The Manatee County Democratic Party has named two officials to its leadership team, according to a news release.
Attorney David A. Fernandez has been appointed executive director; and Hayley I. Markman has been named associated executive director.
A commercial litigator with the firm Englander Fischer and a Navy veteran, Fernandez will be responsible for fundraising and will report directly to party chairman Richard O'Brien.
As associate executive director, Markman will oversee execution of the Manatee County Democratic Campaign Plan. Her duties include liaison with candidates, campaigns and staffs, and coordinating party resources for canvassing in person and by phones.
Markam, a recent graduate of the University of South Florida, also will supervise interns and be in charge of rallies, voter registration and other party functions.