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State Director Jessica Mejia
(reported by azcentral.com on June 19, 2020) State director on Biden's California primary campaign (announced Oct. 28, 2019). Western regional director at EMILY's List. Western state regional director during the primary campaign on Hillary for America from Apr. 2015. Southern regional organizing director at Ready for Hillary super PAC. Campaign manager on Anthony Rendon for California State Assembly. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez's 2010 re-election campaign. Field director on Judy Chu for Congress. Field director for Ricardo Lara for Assembly (CA). Statewide Get-Out-The-Vote director for the California Democratic Party “Yes We Can! California ’08” campaign. Deputy director of political affairs for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee. State field director for Hillary Clinton for President in Colorado. Volunteer coordinator for Barbara Boxer for U.S. Senate, 2004. Midwest deputy regional field director for the DNC, 2004. Attended California Lutheran University. Los Angeles native. Experience also includes working as an organizer for SEIU 1928. twitter
Senior Advisor Andrew Piatt
(reported by azcentral.com on June 19,
2020) Campaign manager on Krysten Sinema's 2018
run for U.S. Senate. Deputy political director at the
DSCC in 2016. Southern regional political director at
the DCCC, announced Feb. 2013 and into 2016; worked for the
DCCC's IE in 2012. Experience also includes campaign
manager on U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer's (MI) unsuccessful 2010
re-election bid. twitter
Deputy State Director Toni Cani
Campaign manager and general consultant on No on Props 105
& 106 - Invest in PHX, Apr.-Aug. 2019. Campaign
manager on Kate Gallego for Phoenix Mayor, Jan.-Mar.
2019. Political director for ACLU of Arizona, Sept.
2017-Dec. 2018. Senior policy advisor to Phoenix Mayor
Greg Stanton, Aug. 2016-Sept. 2017. Aide to Tempe Mayor
Mark Mitchell, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2016. Founder and
executive director of Inspire Arizona, Feb. 2013-Dec.
2014. National political director (June 2011-July 2012)
and deputy national political director (Feb. 2010-June 2011)
at the Sierra Club. Tennessee state director (Apr.
2009-Feb. 2010) and field director (Jan.-Apr. 2009) for SEIU
Change that Works Campaign. National political director
for Young Democrats of America, Aug. 2006-Dec. 2008.
Non-traditional campaigns director for the Arizona Democratic
Party, 2004-06. National director of strategy and
resources on Generation Dean at Dean for America, June
2003-Feb. 2004. Program director at Westlaw/BarBri
National Student Leadership Foundation, June 1997-Aug.
2002. B.S. in political science from Arizona State
Deputy State Director Jacob Smith
(announced July 14, 2020)
Early states director on Gillibrand 2020, May-Aug. 2019.
Arizona Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Mar.
2018-Mar 2019. Campaign manager on Kriseman for Mayor of
St. Petersburg, Mar.-Nov. 2017. Michigan organizing
director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016; started on
the campaign as a regional organizing director in New
Hampshire in April 2015, then in Maine and Illinois; and
organizing director in Indiana and Northern California.
Field director on Alex Sink for Congress, Dec. 2013-March
2014. Field director on Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St.
Petersburg, April-Nov. 2013. Regional field director for
Organizing for America in Sarasota, FL. Field director
on Thomas Hawkins for City Commission, Dec. 2010-March
2011. B.A. in political science from University of
Florida, 2011; interned on Obama's campaign in Florida,
Sept.-Nov. 2008. twitter
Political Director Cynthia Aragon
(announced July 14, 2020) Chief of staff
the the AZ House of Representatives Democratic Caucus from
Dec. 2016. Community and constituent liaison, research
analyst, policy advisor in the Arizona House, Dec. 2008-Nov.
2016. Project coordinator on youth get out the vote project
for Mi Familia Vota/NALEO Educational Fund, Oct.-Nov.
2008. Campaign coordinator at Protect Arizona's Freedom
Coalition, July-Oct. 2008. Community outreach
director/consultant on behalf of UFCW, July 2007-Oct.
2008. State administrator at SEIU Local 5 AZ, July
2004-June 2007. M.B.A. from University of Arizona, 2017;
bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Arizona
State University, 2012; A.A. in business management from
Phoenix College, 20007. twitter
Deputy Political Director Fernando Quiroz
(announced Aug. 10, 2020) Chairman of Arizona Interagency Farmworkers Coalition, a non-profit organization.
