Jeb Bush, who will formally announce his campaign for president on June 15, has named Danny Diaz to be his campaign manager, according to the Wall Street Journal.
From WSJ reporter Beth ReinHard:
Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past three Republican presidential nominees, will serve as campaign manager of Jeb Bush's anticipated presidential campaign.
Mr. Diaz is a founding partner of FP1 Strategies, a public affairs and advertising firm, and has been advising the Bush effort. The son of Spanish immigrants most recently worked for newly elected Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez two states with large Hispanic populations that will be key to the GOP winning the White House. Mr. Diaz was a senior adviser to Mr. Romney’s campaign, deputy communications director for 2008 nominee John McCain and southwest regional press secretary for former President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election.
Read more of Reinhard's report here.
From Diaz's bio on his company's website:
Danny Diaz is a founding partner at FP1 Strategies LLC, a public affairs, media relations, digital communications and advertising firm specializing in project management, strategic planning, message development and advertising for political and issue-based campaigns.
Diaz has worked at the highest levels in national political campaigns helping Republican candidates win congressional, senatorial, gubernatorial and presidential races. He also serves as a strategist and consultant on various public affairs initiatives addressing a host of issues, including transportation, health care, retail and education.
Diaz most recently served as the general consultant in Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s general election campaign, as well as once again serving as a senior advisor to New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Previously, he was a senior consultant to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in his campaign for Virginia governor. During the most recent presidential cycle, Diaz served as a senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
In 2010, Diaz worked as a lead consultant on two of the most closely watched races in the country, Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate and Susana Martinez for Governor. Martinez became the first Hispanic woman elected governor in both New Mexico and American history.
In 2008, Diaz was the communications director of the Republican National Committee (RNC). As such, he managed the national party’s press, research and e-campaign operations, including specialty, regional, broadcast and online media.
Prior to that, Diaz served as deputy communications director for John McCain 2008 and deputy communications director at the RNC. He played a key role in developing and implementing the strategic media plan to advance the nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, in addition to managing the committee’s independent expenditure program and anti-vote fraud efforts.
In 2004, Diaz served as southwest regional press secretary for Bush-Cheney ’04 and was a member of the campaign’s National Hispanic Working Group.
A native of Washington, D.C., Diaz graduated from George Mason University and resides in Vienna, Virginia with his wife, three daughters and son.