Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Georgia
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State Director  Tracey Lewis

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 28, 2020)  Senior advisor for organizing on Warren for President, Jan. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Deputy executive director and COO at the DSCC in the 2018 cycle, announced Feb. 16, 2017.  Senior advisor for Georgia on HIllary for America in Fall 2016; earlier directed surrogate operations at the Democratic National Convention; and was primary states director on Hillary for America.  State strategic advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA).  COO for Michelle Nunn's campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2014.  Deputy campaign manager on Warren's 2012 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Principal in the grassroots practice at Dewey Square Group from May 2011.  National field director for the Alliance for Climate Protection.  Managed the 2010 Connecticut Coordinated Campaign.  General election director on Obama's Campaign for Change in New Hampshire, July-Nov. 2008.  New Hampshire field director for Hillary Clinton's 2008 primary campaign, then served as senior staff and field advisor and organized get-out-the-vote efforts for Clinton in six other primary states.  Campaign manager for Massachusetts Democrats' Victory 06 Coordinated Campaign.  Deputy director of Sen. John Kerry's leadership committee, Keeping America's Promise.  Worked in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida for John Kerry in 2004 and served as Kerry's credentials director during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  Worked in Wisconsin for Gore-Lieberman in 2000.  Lewis has also worked on various local and statewide races in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Graduate of Colgate University.  Grew up in Syracuse, NY.  twitter


Senior Advisor  Simone Bell

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 28, 2020)  Served in the Georgia House, 2009-15 representing District 58; elected in a 2009 special election, the first Black out lesbian state rep. in the U.S..  Southern region director for Lambda Legal.  B.A. in English literature/creative writing from Agnes Scott College, 2003. 


Senior Advisor  Tharon Johnson

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 28, 2020)  Founder (May 2017) and CEO of Paramount Consulting Group, LLC in Atlanta.  Director at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, July 2015-Apr. 2017.  Managing director at McKenna  Long & Aldridge LLP, Jan. 2013-July 2015.  National Southern regional director and senior advisor to Florida on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Partner at Piedmont Public Affairs, Jan.-Aug. 2011.  Senior advisor to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011; campaign manager on Reed's campaign for mayor, Apr.-Dec. 2009.  District director to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Feb. 2007-Apr. 2009; campaign manager on Lewis' re-election, Apr.-Aug. 2008.  Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Rep. John Barrow, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2007; political and field director on Barrow's campaign for Congress, May-Dec. 2004.  Public relations specialist at Georgia Department of Labor, Apr. 2002-May 2004.  Campaign manager on Michael Thurmond's re-election campaign for Labor Commissioner, May-Nov. 2002.  Program assistant in the Mayor's Office for Community Affairs, July 2000-Jan. 2002.  B.A. in history from Clark Atlanta University, 2001.  Grew up in Athens; born in Atlanta.  twitter


Senior Advisor  T.J. Copeland

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Political/business consultant in the Atlanta area; CEO of Horizon Partners LLC from Feb. 2016.  Teacher in Fulton County Schools, Feb. 2003-Apr. 2016.  Curriculum developer for Verizon Wireless, 2013-14.  Candidate for Georgia House in District 63, losing the Aug. 2012 Democratic runoff.  Candidate for Georgia House in 2006 and 2004.  M.Ed. from Georgia State University, 2010; M.P.A. in public relations/image management (2006) and B.A. in political science and government (2004) from Jacksonville State University.  twitter


Political Director  Dominick Perkins

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 28, 2020)  Political consultant at Perkins & Associates Political Consulting, LLC from Nov. 2011.  Campaigns worked on include: senior advisor on Sanford Bishop for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Senior advisor on Mimi Woodson for Columbus City Council, Jan.-May 2018.  Data director on Kia Chambers for at-large School Board, Jan.-May 2018.  Director of data and analytics on Jim Barksdale for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2016.  Worked on a couple of local races in the first part of 2016.  Campaign manager on Teddy Reese for Columbus City Council, Dec. 2015-May 2016.  Data director on Sanford Bishop for Congress, July-Nov. 2014.  Operations director on Teresa Tomlinson 2014, June 2013-May 2014.  Regional field director on Sanford Bishop for Congress, June-Nov. 2012.  M.S. in international relations and affairs from Troy University, 2011; B.A. in political science from Georgia Southern University, 2006; A.S. in international affairs from Georgia Military College-Columbus, 2006. 


