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Loyola grad heads up Barack Obama’s Louisiana campaign

September 10, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans political science graduate David Huynh has been appointed Louisiana state director of the Barack Obama for President campaign.

Huynh, 22, is a Morgan City native, who graduated from Loyola in May 2008. While still in college, he managed successful election campaigns for State Senator Cheryl Gray and State Representative Karen Carter Peterson.

Huynh said his membership in the Loyola College Democrats propelled him into Louisiana politics. From there he was plucked for this important position.

Huynh knows he has his work cut out for him.

“The biggest challenge thus far is harnessing the energy and making sure we organize an effective and efficient grassroots effort to win in November,” Huynh says.

“Barack Obama brings a message of hope and change—a message I firmly believe he can deliver as President of the United States of America. Obama galvanizes an undeniable energy from the people, and I want to help perpetuate his message to get him into the White House.”

Following this campaign, Huynh plans to attend law school.

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