|Centre graduate works for presidential campaign
RELEASED: July 31, 2003
DANVILLE, KYMay graduate Jacob Martin of Danville has landed a position with the 2004 Joseph Lieberman presidential campaign.
"It's been a wonderful experience thus far in learning and adapting to the tremendous logistics of a presidential campaign," said Martin, a double major in government and religion.
Martin is a press agent with the campaign. His duties include contacting local television, radio and print media to notify them of Lieberman's visits, preparing and distributing press releases, updating the Web site and assembling press clips for office members.
Because of Lieberman's busy schedule, Martin said that he has not had much one-on-one contact with the senator. However, Lieberman's wife, Hadassah, frequently visits the office. Martin said he has enjoyed working with Mrs. Lieberman.
"Not only is she concerned with the same progressive values as her husband, her relaxed personality adds an element of fun to the office," Martin said.
Martin feels that the lessons he learned at Centre have been key in his success with the Lieberman campaign.
"The Centre experience taught me to be flexible, and to take a focused and driven approach to all that I do. At the same time, I realize the importance of having a good time in the process," he said.
Martin plans to attend the University of Michigan law school in the fall and would like to eventually practice law in Kentucky.
Centre College is a proposed site of a 2004 presidential debate. Centre hosted a vice presidential debate between Sen. Lieberman and current Vice President Dick Cheney in 2000. Martin worked on campus for the Gore-Lieberman campaign.
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