Biden campaign taps Aaron Keyak to lead Jewish outreach
The Biden presidential campaign has hired Aaron Keyak, former head of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), as its Jewish outreach director, Jewish Insider has learned.
In an online job listing published last month, the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said the head of outreach to the Jewish community “will build and manage a national outreach program to support the political objectives of the campaign.”
Keyak currently serves on the Biden campaign team’s finance committee and in May co-hosted a fundraiser for the former vice president with Jewish Democrats.
Keyak co-founded Bluelight Strategies, a D.C.-based consulting firm, with longtime Democratic strategist Steve Rabinowitz in 2014 after serving as interim executive director of the NJDC for six months.
In 2012, Keyak spearheaded “The Hub,” a Jewish outreach team that supported President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The group took credit for Obama’s victory in Florida following a concentrated effort by the group to mobilize Jewish voters in the Sunshine State in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. Keyak previously served as communications director in the offices of Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Steve Rothman (D-NJ).