The Democratic Party of Arkansas is scheduled to usher in a new chairman this weekend, and with that will come some changes in its staff.
The state’s Democrats meet Saturday in Springdale to officially approve Vincent Insalaco of North Little Rock as chairman. He will succeed attorney Will Bond, who announced his exit in late July.
Insalaco has business interests in real estate, video stores, and a variety of non-profits, including Argenta Community Theater.
Candace Martin will become the new executive director of the DPA. She has served as press secretary and communications director for the party for the last three years.
Patrick Burgwinkle, regional press secretary at the Democratic National Committee, will be the new press contact for the DPA. Burgwinkle, a Boston native, has been in Washington, D.C. and has a variety of experience in previous DNC roles.
Last week, the Republican Party of Arkansas announced that Holly Wilson, a former legislative assistant in Sen. John Boozman’s (R) office, assumed new duties as the communications director and chief spokesperson for the GOP. She replaced David Ray, who is managing Cong. Tim Griffin’s (R) re-election campaign.