Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner is taking over as president of Our Revolution, the outside group started by Sen. Bernie Sanders after the 2016 presidential campaign.
Turner, who was a top Sanders surrogate during the campaign, replaces Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ former presidential campaign manager. Weaver is Sanders’ most prominent longtime aide and had been Our Revolution’s president since the summer of 2016.
“We appreciate Jeff’s hard work, vision and leadership both on the campaign and as we launched Our Revolution,” Our Revolution Board Chairman Larry Cohen said in a statement. “We are thankful for the work Jeff has done and look forward to his next project. We’re thrilled that our Board Member and progressive champion Nina Turner will be our new president. Nina is a well known and inspiring voice in the progressive movement and we look forward to her bringing that energy into her new role.”
Weaver said he was proud of the nonprofit group’s work so far.
“It has been extremely satisfying to see Our Revolution grow into the effective progressive grassroots organization it has become,” Weaver said. “From chapters springing up nationwide to incredible successes moving the nation forward — particularly in helping to elect local and state legislative candidates, reforming the Democratic Party and in resisting the disastrous Trump agenda, I’m proud of the work we have accomplished together.”