updated January 24, 2020)
Candidate Michael Bennet timeline
Susan Daggett twitter
Campaign Manager Daniel Barash
Regional political director for expansion districts at the DCCC in 2018. Deputy director of opinion research on Hillary for America, Jan.-Dec. 2016. Campaign manager on Ginny Deerin for Mayor, Feb-Dec. 2015. Political desk - independent expenditure at the DCCC, March-Dec. 2014. Associate at Murphy Vogel Askew Reilly, LLC, Feb. 2012-March 2014 Communications director on Julie Menin for Manhattan Borough President, June-Sept. 2013. Special assistant to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Dec. 2010-June 2011. Communications/research assistant on David Weprin for Congress, 2011 Political assistant at the DCCC, June-Dec. 2010. Research fellow at Atlas Project, May-Aug. 2009. Field organizer in Ames, Iowa on John Edwards for President, June 2007-Jan. 2008. Degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University, 2010; served as president of JHU College Democrats. twitter
Senior Advisor Craig Hughes
Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions, managing the firmís Colorado operation from April 2013. Hughes has worked on or consulted for campaigns in over twenty states. Managing director at RBI Strategies; started working at RBI in 1987 as an intern. Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 campaign in Colorado. Managed Bennetís Senate campaign, 2009-10. Senior advisor on Obamaís 2008 campaign in Colorado. Eastern political director in the Clinton White House, 1998-2000. One of the earliest staff members hired for the Clinton for President campaign in 1991, and subsequently worked for both Clinton/Gore campaigns as well as the Democratic National Committee. twitter
Senior Advisor Jim Jordan
Worked with Shorr Johnson Magnus in 2010.
Managed the DSCC's 2008
I.E. campaign. Senior advisor to Sen. Chris Dodd's
2007-08 presidential campaign. Part-time senior advisor to Mark
Warner's Forward Together PAC. Partner at Westhill
Partners. Founder, principal at Thunder Road Group, where he
directed research, political and communications strategy for America
Coming Together and The Media Fund. Campaign manager on Sen. John
Kerry's presidential campaign for 11 months to Nov. 2003.
Executive director (2002 cycle) and political director (May 1999-Dec.
2000) at the DSCC. Communications director for Sen. John Kerry
(MA), Jan.-May 1999. Spokesman for Democrats on the House
Judiciary Committee during the 1998 impeachment hearings of President
Clinton and for Democrats on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
during the 1997 campaign finance investigation. Communications
director for Sen. Robert Torricelli (NJ) in 1997. Press secretary
for Tim Johnson's (SD) successful campaign for U.S. Senate in
1996. Did non-profit fundraising. Press secretary to Rep.
David Price (NC-4), Jan. 1987-88. J.D. from University of
North Carolina law school, 1986; B.A. from Hampden-Sydney
College. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC.
Director of Ballot Access/Delegate Strategy and Deputy National Political Director Joel Kabourek
(June 24, 2019 tweet)
Executive director of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, Aug.
2015-June 2019. Campaign manager on Quick for Colorad, Feb.
2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy District Attorney in Adams County, CO,
Jan. 2013-Apr. 2014. Finance on Shaffer for Colorado, Aug. -Nov.
2012. J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, 2012;
bachelor's degree in political science from University of Michigan,
Educators for Bennet (announced Nov. 5, 2019)
National Press Secretary Shannon Beckham
Communications advisor to Sen. Bennet since Feb.
2017. Speechwriting and policy associate on Hillary for America,
May-Nov. 2016. B.A. in public policy, policy journalism from Duke
University, 2016. twitter
Communications Advisor Samantha Greene
(May 2019) Communications director to U.S. Rep.
Julia Brownley (CA), June 2017-May 2019; campaign manager on Brownley's
re-elect, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Communications director for the
Information and Technology Foundation, June 2015-June 2017.
Part-time consultant (Sept. 2013-May 2015) and communications account
manager (June 2010-Aug. 2013) at The Fratelli Group. M.P.P. from
Georgetown University, 2015; B.A. in communications from University of
Press Assistant Aaron Williams
Digital Assistant/Content Manager Emily Murphy
(Sept. 2019) Web developer and content creator for Corey M Creative in Denver, Nov. 2018-Sept. 2019. Denver lead organizer for New Era Colorado, July-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on Cary Kennedy for Governor, Dec. 2017-June 2018. Business ooperations coordinator with ConnectWise, Mar.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer in Tampa/St. Pete for the Florida Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of South Florida, 2015.
