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State Director Toni Webb
(announced July 17, 2020) Partner at
JM2 in Columbus from Feb. 2020. State director of
For Our Future Ohio, May 2016-Feb. 2020; and Ohio
political director of AFSCME, Mar. 2010-Feb. 2020.
Field organizer and paid field coordinator for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2009.
Associate at Tonkin & Mondi, Mar.-July 2009.
Field organizer on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov.
2008. J.D. in international law and criminal
litigation from Saint Louis University School of Law,
2008; B.S. in experimental psychology from Millikin
Senior Advisor Demeatrious St. John
(announced July 17, 2002) Political outreach director to U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11). Senior associate at Strategic Resources Consulting, LLC from Jan. 2012. Regional coordinator in Ohio for the NAACP Voter Fund, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Executive vice chair of the Stark County Democratic Party, May 2014-Mar. 2016. Senior consultant to Responsible Ohio, May-Nov. 2015. Field consultant in the 16th CD for Progress Ohio. Political director on Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce's 2010 campaign. Consultant on Conyers for Congress, Nov. 2008-Nov. 2010. African Amerian outreach director for the Ohio Democratic Party/Obama for Ohio, May-Dec. 2008. Minority outreach coordinator on Strickland for Governor, Oct. 2005-Nov. 2006. Minority outreach coordinator in Stark County for the Kerry/Edwards campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2004. Campaign director on Friends of Kelly Zachary (Canton), Feb.-Nov. 2003.
Deputy State Director Meredith Tucker
(announced July 17,
2020) Deputy chief
of staff to to Columbus City Attorney Zach
Klein from Mar. 2002. Ohio communications
director on Mike Bloomberg 2020, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.
Chief of staff for communications to Columbus City Attorney
Zach Klein, Jan. 2018-Jan. 2020. Senior policy analyst
for the City of Columbus, Oct.-Dec. 2017. Vice
president, director of public affairs at JVA Campaigns
(Cleveland), 2015-17. Communications director for the
Ohio Democratic Party, Mar. 2014-May 2015.
Spokesperson and media consultant for Columbus 2016 DNC bid,
Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015. New media and communications
director for Precision New Media, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2014.
Deputy communications director for the Ohio Democratic
Party, Mar.-Dec. 2012. Regional communications
director for We Are Ohio, May 2011-Apr. 2012. Senior
legislative aide in the Ohio House, June 2010-June
2011. GOTV coordinator, campus organizer on Obama for
America, May 2007-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science
from Ohio University, 2010. twitter
Political Director Alan Bannister
(announced July 17,
2020) Ohio political director on
Hillary for America in Fall 2016. Special projects
manager for the City of Toledo from Jan. 2011.
Program manager and regional director for NW Ohio for the
office of Gov. Ted Strickland, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011.
Account executive for Sprint Nextel Communications, Jan.
2006-Jan. 2007. Executive assistant to the Mayor of
Toledo, April 2001-Jan. 2006. Account executive for
Sprint, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2006. Account manager (Feb.
1998-Dec. 2000) and territory sales representative (Jan.
1998-Jan. 2000) for Philip Morris USA. Research
assistant/intern in the Office of the Gov. of Kentucky,
1997-98. Executive MBA from University of Toledo,
2012; B.S. in public administration from Kentucky State
University, 1996. twitter
Deputy Political Director Gen Murphy
(mid-Aug. 2020) Dayton consultant;
political advisor to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and worked on her
campaign for governor, 2017-early 2018. twitter
Coalitions Director Jaladah Aslam
(mid-Aug. 2020) Regional organizing
director in Youngstown Political and labor consultant
at SRC and Company from Feb. 2016. Executive board
member of the Mahoning Trumbulll AFL-CIO from July
2004. Commissioner for the Ohio Lottery Commission,
Oct. 2007-Dec. 2010. Caseworker for Mahoning County
Job and Family Services, 1981-92. A.S. from Youngstown
State University, 1980. twitter
Deputy Coalitions Director Rick Neal
(mid-Aug. 2020) Democratic nominee for
Congress in OH-15 in 2018. Moved to Columbus in
2007. International humanitarian aid worker. Peace
Corps teacher and health educator in Morocco, 1988-93.
Undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio. Born
in Milwaukee. twitter
Deputy Coalitions Director Jada Campbell
(mid-Aug. 2020) Political associate on
Mike Bloomberg's Ohio campaign. Graduate of Ohio State
University, 2019. Treasurer of Ohio Young
Democrats. From Beachwood.
Deputy Coalitions Director Sarah Montell
(Aug. 2020) Political director for the
Ohio Environmental Council, Feb.-Aug. 2020. New
Hampshire trip director on Biden for President, Oct. 2019-Jan.
