ST. LOUIS – County Executive Charlie Dooley has announced his choice for campaign manager.

Damion Trasada, Gov. Jay Nixon's political director for his 2012 campaign, has been appointed to serve as Dooley's campaign manager for his 2014 re-election bid.

"Damion's leadership, political savvy and strong organizing skills make him the perfect choice to lead this campaign," said Dooley.

Trasada also served as Nixon's deputy political director during the 2008 election.

He will resume begin campaign manager duties in January.

NewsChannel 5 intern Tanica Russell contributed to this report.