Director of Scheduling and Advance Mary Bowman
Assistant to the chief of staff and special projects coordinator (July 2017-Aug. 2018), correspondence manager (Feb.-July 2017), staff assistant (Feb. 2016--Feb. 2017) and legislative intern (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) to Sen. Bennet. MsC in global health policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, 2019; bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado College, 2015.
Traveling Deputy Chief of Staff Alejandro Rosenkranz
Investment analyst at Makene Capital Management, LLC in Menlo Park from Aug. 2018. Special assistant in the Office of Sen. Michael Bennet, June 2017-June 2018. B.A. in political science from Stanford University, 2017.
National Finance Director Jessica Boad
(May 2019) Owner of Jessica Boad Consulting
since July 2015. Western regional candidate fundraising director,
based in Irvine, for the DCCC, Jan.-Dec. 2018. Finance director
on Denny Heck for Congress (WA), June 2013-July 2015. Finance
director for Washington's Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, Feb.
2013-Mar. 2013. Deputy finance director on Friends of Maria, Jan.
2011-Feb. 2012. Finance director on Denny Heck for Congress,
Deputy National Finance Director Katherine Swarthout
(June 2019) Finance director on TJ Cox for
Congress (CA), June 2018-June 2019. Finance director on Michael
Eggman for Congress (Feb.-June 2018). Alumni programs officer at
The Evergreen State College, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2018. Development
coordinator for Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, Apr.-Nov.
2015. Deputy finance director on Denny Heck for Congress,
Colorado Finance Manager Parker Fiske
(June 2019) Deputy finance director on Hancock
for Denver from Jan. 2019. Finance assistan on Tom Malinowski for
Congress, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Degree in political science, English
from Trinity College-Hartford, 2018. twitter
Finance Manager Shannon Rice
Senior Advisors for Finance Jill Straus
and Tracy Sturman
Straus' experience includes principal/founder (2001)
at Straus/Baker; Sturman has worked as a consultant at Golden State
Dan Sena and Scott Kozar, Sena |
Sena served as executive
director of the DCCC in the 2018 cycle. In 2018 Kozar was media
consultant to Assistant Speaker, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, and helped on
Xochitl Torres Small's congressional campaign in NM.
Founder (2016) of Expedition
Strategies. Previously a partner at Benenson Strategy Group from
2005; AAPC "Pollster of the Year" in 2007. M.A. in communications
from Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, 1992; B.A. in
government from Clark University, 1986.
Former Sen. Gary Hart (CO) ...announced Sept. 7, 2019
Former Gov. Bill Ritter (CO) ...announced Sept. 10, 2019
Strategist James Carville ...announced Dec. 5, 2019
No Kid Founder Billy Shore ...announced Dec. 13, 2019
"Students for Bennet" Steering Committee ...announced Jan. 18, 2020
Headquarters: 8170 Hickman Road, Suite 2, Clive
Iowa City: 209 Scott Court, Iowa City ...opening Sept. 3 with Susan Daggett and Christie Vilsack
Brian S. Peters
(announced June 3,
2019) Campaign manager on Liz Watson's 2018 run for Congress in
IN-9 from Nov. 2017. Strategist with BerlinRosen, Aug.-Dec. 2016.
Campaign director with The Baughman Company, Mar. 2015-Feb. 2016.
Executive director of the Arkansas Democratic Senate Caucus, Apr-Dec.
2014. Fundraising director on Maxey Scherr for U.S. Senate (TX),
Jan.-Mar. 2014. Campaign manager on Jeremy McPike for House of
Delegates (VA), June-Nov. 2013. Fundraising director on Tamika
Humphreys for City Council (Harlem, NY), Feb.-Apr. 2013. Campaign
manager on Pat Lang for Congress in OH-15, Apr.-Nov. 2012.
Bachelor of specialized studies, political communication from Ohio
University, 2012. twitter
Political Director Garrett Stephens
(July 2019) Legislative correspondent (Apr.-June 2019) and special assistant (Jan. 2018-Mar. 2019) in the Office of Sen. Doug Jones. Staff on Doug Jones for Senate campaign, May-Dec. 2017. B.A. in political science from University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016; president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association, Apr. 2015-Apr. 2016.