Coalitions Director  Phillip Thompson

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020) 


Communications Director  Jaclyn Rothenberg

(early Sept. 2020)  Senior communications advisor for the First Lady (from Sept. 2019), deputy communications director and rapid response (Apr.-Sept. 2019), first deputy press secretary (June 2018-Apr. 2019) and deputy press secretary (Jan. 2017-June 2018) in the NYC Office of the Mayor.  National press secretary on Bill de Blasio 2020 presidential campaign. Western Pennsylvania press secretary (July-Nov. 2016) and national advance press lead and site lead (Apr. 2015-July 2016) on Hillary for America.  A vice president at SKDKnickerbocker, May 2015-July 2016.  Senior associate for the digital and public affairs teams at Teneo Strategy, May 2013-May 2015.  Advance lead in the Office of Sec. Hillary Clinton, Mar. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, Apr. 2012-May 2013.  Client executive (Sept. 2011-Apr. 2012) and client staff assistant (Aug. 2010-Sept. 2011) at Burson-Marsteller.  B.A. in psychology from The George Washington University, 2010.  Personal assistant at Nancy Jacobson Consulting, Sept. 2007-May 2010.  From Atlanta.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Matthew Creegan

(Sept. 2020)  Director of communications (from July 2019) and deputy press secretary (Aug. 2017-July 2019) at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.  Project coordinator, government and community affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York, June 2016-Aug. 2017.  Search coordinator at FPL Advisory Group, Mar. 2015-June 2016.  Journalist at CNBC, June 2013-Mar. 2015.  M.B.A. in business administration, management and operations (2013) and B.A. degrees in journalism and Spanish (2013) from Quinnipiac University.   twitter

Press Secretary  Jeremy Edwards

(Sept. 2020) Communications director for U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (IL) from Aug. 2019.  A deputy spokesperson (Feb.-Aug. 2019), press assistant (Aug. 2017-Feb. 2019) and paralegal specialist (July 2016-Aug. 2017) at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Assistant supervisor (July 2014-July 2016) and aide (Sept. 2013-July 2014) in the Marshal's Office at the U.S. Supreme Court.  B.S. in speech communication and rhetoric from Syracuse University, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Rebecca Galanti

Senior communications associate (from Jan. 2020), communications associate (Sept. 2017-Jan. 2020) and communications assistant (June-Sept. 2017) at STG.  B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2017.  twitter

Title?  Abby Glime

Advance person/right hand woman to Nora Kate Keefe on Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign and worked in her Senate office.  twitter


Coordinated Campaign

State Director  Jeremy Halbert-Harris

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Founder (Mar. 2013) and CEO of JH2 Group in the Atlanta area.  Deputy political director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association, Mar. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Campaign manager on Charlie Bailey for Attorney General (GA), May-Nov. 2018.  Deputy campaign manager on Stacey Evans for Governor (GA), Jan.-May 2018.  Deputy political director on Jim Barksdale for Senate (GA), June-Dec. 2016.  Marketing director for ONYX MS Group, May-July 2013.  B.A. in business, management, marketing from Morehouse College, 2013.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Jack DeLapp

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Director of campaigns, data and analytics at Fair Fight Action from Nov. 2018.  Data director on Stacey Abrams for Governor, June 2017-Nov. 2018.  National data and analytics manager (Apr.-Nov. 2016) and Iowa data director (Mar. 2015-Mar. 2016) at NextGen Climate.  Deputy data director for the North Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Scott Genzink

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Deputy  organizing director on Biden's Iowa caucus campaign, Mmay 2019-Feb. 2020.  Organizing and youth vote director on Deidre DeJear for Secretary of State, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Aide to the Secretary of State of New Jersey, Jan.-Aug. 2018.  Deputy field director on Murphy for Governor (NJ), Jan.-Nov. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Wausau for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Milwaukee, WI, York, ME and Knoxville, IA on Hillary for America, July 2015-Apr. 2016.  Regional field director for the New York State Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Cory Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013.  B.A. in political science and sociology from Calvin College, 2013.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Reese McCranie

