MERRIFIELD, Va., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Committee, a political action committee raising awareness and support for Dr. Ben Carson's candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, today announced that Sam Pimm, an experienced campaign manager and expert political consultant, will serve as the Committee's executive director.
"Sam brings over 30 years of high level campaign and political experience to our committee," said John Philip Sousa IV, national chairman for The 2016 Committee. "He understands that in order to succeed you need a plan, a strategy, tactics and objectives. In coordination with National Director Vernon Robinson and our regional directors, Sam will immediately begin developing a tight business plan around our existing strategies to help ensure success."
As executive director for the Committee, Pimm will report directly to the board and oversee all field activities in support of the 2016 Committee's efforts to send Dr. Carson to the White House. He will be responsible for grassroots organization and provide oversight and strategy for state and regional directors across the country, including in early primary states.
Pimm is the owner and founder of Consultant in a Can, a firm that leverages Pimm's 36 years of campaign experience to provide consulting services on an affordable basis for state and local Republican candidates. His extensive campaign experience includes hundreds of state legislature campaigns, as well as congressional, senate, and presidential campaigns including Ronald Reagan, Fred Thompson, Phil Gramm and Newt Gingrich.
"I'm excited to join the 2016 Committee and be part of its important mission because I know Dr. Ben Carson is the best hope we have for healing America's deep economic and social wounds," Pimm said. "I'm looking forward to working with John Sousa, Vernon Robinson, Chuck Muth, the Committee's staff and our thousands of amazing grassroots volunteers across the country to win Dr. Carson the keys to the White House."
Dr. Carson has repeatedly polled at or near the top of a crowded field of Republican candidates in presidential polls around the country. A recent Monmouth University poll showed Dr. Carson leading all other GOP candidates among Republican and Republican-leaning voters.
About the 2016 Committee
The 2016 Committee is a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. It was founded in August 2013 by John Philip Sousa IV and Vernon Robinson as the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, and works to raise awareness of Dr. Carson's qualifications and to engage grassroots conservative activists in clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president. For more information, visit www.2016committee.org or connect on Twitter @DraftRunBenRun or Facebook/RunBenRun.org.
SOURCE The 2016 Committee