updated Sept. 13, 2019)
Co-Chair Terry Lierman
America. Partner of Health
Ventures, LLC, 2001-05. Democratic nominee for Congress against
U.S. Rep. Connie Morella in MD-8 in 2000. Founder and president
of Capitol Associates, Inc., 1984-2001. Staff director of U.S.
Senate Committee on Appropriations and of the Labor Health and Human
Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee. Started at the
National Institutes of Health. Master's degree from University of
Wisconsin; B.A. from Winona State University. Native of Beloit,
Campaign Manager Alexander ("Xan") Fishman
(campaign manager from Aug. 2019 following departure
of John Davis; deputy campaign manager from Jan. 2019) Chief of
staff in Delaney's congressional
2017-Jan. 2019; started in Jan. 2013 as a legislative
assistant. Deputy campaign manager on Friends of John Delaney,
Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012. Field organizer on Fairfax Victory 2011,
Aug.-Nov. 2011. Intern to U.S. Rep. Mike Ross (AR), Oct. 2010-May
2011. English teacher at Tichon Hadash High School, Sept.
2008-June 2010; math and physics teacher at American Hebrew University,
Aug. 2005-May 2008. M.A. in teaching English from Tel Aviv
University, 2011; B.A. in astronomy and religion from Swarthmore
College, 2005. twitter
Senior Advisor Tracey K. Friedlander
(Nov. 2017...also mentioned as deputy campaign manager) Senior advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank, Aug. 2011-Oct. 2017. Franklin Fellow at U.S. Department of State (Feb. 2010-Jan. 2011) and U.S. Embassy in Croatia (Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012). General counsel, SVP of business development at StarBand Communications Inc., 2000-04. Associate general counsel, VP for legal and business affairs at Teligent, Inc., 1998-2000. Senior associate at Arnold & Porter, 1991-98. J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, 1991; B.A. in political science from Dickinson College, 1988.
Communications Director Will McDonald
Has worked for Delaney since 2011. Ph.D. in English
from University of Iowa. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Carrie Healey
(Feb. 2019) Programming manager for AOL
Sept. 2017-Mar. 2019; programming manager for news at AOL, Feb.
2016-Sept. 2017. Associate editor at theGrio.com, Sept. 2014-Jan.
2016. Associate producer and sports editor at NBCUniversal, Inc.,
Jan. 2013-Aug. 2014. Master of communications from Sacred Heart
University; Bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. twitter
National Press Secretary Michael Starr Hopkins
Health Care Framework | Negative Emissions Technology | Prescription Drug Prices | Rural America | Black America | National Service |
Entrepreneurship Czar | Foreign Policy | Mental Health | Climate Change | Infrastructure | Living Wage | Opioid Epidemic | Cities Fair Deal Plan | Mandatory National Service | Digital Privacy and Technology
Policy Director Samantha Price
A senior legislative assistant in Delaney's
Policy Assistant Clark Derrington
(Jan. 2019) Legislative correspondent (June
staff assistant (Mar.-June 2018) and legislative intern (Aug. 2017-Mar.
2018) in the U.S. House. Government relations intern for Cassidy
& Associates, Aug. 2016-Mar. 2017. Teaching fellow for Maase
Olam's Masa Israel Journey program in Rehovot, Israel, Sept. 2015-June
2016. Bachelor's degree in history from the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2015. From Knoxville, TN.
Operations and HR Manager and Legal Counsel Ann Rakestraw
(Apr. 2019; started as communications strategist in Jan. 2019) Most recently associate general counsel at Verizon; worked there for 17 years. Associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, 1996-2001. Law clerk for Hon. Robert R. Beezer, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995-96. J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, 1995; B.A. in English and religious studies from University of Virginia, 1992.
Deputy Political Director Anthony (Tony)
(Sept. 2017) Legislative correspondent in
U.S. House, Jan.-Sept. 2017. Field director on Delaney's 2016
re-election campaign, June 2016. Canvass director on David Trone
Congress, Feb.-April 2016. Ballot access organizer for Grassroots
Solutions, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2016. Canvass director at the Fund for
Public Interest, July 2014-Aug. 2015. B.A. in political science
government from Gettysburg College, 2014.
