An Arkansas native has been selected for a top position in President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
Hogan Gidley has been tapped to be the national press secretary for the campaign. As part of his new role, Gidley will transfer over from the White House, where he has served as principal deputy press secretary since January 2019.
Gidley will begin his campaign role starting July 1. This role was previously occupied by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who took the administration role in April 2020.
“Hogan Gidley has been at the President’s side for three years and now he joins the fight to re-elect him,” Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement. “He is a talented advocate and defender of the President and his policies and is never afraid to go into battle with hostile reporters and television hosts. Hogan is a great addition to the team and makes us even stronger.”
Gidley joined the Trump White House in October 2017, starting as a deputy press secretary under former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. He was later promoted to deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary.
Previously, he served in several roles for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, including as a communications and campaign strategist as well as executive director of Huck PAC. He also held a communications role during Rick Santorum’s 2016 presidential bid.
Gidley is originally from El Dorado.