US Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren plans to appoint three campaign officials to top positions in her Senate office, according to an official close to her.
According to the official, Mindy Myers, 36, Warren's campaign manager and a former chief of staff to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, will become chief of staff; Dan Geldon, 30, a senior adviser in the campaign, will become deputy chief of staff; and Roger Lau, 35, Warren's campaign political director, will serve as state director, running her Boston office and other Massachusetts offices.
All three staff members have long experience in Democratic politics. Myers also ran campaigns for Whitehouse in 2006 and for Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut in 2010. She was New Hampshire state director for President Obama's 2008 campaign. Myers has also held staff jobs for President Clinton, former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, and for Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000.
Lau has been a longtime aide to US Senator John F. Kerry. He has also worked for former US representative Martin T. Meehan and Representative Richard E. Neal. He has worked in campaigns for Kerry and for US Representatives Michael Capuano and Niki Tsongas.
Geldon worked for Warren in Washington as senior adviser at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as an adviser when she chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program from 2008-2009. Geldon ran a campaign for US Representative John Yarmuth of Kentucky in 2008. He was Warren's student at Harvard Law School.