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State Director Ernesto Apreza
July 17, 2020) Communications director to Seattle Mayor
Durkan, Jan.-July 2020. Nevada state director on Kamala
Harris for the People, Apr.-Dec. 2019. Public relations
manager (rapid response), North American transportation for
Amazon, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2019. Fellow at the Institute for
a Democratic Future, Jan.-June 2018. Freelance
artist at The George Washington, University, Jan. 2016-Apr.
2017. Colorado deputy communications director/regional
press secretary on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.
PR specialist for Amazon in Seattle, WA, May 2015-June
2016. Consultant to La Gloria Market, Inc., Dec.
2014-May 2015. Latino organizing, regional field
director and deputy press secretary on Battleground Texas,
May-Nov 2014. State outreach director for Students First
in Columbus, OH, Jan. 2013-May 2014. East Las Vegas
field organizer and spokesperson on Obama for America,
Feb.-Nov. 2012. Internships in the White House Office of
Public Engagement and with Sen. Patty Murray (WA). B.A.
in international affairs from The George Washington
University, 2011. twitter
Senior Advisor Jennie Peek-Dunstone
(announced July 17, 2020) President of Alpine Public Affairs from July 2013. Executive director at AFT Colorado, Apr. 2011-June 2013. Executive director at the Colorado Democratic Party, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011. Executive director of the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund, June 2007-Dec. 2009. Deputy communications director of Colorado State Senate Democrats, Jan.-June 2007. Campaign manager on Riesberg for State House (CO), Nov. 2005-Nov. 2006. Bachelor's degree in public policy and political science from University of Denver. twitter
Strategic Advisor Khadija Katherine Haynes
(announced July 17, 2020) "Political and
community navigation strategist, thought partner," from July
2009. Deputy political director on Mike Bloomberg's
campaign in Colorado. Candidate for State Senate in
District 33 in 2016. Principal at K-Solutions, a
political consulting, lobbying and public relations firm.
Chief of staff in the Colorado Senate,
2006-09. Majority policy director in the General
Assembly, 2005-06. Director of operations in Gov. Roy
Romer's administration. Denver native.
Deputy State Director Ben Tobias
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Colorado organizing director on Warren for President. Organizing director on Cary Kennedy for Governor (CO), Oct. 2017-2018. Project manager at Terra Strategies, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Researcher for the Colorado Democratic Party, Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016. Deputy field director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2014. Research associate at IRN Inc. in Denver, Feb.-Apr. 2014. Regional organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mar.-Oct. 2013. Deputy field director on Vote Yes Linn County (IA), Jan.-Mar. 2013. Regional field director in Las Vegas on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012. Field organizer on We are Wisconsin, Feb.-June 2012. Campaign manager on Rusk for Dane County Board, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012. Legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2012. Campaign manager on Phair for Council (Madison), Dec. 2010-Apr. 2011. Campaign manager on Friends of Brett Hulsey, Mar.-Nov. 2010. B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012; earlier studied at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. twitter
Political Director Analysse Escobar
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Comes to the
campaign from position as deputy community engagement director
for Gov. Jared Polis from Jan. 2019. Trips and
surrogates director for the Colorado Democratic Party,
Sept.-Dec. 2018. Field representative for U.S. Rep.
Lloyd Doggett (TX), July 2017-Aug. 2018. Campaign
manager on Melissa for San Antonio City Council District 6,
Jan.-Jun. 2017. Regional organizing director in Fort
Collins for the Colorado Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov.
2016. Field organizer in Las Vegas on Hillary for
America Nevada caucus campaign, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016.
Caregiver in San Antonio, May-Nov. 2015. Vice president
of business administration for the National Hispanic
Institute, May 208-Nov 2015. M.B.A. in management from
Our Lady of the Lake University, 2014; bachelor's degree in
communication and public relations from The University of
Texas at San Antonio, 2008. twitter
Communications Director Vanessa Harmoush
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Communications
director at Rocky Mountain Values from July 2019. Deputy
communications director for the Colorado House Majority, Dec.
