Adding veterans to his campaign team, political newcomer Scott Honour is staffing up for the long haul.

In addition to lead strategist Pat Shortridge and finance director Shanna Woodbury, Honour announced he had hired Valentina Weis as his deputy campaign manager and Scott Howell as his media consultant.

Weis worked with U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida as well as the Republican National Convention and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign; Howell, of Scott Howell and Company, has worked with dozens of high profile national political campaigns.

Linda DiVall, of American Viewpoint, will do polling for Honour and Wesley Donehue, of Push Digital, will coordinate Honour's digital campaign. Other hires include:  Brady Dube, as campaign coordinator, Sheldon Anderson, as field manager; Priscilla Pesci, in marketing; former state Sen. Ted Daley is his treasurer, Erik Johnson will be his controller and Honour's "lifelong friend" Brian Clark will be his campaign chairman.

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