Mindy Myers, chief of staff to RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, is leaving the Whitehouse office to become chief of staff in Washington for Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren.
Myers, 36, has proven in the last several election cycles that she is one of the Democratic Party’s top young political operatives. (The next Mary Beth Cahill?) Myers was campaign manager for Whitehouse in his 2006 upset of then-Republican incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee. In 2008, she was head of President Obama’s New Hampshire campaign.
Then in 2010 Myers went to Connecticut and ran then state Atty. Gen. Michael Blumenthal’s successful campaign for U.S. Senate. And she was campaign manager this year for Warren’s winning effort that unseated Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
Myers has also worked as a staffer for former Senate Majority Tom Daschle, a South Dakota Democrat and in the Bill Clinton White House.
Roger Lau, Warren’s campaign political director and a longtime aside to Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass, will serve as Warren’s state director, running the senator’s Boston office. Lau worked on Hillary Clinton’s Rhode Island presidential primary victory over then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.
Sam Goodstein, who has served on Whitehouse’s staff since he took office in 2007, is the new chief of staff in Washington. He previously had been Whitehouse’s legal counsel.