2020. Political advocacy consultant for the Ohio
Education Association, Mar.-Oct. 2019. Deputy political
director on Friends of Sherrod Brown, July 2017-Dec.
2018. Associate director for presidential personnel and
special assistant to the director (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and
staff assistant (Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) at the White
House. B.A. in public affairs from The Ohio State
University, 2015. twitter
Digital Organizing Director Aneese Johnson
(mid-Aug. 2020) Principal owner at
Shaping Democracy in Columbus, OH from June 2018.
Director of campaign events and digital services on Beatty for
Congress, Oct. 2018-May 2020. Digital director for Ohio
on Mike Bloomberg 2020, Jan.-Mar. 2020. Manager of
digital services at JVA Campaigns, Mar.-Sept. 2018.
Digital project manager (June 2016-Feb. 2018) and party
engagement associate (Aug. 2015-June 2016) and finance intern
(May-Aug. 20150 at the Ohio Democratic Party. Bachelor's
degree in American government and politics from The Ohio State
University, 2015; also studies at Clark Atlanta
Press Secretary Faith Oltman
(mid-Aug. 2020) On leave from position
as communications director to Columbus City Attorney Zach
Klein from Mar. 2020. Communications director for the
Minority Caucus in the Ohio Senate, Feb. 2018-Mar. 2020.
Communications director at Precision New Media, May
2015-Feb. 2018. Deputy communications director (Sept.
2013-May 2015) and legislative aide (July 2011-Sept. 2013) in
the Ohio House of Representatives. B.A. in women's
studies, English, professional writing from The Ohio State
University, 2011. twitter
also note on the national team:
Election Strategist and Senior Advisor Greg Schultz
(including liaison to the DNC...served as campaign manager from Apr. 25, 2019 to Mar 12, 2020) Schultz served as executive director of Biden's American Possibilities PAC and started as senior advisor to Vice President Biden in Dec. 2013. Ohio state director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Chairman of Franklin County Democrats to mid-2012. State director of Organizing for America from mid-March 2009. Deputy political director on the Ohio Campaign for Change in Fall 2008. Legislative liaison for Gov. Ted Strickland in the Department of Administrative Services. First vice president of Ohio Young Democrats. B.A. in history and political science (2003) and M.Ed (2004) from The Ohio State University. twitter
Director Jimmy Dahman
Early states organizing director on Pete for America from May 2019. Founder, executive director of Town Hall Project, Jan. 2017-May 2019. Volunteer GOTV director on Cindy Axne for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2018. Deputy organizing director on Ohio Together, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing director in Phoenix (Mar.-Apr. 2016) and in Wheat Ridge, CO (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Grinnell, Iowa, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016 on Hillary for America. Regional field director on Friends of Anthony Brown, Apr.-July 2014. Field organizer in Peoria on Enroll America, Dec. 2013-Apr. 2014. Field organizer for the Nassau County Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political science, American politics from Kent State University, 2013. twitter
Ohio Democratic Party
Chairman David Pepper
(elected Dec. 17, 2014, re-election June 5,
at Blank Rome LLP. Democratic nominee for Ohio
Attorney General in 2014. Democratic nominee for
Ohio Auditor in 2010. Elected to the Hamilton County
Commission in 2006 and served as Commission president from
2009-10. Elected to the Cincinnati City Council in
2001 and re-elected in 2003. J.D. from Yale Law
School, 1999; B.A. from Yale University, 1993. Born
and raised in Cincinnati; a fifth-generation
Vice Chair Rhine McLin
Executive Director Greg
(Jan. 2015) District director/communications director to U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015. Campaign manager on Beatty for Congress, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012. President of Buckey Strategy Group, Aug. 2008-Jan. 2013. Director of policy and legislative affairs in the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008. Ohio Democratic Paaty campaign manager on the Attorney General race, May-Dec. 2006. Legislative and political director for Care for Ohio, a project of SEIU, Feb. 2005-Dec. 2006. Central regional field director for America Coming Together in Ohio, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2004. M.B.A. from Ohio Dominican University, 2009. B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2001. twitter
Communications Director Kirstin Alvanitakis
(May 2015) Communications director at
the Louisiana Democratic Party, Apr. 2013-Feb. 2015.
Communications director for the Michigan Democratic Party,
Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013. Online communication specialist
for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and
University Faculties, Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012. Deputy
press secretary for the Pennsylvania Lottery, Nov. 2009-Apr.
2011. Communications manager in PA Governor Rendell's
press office, May 2008-Nov. 2009. Research
analyst/press writer in the PA State Senate, Oct. 2004-May
2008. M.A. in journalism and mass communication from
UNC Chapel Hill, 2003; B.S. in media arts and design from
James Madison University, 1999. twitter
Director of Party Affairs Liz Shirey