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Staff

  • Josh Massey // Executive Director

    jmassey@vtdemocrats.org

    Josh Massey, before joining the Vermont Democratic Party as Executive Director, worked for the Vermont State Employees’ Association for two years as a labor organizer union Rep. and another two election cycles for the Vermont Democratic Party one as the Washington County field organizer in 2012 and then as the Coordinated Campaign Director in 2014, pushing out the vote to help deliver the 2,300 vote difference that won the executive branch a third term for the VDP. He also served the VDP as the Chair of Washington County in 2013.

    After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2001 with a B.A. in History, Massey worked shortly in the field of real estate, but, a few years after starting, America’s housing market went bust and Josh and his family were left in economic crisis.

    Massey, a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan, is married and has three children. He enjoys snowboarding, boating and attending his children’s basketball and gymnastics. He resides in Winooski.

  • Brandon Batham // Director of Party Operations

    bbatham@vtdemocrats.org

    Brandon re-joined the Vermont Democratic Party staff team in May 2017 after serving briefly as a general consultant for the Vermont State Senate Democratic Caucus, and previous service on the senior staff teams for the VDP's 2014 and 2016 Coordinated Campaigns. In Vermont, he also helped to run the 2014 campaign for Senate Majority Leader Becca Balint, and served for two years as President of Vermont Theatre Company, a non-profit community theater organization based out of Brattleboro.

    A native of Southern California, Brandon initially moved to Vermont to attend Marlboro College, where he studied American Studies and Politics. He has more than a decade of political experience in California and Vermont, working on presidential, congressional, statewide, legislative, and muncipal campaigns for progressive Democratic candidates and causes.

    In addition to serving on staff, Brandon is the Chair of the Barre City Democratic Committee. He also sits on the Barre City Council and Aldrich Public Library Board of Trustees.