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Campaign Organization for the 2020 New Hampshire Primary

(page revised April 10, 2019)

The list below shows the state leadership for each of the major campaigns organizing in New Hampshire. Click on the links in the chart at top for more campaign staff and supporters.  If you see anyone missing please email or call.   

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker - Cory 2020

State Director  Erin Turmelle

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Coordinated Campaign director (April-Nov. 2018) and political director (Mar. 2017-April 2018) for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Deputy organizing director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, April-Nov. 2016.  Regional organizing director for Portsmouth and the Seacoast for the NH primary campaign, then Maine and Wisconsin, on Hillary for America, April 2015-April 2016.  A regional field director for the NH Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2014.  Program coordinator for strategic partnerships for the Sierra Club, Aug. 2011-July 2014.  Media fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Jan.-July 2011.  Bachelor's degree in international affairs and political science from The George Washington University, 2010.  twitter

Former HUD Secretary and Mayor Julián Castro - Julián for the Future

New Hampshire State Director  State Rep. Manny Espitia

(announced Feb. 25, 2019)  State Representative in Nashua's Ward 4 (Hillsborough 31), elected Nov. 2018.  Executive director fo the Nashua Democratic City Committee in 2018.  Legislative director for Free and Fair NH.  Constituent services coordinator for U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan in Nashua.  Assistant to Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, 2016.  Organizer on Hillary for America's New Hampshire primary campaign.  Worked in Texas for the DCCC.  Worked on President Obama's re-election campaign in New Mexico.  Graduated from Princeton in 2011.  twitter

Former U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney - Friends of John Delaney

State Director  Chris MacKenzie

(announced Jan. 8, 2019)  Comes to the position from serving as communications director (from April 2018) and press secretary (Feb. 2017-April 2018) to U.S. Rep. Terry Sewell (AL).  Communications and digital director for U.S. PIRG, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Communications and legislative aide (March-Aug. 2015), legislative correspondent (July 2013-March 2015) and staff assistant (Jan.-Uuly 2013) to U.S. Rep. John Delaney.  Regional field director (April-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (Jan.-April 2012 on Friends of John Delaney.  Policy issues coordinator for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, July 2011-Jan. 2012.  Degree in political science from American University, 2011.  Internships include in U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's office.  From Hopkinton, NH.  twitter

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand - Gillibrand 2020

New Hampshire State Director  Pat Devney

(announced Feb. 13, 2019)   Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)'s re-election, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Colin Van Ostern's run for governor of New Hampshire, April-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Chris Bell's run for Mayor of Houston in 2015.  Campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster's re-election in 2014.  Special projects director for U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI), 2012-13.  Campaign manager on Nathan Granger for State Senate (LA), Feb. 2011.  Worked in Louisiana in late 2009-mid-2010 and in Virginia in the 2009 cycle.  "...a veteran of multiple senate races and brings significant experience managing successful campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels."

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris - Kamala Harris for the People

State Director  Craig Brown

(reported on Jan. 24, 2019)  Campaign manager on Molly Kelly's campaign for Governor of New Hampshire from April 2018.  Campaign manager on Joyce Craig's campaign for Mayor of Manchester, May-Nov. 2017.  State operations manager for Sen. Maggie Hassan.  Operations director for Sen. Al Franken (DFL-MN)'s 2014 re-election.  Deputy field director on Hassan's 2012 campaign for governor.  Manchester native.  twitter

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar - Amy for America
State Director  Scott Merrick

(announced Apr. 10, 2019)   Vice president of business development for Athenium Analytics, a technology company based in Dover, NH, Aug. 2016-Nov. 2018.  Deputy state director for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2016.  State representative from Coos County, including assistant majority floor leader, Dec. 2004-Oct. 2009.  B.A. in political science and government from Tufts University, 2008.  New Hampshire native.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2020

State Director  Joe Caiazzo

(announced Mar. 12, 2019)  Campaign manager on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)'s 2018 re-election.  Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies, LLC from Jan. 2012.   Rhode Island state director on Hillary for America from June 2016.  Rhode Island communications and political director (March-April 2016) and Massachusetts communications and political director (Dec. 2015-March 2016) on Bernie 2016.  Has worked on many campaigns in Mass. including political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.  twitter

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren - Warren for President

State Director  Liz Wester
(per Jan. 14, 2019 tweet by the Boston Globe's James Pindell)  New Hampshire state director of America Votes.  Special assistant for policy and projects to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Jan.-Sept. 2017.  New Hampshire political director (May-Nov. 2016) and NH deputy political director and trips director (April 2015-May 2016) on Hillary for America.   Director of the Committee to Elect House Democrats for the NHDP, April 2014-April 2015.  Outreach coordinator for U.S. Rep. John Tierney, April 2013-April 2014.  Data coordinator for the Human Rights Campaign, Jan.-March 2013.  Field director for Niki Tsongas, April-Nov. 2012.  Field director for Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, Oct. 2011-April 2012.  Field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign, Jan.-July 2011.  Field organizer for the NHDP, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science, history and B.S. in political science and government from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010.  twitter

Marianne Williamson - Marianne Williamson for President

State Director  Paul Hodes

(announced Feb. 18, 2019)  Of Counsel to Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. since 2012; also is a musician and active in arts and entertainment.  Democratic nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Judd Gregg (R) in 2010, losing to Kelly Ayotte by 60.1% to 36.7%.  Elected to Congress in 2006, defeating Rep. Bass by 52.7% to 45.6%; president of the freshman class; re-elected in 2008, def. Jennifer Horn.  Unsuccessful candidate for Congress against U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass (R) in NH-2 in 2004.  Partner and shareholder at Shaheen & Gordon, 1996-2006.  Attorney in private practice, 1983-96.  An Assistant Attorney General, 1980-82.  Attorney with the NH Department of Justice, 1978-80.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1978; B.A. in French, theater from Dartmouth College, 1972.  Born in New York City.

Andrew Yang - Friends of Andrew Yang

(National Deputy Chief of Staff/Volunteer Coordinator  Carly Reilly)

No Known Staff/Supporters:

Mayor Pete Buttigieg - Pete for America Exploratory Committee

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard - Gabbard 2020

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper - Hickenlooper 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee - Inslee 2020

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell

Have Not Announced if They Will Run:

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Gov. Steve Bullock - Big Sky Values PAC

New Hampshire Democratic Party

Chairman  Ray Buckley

Longtime chair of the NHDP, first elected March 2007; Buckley was also a DNC vice chair and president of the ASDC from 2009-17.  Prior to becoming NHDP chair he served four terms as vice chair, and also four years as executive director and two cycles as New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign director.  Served 18 years in the NH legislature.  First volunteered on a campaign at age 8.  Served as Tilton town chair for Ed Muskie at age 12, an organizer for Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign, and worked on the presidential campaigns of Mike Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and Barack Obama.  twitter