Coalitions Director Cymone Bolding
(announced Aug. 10, 2020) Co-founder and
co-executive director of Arizona Coalition for Change (from
Jan. 2016). Co-executive director of Our Voice Our Vote
Arizona, July 2018-July 2020. Candidate for Phoenix City
Council, Feb.-Apr. 2020. Chief of staff to Phoenix City
Council District 8, July-Dec. 2019. Luveen Village
Planning Commissioner, July 2017-July 2018. Studied
business administration, marketing, management at Northern
Arizona University. twitter
Latino Vote and Faith Director Larry Sandigo
(announced Aug. 10, 2020) Director of
outreach, policy advisor and counsel to U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton
from Feb. 2019. Pro bono managing attorney (Feb.
2017-Jan. 2019), pro bono mentor-children's program (July
2016-Feb. 2017) and staff attorney-children's program at
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project.
Associate attorney at the Thomas Law Firm in Phoenix, Aug.
2013-Aug. 2015. Associate attorney at Masferrer &
Associates in Boston, Aug. 2012-July 2013. Fellow at the
Post Deportation Human Rights Project, Aug. 2011-May
2012. J.D. from Boston College Law School, 2011; B.A.
from Baylor University, 2008. twitter
Latino Vote Organizers Maybe Alfonzo, Alex Arellano
Deputy Coalitions Director (AAPI,
Students, Rural, Disability) Sierra Yamanaka
(Aug. 2020) Arizona organizing director
on Mike Bloomberg for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.
Western director at E Street Group, June-Dec. 2019.
Owner/campaign manager at Yamanaka Consulting in Tucson,
Jan.-May 2019. Deputy field director (Apr.-Nov. 2018)
and lead organizer for CD2 (Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018) for the
Arizona Democratic Party. President of Young Democrats
of Arizona, Apr. 2017-Aug. 2018. Arizona events manager
for Brass Tactics, Feb. -Sept. 2017. Regional field
director in Tucson for the Arizona Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov.
2016. Field organizer in Casa Grande for the Arizona
Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political
science and government from University of Arizona, 2016.
Deputy Coalitions Director (Black Americans) Alexander Sojourney
(Oct. 2020) B.S. in political science from Arizona State University, 2020; student body president of ASU’s West campus.
Deputy Coalitions Director (Women, LGBTQ+) Teresa Acuña
(announced Aug. 10, 2020) Associate
director of the Democratic Governance Program at Harvard
University’s Ash Center from July 2017. Director of
policy and leadership programs at National Hispanic Leadership
Agenda, 2015-16. Legislative director to U.S. Rep.
Gloria Negrete McLeod, 2013-15. Legislative
representative for the California Special Districts
Association, 2012-13. Legislative director to California
Assemblyman Luis Alejo, 2011-12. Legislative aide and
fellow to California Sen. Gilbert Cedillo, 2008-10.
M.P.A. from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of
Government; studied political science at San Diego State
Deputy Coalitions Director
(Veterans/Military, Seniors) Hunter Anderson
Digital Organizing Director Michael Ramirez
(announced Aug. 10, 2020) Arizona field
director (Feb.-Apr. 2020) and Nevada deputy field director
(June 2019-Feb. 2020) on Bernie 2020. Campaign manager
on Julie Gonzalez for Colorado, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2018.
Production coordinator at Fresca Foods Inc., Apr. 2017-Jan.
2018. Colorado field coordinator for Mi Familia Vota,
July-Nov. 2016. National Latino outreach strategist
(Jan.-Apr. 2016), Colorado constituency outreach coordinator
(Feb.-Mar. 2016) and field organizer (Jan.-Feb. 2016) on
Bernie 2016. La Raza Youth Leadership Institute Co-Chair
(Feb. 2014-Jan. 2016) and youth case manager (Aug. 2013-Jan.
2016) at Servicios de La Raza, Inc.. Policy fellow to
Colorado State Rep. Leroy Garcia, Jan.-June 2013.
Studied political science at University of Colorado
Communications Director Geoff Burgan
(announced July 14, 2020) National
communications director for Organizing Together 2020.
Iowa communications director on Beto for America, Apr.-Nov.
2019. Senior communications advisor (Sept.-Nov.
2018) and communications director on Andrew Gillum for
Governor. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2017. Deputy
communications director for the Louisiana Democratic Party,
Nov. 2015. Communications research manager in the
Office of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Nov. 2013-Jan. 2015.
Account executive at Powell Tate, June 2012-Nov. 2013.
Call time manager and personal aide on Rob Garagiola for
Congress, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012. B.A. in journalism,
government and politics from University of Maryland College
Park, 2011. twitter
Press Secretary Nicole Pasteur
(announced Aug. 10, 2020) Communications
director and policy advisor to U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton from
Jan. 2019. Senior policy advisor in the Office of the
Mayor, City of Phoenix, Sept. 2013-Dec. 2018. Director
of communications at Picmonic Inc., June 2012-Sept.
