Former Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party Elle Casner will be reinstated as Executive Director effective Sept. 26, 2019.
Elle Casner as been with the IDP since February of 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and then as Executive Director from November of 2017 to March 2019. She remained with the Party as a Senior Advisor until September 2019 when she agreed to return as Executive Director.
As Senior Advisor, Casner assisted with the transition to new leadership and onboarding new staff on an as-needed, hourly basis.
“My decision to step back from my position was the appropriate choice for myself at the time, but I am looking forward to rejoining the staff and building upon the success we had in 2018 as we head into 2020,” Casner said.
Van Beechler, Chairwoman of the Idaho Democratic Party, said Casner is a valuable asset to the Party that will help continue the success the Party had in 2018.
“I’m thrilled Elle has decided to rejoin our team,” Beechler said. “The IDP is in a position to be successful next year. We have a strong staff dedicated to assisting our candidates and running a successful GOTV program.”
Beechler added that Casner’s history in varying roles will put the party in a position to start from where it left off in 2018 and continue to speak to voters in every corner of the state.
“Next year is a critical election year and we need the strongest staff possible,” Beechler said. “When the opportunity to bring Elle back onto the team presented itself, it was a no-brainer and a natural fit. We’re ready to hit the ground running.”