RALEIGH — The communications director for House Speaker Thom Tillis is joining his U.S. Senate campaign as his campaign manager and spokesman.
Tillis announced Tuesday that Jordan Shaw will soon take a leave of absence from his job in the General Assembly, meaning it's possible he could return to the post within the speaker's office.
Shaw is a Virginia native who previously worked in campaign-related positions in Virginia and at the North Carolina Republican Party. He joined Tillis' staff as the Mecklenburg County Republican was elected speaker in early 2011.
Tillis is one of four announced candidates for the GOP nomination for Senate next May. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November 2014.