OMAHA, NE – Chair of the Douglas County Democratic Party C.J. King announced today the hiring of Grant Sorrell as the Party’s next Executive Director.
“The Douglas County Democratic Party is excited to welcome Grant Sorrell to serve as Executive Director and oversee the day-to-day operations of the County Party,” Chair King said. “In this role, Grant will help with the Party’s fundraising, recruitment and support of Democratic candidates, and will work closely with elected Democrats to build our Party across the County.”
Sorrell comes from the non-profit sector of Omaha where he helped raise money to ensure programs and supports were available for vulnerable citizens across Omaha. “I am humbled at this opportunity to serve the Douglas County Democratic Party and look forward to working together with the thousands of Democrats across our County to recruit, support, and elect more Democrats,” Sorrell said.
Grant holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was a former candidate for the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education. He is the great-grandson of the late Frank Sorrell, a former Democratic State Senator from Syracuse, Nebraska and twice Democratic nominee for Governor of Nebraska, and the grandson of Dr. Michael F. Sorrell, a renowned physician at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
“As a fourth-generation, life-long Democrat, I could not be more thrilled to continue the work that has been done to increase voter registration and turnout across our County,” he said. “As Executive Director, I will work tirelessly to build our County Party to ensure we have elected representatives that champion the diversity of Douglas County and our Democratic Party.”
In Douglas County, Democrats have over 137,000 registered voters and currently hold a Democratic majority on the Omaha City Council, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, and the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education.