Friends of John Delaney

(page updated July 2, 2018)

Headquarters: Bethesda, MD.
announced July 28, 2017
see also:  FEC  |  campaign press releases.

Co-Chair  Terry Lierman
(announced Sept. 18, 2017)  Treasurer on Martin O'Malley's 2015-16 presidential campaign.  Founder of Summit Global Ventures.  President of Energy One.  Chief of staff to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer May 2007-Dec. 2011.  Chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, elected Dec. 2004 and served to May 2007.  National finance co-chair of Dean for 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, WI.

Senior Advisor  John Davis

(announced 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.  Served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (IA).  Campaign experience includes U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA).  Body man on John Edwards for President campaign in 2007.  Iowa native.

Deputy Political Director  Anthony (Tony) McComiskey

(Sept. 2017)  Legislative correspondent in the U.S. House, Jan.-Sept. 2017.  Field director on Delaney's 2016 re-election campaign, June 2016.  Canvass director on David Trone for Congress, Feb.-April 2016.  Ballot access organizer for Grassroots Solutions, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Canvass director at the Fund for the Public Interest, July 2014-Aug. 2015.  B.A. in political science and government from Gettysburg College, 2014.

Communications  Ahmed Elsayed

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.

Correspondence Manager  Joe Connelly

(Nov. 2017)  Several internships.  Bachelor's degree in government from Colby College, 2017.

Finance Director  Tracey K. Friedlander

(Nov. 2017)  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.

Finance Assistant  Benjamin Brosnahan

(Dec. 2017)  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.

Title?  Abigail Roskind

Treasurer  April McClain-Delaney


Iowa Communications Director  Monica Biddix

(announced 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

Iowa Outreach Director  Mark Galinsky

(Sept. 2017)  Field rep. 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.

Iowa  Aaron D. Johnson


New Hampshire  Chris Garretty

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 coordinator for Whitehurst/Mosher Campaign Strategy and Media (SF), Aug. 2012-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in economics from San Francisco State University, 2012.

Congressional Office

Chief of Staff  Alexander ("Xan") Fishman

(Feb. 2017...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

Communications Director  Willis McDonald


Digital Director Makaiah Mohler ...to March 2018


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