Field Director Camilo Vilaseca
(initially Iowa Caucus director; succeeds Cory Miller) Experience with Denver Mayor Hancock, State Rep. Bri Brentello, Treasurer Cary Kennedy and O'Brien for Denver School Board. twitter
Regional Field Directors include
Iowa City Carson Turner
(July 2019) Campaign manager (July
2018-Jan. 2019) and communications director (Mar.-July 2018) on
Jennifer Vannoy for the People (Murfreesboro, TN). Bachelor's
degree in international relations and affairs from Middle Tennessee
State University, 2018. twitter
Des Moines Jake D. Silverman
(June 2019) Debate lead for Kialo
from Oct. 2016. Legislative intern to U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala
(FL), Jan.-May 2019. Deputy field director in Tennessee for Let
America Vote, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Legislative intern to U.S. Rep. Mark
Pocan (WI), Mar.-May 2018. Debate instructor for Capstone
Educational Group, July-Nov. 2017. B.A. in politics and
psychology from Brandeis University, 2017. twitter
[organizer and intern
coordinator] (June 2019) B.A. in politics and government
from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019. Internships include
U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (FL), Jan.-May 2019.
Des Moines Nathaniel Harrison
(Aug. 2019) Studied at Webster
Iowa City Evan Miller
(Aug. 2019) Bachelor's degree in political science, government from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2019.
Iowa City Stephen Morrissey
(Sept. 2019) Degree in political science and government from Williams College, 2018.
Co-founder and partner at Viewpoints
Consulting LLC in Muskegon, from Jan. 2017. Field director on
Poppy Sias-Hernandez for State Senate (MMuskegon), Feb.-Nov.
2018. Organizer in Muskegon for the Michigan Coordinated
Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Deputy campaign manager and
communications director on Terry Sabo for State Representative
(Muskegon), May-Aug. 2016. B.A. in political science and history
from University of Michigan, 2016.
Deputy Press Secretary Mitch Schwartz
Communications director on Jason Crow for Congress (CO), May-Nov.
2018. Director (Jan.-May 2018), senior associate (Aug. 2016-Jan.
2018) and associate (Mar. 2015-July 2016) at SKDKnickerbocker.
Press assistant at NextGen Climate, June-Dec. 2014. Legislative
policy analyst with the New York City Council, Nov. 2013-June
2014. Policy assistant on Christine Quinn for New York,
Aug.-Sept. 2013. B.A. in political science from Kenyon College,
Communications Associate Sarah McCarthy
(Aug. 2019) Digital intern for Committee on Oversight and Reform, May-July 2019; and press and digital intern for U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Jan.-May 2019. Communications associate at R Strategy Group, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Communications fellow on Ken Harbaugh for Congress (OH), Aug.-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in rhetoric and screen studies from Bates College, 2018. twitter
Polk County (announced Oct. 22, 2019)
Robert Bibens, chair
Kimberly and Craig Shadur
Mary and Jim Bernard
Brandi Helms, Ankeny
Tim Huckaby, Urbandale
Central Iowa (announced Nov. 7, 2019)
Story County Joan Bolin Betts, former Iowa Deputy Treasurer, chair
Marshall County Jeff Harris
Poweshiek County Dr. Kesho Scott
Eastern Iowa (announced Nov. 5, 2019)
Johnson County Patrick White, former Johnson County Attorney, chair
Clinton County Ed Brown
Des Moines County Carol Bartles
Dubuque County Margaret Schmitz
Linn County Brett Haddy
Muscatine County Henry Marquard
Scott County Fred Peeters
Dec. 16, 2019 Memo: New Hampshire Investment Strategy [PDF]
State Director Zach Marcus
State and local coordinator for End Citizens United, June-Nov. 2018. Communications director on Friends of Marilyn Mosby (MD), Apr.-June 2018. Campaign manager on Elizabeth Guzman for Delegate (Dale City), May-June 2017. Presss officer for NM Senate Democratic Caucus legislative staff (Jan.-Mar. 2017) and caucus idrector for the NM Senate Democratic Caucus, June 2015-Dec. 2016. Campaign manager on Willie Randall for Delegate (Norfolk, VA), Apr. -Aug. 2015. Campaign manager on Nyquist for Senate (NH 9th District), Mar.-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on Euille for Congress (VA-8), Feb.-Mar. 2014. Campaign manager on Toni Radler for Delegate (VA-55), June-Nov. 2013. Operations manager on Susan Hippen for Delegate (VA-210, Mar.-June 2013. Regional outreach director on John Douglass for Congress (VA-5), June-Nov. 2012. B.S. in political science and government from William & Mary, 2012.
Deputy Political Director Brandon Latham
(Jan.-June 2019) and copy edictor (Aug. -Dec. 2018) at Cell Press
(Elsevier). Academic advisor at Southern New Hampshire
University, Dec. 2017-July 2018. Reporter with the Monadnock
Ledger-Transcript (Peterborough, NH), May 2016-June 2017.