2013. Fellow at the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership,
Mar.-May 2013. M.P.A. in local government, non-profit
management (2012) and B.A. in sociology (2010) from University
of Arizona. twitter
Coordinated Director Emma Brown
(Jan. 2020) Deputy campaign manager on
Mark Kelly's U.S. Senate campaign, Jan. 2019-Jan. 2020.
Campaign manager on Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress (IL),
July-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Lindsey Davis Stover
for Congress (VA), Jan.-June 2018. Campaign manager on
Wendy Gooditis for Delegate (VA), Apr.-Dec. 2017. B.A.
in government, English from Colby College. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary for Hispanic Media Luz Jimenez
(Aug. 2020) Hispanic marketing special
events manager and Latino social media manager for Turf
Paradise Latino Events & Social Media from Sept.
2005. Director of communications for Arizona Ready,
Mar.-Aug. 2020. Engagement manager for University of
Arizona College of Medicine research program.
Multicultural outreach coordinator for Celerion, June
2016-Dec. 2017. Multicultural initiatives manager at
H&R Block in Phoenix, June 2014-May 2016.
Multicultural community relations coordinator for Donor
Network of Arizona, Jan. 2012-June 2014. Promotions and
sales assistant at Entravision Communications, Aug. 2010-Jan.
2012. Bilingual intake representative/Hispanic marketing
at Law Offices of Lerner & Rowe P.C., Mar. 2008-July
2010. B.A. in Spanish and communications from Arizona
State University, 2006. twitter
Organizing Director Sean McEnerney
(Jan. 2020) An Iowa deputy organizing
director on Kamala Harris For The People, Apr.-Dec.
2019. A deputy field director on Pennsylvania’s
2018 Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018.
Communications special assistant in the Office of the Queens
Borough President, Apr. 2017-Apr. 2018. Regional
organizing director in Mason City for the Iowa Democratic
Party, July-Nov. 2016. Regional field director in Iowa
City on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016.
Campaign manager in Iowa for several state senate candidates
for Senate Majority Fund, May-Nov. 2014. Special assistant
to the Queens Borough President, Jan.-May 2014.
Campaign coordinator on Melinda Katz 2013 (for Queens
Borough President), Jan.-Nov. 2013. Special assistant
in the New York State Assembly, Nov.-Dec. 2012. Field
organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and policy research assistant
(May-June 2012) on Grace for New York congressional
campaign. B.A. in political science and government
from NYU, 2012.
Training Director Mariah Gould
(July 2020) Iowa deputy training director on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020. Regional organizing director for Iowa City and SE Iowa on Kamala Harris For The People, May-Dec. 2019. Session aide to Virginia Del. Mike Mullin, Jan.-Mar. 2019. Florida recount for the DSCC, Nov. 2018. Regional field director in Southwest PA for the Pennsylvania Democratic Paty, May-Nov. 2018. Session aide for Virginia Del. Debra Rodman, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer in Norfolk for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2016. Degree in political science, interational relations and affairs from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016.
Data Director Lala Xu
Iowa data director on Pete for America.
Deputy data director on JB Pritzker for Governor, June-Nov.
2018. B.A. in economics and statistics from Cornell
Deputy Data Director Sarah Koulogeorge
(July 2020) Deputy Iowa data director
(Nov. 2019-Mar. 2020) and budget associate in South Bend
(June-Nov. 2019) on Pete for America. Senior associate
consultant (from Aug. 2018) and associate consultant (Oct.
2016-July 2018) at Mars & Co.. B.A. in history from
Dartmouth College, 2016.
Deputy Data Director Jenna Colazzi
(Aug. 2020) Senior software engineer at
Arcadia (July 2019-July 2020). Senior software engineer
at Civis Analytics, Mar. 2015-July 2019. Software
developer at New Organizing Institute, Mar. 2013-Jan.
2015. Field organizer in Coos Co. on Organizing for
America NH, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in computer science and
Asian languages from Amherst College, 2012.
Data Associate Selena Santiago
Yameen Huq, Andrew Parker
Operations Director Michael Caballero
(July 2020) Nevada director of operations
(Oct. 2019-Mar. 2020) and deputy director of operations on
Pete for America, (July-Oct. 2019).
organizer on Beto for Texas, Jan.-Nov. 2018.
Bachelor's degree in economics from American University,
Voter Activation Director Maria Eller
(Sept. 2020) Arizona organizing director
for NextGen America, May 2018-Aug. 2020. Climate
education fellow at the Institute at the Golden Gate,
June-Dec. 2017. Bachelor's degree in Sustainability from
Arizona State University, 2017.