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 28, 2020)  Deputy chief equity officer in the Mayor's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, City of Atlanta from Mar. 2018.  Director of policy and communications at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, June 2013-Mar. 2018.  Candidate for Fulton County Commission, District 4 in Nov. 2017.  Deputy director of communications for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Jan. 2010-June 2013; director of communications and media on Reed's campaign for mayor, May 2009-Jan. 2010.  M.B.A. from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014; bachelor's degree in political science and international affairs from Florida State University, 1999.  twitter

Organizing Director  Matt Handsfield

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Georgia organizing director on Mike Bloomberg 2020.  South Carolina organizing director on Cory 2020, May-Sept. 2019.  Deputy field director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in 2018.  Worked for Virginia Democrats in 2017.  Worked on Hillary for America.  Degree in political science from Tulane University, 2014.  Atlanta native.  twitter

Digital Organizing Director  Stacia Yim

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Experience includes Pilates, barre and yoga teacher and high schooll social studies teacher.  Originally from New Orleans.  twitter

Data Director  Chelsea Jones

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Data director on Biden's Nevada caucus campaign, June 2019-Feb. 2020.  Deputy data direc tor for the Indiana Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer on Hubbell for Governor, Dec. 2017-June 2018.  Field organizer in Richmond area for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017.  Field organizer in Orlando area for the Florida Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.  Customer service representative/contractor, Aug. 2015-July 2016.  Account executive at PLS Logistics Services, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science/economics from Florida State University, 2014.

Voter Protection Director  Saira Amir Draper

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)  Moved over from serving the same position for the state party from Dec. 2019; started there as deputy voter protection director, Sept.-Dec. 2019.  Senior staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Nov. 2018-Sept. 2019.  Litigation associate at Jones Day in Atlanta, Oct. 2011-Oct. 2018.  Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, June 2006-Aug. 2008.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2011; B.S. in public policy from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006.  twitter

Operations Director  Candice Washington

(reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 8, 2020)


See:  Greg Bluestein.  "Joe Biden is beefing up his campaign in Georgia."  Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 8, 2020. 
...added 11 additional staff with 2 months to go


Georgia Democratic Party    

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Chairwoman  Sen. Nikema Williams

(elected Jan. 2019; earlier served as first vice chair and in 2013 as interim chair)  Selected as Democratic nominee for Congress in GA-5 on July 20 following the death of U.S. Rep. John Lewis.  State senator representing District 39, elected in a 2017 special election.  State director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance from June 2018.  Vice president of public policy, Mar. 2011-Jan. 2018) and director of public policy (Apr. 2010-Jan. 2018) at Planned Parenthood Southeast.  Public policy manager (Jan. 2008-Mar. 2010) and legislative coordinator (Jan.-Apr. 2008) at Planned Parenthood of Georgia.  Chair of 13th CD Democrats, 2007-09.  Managed TJ Copeland's campaign in HD 65, 2004-06.  B.A. in biology from Talladega College.  Originally from Alabama.  twitter1, twitter2

First Vice Chair  Ted Terry
Vice Chair of Candidate Recruitment  Adrienne White
Vice Chair of CD Chairs and County Party Liaison  Sarah Todd
Vice Chair for Constituency Groups  Bee Nguyen
Secretary  Justin Holsomback
Treasurer  Jason Esteves 

Executive Director  Scott A. Hogan

(July 2019)  Campaign manager on James Smith's campaign for governor of South Carolina, July-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Jenny Wilson's campaign for U.S. Senate in Utah from Sept. 2017.  Worked on Tom Perez's campaign for chairman of the DNC.  Worked on HIllary for America including MN Ramp Up grassroots organizing.  Minnesota state director for Everytown for Gun Safety.  Worked on OFA-FL.  Degrees from Indiana University and the University of Southern Indiana.  twitter

Statewide Field Director  Tyler McDermott
Voter File Administrator Grassroots Georgia Director  Jeff Totty
Canvass Director  Todd Hendricks
Communications Director  Maggie Chambers 
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Director of Party Affairs  Justin Pitts
Operations Director  Candice Washington
Legislative Campaign Director  Craig Walters
Digital Director  Naomi Rutagarama
Senior Communications Advisor  Alex Floyd
Finance Director
Scheduler  Kristina Kimball


 


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