- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has picked a new executive director, union activist Jason Sidener.

Party chair Martha Laning said in a statement Friday that Sidener is dedicated to electing progressive candidates at all levels and will work closely with local activists to return to Wisconsin’s progressive tradition.

Sidener has worked for the last 14 years for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He’s currently the political action director for AFSCME Council 32, which represents public-sector workers across the state.

He replaces Kory Kozloski, who announced he was stepping down earlier in the week. Party spokesman Brandon Weathersby said then that Kozloski planned to follow his wife to a job out of state.

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