Carrie Pugh is the political director for the National Education Association. Carrie leads NEA’s national and state elections, strategic operations, civic and member engagement and PAC fundraising efforts. Prior to this role, she oversaw NEA’s coordinated campaigns, redistricting, civic engagement, data and analytics, and served as NEA’s White House liaison.
Prior to joining NEA in 2007, Pugh spent more than six years at the Service Employee International Union in its political department, serving as the national field director and the Midwest political director. She has spearheaded and directed strategy, voter contact, and member mobilization for three presidential campaigns under SEIU and NEA. Pugh also worked on the 2000 Census and on the redistricting process for state legislatures, working as the senior analyst to the Democratic National Committee’s redistricting project in 2001.