Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia announced the hiring of Rebecca DeHart as the Interim Executive Director of the Party. This marks a return to DPG for Rebecca, who previously served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia from 2014–2019.
“Rebecca helped shepherd our party through years of growth and success, and Georgia is a national battleground state today because of the groundwork she helped lay over the course of several election cycles,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “I am confident in her leadership in this crucial year, and look forward to working with her to bring the Democratic Party of Georgia to new heights and continue making history.”
“I am thrilled to reprise my role as Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia in this critical election year,” said Rebecca DeHart, Interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “I have no doubt we will see huge Democratic wins from the top of the ticket on down. This opportunity has been years in the making, and I’m ready to do all I can to get the job done.”
Rebecca DeHart has more than 20 years of political, campaign, policy, and advocacy experience in Georgia and around the nation. In early 2019 she left DPG to start Fair Count, a nonprofit organization founded by Stacey Abrams dedicated to achieving a fair and accurate count in the decennial census. As CEO, Rebecca stewarded Fair Count’s on-the-ground organizing, advocacy, and media campaigns to achieve a record self-participation rate in the 2020 Census.
Before leading the Democratic Party, Rebecca enjoyed a 13-year lobbying career in Georgia, where she was well known for her efforts advocating for access to health care, reproductive justice, and safety for women, children, and families. Prior to that she served as the Senior Vice President of a political direct mail firm, the Communications Director for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
DeHart will work with Chair Williams, DPG’s staff, and party leaders to continue building the team and operation that will power even more Democratic victories this year.