Beverly Perdue's new deputy campaign manager is from Florida.
David Kochman, 36, will speak with the media, direct political strategy and do other work for the lieutenant governor's yet-to-be announced campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
A native of Philadelphia, Kochman has worked in the Sunshine State since graduating with a master's in political science from the University of Florida in 1995.
In Florida, he did constituent service work for Gov. Lawton Chiles, managed several legislative races and worked for Adkins and Associates, a political consulting firm in Coral Gables. In 2006, he worked for state Sen. Rod Smith's unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Kochman, who recently moved to Raleigh, involved in Perdue's campaign through mutual friends. He said he's excited about the strength of state Democrats in North Carolina.
"It's a welcome circumstance where Democrats are able to make a real difference in both policy and politics," he said.