Personnel note: Lydia Claire Brooks heading to North Carolina

Lydia Claire Brooks

Lydia Claire Brooks is closing up shop as a Tallahassee-based fundraising consultant and heading to Raleigh, she tells Florida Politics.

There, she’ll be Finance Director for the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus.

“North Carolina Democrats have a lot of opportunities this election cycle, and I’m excited to join Leader (Darren) Jackson and his team,” she said. “I will miss Tallahassee, which has been my home for almost 10 years.”

With more than a decade of experience, Brooks has worked for a variety of candidates, including Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith, where she got her start as a scheduler for his 2005 campaign.

More recently, she briefly worked for state Rep. Loranne Ausley of Tallahassee, elected again in 2016 after first serving in the House 2000-08.

In between, she worked for the Florida Democratic Party, leaving at the end of the 2014 cycle to strike out on her own.

“All political roads seem to lead to Florida eventually, so I wouldn’t be surprised to end up back here someday,” Brooks said.

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