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State Director James Stretch
(reported by the Portland Press Herald on July 13, 2020) A regional political director at the DCCC in the 2018 cycle. Campaign manager on Annette Taddeo for Congress campaign in Miami, FL from June 2016. Managed actress Melissa Gilbert's congressional campaign in MI-8, 2015-May 2016. Finance director on Cain for Congress (ME), 2013-14. Aide on the Arlington County Board, 2013. Deputy finance director on Schreibman for Congress (NY), 2012. Finance director on Libby Garvey for Senate (Arlington, VA), 2011. Regional field director on Perriello for Congress, May-Nov. 2010. Regional field organizer on the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2009. B.A. in political science and government from Ithaca College.
Senior Advisor Spencer Thibodeau
(reported by the Portland Press
Herald on July 13, 2020) Attorney in the real
estate group at Verrill Dana, LLP, started as an associate
in 2013 and member of the Portland City Council, District 2
elected Nov. 2015 and re-elected Nov. 2018. Candidate
for Mayor of Portland in Nov. 2019, finishing second.
J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, 2013; B.A.
in political science and government from Fairfield
University, 2010. twitter
Deputy State Director B.J. McCollister
(reported by the Portland Press Herald
on Aug. 12, 2020) Chief of staff to Maine Senate
President Troy Jackson from Dec. 2018. Executive
director of the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee,
Feb. 2015-Dec. 2018. Program director at Maine Citizens
for Clean Elections, Sept. 2012-Feb. 2015. International
recruitment consultant for the CIEE Council on International
Educational Exchange, Dec. 2010-Sept. 2012. Southern
Maine regional field director for the Maine Senate Democratic
Campaign Committee, June-Nov. 2010. Studied
communications at University of the Pacific. twitter
Coalitions Director Paige Nygaard
(reported by the Portland Press Herald
on Aug. 12, 2020) Community organizing and outreach
director of the 16 Counties Coalition. Student at the
College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. Bath native.
Press Secretary Victoria Vinall
(July 2020; reported by the Portland Press Herald on Aug. 12, 2020) Communications for The Jane Goodall Institute from Mar. 2019. Director of communications on Brooke Pinto for Ward 2 from Jan. 2020. Press secretary and deputy press secretary for Tom Steyer/Need to Impeach, Nov. 2018-Sept. 2019. Pennsylvania state media manager for NexGen America, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Communications strategist for Need To Impeach, Nov. 2017-Apr. 2018. Field organizer in Northern Virginia (Sept.-Nov. 2017) and communications intern (May-Sept. 2017) for NextGen America. Degree in political science, security studies from Dickinson College, 2016. twitter
Coordinated Campaign Director Jonathan Asen
Chief of staff in the Office of the Speaker of the House from Dec. 2016. Coordinated Campaign Director for the Maine Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Senior advisor to the Speaker of the House in the Maine Legislature, Jan. 2015-June 2016. Worked for over five years at The White House as chief of staff and senior advisor to the director of legislative affairs (July 2013-Jan. 2015), special assistant to the deputy chief of staff for policy (Jan.-July 2013), special assistant to the director of the Office of Legislative Affairs (Feb. 2012-Jan. 2013) in the Office of Presidential Correspondence (Sept. 2009-May 2011). A field organizer in New Hampshire on Obama for America, 2008. Bachelor's degree in history from Trinity College-Hartford, 2009. twitter
Maine Democratic Party
Chairwoman Kathleen Marra
(elected Jan. 13, 2019) Chair of the
Kittery Municipal Democratic Committee for two years.
Campaign manager on Mark Lawrence for State Senate,
Apr.-Nov. 2018. Master's degree in political
management from The George Washington University, 2019; B.A.
in social work from Providence College, 1976. twitter
Executive Director Lisa Roberts
(Mar. 2019; deputy director from Jan.-Mar.
2019, field director, July-Dec. 2018 and regional field
director, Mar-July 2018) COO of TREVIVE Global, Mar.
2015-Feb. 2017. Director of housing (Feb.-Mar. 2015),
assistant director of housing development (Nov. 2013-Jan.
2015) and housing and community development associate
(Jan.-Dec. 2013) at WHEDCo in New York. Lead campaign
director in Las Vegas for Grassroots Gampaigns, Sept.-Nov.
2012. Master of urban planning, economic development
and housing policy from NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School
of Public Service, 2012; B.A. in history and politics from
Mount Holyoke College, 2007. Moved to Maine at age 10
and grew up in Yarmouth.
Organizing Director Sam Sterling
Political Affairs and Training
Director April Thibodeau
Senior Communications Advisor Holly Burke
Communications Director Seth Nelson
Digital Director Seth Jennings
Voter Protection Director Ryder Kessler
Data Director Luke Siebert
Development Director Jeff Candura
Finance Director Dashiell Marley