends of Andrew Yang
June 6, 2019
For more information, contact: Randy Jones

ANDREW YANG HIRES FIRST STAFF IN SC

Columbia, SC — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has hired Dr. Jermaine Johnson Sr. as his first staff member in the state of South Carolina. The move marks Yang's first strategic play into SC, where the campaign believes they have a strong message for the predominantly African American Democratic community. “The Freedom Dividend would go much further with communities of color and in rural areas,” stated Yang at an event in Hopkins. “$1,000 per month would be a game changer for many low-income communities in South Carolina.”

Dr. Jermaine L. Johnson Sr. is a local businessman and founder of the New Economic Beginnings Foundation Inc., a non-profit workforce development organization that offers job and life skills training to under-served communities in Richland County, SC. In addition to New Economic Beginnings, Jermaine is the owner of Dream Team Consulting LLC and an Adjunct Professor at Webster University. Dr. Johnson earned a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Project Management in 2014 and a Doctorate of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership in 2018 from North Central University. Prior to his business career, Jermaine attended the College of Charleston where he was a 4-year Letterman and team captain for the men’s basketball team. He graduated in 2008 with a major in communications and a minor in theater and was subsequently drafted to the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. Post-graduation, Jermaine played professional basketball abroad in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Portugal.

In a statement Dr. Johnson wrote:

“To be joining the Yang campaign is surreal. I began listening and researching Andrew in 2018 and I began singing his praises to anyone who would listen. I believe in him and what he is saying. I believe he is exactly what America needs. For me, this is more than a job, this is to secure a better America for my grandchildren.”

Dr. Johnson's current affiliations include:
  • Jim Clyburn Fellow
  • Vice-chair of the Young Democrats of the Central Midlands
  • Young Democrats of South Carolina Member
  • 3rd Vice-chair of the Richland County Democratic Party
  • SC Democratic Black Caucus Member
  • Richland County Recreation Commission Board Member
  • Richland County Recreation Foundation Board Member
He is married to Dr. Evan Patrice Johnson and has two children, Jermaine Johnson Jr. and Khloe Johnson. He is a member of the Lower Richland Community where he attends St. John's Baptist Church in Hopkins, SC, with the Reverend Sammy Wade presiding.
 
Dr. Jermaine Johnson Sr. can be contacted at jermaine@yang2020.com 
For more information, please contact Randy Jones at press@yang2020.com

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Friends of Andrew Yang
March 25, 2019
For more information, contact: Madalin Sammons

Andrew Yang Hires Al Womble as Iowa Campaign Chair

Third Congressional District Chair for the Iowa Democratic Party and State Central Committee Member Al Womble is Yang's latest hire for his growing team.

DES MOINES, IOWA — Making waves and drawing crowds in the thousands for rallies across the country, Andrew Yang is staffing up. 

Al Womble, the Democratic chairman in Iowa's third congressional district, will serve as Iowa Campaign Chair.

On joining the Yang Gang, Al said: "When my wife and I first met Andrew at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, I asked her, 'what do you think of Andrew Yang?' She put it best: 'he's the only candidate offering real solutions to the problems working people face.'"

"Andrew has a bold new vision for an economy that puts people first. If we keep going with the same approach, we're going to wind up with the same results. Andrew is a leader who listens to people first and foremost. Some folks are offering to turn the dial up a little; Andrew's turning the volume up to 10 and really making it a party," Womble said. 

Zach Graumann, Campaign Manager, stated: “Al was one of the campaign's earliest and best champions in the Hawkeye State. We're beyond thrilled to have him on the team." 

The Yang Gang continues to catch fire nationwide.

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Friends of Andrew Yang
February 28, 2019

ANDREW YANG HIRES RICHARD OJEDA'S COMMS MANAGER

West Virginia native Madalin Sammons joins Yang2020 as Press Secretary

New York, New York – Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yangannounced an addition to his Yang2020 staff, hiring Madalin Sammons as his new Press Secretary. Madalin joins the democratic candidate’s team during a time when Yang’s name recognition and support is expanding nationwide. He's already received the requisite 200+ individual donations from more than the required 20 states, and he's well on pace to hit the 65,000 donors required to make the debate stage later this year.

Madalin is charged with coordinating and managing all press inquiries and relationships as well as promoting campaign events and activities through press releases.

Madalin spent the last two years serving as Communications Director toRichard Ojeda during his high profile congressional race in WV-03. As well as Communications Director, Madalin also served as a spokesperson for the campaign.

Zach Graumann, Campaign Manager, stated, “Madalin is a talented press secretary and strategist who has the experience and network to launch an insurgent national campaign. We are excited to have her boost our national profile as we share our message of the Freedom Dividend across the country.”