Democratic presidential candidate — and former First Lady, former U.S. senator and former Secretary of State — Hillary Clinton has appointed Dominic Lowell as director of LGBT outreach for her campaign, the Washington Blade reported earlier today.
Lowell, 29, will officially join the campaign on Thursday, Oct. 1, coming from Rock the Vote, where he worked as director of strategic partnerships, coordinating outreach to progressive movements. Before working for Rock the Vote, he was vice president of investment services at Democracy Alliance.
Lowell is one of several out LGBT people on Clinton’s campaign staff. Others include campaign manager Robby Mook, deputy political director Brynne Craig and national finance director Dennis Cheng.
News of Lowell’s appointment comes just days before Clinton is set to speak to the board of directors and supporters of Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C. Clinton’s speech to the group happens the same day as HRC’s national dinner, where Vice President Joe Biden will be delivering the keynote address.