Rolley opens campaign headquarters in Hampden
Mayoral candidate Otis Rolley will open his campaign headquarters on The Avenue in Hampden on Wednesday evening, according to an email from his campaign.
Rolley, the city's former planning director, ramped up his campaign in the past week, arriving at City Hall to criticize Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's budget, questioning a last-minute decision by the city law department on redistricting and hiring a campaign manager, veteran Pennsylvania political strategist Daniel Fee.
Fee, who served as communications director during former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell's successful 2002 and 2006 campaigns, said he was drawn to Rolley because he is a "progressive, big picture candidate."
"I love urban campaigns," Fee said in an interview. "We have to make it clear that there's a real choice for Baltimore."
The president of the Echo Group, a strategic communications firm, Fee also worked as communications chief for Philadelphia mayor John Street's 2003 successful re-election campaign and Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams' campaign.
“His experience, work ethic and track record speak for themselves, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together," Rolley said in statement. "He knows how campaigns work and will make sure that we have the plan, the team and the resources to win.”