Quinn Hires High Profile Campaign Strategist

Feb 24, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn has hired Bill Hyers to serve as chief strategist for his 2014 re-election campaign. Hyers, an Illinois native, managed Pennsylvania for President Obama's campaign for re-election in 2012.

Hyers recently managed Bill de Blasio's campaign for mayor of New York City.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
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According to a news release, the campaign will announce additional senior staff in the coming weeks.

Quinn faces anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman in the March 18 primary.