2018-July 2019. Associate director of digital
communications for the State Innovation Exchange, June
2016-Aug. 2018. B.S. in broadcast journalism from
University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015. twitter
Press Secretary Sally Tucker
(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020) On
leave from position as communications director to U.S. Rep.
Joe Neguse; started in that role in Jan. 2019.
Communications director on Susan Wild for Congress, Sept.-Dec.
2018. Broadcast coordinator (Dec. 2017-Aug. 2018), radio
coordinator (Jan.-Dec. 2017) and special assistant to the
press team (July 2015-Dec. 2016) at the Center for American
Progress. B.A. in political science and history from The
George Washington University, 2015.
Deputy Press Secretary for Spanish Media Paula Vargas
(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020)
Owner and creative director at Creative Visions in Denver from
Jan. 2014. Senior communications specialist for Slate
Communications, serving as director of communications for the
City of Castle Pines, Oct. 2019-Nov. 2020. Independent
reporter for Viva Colorado, Nov. 2013-May 2015. On-air
reporter for KRDO AM/FM/TV in Colorado Springs, July-Dec.
2013. Senior assignment news editor and contributing web
producer at KDVR/KWGN in Denver, May 2011-July 2013.
Freelance reporter for Viva Colorado, Feb.-Apr. 2011.
Senior assignment news editor/video journalist for 7News -
TheDenverChannel.com - Azteca Colorado - KMGH-TV,
2005-10. Managing assignment desk editor for Univision,
July 2005-May 2006. B.A. in journalism from Metropolitan
State University of Denver.
Special Projects and Trips Director Sarah Moss
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Consultant at
Sarah Moss, Inc. from July 2018. Contractor on advance,
event production, scheduling, trip directing and trip desking
for The Markham Group since 2009. Project manager,
trainer and coach at Undaunted Ventures from July 2018.
Strategic programs and government affairs manager for the
Denver Fire Department, June 2013-July 2018. Advance
volunteer (site/press) for the White House, 2009-Jan.
2017. National advance team (site) on Hillary for
America, Jan.-Nov. 2016. President and executive
director of the inaugural committee for Denver Mayor Michael
Hancock, May-July 2015. Lead advance, travel scheduling,
and special assistant to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, July
2012-May 2013. President and owner of Sarah Moss, Inc.
from Aug. 2008-July 2012. Interim marketing and
communications manager for Downtown Denver Partnership, Nov.
2011-May. 2012. Executive director of the inaugural
committee for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, June-July
2011. National advance team (site) on Obama for America,
July 2007-Nov. 2008. Consultant with The Sullivan Group
(Denver), Dec. 2007-Aug. 2008. Communications specialist
in the Office of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, Sept.
2005-Nov. 2007. Grassroots communications director on
Rutt Bridges for Governor (CO), 2005. Field on Cover the
Uninsured Week in Denver, 2004-05. National advance team
(site/crowd on Kerry-Edwards 2004. Campaign manager on
Ed Moss for Mayor (Westminster (CO), 2003. Account
assistant at GMMB, 2002-03. M.P.A. from University of
Colorado Denver; B.A in public communication from American
Director Cyrus Schick
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Organizing director on Beto for America Iowa caucus campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2019. Coordinated Campaign director for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2018. Virginia field director for Let America Vote, May-Nov. 2017. Field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Statewide deputy field director on Koster for Missouri, Mar.-Sept. 2016. Regional GOTV director in Portsmouth, NH on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016. GOTV director for Tennessee Democratic Party in the Nashville mayoral runoff, Aug-Sept. 2015. Field director on Freeman for Mayor (of Nashville), Dec. 2014-Aug. 2015. Regional field director for the Michigan Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Quinn for New York, May-Sept. 2013. Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer on Eric Stewart for Congress (TN), May-Sept. 2012. Degree in political communication from The George Washington University. twitter
Deputy Director Luke Tonat
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Organizing director on Warren for President Nevada caucus campaign. Field director (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and deputy field director (Feb.-Aug. 2018) for the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Field director for Lift Up Houston PAC, May-Nov. 2017. Regional field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Field organizer on Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate (MD), July 2015-April 2016. Graduate of the College of Wooster, 2015.
