Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Texas
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19 staff as of Sept. 14

State Director  Rebecca Acuña

(announced Aug. 3, 2020)   Director of government affairs for seven states at PepsiCo from July 2017.  Executive director of the Latino Center for Leadership Development in Dallas, TX, July 2015-June 2017.  Chief of staff to state Rep. Victoria Neave, Jan.-May 2017.  Chief of staff to state Rep. Cesar Blanco, Dec. 2014-July 2015.  Press secretary on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, Jan.-Oct. 2013; communications director on Pete Gallego for Congress, Aug.-Dec. 2012.  Deputy political director of base outreach and communications for the Texas Democratic Party, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012.  Policy analyst/communications director to state Rep. Garnet Coleman, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2011.  Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  Raised in Loredo.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Mike Collier

(announced Aug. 3, 2020)  Managing director for energy and renewables transaction advisory services practice at Duff & Phelps from Nov. 2018.  Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2018. Energy financial consultant in Houston, Nov. 2014-July 2016. Candidate for Texas State Comptroller, July-Oct. 2013.  CFO at Layline Petroleum, LLC, Aug. 20011-June 2013.  Partner (July 2001-June 2011) and associate director (Jan. 1989-June 2001) at PwC.  Professional staff for ExxonMobil in Houston, June 1984-Dec. 1987.  M.B.A. (1984) and B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.   twitter

Deputy State Director  Jennifer (Jenn) Longoria

(announced Aug. 3, 2020)  HIA canvass director for Texas Tool Belt, June-Aug. 2020.  Texas director on Warren for President, Aug. 20019-Mar. 2020.  Targeting/data infrastructure at Longoria Analytics from Mar. 2015.  Field director on Melissa Cabello Havrda for San Antonio City Council, Jan.-Jun. 2019.  Field director on Coda Rayo-Garza for Texas House Dist. 125, Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Data manager for Texas Freedom Network, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Celina Montoya for Texas House Dist. 121, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign coordinator on Rebeca Martinez Fourth Court of Appeals Judge campaign (San Antonio), Oct. 2017-Mar. 2018. Archives assistant (Apr. 2016-Jan. 2018) and library assistant III (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016) for The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Campaign manager on Pat Stout for San Antonio City Council, Jan.-May 2017.  Senior data manager on Hillary for San Antonio, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Regional field director (May-Nov. 2014) and field organizer (Aug. 2013-May 2014) at Battleground Texas.  Library acquisitions assistant, June 2006-Aug. 2013.  Co-founder/grassroots organizer at alamObama, Mar. 2007-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer in San Antonio on Obama for America, Feb.-Mar. 2008.  Studied at Minot State University.  San Antonio resident; native of Edinburg in the Rio Grande Valley.  twitter

Political Director  Dallas Jones

(announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Houston political consultant.  President/CEO of Elite Change, Inc. from Aug. 2006 and managing principal of Jones Group International, LLC from Aug. 2016.  District director for States Sen. Rodney Ellis (TX-13), June 2007-Sept. 2010.  National youth outreach director for the NAACP National Voter Fund, May 2007-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science, theater from Sam Houston State University, 2004.

Political Advisor  Jaclyn (Jackie) Uresti

(announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Deputy executive director of the Texas Future Project from Oct. 2019.  Executive director of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Feb. 2017-Oct. 2019.  Texas state director (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and, in Brooklyn, regional delegate operations (from May 2016) and internship program manager (Apr. 2015-Mar. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Strategic policy advisor for Brady & Peavey in Austin, Jan.-June 2015.  Senior advisor to Texas State Rep. Abel Herrero, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Political director for the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee, May 2012-May 2013.  Legislative director to State Rep. Joaquin Castro, Aug. 2011-May 2012.  Studied at Texas State University.  twitter

Political Advisor  Jerry Philips

(announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Co-founder (2009) and principal at Philips & Meachum Public Affairs in Austin.  Executive director of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee, Sept. 2005-Feb. 2009.  Chief of stff to House Democratic Leader Jim Dunnam, Jan.-Aug. 2005.  Chief of staff to state Rep. John Mabry, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2004.  Communnications director for Texas Partnership (Sepaker Laney's PAC), Dec. 2000-Dec. 2002.  Legislative aide to state Rep. Ken Yarbrough, 1997-Nov. 2000.  Studied at the University of Texas at Austin.

