“Politics can be fun; politics can be messy. But the most important thing we do is elect good people to public office to lead us, whether that be in Washington, Albany, or here at home,” he added. “Working with our new Republican leadership team, our strong allies in elective office and our business community, we’ll be ramping up our fundraising and further developing our professional political operation to get more Republicans elected.”
Datta is most well-known for his recent role as Campaign Manager for County Executive Debbie Preston’s successful campaigns in 2011 and 2012, and his former role as Campaign Manager and Director of Public Affairs for Senator Tom Libous from 2002 to 2008. He also served as a Campaign Consultant for six County Legislative Races in 2010 that helped flip the Majority from 14-5 Democrat to 12-7 Republican, plus numerous other roles on other campaigns.
As a Campaign Manager, Datta is known for implementing cutting edge data and communications tools, managing and mobilizing impressive grassroots efforts, and cultivating effective strategy and messaging.
“I’m proud to have the support in this new role from our strong team of elected leaders, like Congressman Hanna, Senator Libous, Assemblymen Crouch and Friend, County Executive Preston, Sheriff Harder, County Clerk Blythe, County Legislature Chairman Marinich, and many others,” added Datta. “We’ve had a lot of successes in the past several years, and that’s just the start.”
From 2008 to 2012, Datta also worked as Director of Business Development for Vibrant Creative, a local marketing and advertising agency, where he further refined his marketing, messaging and technology expertise. During his tenure, the local business doubled sales revenue and the size of its employee count.
Datta currently serves as Deputy County Executive under County Executive Preston. He lives in Hillcrest (Town of Fenton) with his wife, Valerie, and their two young sons, Ajay and Nikhil.
The Republican Committee also elected Paul VanSavage of the Town of Binghamton as First Vice Chairman, Chris Dziedzic of the City of Binghamton as Treasurer, and Fred Akshar of Colesville as Secretary. Datta, VanSavage, Dziedzic and Akshar were all elected to two-year terms.
Bob Nielsen of Dickinson was also nominated as Election Commissioner. His nomination will be forwarded to the County Legislature for confirmation to fill out the remainder of former Commission Gene Faughnan’s four-year term. Faughnan resigned from the position earlier this month since he is running for State Supreme Court in this November’s election.