updated Sept. 6, 2019)
Candidate Bill de Blasio timeline
Chirlane McCray @chirlane
Senior Advisor Jon Paul Lupo
Senior Advisor Steve Jarding
(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019) Lecturer
in public policy
for Harvard University's Kennedy School; has taught at the Kennedy
School since 2004. Founding partner (2011) and CEO of SJB
Strategies International, which advises candidates and causes around
the world. Campaign manager on Sen. Tim Johnson (SD)'s 2008
campaign. Senior advisor to Jim Webb's campaign for U.S. Senate
in Virginia, 2006. Director of Sen. John Edwards' leadership PAC,
the New American Optimists from Jan. 2002. Campaign manager on
Mark Warner's successful run for governor of Virginia in 2001.
Communications director and then senior advisor to the DSCC.
Worked on Bob Kerrey's campaigns for U.S. Senate in 1988 and 1994, and
as communications director on Kerrey's 1992 presidential
campaign. Worked on Tom Daschle's first Senate campaign.
Executive director of the South Dakota Democratic Party in the
1980s. Co-author of "Foxes in the Henhouse" (Simon and Shuster,
Senior Advisor Jim Crounse
Political Director Jon Green
Moved over to the campaign from position as senior
advisor in the Mayor's Office, from 2017. National deputy
director of the Working Families Party, 2012-16. Executive
director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, 2002-April
2012. Degree in American studies from Brown University. twitter
Director of Operations Alexandra (Allie)
(May 3, 2019 reported taking leave to join Fairness PAC) Deputy director of executive operations to Mayor de Blasio, from Apr. 2017. Political associate on Keith for DNC, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017. Legislative assistant at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Dec. 2014-Nov. 2016. Field organizer for the Minnesota DFL House Caucus, June-Nov. 2014. Degree in political science from University of Saint Thomas, 2014. twitter
National Press Secretary Jaclyn Rothenberg
(announced July 15, 2019) Moved over to the
campaign from the
Mayor's Office: deputy communications director and rapid response (from
Apr. 2019), first deputy press secretary (June 2018-Apr. 2019) and
deputy press secretary (Jan. 2017-June 2018). Western
Pennsylvania press secretary (July-Nov. 2016) and national advance
lead and site lead (Apr. 2015-July 2016) on Hillary for America.
A vice president at SKDKnickerbocker, May 2015-July 2016. Senior
associate for the digital and public affairs teams at Teneo Strategy,
May 2013-May 2015. Advance lead in the Office of Sec. Hillary
Clinton, Mar. 2014-Apr. 2015. Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, Apr.
2012-May 2013. Client executive (Sept. 2011-Apr. 2012) and client
staff assistant (Aug. 2010-Sept. 2011) at Burson-Marsteller. B.A.
in psychology from The George Washington University, 2010.
Personal assistant at Nancy Jacobson Consulting, Sept. 2007-May
2010. From Atlanta. twitter
Traveling Press Secretary Olivia
(May 3, 2019 reported taking leave to join Fairness
PAC; role as traveling press secretary reported by NBC News on May 21,
Deputy press secretary to Mayor de Blasio from Feb. 2017.
Communications associate on Hillary for America in Ohio, May-Nov.
2016. Press assistant in the U.S. Department of Commerce,
Aug. 2015-May 2016. M.A. in modern history from University
of St. Andrews, 2015. From Cleveland. twitter
Communications Advisor Will Baskin-Gerwitz
(announced July 15, 2019) Deputy press secretary
in the Office of
Mayor de Blasio from May 2019. Communications director on
Donnelly for Indiana, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Senior media strategist for
the Indiana Democratic Party, Mar.-Dec. 2017. State party
spokesman on Jason Kander for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2016. Press
(Nov.-Dec. 2015) and communications assistant (Mar. 2014-Oct. 2015 in
the U.S. House. Social media and outreach fellow for Democratic
GAIN, June 2013-Mar. 2014. Press intern in the Office of U.S.