Deputy Voter Activation Director
(Sept. 2020) A regional organizing
director on Mike Bloomberg for President. Executive
director (Sept. 2015-Jan. 2019) and field director (Aug. 2015)
fr the Pima County Democratic Party. Regional field
director for the Arizona Democratic Party, July-Nov.
2014. Public policy strategist at the community Food
Bank of Southern Arizona, Apr.-Oct. 2013. Finance intern
for the Pima County Democratic Party, Dec. 2012-Apr.
2013. Field organizer for the Arizona Democratic Party,
Feb.-Nov. 2012. Rancher at the Monson-Butrum Ranch in
South Dakota, 1999-Sept. 2011. B.A. in political
science, history from Minnesota State University Moorhead,
Voter Activation Regional Directors
Elizabeth G. Baskin, John Bower, Gladys Contreras, Jacob
Cordas, Emily Cummins, Brian Fernandez, John Sellers Hill,
William Kovacs, Diego Leal, Sydney L. Pearson, Katherine
Fullam Stratford, Adriano K. Tsinigine, Paulino Valerio
In the last month of the
campaign, Mission for Arizona opened 7 centers across the
state to serve supporters and
facilitate community outreach while following federal and local COVID-19 guidelines.
HR Director Meg Hovious
Co-founder and consulting lead at Here, a mental health collective based in Indianapolis from Jan. 2019. Chief people office on Pete for America, Apr. 2019-Mar. 2020. Director of talent (Mar. 2016-May 2019) and deputy director of global resourcing (Jan. 2014-Mar. 2016) at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2014-Mar. 2016. Senior manager for strategy and project management at Interbrand, May 2013-Jan. 2014. Resource planner/operations analyst at VSA Partners, Nov. 2010-May 2013. B.S. in psychology from Ball State University, 2007.
Deputy Operations Director Molly Brown
Deputy Operations Director Timothy Merritt
Deputy Operations Director Kat Lau
(June 2020) Co-director (Dec. 2018-June
2020) and volunteer (June-Nov. 2018) at Knock for
Democracy. Senior business development manager (Aug.
2018-Dec. 2019), business development manager (Nov. 2017-July
2018) and program strategist for innovation (Dec. 2015-Oct.
2017) at Intersection Co. Senior project manager
(July-Dec. 2015) and project manager (Oct. 2013-June 2015) for
the New York City Economic Development Corporation. B.A.
in political science from Yale University, 2013.
Operations Associates Gregory
J. Soares, Shoshana Kaplan, Rebecca Josette Walton
GOTV Director Andrea Nemecek
(Aug. 2020) State director for Invest in
Education ballot measure, Apr.-Aug. 2020. Arizona state
director on Warren for President, Oct. 2019-Mar. 2020
Iowa organizing director on Gillibrand 2020, May-Sept.
2019. Training director for the
Arizona Democratic Party, Apr. 2018-Apr. 2019.
Training director on JB Pritzker for Governor, Oct.
2017-Mar. 2018. Call time manager and finance
assistant for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund, June-Oct.
2017. Legislative aide to state Rep. Kirsten
Running-Marquardt, Jan.-Apr. 2017. Regional organizing
director for universities in SW Ohio (July-Nov. 2016) and
organizer in Dayton (Apr.-July 2016) for the Ohio Democratic
Party. Organizer on Hillary for America in South
Minneapolis, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016. Regional field
director in Iowa City for NextGen Climate, Apr.-Nov.
2015. Regional GOTV director in Waterloo for the Iowa
Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2014. BA. in English from
Grinnell College, 2014. twitter
...team of 24 staff "in the final three weeks...250,000 voters’ doors knocked with the support of 2,700 volunteers, while adhering to COVID-19 health and safety protocols."
Arizona Democratic Party
Chairwoman Felecia Rotellini
(elected late Jan. 2018) Director of regulatory compliance for DriveTime from Jan. 2015. Democratic nominee for Arizona Attorney General in 2014 and 2010. Attorney at Zwillinger Greek Zwillinger & Knecht, PC, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2014. Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, 2005-09. Assistant Attorney General, 1992-2005. J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, 1986; B.S. degrees in history, political science from Rocky Mountain College, 1981. twitter
Executive Director Herschel Fink
(started early 2017 as interim) twitter
Chief of Staff Kelly Paisley
Political Director Quiana Dickenson
Operations Director Barb Lubin
Director of Party Affairs Mary
Finance Director Mandi Karp
Human Resources Director Comesha
Deputy Political Director Franny
Voter File Manager Chris Kurent
Latinx Communications Manager Julio
Communications Fellow Madeleine
Finance Assistant David Huff
Native American Outreach Manager
African American Outreach Manager
Administrative Assistant Michele