Digital Content Manager Abigail Roskind
(Nov. 2017) Copy editor at Snapchat, Inc.,
Editorial assistant at Career Contessa, Oct. 2015-May 2016. Sales
associate at British American Shipping LLC, Nov. 2014-Dec. 2015.
B.A. in international relations and affairs from University of Southern
Correspondence Manager Nicolas Clifford
(Mar. 2019) Worked for 5 1/2 years for UMC
Health System in Lubbock, TX, Aug. 2013-Dec. 2018. Communications
on Miguel Levario for Congress (TX), June-Nov. 2018. B.A. in
political science and government for Texas Tech University, 2011.
Deputy National Finance Director Benjamin Brosnahan
(Jan. 2019; started as finance assistant Dec.
2017-Jan. 2019) Executive assistant to CEO at
Nusgart Consulting from
June 2017. Interned for Delaney, March-June 2017. Field
organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia from June 2016.
Field organizer on Hillary for America in Annapolis, MD from April
2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
Tulane University, 2016.
Treasurer April McClain-Delaney
Ann Liston – Media Consultant
Eric Adelstein – Media Consultant
Andy Meyer – Digital Consultant
Harrison Hickman – Pollster
Bergmann Zwerdling Direct
Achim Bergmann – Direct Mail Consultant
Alex Zwerdling – Direct Mail Consultant
Pacific Campaign House
Cheryl Hori – Digital Consultant
Des Moines: 2415 Ingersoll Avenue; Des Moines, IA 50312
Cedar Rapids: 2706 1st Ave NE; Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Council Bluffs: 219 S. Main Street; Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Davenport: 2720 West Locust St. Unit 2-B, Davenport, IA 52804
Dubuque: 1735 Central Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001
Fort Dodge: 14 North 11th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Sioux City: 831 Gordon Drive; Sioux City, IA 51101
Waterloo: 10 West 4th St., Suite 20, Waterloo, IA 50701
Office opening events: Des Moines (Jan. 12), Cedar Rapids (Jan. 12), Council Bluffs (Jan. 30), Sioux City (Jan. 30), Waterloo (Feb. 18), Fort Dodge (Mar. 16), Dubuque (Mar. 31), Davenport (Mar. 31).
Total Iowa Staff of 25 as of Feb. 28, 2019.
Connie Klug -
(announced Jan. 7, 2019) From Adel, currently works as a business
for AT&T Sports and Entertainment. Served for nine years
on the Des Moines General Board of Trustees.
Paula Meyer - (announced Jan. 7, 2019) From St. Ansgar. Founded Friends of Ngong Road after a business career. M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business; B.A. from Luther College.
State Director Monica Biddix
(announced as state
director Jan. 7, 2019; announced as Iowa communications director June
22, 2018) Campaign manager on
McGuire for Governor, July 2017-June 2018. Communications
director for the Iowa Democratic Party, April 2016-April 2017.
Communications director at Progress Iowa, Dec. 2015-April 2016.
Campaign director for Iowa Pays the Price Caucus Campaign, July-Nov.
2015. Legislative assistant to state Sen. Chris Brase (IA),
Jan.-May 2015. Campaign manager on Laura Hubka for Iowa
House/Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager at
Indigo Strategies, Champaign, IL, Aug. 2013-Mar. 2014. Volunteer
coordinator for Vote Yes Linn County, Jan.-Mar. 2013. Campaign
director on Mary Jo Wilhelm for Iowa State Senate/Iowa Democratic
Party, June-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on Farrow for Mayor (SC),
April-Nov. 2011. Field organizer on Sangisetty for Congress (LA),
Aug.-Nov. 2010. Call time manager/finance director on Dwight
Drake for Governor (SC), Aug. 2009-Jan. 2010. Passport support
associate in Charleston, June 2007-Oct. 2008. M.A. in history
from College of Charleston, 2005; B.A. in political science/history
from UNC Chapel Hill. twitter
Deputy State Director Brent Roske
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on July 9, 2019) Switched to the Delaney campaign after serving for months as Iowa state director on Marianne Williamson for President. Independent candidate for Governor of Iowa, May-Dec. 2017. Produced the Emmy-nominated TV series ‘Roske on Politics.’ Independent candidate for Congress in CA-33 in 2014, but dropped out and endorsed Marianne Williamson in May. Wrote and directed the political drama 'Chasing the Hill' (2012) and the sequel 'Courting Des Moines' (2016). A creative director at NBC Universal for 9 years. twitter
Political Director Marcia Rogers
(announced Jan. 7, 2019) Managing director at North Shore LLC in Cedar Rapids from April 2016. Business partner at Political Brinq, April 2013-April 2016. Studied occupational therapy at College of St. Catherine in the 1970s.
