Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Campaign Manager Joins Effort to Capture City’'s Top Office, Welcomes Volunteers

Fort Wayne, Indiana - – The Tom Henry for Mayor campaign today announced the appointment of Jason Ascher to the position of Campaign Manager. In this leadership role, Ascher will guide the campaign strategically and manage all its day-to-day activities.

Ascher brings broad experience at the national, state and local levels of electoral politics to the position. Over the past five years, he has managed two City Council races in New York City and worked as the Legislative Political Director for the Kansas Democratic Party. He also directed field activities for Collesano for Congress, Buffalo, New York; Joe Lieberman for President 2004 in New Hampshire and Delaware; and the New Jersey Democratic Coordinated Campaign. In New Mexico he served as the Deputy Finance Director for Jeff Steinborn for Congress.

"“Tom Henry knows business, he knows government and he’s passionate about Fort Wayne and the people who live here,”" stated Ascher. “"He'’s committed to building a city full of good jobs, strong neighborhoods and opportunity for every citizen. I’m proud to be a part of the Henry for Mayor team.”"

Ascher has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science – public affairs from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.

He can be reached at the Henry for Mayor campaign headquarters by phone at (260) 469-3033 and by e-mail at jascher@tomhenryformayor.com.

“With a career spent creating opportunity and solving problems as an entrepreneur, a citizen legislator and a community-spirited activist, Tom Henry has the vision and skills to keep Fort Wayne’s momentum growing,” noted Ascher. “It will be an exciting, grassroots campaign of, by and for the people. Tom invites everyone to join him in making Fort Wayne a place that is first and best.

Tom Henry is a Democratic candidate for Mayor of Fort Wayne. He is a successful business owner, a five-term Fort Wayne City Councilman and a nonprofit leader with deep roots in the community.

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