Rich McDaniel Bio
Rich McDaniel is a political operative and National Organizing Director of Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren campaign. Elizabeth fired him on Friday after receiving numerous complaints regarding his inappropriate behavior.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rich McDaniel Education
McDaniels attended Morehouse College, a private, historically black men’s university located in Atlanta, Georgia.
While in school, he was already diving into the political sphere as New Student Orientation Director, Homecoming Co-Director, Class Council Student Advisor and Event Director.
He graduated Morehouse in 2007 with a B.A. in Sociology.
Rich McDaniel Family
Richard’s mother, Ruby McDaniels, used to be the Human Resources Manager for Atlanta Public Schools, and his family remains a tight unit.
He is close to his father, Robert, along with his siblings, including his sister Rana, and brother, Ryan.
Richard started his political career in 2006, working as Field Coordinator for the Greg Hecht for Lt. Governor Campaign.
According to his Linkedin profile, his first job out of college was in customer service with Levy Restaurants and started as a personal attendant to the General Manager of the Atlanta Hawks, as well as the Philips Arena Executive and Corporate Sales Staff.
In his three year tenure with Levy Restaurants, he moved up to becoming Suit Supervisor for the President of the Atlanta Falcons.
He was in charge of training new staff members and fine-tuning their customer service techniques to increase sales for the company.
McDaniels is one of the reasons former federal prosecutor Doug Jones defied all the odds and beat out Republican Roy Moore to take over Jeff Session seat in the senate. During the 2017 campaign.
McDaniels now serves as the Managing Director of Political and Public Affairs at the Peter Damon Group. He’s also held positions with Planned Parenthood Southeast, Service Employees International Union, and the Ohio Democratic Party.
Elizabeth Warren fired McDaniel
on October 4, Elizabeth Warren fired Rich McDaniel after receiving numerous complaints regarding his inappropriate behavior.
Warren’s campaign spokesperson Kristen Orthman said in a statement after attorney Kate Kimpel and her firm KK Advising investigated the matter: “Over the past two weeks, senior campaign leadership received multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior by Rich McDaniel.
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has fired national organizing director Rich McDaniel after an investigation into allegations of what it called “inappropriate behavior.”
McDaniel has locked down his Twitter account. https://t.co/9NIAPlBDoL
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) October 4, 2019
Over the same period, the campaign retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. Based on the results of the study, the campaign determined that his reported conduct was inconsistent with its values and that he could not be a part of the campaign moving forward.
There were no reports of sexual assault, but no other details from the case could be made public due to confidentiality.
McDaniels, who’s an experienced political operative based in Atlanta, has worked for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Georgia, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, served as the Field and Political Director on Senator Doug Jones’ successful 2017 campaign in Alabama, and Mayor Randall Woodfin’s campaign in Birmingham.