Rep. Bill Foster (IL), Jan.-June 2013. Field organizer in
for the Montana Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in politic, philosophy and economics from University of
Pennsylvania, 2012. twitter
Finance Director Mike Giaccio
(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019) Partner
at Bedford Grove
LLC in New York from Apr. 2010. Finance director on Paterson for
Governor, Apr. 2008-Mar. 2010. Deputy finance director on Spitzer
2010, Jan. 2007-Mar. 2008. Deputy finance director on Spitzer
Paterson 2006, Sept.2006-Jan. 2007; finance associate on Spitzer 2006,
Nov. 2005-Sept. 2006. B.A. in art history from Columbia
University in the Cit of New York, 2003.
New York Hotel and
Motel Trades Council
(announced June 5, 2019)
Field Director Cameron Macaw-Hennick
(announced July 15,
2019) Field organizer in Cedar Rapids for Human Rights Campaign,
Oct.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Cathy Glasson for Governor,
Aug. 2017-June 2018. Field organizer in Cedar Rapids for the Iowa
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Precinct captain (volunteer),
May 2015-Feb. 2016. twitter
Senior Advisor Lachlan McIntosh
(announced July 15, 2019) Founder of McIntosh Consulting LLC,
director on Gov. Bill
Richardson's presidential campaign
announced Feb. 23, 2007. Executive director of the South Carolina
Democratic Party under chairman Joe Erwin from Mar. 2005- Mar. 2, 2007;
also campaign manager for Robert Barber for Lt. Governor in 2006.
Director of the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus in
2004. Lowcountry/Coastal field coordinator on Sen. John
Edwards' 2004 SC primary campaign, starting in June 2003). Aide
to Gov. Jim Hodges, 1998-2002. Other campaigns include U.S. Sen.
Fritz Hollings, Attorney General Travis Medlock and
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Started
in politics in the Columbia office on Sen. Tom Harkin's 1992
Summerville native. twitter
State Director Lance T. Jones
(announced July 15, 2019) Chief
strategist/political strategist at Lance T. Jones & Associates
in Atlanta since Jan. 2009; strategist, advisor and consultant on
numerous races and for several commercial clients as well. South
Carolina experience includes advisor to Harold Phillips for County
Commissioner (Myrtle Beach), Jan.-Dec. 2016; advisor to Lessie Price
for Mayor (Aiken), Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015; field director/convention
planning executive for the South Carolina Democratic Party, 2006-07;
legislative assistant to state Rep. J. Todd Rutherford, Jan. 2003-04;
and legislative staffer for the South Carolina Black Legislative
Caucus/state Rep. Bessie Moody-Lawrence, Jan. 2000-Jan. 2002..
B.A. in political science from Benedict College, 2007; B.A. in
international studies; international relations and affairs from
University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2004. twitter
Political Director Bre Spaulding
(report May 24, 2019; announced July 15,
2019) Fundraiser on Will Brennan for City Council, Columbia
District 3, Feb.-May 2019. Campaign manager on Carrigan for
Congress in SC-2 against U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R), Jan.-Nov.
2018. Campaign manager on Gipson for Solicitor, May-July
2018. Outreach coordinator for the Brain Injury Association of
South Carolina, May 2016-May 2018. B.A. in public health from
Columbia College, 2016. twitter
Andrews Mayor Frank McClary (announced June 23, 2019)
Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler (announced June 1, 2019)
Orangeburg County Councilman Willie B. Owens (announced June 3, 2019)
Anna Sanders. "De Blasio expected to announce 2020 presidential run next week: sources." New York Daily News, May 3, 2019.
Laura Nahmias. "De Blasio City Hall staffers decamp for PAC." Politico, May 3, 2019.
William Neuman, J. David Goodman and Jeffery C. Mays. "Is Bill de Blasio Running for President in 2020? Sure Looks Like It." New York Times, Apr. 5, 2019.