Update on Levar Stoney

One of last year’s additions to Be the Change, Levar Stoney (’04), is continuing to carve out an interesting career in public service. After serving as the executive director of Virginia’s democratic party, a post he left last year to run the campaign of gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, Levar has recently been hired as executive assistant to another former gubernatorial candidate and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe.  In Monday’s Washington Post, Rosalind Helderman writes: “McAuliffe has hired former Democratic Party of Virginia executive director Levar Stoney. Stoney’s job isn’t technically a political one for McAuliffe. Instead, he’ll be act (sic) more like a special assistant to McAuliffe, as he travels Virginia and the world exploring business ventures. But McAuliffe said Stoney’s close connections around the state, honed from a political career that included a stint as Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Sen. Creigh Deeds’ political director, was part of what recommended him. ‘He knows everybody,’ McAuliffe said.”

Levar, who plied his political skills as a two-term president of JMU’s student government, is excited about this new opportunity.  And we wish him well.

Read Levar’s Be the Change profile at: http://www.jmu.edu/bethechange/people/stoney.shtml

You can also read and listen to parts of an interview with Levar and current student Josh Kelaher (’11), another of JMU’s world changers, about the impact of a JMU education, at: http://www.jmu.edu/bethechange/stories/stoneyKelaherCitizenship.shtml

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