revised June 20, 2019)
The list below shows the state leadership for each of the campaigns organizing in South Carolina. Click on the links in the chart at top for more campaign staff and supporters. If you see anyone missing please email or call.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet - Bennet for America
State Director Avery Martin
(reported by Post &
Courier's Jamie Lovegrove on May 28,
2019) Program manager for the Laurens County Department of Social
Services (DSS) office, May 2017-May 2019. Assistant director for
T.E.A.C.H Scholarship, June 2016-May 2017. Human relations
commissioner, appointed by the Greenville County Council, Oct.
2016-Apr. 2019. Motivational speaker at Bowtie Motivation, Mar.
2007-Jan. 2019. A senior social worker with the State of South
Carolina, Mar. 2014-June 2016. Associate with United Healthcare
Services, Dec. 2010-Apr. 2013. Extended day teacher in Anderson
District Five, Oct. 2010-Dec. 2011. Advocate with the Julie
Valentine Center, Nov. 2009-Mar. 2010. Interdisciplinary degree
in non-profit leadership, child advocacy from University of South
Carolina Upstate. twitter
Vice President Joe Biden - Biden
State Director Kendall Corley
(reported Apr. 25, 2019) Political director on
campaign for governor. Helped lead DNC turnout efforts on behalf
of Doug Jones' campaign for U.S. Senate in Alabama (>).
5th CD. South Carolina political director on
Draft Biden, Sept.-Oct. 2015 (>).
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker - Cory 2020
State Director Christale Spain
Jim Clyburn from Jan. 2018.
Executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party from May
2016. Political outreach director on Bernie Sanders' South
Carolina primary campaign, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. Deputy executive
director of the South Carolina Democratic Party; started at the party
in 2012. Director of activities and education programs at the
Carolina Childrens Home, Mar. 2005-Aug. 2011. M.A. in human
behavior and conflict management from Columbia College, 2010; B.A. in
sociology (human services) from University of South Carolina at Aiken,
1999. Native of Columbia, SC. twitter
Former HUD Secretary Julián
Castro - Julián for
Director Christina Cue
(announced April 15,
2019) CEO of OnCue Management Group, LLC from Nov. 2015.
Advance associate at the White House from May 2011. Director of
scheduling (June 2013-Nov. 2015) and scheduling and advance (Aug.
2011-June 2013) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. Confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of
Commerce-Bureau of Industry and Security, Apr. 2010-Aug. 2011.
Field organizer, regional field director and regional political
director on Obama for America, starting June 2007 in SC and then AL, VA
and GA through Nov. 2008. B.A.Sc. in sport and entertainment
management from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2007. twitter
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris - Kamala Harris for the People
State Director/National Deputy Political Director Jalisa Washington-Price
(reported by AP on Feb. 8, 2019) Chief of staff
(Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019) and director of the office
of diversity (Feb. 2017-Dec. 2018) at the DCCC. Deputy political
director (Dayton) and women's outreach director on Hillary for America
Ohio campaign, June-Nov. 2016; coalition
Aug. 2012-April 2015. Bachelor's
degree in economics from University of South Carolina-Columbia,
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar - Amy for America
State Director Angela Kouters
Founder of Hard Count Strategies in Charleston, July
2018. Political advisor to EMILY's list, Feb.-July 2018.
Chief of staff/fixer to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, May-Nov. 2017.
Director of legislative affaris (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and deputy
director of legislative affairs, NPPD (Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) at the
Department of Homeland Security. Director of congressional,
legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management, Apr. 2014-July 2015. President and CEO of
Hard Count Strategies, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014. Chief of staff to
U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, May 2011-Nov. 2012. Chief of staff to
U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011. Chief of staff to U.S.
Rep. Jerry McNerney, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009. Political desk at the
DCCC, May-Dec. 2006. Political director for veterans and
millitary families on Jonh Kerry for President, Apr.-Dec. 2004.
Legislative aide on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Oct. 2001-Apr.
2004. B.A. in political science and goernment from College of
Charleston, 2000. twitter
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton - Seth Moulton for America
State Director Tonya V. James
(reported May 22, 2019) Retired Marine Corps
served 20 years on active duty, retiring in Dec. 2015 after a tour as
communications chief at Marine Corps Base Quantico,. More
recently served as campaign manaager for Ronnie Ross for state Senate
(SD-27) in Virginia; and earlier on Sen. Tim Kaine's 2018 re-election;
the Northam campaign; and with Virginia Democrats. Spartanburg
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke - Beto for America
State Director Lauren Harper
(reported by McClatchy on Apr. 22, 2019) CEO of
CityBright, LLC from Oct. 2018. Advisor for policy and
communications to Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, July 2016-Apr.