Communications Director  Tariq Thowfeek

(announced Aug. 3, 2020)  Risk and response in Austin for Facebook, Jan. 2019-Aug. 2020.  Communications director for the Texas Democratic Party, Apr. 2016-Dec. 2018.  Digital director at Y Strategy, July 2015-Mar. 2016.  Deputy digital director at the Texas Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Public affairs and communications at Baylor University, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2013.  B.A. in international studies from Baylor University, 2011. twittter

Communications Associate  Victoria Godinez

(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Communications and outreach director to state Rep. Diego Bernal, Oct. 2019-Aug. 2020.  Communications coordinator to state Sen. Beverly Powell, Jan.-Sept. 2019.  Community outreach coordinator to state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in political science from St. Edwards University, 2017.  twitter

Strategic Advisor  Jane Hamilton

(announced Aug. 3, 2020)  State director for Biden's Texas primary campaign, Nov. 2019-Mar. 2020.  General manager at Noodle Partners (online education) in Dallas from June 2018.  Founder and managing director at HCG Solutions LLC (Hamilton Consulting Group), Jan. 2009-May 2018.  Chief of staff and campaign manager to U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33).  North Texas director for Texas Democratic Trust PAC, Dec. 2006-Dec. 2008.  Campaign manager for the Dallas County Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006.  Account executive at Public Strategies, Inc., May 2005-May 2006.  Congressional aide/professional staff member for the U.S. House Committee on Rules, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2005.  Voter contact director on U.S. Rep. Martin Frost's campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2004.  Executive assistant to the executive director of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus, Martin Frost, Aug. 2001-Jan. 2003.  Legislative aide to state Rep. Helen Giddings, Jan.-June 2001.  B.A. in political science from Lake Forest College, 2000.  twitter

Digital Organizing Director  Bethanie Olivan

(announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Started at the Texas Democratic Party as digital organizing manager in Mar. 2020.  Digital organizing manager (Sept. 2019-Jan. 2020) and digital organizing intern (July-Aug. 2019) on Julian for the Future.  Substitute teacher at Northside ISD in San Antonio, Sept. 2014-Apr. 2019; tutor with Chegg Inc., 2015-Mar. 2019.  B.A. in sociology from The University of Texas at Austin. twitter

Organizing Director  Terry Bermea

(announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Started at the Texas Democratic Party as organizing directro in July 2020.  A deputy state director on Mike Bloomberg 2020.   Organizing director (May 2018-Jan. 2019) deputy field director (from Mar. 2018) and regional coordinator (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018) for Battleground Texas.  Organizer in Salt Lake City for the DNC, Oct.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Woodbridge for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Oct. 2016.  Accounts manager for RJ Produce, Nov. 2015-May 2016.  ACA navigator for Med Team Inc., Nov. 2014-May 2015.  B.A. in political science and government from The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2014.  twitter

Director of Coalitions  Shekira Dennis

(announced Aug. 3, 2020)  Managing partner at Next-Wave Strategies from Sept. 2019.  Community outreach director for the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Jan. 2017-Sept. 2019.  Deputy political director for Sylvester Turner for Mayor campaign, 2015.  Co-founder (late 2014) of the Houston Justice Coalition.  Worked at Strong Strategies, a political fundraising and compliance firm.   B.A. in political science from the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University; served as president of the Student Government Association, 2011-12.  Grew up in Houston.  twitter

Deputy Coalitions Directors

(announced Sept. 14, 2020)
Deidre Rasheed
(Aug. 2020)  Consulting from Dec. 2006.  District director for U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Deputy field organizer in Orlando on Organizing for America, Oct. 2012-Jan. 2014.  Chief of staff for Houston Council Member Jolanda Jones for At Large Postion 5, Sept. 2011, Jan. 2012; Financial analyst VI for City of Houston, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2011.  Field organizer on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Applicant consultant for LexisNexis, June-Dec. 2006.  M.L.A. in political science and government from University of St. Thomas (TX), 2010; J.D. from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2002; B.S. in justice studies from Grand Canyon University, 1999.

AAPI  Director  Karim Farishta
(Aug. 2020)  Political director on Bullock for President, June-Sept. 2019.  Campaign manager on Kulkarni for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Fulbright research scholar in Sri Lanki, Feb.-Nov. 2017.  Program manager (Oct. 2016-Jan. 2017) and staff assistant (Mar.-Oct. 2016) at The White House.  M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School, 2020. B.A. in international relations and affairs from The George Washington University, 2016. 

Dominique Calhoun

Teri Ervin

African-American Faith  Lola Wilson

Sr. consultant at Espy Sports Group in DFW from Aug. 2014.  Contract regional director on Beto for Texas, June-Nov. 2018.  Executive assistant to Kanye West at West Brand, Aug. 2012-May 2014.  Marketing coordinator for Compound Entertainment, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  Executive/personal assistant to NFL safety Roy Williams, Feb. 2006-Jan. 2010.  B.A.Sc. in theatre/theater from Clark Atlanta University, 2005.

