Elizabeth Guyton, who served as communications director for Republican Scott Brown’s bid for US Senate in New Hampshire last fall, has joined Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s operation and will serve as press secretary in the governor’s office.
Guyton, a 26-year-old Massachusetts native, oversaw press relations on Brown’s unsuccessful run against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, working to shape the media’s storylines about the high-profile race and juggling requests from local, national, and international journalists at crowded events from Portsmouth to Derry and beyond.
Before working for Brown, Guyton was communications director for US Representative Jackie Walorski, Republican of Indiana, and also worked on Walorski’s victorious 2012 campaign.
Guyton, a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., will round out the top officials on Baker’s communications team. She joins Tim Buckley, the communications director, and Billy Pitman, the deputy communications director.
In a statement, Buckley called Guyton “a skilled communications professional with experience in fast-paced work environments [who] will help the Baker administration hit the ground running as we work to spread our message of more jobs, better schools, and stronger communities.”
Baker is set to take the oath of office on Thursday at noon, succeeding Governor Deval Patrick.
The Republican beat Democrat Martha Coakley and three other candidates in November.
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