PHILADELPHIA — Today, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced the hire of Communications Director Brendan Welch and Deputy Communications Director Andres Anzola.

“We are excited to announce the hires of Brendan Welch and Andres Anzola as our new Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director,” said Sinceré Harris, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “Our party is building the strongest possible team to ensure we elect outstanding Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Brendan and Andres bring strong expertise in messaging and political strategy to the table that will help us continue the progress we’ve made for Pennsylvania families.” 

Welch comes to the PA Dems from the congressional office of Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-3). Prior to serving as Rep. Phillips’ Communications Director, Welch worked as a Communications Advisor for the PA Dems for the 2018 election cycle. He has also worked in communications roles for the congressional campaign of Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) and the offices of Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Joe Courtney (CT-2). 

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to return to the commonwealth at such a pivotal time,” said Welch. “With a strong record of fighting for hardworking families, working to lower health care costs and cleaning up corruption, Pennsylvania Democrats have the wind at our backs. I look forward to working with Chairwoman Mills, Sinceré and the rest of the team to build on our success and help elect candidates who will put Pennsylvanians first.” 

Anzola, a Pittsburgh native, joins the PA Dems from the office of Senator Bob Casey, where he has served in various positions — most recently as the Senator’s Pennsylvania Press Secretary. 

“Pennsylvania is the key for Democrats to take back the White House in 2020,” said Anzola. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with the PA Dems to make sure the GOP and the Trump Administration are held accountable for their record of broken promises and their anti-worker agenda.”