Iowa Press Secretary Courtney Carstens
(Jan. 2019) Senior, working toward bachelor's
communication, journalism and related programs from Iowa State
University. Brand ambassador for Portobello Road Ames from Aug.
2018. Owner of RMC Studios in Ames from June 2018. twitter
Consultant Greg Hauenstein
(started as digital director, announced Oct.
2018) Lead developer at GPS
Impact in Des
2012-Oct. 2018. Legislative assistant to Rep. Tyler Olson in the
Iowa House, Jan.-April 2012. Director of new media for the Iowa
Democratic Party, June 2009-Jan. 2012. Web design and development
for oh hey mktg, June 2010-Mar. 2011. New media producer for
Obama for America, Aug. 2007-Nov. 2008. Studied film and video
production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. twitter
Digital and Communications Specialist Ben Cobley
(Feb. 2019) Senior digital strategist for GPSIMPACT from June 2017. Press aide in Des Moines on Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Deputy campaign manager on Rob Hogg for U.S. Senate, Jan.-June 2016; also legislative aide to Sen. Hogg, Jan.-April 2016. Bachelor's degree in international/global studies from University of Iowa, 2016. twitter
Field Director Josh Skipworth
(Feb. 2019) Self employed freelance writer
from Jan. 2018. Deputy political director for United Brotherhood
of Carpenters & Joiners of America in Des Moines, Sept.-Dec.
2018. Marketing and monetization consultant for The National
Memo, Mar.-June 2018. Iowa state director for The Humane Society
of the U.S., Sept. 2015-Feb. 2018. Field director with Batrice
& Associates, Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015. Regional field director
in Des Moines with the League of Conservation Voters, Sept. 2013-Oct.
2014. Field organizer in Ames on Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2012. Regional field organizer for SW Iowa for
Organizing for America, Jan. 2009-May 2012. B.S. in history from
Iowa State University, 2014. twitter
Field Organizers include
Des Moines area Anita Aidoo - (Aug. 2018) Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Towson University, 2018.
Patrick Brett twitter
Council Bluffs Gregory Christensen - M.S. in international relations from Northeastern University; B.S. in agricultural sciences from Oregon State University, 2015. Author of Make America Stronger Together and has several books in the works. twitter
Cedar Rapids Kelsey Myers - (June 2018) Volunteer coordinator for Protect Minnesota, April-June 2018. Bachelor's degree in economics and political science from St. Olaf College, 2017. From Minnesota. twitter
Zachary Pargeon - B.S. in communication from East Carolina University, 2010.
Council Bluffs Jen Pellant twitter
Robert A. Newman
Operations Director Mark Galinsky
(previously deputy state director, announced Jan. 7, 2019 and Iowa outreach director from Sept. 2017) Field representative for U.S. Rep. Delaney in Hagerstown, Aug. 2016-Sept. 2017. Field organizer on John Delaney for Congress, March-Aug. 2016. Press intern to U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016. B.A. in political science and government from St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2014. twitter
Donna Crum, Mills County Democrats Chair
Nancy Camardo, Wayne County Democrats Chair
Twyla Peacock, Van Buren County Democrats Chair
(announced Jan. 29, 2019)
Amos, Lucas County Democratic Party Chair
(announced Feb. 15, 2019)
Offenburger, former Des Moines
(announced Sept. 3, 2019)
generation farm owner and retired teacher from Exira (Audubon County)
(announced Sept. 4, 2019)
(announced Sept. 5,
Mike and Shari Minnehan - Farmers and Activists, Greene County
Bill Monroe - Retired Pharmacist, Greene County
George Rodriguez - Shelby County Affirmative Action Chair, Shelby County
Janis Lustgraaf - Pottawattamie County Democrats Rural Caucus Group Member
Kent Redding - First-time Caucusgoer, Pottawattamie County
Lori Bliss - Pottawattamie County Democrats Activist
Stan Watkins - Retired Coe College Professor, Linn County
Rita Purdin - Iowa County Democrats Treasurer
Brandi Parsons - Adult Education and Literacy Advocate, Linn County
> On Oct. 17 Iowa Starting Line reported, "The
campaign has six full-time field staffers in five different counties."
