Shollenberger joins Team T.J.

Montpelier lobbyist and organizer Amy Shollenberger has been hired to help T.J. Donovan in his Democratic primary race against longtime incumbent Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell.

Shollenberger has worked on Vermont House races and was Doug Racine’s campaign manager during the Democratic primary for governor in 2010. Racine came in a close¬† second to Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Shollenberger said she’ll perform general consulting for the Donovan campaign, which means campaign strategy, planning and helping Donovan hone his message and presentation.

“I think it’s going to be the most exciting statewide race,” said Shollenberger. “I think that Bill Sorrell is a formidable candidate, a strong incumbent, but I think T.J. has a good chance, a good platform. He’s working hard, and I think he’s really committed to public service, and I think that will show when people meet him.”

Shollenberger said she is also negotiating a contract to work for the Vermont Democratic House Campaign, a political action committee, for the 2012 cycle.