Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Michigan
Biden for President/Coordinated Campaign 

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State Director  Eric Hyers

(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 30, 2020)  Campaign manager on Beshear/Coleman 2019 in Kentucky, Jan.-Dec. 2019.  Campaign manager on Clark Co. Commissioner's Chris Giunchigliani's campaign for Governor in the 2018 Nevada Democratic primary.  Campaign manager for the Aruba People's Party, Apr.-Sept. 2017.  Campaign manager on Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's re-election, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Senior advisor to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo's re-election, Mar.-July 2015.  Campaign manager on Gina Raimondo's campaign for governor of Rhode Island, Nov. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Karen Spilka for Congress (MA-5), June-Oct. 2013.  Campaign manager on Nia Gil for State Senate (NJ), Apr.-June 2013.  Campaign manager on Cicilline for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2012.  Executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party, Mar. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Campaign manager on David Cicilline for Congress (RI), Mar.-Dec. 2010.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Mariah Hill

(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 30, 2020, previously Western states lead and started on the campaign as SC deputy state director, Apr. 2019-Feb. 2020.  Campaign manager on Joe Cunningham for Congress in the SC-1, Feb. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Deputy political director (June-Nov. 2016) and scheduler and political assistant (Feb.-June 2016) on Jason Kander for U.S. Senate (MO).  Field organizer in New Hampshire on Martin O'Malley for President, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Intern for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), Feb.-June 2015.  B.A. in political science from Albion College, 2012.  Michigan native.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Justin Johnson

(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 30, 2020)  Realtor.  Worked at SEIU Healthcare Michigan; political director at SEIU Local 1  Candidate for Michigan House District 1 in the 2017 primary special election.  Director of community engagement for Detroit City Councilwoman Janee Ayers.  A regional field director.  Studied political science at University of Detroit Mercy.  Grosse Pointe resident.

Senior Advisor  Eddie McDonald

(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 30, 2020)  Veteran Detroit political consultant is president of EFM & Associates since Oct. 2008 and has worked on or led more than three dozen campaigns.  He is currently director of African American outreach for the Michigan Democratic Party.

Political Director  Ed Duggan

(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 30, 2020)  Senior advisor in the Michigan Department of Labor and previously worked as special advisor to Gov. Whitmer and director of external affairs for the Whitmer transition team.  Detroit chair for the 2018 Michigan Coordinated Campaign.  Chief recruitment officer for summer youth employment at the Downtown Detroit Partnership.  Account representative for Belfor Property Restoration, from Dec. 2013-Sept. 2015.  Director of campaign coordination for his father Mike Duggan's mayoral campaign.  J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2013; B.S. degree from Michigan State University, 2010.

Coalitions Director  Rose Dady

(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 30, 2020)  District director to U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) from May 2019.  Department executive in the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Oct. 2016-May 2019; and director of community relations at Compass Strategies, Sept. 2016-May 2019.  Community engagement outreach representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Aug. 2011-Oct. 2016.  Managing partner-consultant for Engaged Detroit, June 2009-Mar. 2016.  Project manager for special events/infrastructure operations in the City of Detroit Mayor's Office, Feb. 2004-May 2009.  DPS project manager for the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2003.  Chief of staff/legislative director in the Michigan House of Representatives, Oct. 1999-Dec. 2001.  Marketing and communications manager at Jenkins Construction, Inc., Sept. 1996-Oct. 1999.  B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University, 1996.

Communications Director  Ben Halle

National spokesman (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa communications director (May 2019-Feb. 2020) on Pete for America.  Associate director of campaign communications (Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019) and press secretary (Sept. 2015-Dec. 2018) at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Communications director (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2015), policy aide (Mar.-Sept. 2012), staff assistant (Jan. 2011-June 2012) and paid intern (Aug.-Dec. 2010) for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith.  B.A. in history, anthopology from University of Iowa, 2010.  twitter



Coordinated Campaign



Michigan Democratic Party    

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Chairwoman  Lavora Barnes

(elected Feb. 2019)  COO of the Michigan Democratic Party, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2019.  Deputy Clerk/Register of Deeds for Oakland County, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015.  Michigan state director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, May-Nov. 2012.  Communications manager for public policy and social mission at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Mar. 2011-May 2012.  Communications director for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus, 2007-Mar. 2011.  Community organizer with the  Michigan House, 2004-07.  Worked a regional desk in the Office of Media Affairs at the White House.  Virginia press secretary on the Clinton-Gore '92 campaign.  Legislative affairs associate for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  Field director on the Saslaw for Lieutenant Governor campaign in Virginia, 1989 (lost in the primary to Don Beyer).  B.A. from The College of William and Mary, 1987.  twitter

Executive Director  Christine Jensen

(Feb. 2019)  Jensen has managed many campaigns in Michigan: Brenda Jones for Detroit City Council, Anil Kumar for Congress, MI-11, Brenda Lawrence for Congress, Bridget Mary McCormack for Michigan Supreme Court (consultant), Deirdre Waterman for Mayor of Pontiac, Marian McClellan for Mayor of Oak Park, Solomon Radner & Ken Rich for Oak Park City Council, Brenda Lawrence for Mayor of Southfield, Carolyn Burns for Oak Park City Council, Kiesha Speech for Oak Park City Council, Regina Weiss for Oak Park City Council (consultant), Kathleen Law for Michigan State SenateAlso served as community liaison in the Office of Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones and district director for U.S. Rep Brenda Lawrence, MI-14.  J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Executive Operations Director  Bridget Hebbard

Communications Director  Abby Rubley
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Director of Digital Organizing  Hannah King


Director of Party Affairs  Hayley Alderman


Director of Rapid Response  Christian Slater


Data Analytics and Technology Director  Martin Bergstrom


Compliance Director  Dorothy Johnson


Office Manager Jim Johnson


Voter Protection Director  Erica Peresman


VAN Administrator  Sarah Rigney


Finance Director  Emily Linden


Voter Protection Hotline/Speakers Bureau Director  Abigail Belcrest



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