> On Nov. 16 Politico reported that in Iowa he "plans to have 30 full-time staffers on the ground and up to eight offices opened by January."
> On Jan. 7, 2018 the campaign announced it has 24 staff in Iowa.
Office: 803 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101 ...office opening Feb. 11, 2019
NH staff has been fairly constant at six or seven.
State Director Chris MacKenzie
(announced Jan. 8,
2019) Comes to the position from serving as communications
director (since 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
Regional Field Director Julian Avery (Jenna) Sutcliffe
(from Aug. 2019; started as a field organizer in Mar.
Bachelor's degree in American government and politics from Clark
University, 2019. Originally from New Hampshire.
NH Rep. Stephen Woodcock - Democratic member of the NH House of Representatives representing Carroll County’s District 2, including Chatham, Conway, Eaton, and Hales Location.
NH Rep. Jerry Stringham - Democratic member of the NH House of Representatives representing Grafton County’s District 5, including Lincoln, Woodstock and Waterville Valley. Rep. Stringham serves on the NH House Ways and Means Committee.
Nashua Selectman Teresa Moler - Ward 2 Selectman for the City of Nashua
Wes Tator - Portsmouth climate activist
Sarah Weck - Cheshire County climate activist and business owner
Campaign Manager John Davis ...to Aug. 2019
(announced as senior advisor on Sept. 20, 2017) Founding partner of the Des Moines based bipartisan polling firm Red America Blue America (RABA) Research. Des Moines office of New Partners. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (IA), 2009-14. Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Traveling chief of staff on John Edwards for President campaign in 2007. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA)'s 2004 re-election. Iowa native. Also served as U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY)’s chief of staff, and as a committee staffer to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA).
Press Assistant Maya Krishna-Rogers ...to July 2019;
moved to senior media relations coordinator at the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace
(Nov. 2018-July 2019) Interned for Delaney in
Aug.-Nov. 2018. B.A. in political science and international
affairs from McGill University, 2018.
Deputy Press Secretary Ahmed Elsayed ...to May 2019; moved to communications director in the U.S. House
(Sept. 2017-May 2019) Communications director
for the National Organization
of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Mar.-Sept. 2017.
Field organizer in the 5th CD for the New Jersey Democratic State
Committee, Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017. Communications intern for NJOHSP,
Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016. B.A. in communication from Rutgers
University-New Brunswick, 2015.
Digital Content Manager Joe Connelly ...to Feb. 2019,
moved to associate at Rational 360
(Oct. 2018; started as correspondence manager in Nov.
2017) Several internships.
Bachelor's degree in government from Colby College, 2017.
...to Feb. 2018, moved to deputy campaign manager
on Jessica Morse for Congress (CA).
Started with Friends of John Delaney in Feb. 2017. Field organizer on the Colorado Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2016. Press assistant on Hillary for America in SF, May-June 2016. Bachelor's degree in government and women's and gender studies from Georgetown University, 2016.
Regional Field Director Jeffrey
(Nov. 2018) CA-10 and CA-48 paid canvass program
California Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Campaign services
director for the Santa Clara County Democratic Party from Feb.