Coalitions Director Bianka Emerson
(announced July 17, 2020) Founder (2018)
of The Emerson Group (TEG) Consulting LLC. Founder
(2019) of Political DirectHer. Constituency outreach
director for Mike Bloomberg’s campaign in Colorado,
Jan.-Mar. 2020. GOTV director/campaign coordinator on Mayor
Michael Hancock's re-election campaign, Feb.-June 2019.
Deputy political director on Jared Polis' campaign for
governor, May 2018-Feb. 2019. Health care analyst II,
Jan.-Apr. 2018. J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School,
2016; M.A. in social sciences (2004) and B.A. in history
(2001) from Southern University. Denver native.
Youth Vote Director Katie Wallace
(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020) On
leave from position as legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Joe
Neguse; started in that role in Jan. 2019. Field
director on Joe Neguse for Congress, Dec. 2017-Dec.
2018. Campaign manager on Deb Gardner for Boulder County
Commissioner, July-Nov. 2016; campaign manager on Singer
for House District 11, June-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager
on Goldhamer for Colorado State House, Nov. 2014-June
2016. Legislative aide to State Rep. Mike Foote, Jan.
2013-Jan. 2016. Finance director on Joe Neguse for
Colorado, May-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on State Rep.
Mike Foote's re-election campaign, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014.
Field organizer for Erie and Lafayette, CO on Obama for
America, June-Nov. 2012. Corps member in Los Angeles for
City Year, Aug. 2010-May 2011. Bachelor's degree in
women's studies from University of Colorado Boulder, 2018;
associate's degree in women's studies from Front Range
Community College, 2016.
Women's Vote Director Danielle Young-Kombo
(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020)
During the CO presidential primary founded Black Women for Joe
Biden. Contract recruiter for Denver Health from Nov.
2019. Contract branch recruiter for Integrated
Healthcare Staffing, Sept.-Nov. 2019. Contract executive
sourcing specialist for Davita Medical Group, Dec. 2018-Mar.
2019. Democratic nominee for Colorado State House
District 45 in 2018, garnering 37.6% of the vote.
Contract talent acquisition specialist fr CPI Card Group,
Apr.-Aug. 2018. Primary care clinic lead supervisor
(June 2017-Mar. 2018), physician recruitment coordinator (Dec.
2014-June 2017) and coordinator (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2014) for
Centura Health. Events coordinator for Health TeamWorks,
Sept. 2010-July 2013. Bachelor's degree in health care
administration/non-profit management from Colorado State
University-Global Campus, 2019.
Organizing Director Nick Marroletti
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Regional
organizing director for March states on Warren for President,
Iowa organizing director on Steve Bullock for President,
Apr.-Dec. 2019. Organizing director for Connecticut
Democrats, Mar.-Nov. 2016. Organizing lead on friends of
Chris Murphy, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018. Regional organizing
director in Wilmington for the North Carolina Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer in
Wyoming, digital lead in Kansas (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and organizer
in DeWitt, Iowa (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for
America. B.A. in American studies and political
narrative from New York University, 2015. twitter
Mobilization Director Karla Galvan
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Colorado
mobilization director (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa digital
programs manager (June 2019-Feb. 2020) on Warren for
President. Voter contact coordinator (Jan. 2018-Feb.
2019) and executive assistant to the executive director (Jan.
2017-Jan. 2018) at the DCCC. Creative assistant at 76
Words, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017. Bachelor's degree in
political science and government from Cal State Long Beach,
Deputy Director of Digital Organizing for Communities Jasmine Rodriguez
(Aug. 2020) Student at Florida
International University from 2017. Volunteer manager
for New Florida Majority, June-Aug. 2020. Broward voter
engagement director for Democracy For All, Feb.-May
2020. Miami-Dade embedded organizer (Oct. 2019-Feb.
2020) and team lead (Aug.-Oct. 2019) for Florida Immigrant
Coalition. Field manager for Center for Popular
Democracy, Jan.-Apr. 2019.
