Organization  |  P2020  

Bill de Blasio—de Blasio 2020

(page updated June 3, 2019)

Headquarters: New York, NY.
announced May 16, 2019.  |  @BilldeBlasio

Candidate  Bill de Blasio  timeline

wife  Chirlane McCray @chirlane

Senior Advisor  Jon Paul Lupo

(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019...running day to day operations)  Before moving over to the de Blasio's PAC, Lupo served as intergovernmental affairs director to Mayor de Blasio from Jan. 2018 and previously was legislative affairs director to the Mayor from Jan. 2014.  Consultant on Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito's campaign to become Speaker of the New York City Council.  Chief of staff to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.  Senior positions on the campaigns of Jim Webb in Virginia and Sen. Tim Johnson in South Dakota.  twitter

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 sincee 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, 2006).

Senior Advisor  Jim Crounse

(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019)  One of the top Democratic mail consultants in the country; partner at AMHCtwitter

Traveling Press Secretary  Olivia Lapeyroleri

(May 3, 2019 reported taking leave to join Fairness PAC; role as traveling press secretary reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019)  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

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.

Unclear if on the campaign...

Mike Casca

(Apr. 8, 2019 reported taking unpaid leave to join Fairness PAC) Communications director to Mayor de Blasio from Jan. 2017.  Deputy communications director to Sen. Bernie Sanders.  Rapid response director on Bernie 2016; worked briefly in Sanders' Senate office as press secretary/digital director, Aug.-Sept. 2015.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) to end of July 2015.  twitter

Alexandra (Allie) Kopel

(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





(press releases)
Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler
(announced June 1, 2019)
Orangeburg County Councilman Willie B. Owens (announced June 3, 2019)

See also:
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.