2017. Campaign manager on John Hirokawa for Sheriff, Sept.
2017-July 2018. Co-campaign manager on Marc Berman for California
State Assembly, June-Nov. 2016. Santa Clara County coordinator
for Yes on Measure AA, Feb.-June 2016. Policy aide at the Santa
Clara County Board of Supervisors, May 2014-Aug. 2015. Senior
field representatve in the California State Senate, Dec. 2012-May
2014. Campaign manager on Jerry Hill for State Senate 2012.
Started on campaigns as an intern, field organizer and rapid response
director of the California Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2008.
B.A. in political science from UC Davis, 2009.
Regional Field Director Nick Dempsey
(Nov. 2018) Canvass supervisor for the Iowa
July-Nov. 2012. Organizer with Working Families Win, Oct.-Nov.
2011. Assistant canvass manager for Iowa Green Home, May-Aug.
2011. Field organizer on Leonard Boswell for Congress, Aug.-Nov.
2010; canvasser for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Aug. 2010;
volunteer coordinator on Roxanne Conlin for Senate, April-June
2010. B.A. in political science from University of Northern Iowa,
Isa(belle) Barrett -
the Heartland. twitter
Field Organizer -
House - (July 2018) Law
clerk at Smirnow Law, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2018. Advisor to Global
Council, Oct. 2015-Jan. 2017. Legal assistant (Jan.-June 2012)
intern (Aug. 2011-Jan. 2012) for the Solar Energy Industries
Association. J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of
2015. B.A. in environmental policy and sciences, religious
from McDaniel College, 2010. twitter
Communications Director Rachel
(from May-July 2019, started as deputy comms.
director, announced Jan. 7, 2019)
Communications director for the Democratic Party of Orange County (CA)
from June 2017 through the 2018 midterms. Director of communications
for Smolarcorp from July 2007. Communications and field
represenatitive for the Office of Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, City of
Long Beach, CA, June 2006-July 2007. Constituent services
representative for U.S. Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, May 2005-July
2006. Field organizer for Nancy Boyda for Congress (KS-2),
Aug.-Nov. 2004. News reporter at KJCK 1420 AM Radio in Topeka,
Jan. 2001-Aug. 2004. M.A. in speech communication and rhetoric
from Kansas State University. From Kansas. twitter
Caucus Director Michelle
Bruggenthies ...to the Swalwell
(Dec. 2018, announced Jan. 7, 2019) Campaign manager on Jackie Smith for Iowa State Senate in 2018. Worked on Pete D'Alessandro's 2018 primary campaign for Congress in IA-3. Sioux City regional field director and regional field director in Chicago on Bernie 2016. Worked on Chuy Garcia’s 2015 bid for mayor of Chicago. Worked on Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign in 2014. Has also organized in Washington State and New Jersey. Studied History, English Literature at Loyola University Chicago. From Chicago.
Deputy Political Director Casey Neal
(announced Jan. 8,
director for Free & Fair New Hampshire and Colin Van Ostern's bid
for Secretary of State. Finance consultant at Rio Strategies in
Albuquerque from April 2017. Policy and administrative manager
for Maryland Clean Energy, April 2016-April 2017. Studied at
University of Maryland Baltimore County. twitter
Regional Field Director Matt Chilliak
(Jan. 2019) Regional canvass director at Freedom For All Massachusetts, June-Nov. 2018. Deputy campaign manager on Patrick Littlefield for Congress (MA), Jan.-June 2018. Voter contact organizer for the New Democratic Party of Canada, Aug. 2015-May 2017. Campaign manager for Sarina Gersher in Saskatoon Ward 8, July-Oct. 2016. Editor for Live and Invest Overseas of Panama City, Jan. 2014-Aug. 2015. Contributor to The Sheaf in Saskatoon, Feb. 2013-Mar. 2014. B.A. in political science and government from University of Saskatchewan, 2013. twitter
Chris Garretty ...to
Regional organizing director (April-Aug. 2016) and deputy organizing director (Aug.-Nov. 2016) for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Organizer for Hillary for America in NH, ME and WI, July 2015-April 2016. Field director for the Coaltion for an Affordable City-Stop Unfair Beverage Taxes (SF), Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014. Campaign for Whitehurst/Mosher Campaign Strategy and Media (SF), Aug. 2012-Nov. 2013. B.A. in economics from San Francisco State University, 2012.