updated June 10, 2019)
Candidate Steve Bullock timeline
(reported on Mar. 7, 2019 by Politico as senior advisor to
Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC) Mountain West regional
political director for the DCCC in the 2016 cycle. Deputy
campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (CO)’s unsuccessful 2014
bid. Deputy political director on President Obama's 2012
re-election campaign in Colorado. Climate reality associate at
The Climate Reality Project. Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign in
Colorado. Graduate of Middlebury College, 2010. Colorado
Senior Advisor Nick Baldick
(reported on May 13, 2019 by The Hill)
Founder and managing partner of Hilltop
Solutions; clients have included Bill de Blasio for Mayor
(New York City) Steve Bullock for Governor (MT) and Chris Koster for
Attorney General (MO). Ran the pro-Edwards 527 Alliance for a New
America, 2008. Campaign manager on Edwards for Presdent from Jan.
2003. A principal at the Dewey Square Group (DSG) for five
years. New Hampshire primary state director for Vice President Al
Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign; directed and managed Gore's
political action committee, Leadership ‘98. Eastern political
director in the White House Office of Political Affairs, 1997.
Director, Florida Democratic coordinated campaign, fall 1996; state
director in New Hampshire, Wisconsin and New Jersey, 1996 primary
campaign. Campaign director of the 1994 Rhode Island coordinated
campaign; northeast political director at the DNC, 1993. Worked
for 11 months on the 1992 Clinton campaign, starting as an unpaid field
organizer. J.D. from New York University School of Law, 1995;
B.S. from Georgetown University.
Senior Political Advisor Sharon Páez
(reported on May 13, 2019 by The Hill) Partner
at Hilltop Public
Solutions from 2007; also founder of Potomac Waves.
on Kerry-Edwards 2004;
Southern political director on John Edwards for President 2004.
Worked on Gore-Lieberman in 2000. B.A. in political science and
interational affairs from Towson University.
Communications Director Galia Slayen
(reported on Apr. 29, 2019 by Politico as communications director
for Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC) Communications director on JB
Pritzker's 2018 campaign for governor of Illinois, Mar. 2017-Nov.
2018. Deputy communications director on Patrick Murphy for U.S.
Senate (FL), Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Communications director on Andy
Beshear for Attorney General (KY), Jan.-Nov. 2015. Deputy press
secretary on Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate (NC), Mar.-Nov. 2014.
Chief of staff to Dorothy McAuliffe on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for
governor of Virginia, June-Nov. 2013. Deputy communications
director on Christie Vilsack for Congress (IA), June-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in government and Chinese from Hamilton College, 2013. twitter
Communications Senior Advisor James Owens
Pollsters Michael Bocian and Margie Omero, GBAO Strategies
(reported on May 13, 2019 by The Hill)
2019 by The Hill)
director on Hillary for America. Assistant to the President and
Director of Communications at the White House, Dec. 2011-Mar.
2015. President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
and a senior vice president for communications at CAP. Ohio
communications director on Kerry-Edwards '04. National press
secretary for the John Edwards campaign starting in Jan. 2003.
Press secretary at the DNC through the 2002 cycle. Served eight
years in Clinton Administration, as a White House Deputy Press
Secretary from 1998 to 2001, as a Special Assistant to White House
Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, and Deputy Director of Scheduling and
Advance. She started her career in the congressional office of
then Rep. Leon Panetta (D-CA). Graduate of the American
University in Washington, DC. Author of Dear Madam President (Mar.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester
(announced June 9, 2019)
State Director Megan Simpson
(reported on Feb. 2, 2019 by Iowa Starting Line as
Iowa organizing director to Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC)
Coordinated director for the Montana Democratic Party, Feb. 2018-Jan.
engagement director for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque,
June 2017-Feb. 2018. Public policy for Airbnb in San Francisco,
2015-June 2017. Coordinated director for the Alaska Democratic
Party, Jan.-Dec. 2014. Studied at the University of Iowa. twitter
Organizing Director Nick Marroletti
(announced May 24, 2019) Organizing director for
Connecticut Democrats, Mar.-Nov. 2016. Organizing lead on friends
of Chris Murphy, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018. Regional organizing
director in Wilmington for the North Carolina Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Wyoming, digital lead in
Kansas (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and organizer in DeWitt, Iowa (Oct. 2015-Feb.
2016) on Hillary for America. B.A. in American studies and
political narrative from New York University, 2015. tiwitter
Regional Organizing Director Maeton Jameson
(announced May 24, 2019) Regional field director
on Albert Black for Mayor (Dallas, TX), Feb.-May 2019. Field
organizer on Jared Polis for Colorado, Feb-Nov. 2018. B.A. in political
science and government from University of Maryland College Park. twitter
Regional Organizing Director Tom Orabuena
(announced May 24, 2019) Field organizer/intern
coordinator for the Colorado Democratic Party; field organizer/intern
coordinator on Polis for Colorado, Apr.-Sept. 2018. Studied
political science at the University of Colorado Boulder.
7 Field Organizers
Political Coordinator Jack Segal
(announced May 24, 2019) Clerk for Iowa State Reps. Chris Hall and Kirsten Running-Marquardt from Jan. 2019. Director of voter uutreach for Tim Gannon’s campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, May-Nov. 2018. B.A. in government and economics from Claremont McKenna College. twitter
Political Coordinator Alexandra Cleverley
(announced May 24, 2019) Clerk for Iowa State Rep. Scott Ourth. Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug-Nov. 2018. A.S. in equestrian/equine studies from Kirkwood Community College. twitter
Press Secretary Jeremy Busch
(reported on Apr. 29, 2019 by Politico as Iowa press secretary
for Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC) Press secretary for lt. gov.
nominee Rita Hart on Fred Hubbell for Governor (IA), Sept. 2017-Nov.
2018. Press assistant on Russ for Wisconsin, Feb.-Nov.
2016. B.A. in communication from Truman State University,
Attorney General Tom
Miller (announced May 15, 2019)
Reid Wilson. "Bullock hires senior staffers ahead of likely presidential run." The Hill, May 13, 2019.
Daniel Strauss and Elena Schneider. "Montana Gov. Bullock hires top adviser with eye on 2020." Politico, Mar. 8, 2019.
Pat Rynard. "Steve Bullock Places Staff in Iowa to Lay 2020 Groundwork." Iowa Starting Line, Feb. 2, 2019.
Matt McKenna helped start up and lead Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC in 2017-18 (PAC founded July 18, 2017):
PAC Consultant/Spokesman Matt McKenna
Co-founder (Feb. 2016) and principal at Greenbrier, a
firm in the SF Bay area. Head of communications, North America
for Uber, May 2015-Jan. 2016. Spokesman in the Office of
President Bill Clinton, 2007-15. Communications director to Sen.
Jon Tester (MT) in 2007 after serving as communications director on
Tester's 2006 campaign. Communications director at the Montana
Democratic Party, 2005-06. Communications director on Tony
Knowles for U.S. Senate, 2003-4. Deputy communications director
at the DSCC, 2003. Research director to Sen. Max Cleland (GA),
2002-03. Aide to Jon Tester, 2001. Research director on
Brian Schweitzer for U.S. Senate, 1999-2000. B.S. in political
science from Montana State University-Bozeman, 1999.