Daryl Perkins, a long-time staffer for Artur Davis who left the Davis campaign in October, has signed on to the Ron Sparks gubernatorial campaign, a Sparks campaign supporter confirmed to the Parlor.
“He has been helpful behind the scenes for a while now, as an informal adviser, but now it’s official,” said the supporter who added that Perkins would be working with voter outreach. “Artur was foolish to let him go. He didn’t realize how much Perkins did for Davis and for Alabama.” Perkins was introduced as a new member of the team at last Saturday’s meeting of the campaign’s coordinators.
In reporting Perkins’ departure from the Davis campaign, Charles Dean of The Birmingham News in October called Perkins a “long-time Davis insider,” saying:
Perkins has been one of Davis’ key insiders for a decade, serving as his legislative district director for 7 years. Perkins was seen as one of the key leaders in Davis’ historic effort to win the governor’s office.
Sparks and Davis face each other in the June 1 Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Another staff change… we hear that earlier this month David Mowery and the Mowery Consulting Group amicably parted ways with the Artur Davis campaign.