Substitute teacher at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, NH, Dec.
2015-June 2016. Writing consultant, teaching assistant at
American University, Aug.-Dec. 2015. B.A. in communication:
journalism from American University, 2015. twitter
Deputy Political Director Annie Oatman-Gardner
Regional director in
Colorado Springs for Sen. Bennet; previously
regional director to U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar from Jan. 2008. Worked
for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. Campaign director
fon Richard Skorman's two elections to Colorado Springs City
Field Organizers include:
(announced Nov. 6, 2019)
Will Kanteres, a key aide to Hartís campaign and a Manchester business owner and community leader
Lucy Hodder, UNH School of Law Professor & Former Legal Counsel to then-Governor Maggie Hassan
Molly Shaheen, Designer & Entrepreneur
Maria Law, Partner, Rath & Pignatelli
Rick Loeffler, Small Business Owner
Pete Spanos, Democratic Activist
Mike Steinberg, CEO & Founder, Relyco
Meryl Levin, Executive Director, Mill Falls Charter School
Sheridan Brown, Attorney & Conservation Activist
Mary Reudig, Democratic Activist
Kyri Claflin, Retired Professor & Voting Rights Activist
Nancy Vawter, Small Business Owner
Kathie Latham, Nashua Public School Teacher
(announced Nov. 26, 2019)
State Rep. Joyce Fulweiler (Merrimack District 3, Northfield)
Dan Calegari, longtime Democratic activist
(announced Dec. 5, 2019)
State Rep. Marjorie Smith (Strafford District 6, Durham)
(announced Dec. 19, 2019)
Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University
(announced Jan. 1, 2020)
State Rep. David Luneau (Merrimack District 10, Hopkinton)
(announced Jan. 4, 2020)
State Rep. Sherry Dutzy (Hillsborough District 30, Nashua)
(announced Jan. 15, 2020)
Former Concord School Board chairs Claudia Damon and David Ruedig
(announced Jan. 16, 2020)
State Rep. Bob Backus (Hillsborough District 19)
(announced Jan. 24, 2020)
State Rep. and Assistant Majority Floor Leader Michael Cahill (Rockingham District 17)
Bow Selectman Harry Judd
(reported by the Nevada
Independent's Megan Messerly on Aug. 5, 2019) Principal at Blue
Rock Strategies from Jan. 2012. Deputy political
director/constituency director at For Our Future (Las Vegas), July-Nov.
2016. Advisor to America's Opportunity Fund (527 PAC founded by
Gary Locke/Norm Mineta), Feb. 2007-July 2016. Senior associate at
The Lew Edwards Group, July-Nov. 2012. Partner at B & A
International, LLC, 2004-Jan. 2012. Principal at Benavides &
Associates, 1995-2012. Owner of Caffe Americana in the
Philippines, July 2005-Dec.2008. Worked for the DNC to prepare
for the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus, Jan. 2008. Project
manager at The Saint Consulting Group, 2006-07. Nevada political
director for John Kerry, 2004. Director of global alliances for
MeetWorldTrade, Inc., 1999-2001. Advance for the Office of the
Vice President, 1998-2000. Advisor to OPIC, 1998. State
director on Clinton-Gore 96. Writer/advance at The White House,
1993-95. B.A. in political science, international relations from
Cal State Long Beach. twitter
State Director Avery Martin
(announced 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
Operations Director John Kraljevich
(announced May 28,
2019) Candidate for House District 26 in 2018 (York
County). Professional numismatist at John Kraljevich
Americana. Graduate of the University of Virginia. Fort
Hill resident. twitter
Press Assistant Yessy Anorve-Basoria ...to Oct. 2019
(July 2019) Communications officer
2018-July 2019) and public affairs intern (May-Aug. 2018) at the North
Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Bachelor's degrees
in mass communication/media studies and public relations, advertising
and applied communications from Meredith College, 2019.
Iowa Field Director Cory Miller
(started as a regional director July-Aug. 2019) Canvass manager on Dan Feehan for Congress (MN), Sept.-Nov. 2018. Deputy manager on Duwayne Gregory for Congress (NY), Mar.-June 2018. Consultant for Rural Connection, May 2017-Mar. 2018. Field director on Ali Boak for State Senate (NY), July-Nov. 2016. Deputy research director on Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2014. Campaign organizer on Jeff Danielson for Iowa Senate, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and government from University of Northern Iowa, 2013.
Iowa Operations Assistant Margaret Thomson
(Aug. 2019...started as an
intern in July 2019) B.A. in political science and government
from Hiigh Point University, 2019.