AUGUSTA – Today, the Maine Republican Party announced the hiring of a new Political/Communications Director, Garrett Murch. "We are thrilled to have someone of Garrett's experience join the Maine GOP,” said Jason Savage, executive director of the Maine GOP. “As we look forward to the 2018 election, Garrett brings a wealth of talent and a deep respect and understanding of the Maine First principles that will continue to move Maine's economy forward and help Maine people thrive.”
Murch, a native of Windsor, Maine and a 1997 graduate of Cony High School, recently returned to live in his home state after more than a decade gaining extensive political and communications experience in Washington, D.C. Having begun his career working for then-Senator Olympia J. Snowe, he went on to spend the next five years working at the Heritage Foundation and the conservative website, Townhall.com. In 2010, Murch returned to Maine and helped then-gubernatorial candidate and current Congressman Bruce Poliquin before managing the final months of the campaign of Jason Levesque for Maine’s Second Congressional District seat. In 2011, Murch began more than five years working as Communications Advisor to then-Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions before being hired as Senior Editor of conservative talk radio host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham’s website, LifeZette. Upon returning home to Maine earlier this year, Murch began serving in Governor LePage’s Office of Policy and Management as a senior advisor.
“I am so blessed to have been able to return to my beautiful home state I love,” Murch said. "Throughout my time in Washington, I was always homesick but at the same time saddened watching the harm that decades of Maine Democrats’ rule had inflicted—the stifling economic climate created that has separated countless Maine families by forcing children to leave their parents and their state to find good work. I am thrilled and deeply honored to help build on the great work of Governor Paul LePage and Republicans in the legislature as we continue to change our great state’s course."