Deputy Director of Digital Organizing for Distributed Katie Whittington
(Aug. 2020) Digital training manager in
Florida for Organizing Together 2020. National
distributed organizer on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar.
2020. New Hampshire digital organizing director on
Gillibrand 2020, June-Sept. 2019. Recount deputy sector
director for the DSCC, Nov. 2018. Deputy organizing
director for Connecticut Democrats, Sept.-Nov. 2018.
Regional organizing director in Hillsborough Co. on Philip
Levine for Governor (FL), July-Aug. 2018. B.A. in
political science and government from University of Central
Digital Associate Desmond Conwright
(Sept. 2020) Student in political
science and government at San Francisco State University.
Data Director Alexandra (Alex) Abrahams
(June 2020) Michigan GOTV data lead
(Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa deputy data director (June 2019-Feb.
2020) on Warren for President. Associate (Aug. 2018-May
2019) and intern (June-Aug. 2018) at Precision
Strategies. Took a semester off from Harvard to intern
in the data analytics department on Hillary for America,
Aug.-Nov. 2016. A.B. in computer science from Harvard
University, 2018; B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics
from University of Oxford, 2015.
Deputy Data Director Adam Greenspan
(Aug. 2020) Senior software engineer
(Mar.-June 2020) and software engineer (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2020)
at NGP VAN. Deputy data director for the Missouri
Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Front end software
developer for BetterTrader in Israel, June-Aug. 2017.
Part time software engineer at NGP VAN, Sept.-Nov. 2016.
Bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University,
Deputy Data Director Harrison Bronfeld
(July 2020) Part of the Iowa data and
analytics team on Warren for President, June 2019-Feb.
2020. B.S. in theoretical computer science from Stanford
Deputy Data Director Nathaniel Romero
(July 2020) Field organizer in Ames,
Iowa on Warren for President. Field organizer on Lauren
Baer for Congress (FL), May-Nov. 2018. Paralegal, global
investigations for GE, July 2017-May 2018. B.A. in
English from Yale University, 2017.
Data Associates Ben Saldich, Nora Dell, Debbi Ly
Digital Tools Manager - Political Technology Specialist for DigiDems Scott Diffin
(June 2020) Campaign analyst at Callahan, June 2019-June 2020. Digital director on Radinovich for Congress (MN), Aug.-Nov. 2018. B.S. in computer engineering from The University of Kansas, 2018.
Operations Director Andrew Beisel
(May 2020) Partner, self-employed at
COnavIT, June 2017-May 2020. Compliance analyst on
Hickenlooper 2020, Mar.-Sept. 2019. Information systems
coordinator for The Civic Canopy, Nov. 2014-June 2017.
Campaign finance compliance at T Moore Compliance, Nov.
2013-Nov. 2014. Assistant to the director at Colorado
Commits to Kids, July-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political
science and government from University of Colorado at Boulder,
Operations Director, GOTV Kelsey
(Sept. 2020) Director of political
affairs and PAC for the Consumer Technology Association, June
2018-Sept. 2020. Senior associate at Korn Ferry, Oct.
2017-June 2018. Senior organizing and voter mobilization
volunteer on the NC Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov.
2016. Summer associate at Goldman Sachs, June-Aug.
2016. Senior associate at Kieloch Consulting, Feb.
2010-June 2015. Associate at The Frost Group, Jan.
2009-Feb. 2010. M.B.A. from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2017;
B.A. in political science from Georgia Southern University,
Deputy Operations Director Josh May
(Aug. 2020) Chief of staff to Illinois
State Rep. Bob Morgan, Jan. 2019-Aug. 2020. Constituent
services representative (Oct. 2017-Feb. 2018) and staff
assistant (Jan.-Sept. 2017) to U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (IL).