2019. Social media coordinator for then Rep. Mia McLeod, Jan.
2014-July 2016. B.A. in public relations from University of South
Carolina-Columbia, 2016. twitter
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2020
State Director Kwadjo Campbell
State Director Alycia Albergottie
(announced Mar. 11,
2019) Research technician for ICF (management consulting) from
June 2017. Executive assistant at Allen University (Columbia,
SC), Nov. 2016-June 2017. Chair of the Richland County Democratic
Party in 2016-17. South Carolina state director on
Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Program coordinator for the
South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Mar.
2015-June 2016. Executive assistant at Dickey Law Group, LLC from
June 2014-Mar. 2015. Campaign manager on Val Applewhite for Mayor
(Fayetteville, NC), July-Oct. 2013. Deputy campaign manager on
Benjamin for Mayor of Columbia, SC, May-July 2013. Regional field
director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, Jan.-March
2013. Regional field director (West) for Organizing for America
South Carolina, 2012. Project coordinator (Oct. 2010-Dec. 2011)
and research coordinator (Oct. 2008-Aug. 2011) at the University of
South Carolina. B.S. in biology from Allen University, 2008.
Marianne Williamson - Marianne Williamson for President
Gloria Bromell Tinubu
(per campaign spokesman, Feb. 18,
candidate Phil Noble's pick for running mate in the June 2018
Democratic primary. City of Georgetown's director of economic
development, Feb. 2017-April 2018. Part of the South Carolina
Leadership Team that endorsed Bernie Sanders in Nov. 2015.
Two-time Democratic nominee
for Congress in CD-7, losing to U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R) 60% to 40%
in 2014 and losing to Rice by 55.5% to 44.4% in 2012. Returned to
Sourth Carolina in 2011 to teach in the College of Business
Administration at Coastal Carolina University. Elected to the
Georgia House in 2010, but resigned effective Dec. 2011.
President of Barber-Scotia College, an HBCU in Concord, NC, from July
2004-2006. Founder and CEO of Atlanta Cooperative Development
Corporation, 2001-04. Candidate for Mayor of Atlanta in 1997
(obtained 14% of the vote) and 2001 (16% of the vote), endorsed by the
Party. Elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1993 and served for
four years. Professor and earlier associate professor of
economics at Spelman College in Atlanta, starting in 1986; eventually
served as chair of the department. Ph.D. in applied economics
from Clemson University, 1986; M.S. in agricultural economics from
Clemson University, 1977; B.F.A. from Howard University, 1974, after a
year at the University of South Carolina. South Carolina native;
grew up in Plantersville (Georgetown County). Note: Tinubu announced on May 1,
2019 that she is running for U.S. Senate.
Andrew Yang - Friends of Andrew Yang
State Coordinator Dr. Jermaine Johnson Sr.
(announced June 6, 2019) Owner of Dream Team Consulting LLC from Sept. 2014.and founder and CEO of the New Economic Beginnings Foundation Inc. from Sept. 2014. Played professional basketball abroad in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Portugal, Dec. 2009-May 2015.;drafted to the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. D.B.A. in organizational leadership from Northcentral University, 2018; Master's degree in project management from Strayer University, 2014; B.A. in communications from the College of Charleston, 2008.
Chairman Trav Robertson
(elected late April 2017, two year term)
Executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, July 2011-Jan.
2015. Managed Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s 2010 bid for governor of
South Carolina. South Carolina state director on Obama for
America general election campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Iowa regional
field director and South Carolina field coordinator for Gov. Bill
Richardson’s presidential campaign. Ran State Treasurer
Grady Patterson's 2006 re-election campaign (narrowly won by Thomas
Ravenel (R)), and previously served as a spokesman for Treasurer
Patterson, and directed Patterson's successful 2002 and 1998
re-election campaigns. Managed Brent Weaver's congressional
campaign in the Dec. 2001 special election in the 2nd CD. Managed
U.S. Rep. John Spratt's victory in 2000. A former chairman
of the Anderson County Democratic Party B.A. in philosophy
from the University of South Carolina. Anderson native. twitter