Tim Nesbitt joins Kulongoski’s campaign staff

Former Oregon AFL-CIO President Tim Nesbitt has joined the re-election campaign of Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

The announcement was made July 11.

Nesbitt will serve as senior political adviser to the governor, advising him on policy initiatives.

Kulongoski also announced that Josh Kardon, chief of staff to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, will work part-time as political director of his re-election campaign.

“I’m pleased to add these two strong leaders to my team at the campaign,” said Kulongoski, who is facing a tough re-election fight. “Tim and Josh both bring years of experience in Oregon politics and a depth of knowledge on the policies that impact and shape our communities.”