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Joe Davis named new executive director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota

Davis, who has been deputy director of the group for seven years, replaces Carrie Lucking, who left last fall to work for Education Minnesota.

Joe Davis has been named the new new executive director of the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, one of the state’s most influential special interest groups.

The alliance is a coalition of labor unions, DFL groups and wealthy donors, and works to elect Democrats in state and federal campaigns.

It calls itself an “online advocacy and communications organization focused on securing major advances in progressive public policy for Minnesota.”

Davis had been deputy director of ABM for seven years and replaces Carrie Lucking in the top job. Lucking left last fall to work for Education Minnesota, the teachers’ union, as director of policy research and outreach.

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The announcement of Davis’ promotion touted his leadership and digital skills.

Davis said in a statement:

“I am thrilled to work for the progressive movement in this new position to continue moving Minnesota forward. We have accomplished a lot, but there is so much more work to do for working families.”