Voter Activation Director Daniel
(Oct. 2020) Principal at Civic Centered
Consulting LLC from Sept. 2018. Account strategist at
Superior Blue, Sept.-Nov. 2020. Campaign manager on Matt
Maillaro for DA (CO), Mar. 2019-June 2020. Campaign
manager on Michael Dougherty for Boulder County DA, Mar.-July
2018. Campaign manager on Michael Dougherty for Attorney
General, July 2017-Mar. 2018. Political outreach
director on For Denver's Kids: Yes on 3A & 3B, July-Nov.
2016. Campaign manager on Beth McCann for Denver DA,
Mar.-Nov. 2016. Campaign coordinator on Denver College
Matters-Yes on 2A. Associate at the Colorado Democratic
Party, Aug. 2013-July 2014. Finance assistant on
Hickenlooper for Colorado, Apr.-Dec. 2013. Field
organizer in Douglas Co. on Organizing for America, June-Nov.
2012. B.A. in political science and history from
University of Vermont, 2012.
Voter Activation Regional Directors
Victoria Bontempi, Joshua Calianos, Adelaide Conway, Luiz
Dos Santos, Sehila Lieder, Max Long, Gabe Ofiesh, Nicholas
Schwartz, Katie Stewart
Voter Protection Director Andrew
(announced Sept. 8, 2020) General counsel
for Colorado Legislative Strategies from Nov. 2019.
Policy director for the Colorado House Majority, Jan.-Nov.
2019. Director of voter protection for the Colorado
Democratic Party, Aug. 2018-Nov. 2019. Attorney at
Pearson and Paris, P.C., Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018. Deputy
voter protection director for the Colorado Democratic Party,
July-Dec. 2016. Attorney and political fellow on Bennet
for Colorado, Jan.-July 2016. Deputy district attorney
in the 14th Judicial District, Nov.. 2014-Dec. 2015.
J.D. from University of Colorado Strum College of Law, 2014;
B.S. in psychology, business from Texas A&M University,
GOTV Director Aaron Fagley
(July 2020) Regional organizing director in SE Iowa on Beto for America, Apr.-Nov. 2019. Deputy field director for Middle Tennessee on Bredesen for U.S. Senate/Tennessee Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Regional field director for Lift Up Houston PAC (ballot initiatives supported by Mayor Sylvester Turner), June-Nov. 2017. Assistant canvass director for Environment Washington, Feb.-May 2017. Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Executive recruiter (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016) and operations center staff (Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015) for United Recruiters in Murfreesboro, TN. Project coordinator at XM Solutions, May 2013-Nov. 2014. B.S. in criminal justice administration (pre-law) from Middle Tennessee University, 2014.
Colorado Democratic Party
Chairwoman Morgan L. Carroll
(elected Mar. 11, 2017, re-elected Mar. 9, 2019) Democratic nominee for Congress in CO-6, losing to Rep. Mike Coffman. State Senate Minority Leader in 2015 and President of the Senate, Oct. 2013-2014. Elected to the State Senate District 29 in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Elected to Colorado State House District 36 in 2004 and re-elected in 2006. J.D. from University of Colorado, 2000; B.A. in psychology from University of Colorado, 1996. twitter
Executive Director Halisi Vinson
(May 2019) Business consultant at A New
Dawn Public Affairs from Sept. 2019. Executive director
of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, Dec. 2015-May
2016. Candidate for Denver City Council District 4 in
2015. Marketing and brand manager at Quiznos, Sept.
2008-Sept. 2009. Project manager at Meritage Funds, Aug.
2003-Sept. 2008. Manager of administration at The Seff
Group, Jan. 2001-Aug. 2003. Business development and
operations at Solid Rock Entertainment, Apr. 1997-Sept.
2000. M.B.A. from Babson College; B.A. in communications
from Loyola Marymount University. twitter
Statewide Field Director Tyler
Communications Advisor Eli Rosen
Communications Director David
Volunteer Coordinator Karin Asensio
Technology Director Bruce Norikane
Finance Director Parker Fiske
Compliance Director Jamie Elkins
Administrative Assistant Erica Pike