Joseph Ramirez

Operations Director  David Gins

(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 14, 2020)  Operations manager (Apr. 2018-Mar. 2020) and executive assistant to the founder and CEO (Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018) at Civis Analytics.  Senior administrative assistant at Houlihan Lokey, Feb. 2016-Feb. 2017.  Director of executive office and board relations at Victory Fund & Institute, Feb. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Director of operations for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Assistant to the chief of state to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Mar. 2011-Feb. 2013.  Deputy operations director on Menendez for Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Long-term substitute teacher at the East Ramapo Central School District, Sept. 2008-June 2010.  B.A. in international relations from Boston University.  twitter

Deputy Operations Director  Matthew Baiza

(Sept. 2020)  Community outreach coordinator for San Antonio City Council District 7, May-Sept. 2020.  Texas deputy organizing director on Warren for President, Oct. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Director of operations for San Antonio City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval re-election, Jan.-May, 2019.  Organizer on Gina Ortiz Jones 2018 campaign for Congress in TX-23.  B.A. in political science and government from Stanford University, 2018. 

Coordinated Campaign

Coordinated Director  Brooklynne Mosley

(announced Apr. 14, 2020)  Missouri state director on Warren for President, Oct. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Deputy director of appointments in the Office of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, Jan.-Aug. 2019.  Coordinated Campaign director for the Kansas Democratic Party, Jan. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Associate director of programs for the VFW, Apr. 2016-Jan. 2018.  Kansas political outreach director on Bernie 2016, Jan. -May 2016.  Regional field organizer on Paul Davis for Governor, Apr.-Nov. 2014.  Fall organizing fellow for Organizing for Action, Sept.-Dec. 2013.  KC-10 inflight refueler in the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 2002-Aug. 2013.  Studied political science at The University of Kansas.  twitter

See: Patrick Svitek.  "Biden campaign adds more staff in Texas."  The Texas Tribune, Sept. 14, 2020.

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Chairman  Gilberto Hinojosa

(first elected June 9, 2012)  Partner at Magallanas & Hinojosa PC in Brownsville from 1995.  Elected Cameron County Democratic chair in 2007.  Elected Cameron County Judge in Nov. 1994, served for 12 years.  Elected Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals.  Appointed to the 107th District Court.  Appointed Presiding Judge of Cameron County Court at Law No. 2.  Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Brownsville Independent School District.  Managing attorney for the Brownsville office of Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc. .Attorney for the Migrant Legal Action Program in Washington, DC.  J.D. from Georgetown University, 1978; bachelor’s degree from Pan American University (now University of Texas, PAU).  Originally from Alamo, TX.  twitter

Vice Chair  Dr. Carla Brailey
Vice Chair of Finance  Chris Hollins
Treasurer  Mike Floyd
Secretary  Lee Forbes

Executive Director  Manny Garcia

(Feb. 2019; deputy executive director, Mar. 2015-June 2019)  Senior advisor on the Leticia Van De Putte campaign, Dec. 2014--Feb. 2015.   Communications director for the Texas Democratic Party, Dec. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Director of policy (Aug. 2011-Nov. 2013) and policy coordinator (Nov. 2010-July 2011) at the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.  Graduate research assistant at the Texas Center for Education Policy-The University of Texas at Austin, Aug. 2006-Aug. 2010.  Master's degree (2008) and bachelor's degree (2006) in Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies and bachelor's degree (2006) in political science and government from The University of Texas at Austin.  twitter

Deputy Executive Director  Cliff Walker

Chief of Staff  Claire Beaufort

Senior Brand Director  Brittany Switzer

Digital Director  Sheamanti Haque

Communications Director   Abhi Rahman

Research Director  Ben Chang

Content Manager  Hannah Lifshutz

Lead Videographer  Chris Soliz

Social Media Strategist  Tomas Rangel

Coomptroller and Operations Director  Ceryta Lockett

Convention Director  Hannah Rae Beck

Office Manager  Julie Hurd

Operations Assistant  Brigitte Bowen

Finance Director  Cristina Gomez

Deputy Finance Director  Maddie Cohen

Finance & Events Associatie  Brett Isaacs

Chief Technology Officer  Lauren Pully

Targeting Director  Hudson Cavanagh

VAN Administrator   Doug Snyder

VAN Administrator  So Nguyen

Targeting and Reporting Analyst  John Elson

Training Director  Nate Levin

Deputy Training Director  Kassandra Aleman

Director of Candidate Services  Tyler Mitchell

Deputy  Director of Candidate Services  Danni Gonyo

Primary Director  Glen Maxey

Deputy Primary Director  Rich Bailey

Voter Protection Hotline Director  Darcy Caballero

Voter Expansion Director  Luke Warford

Voter Protection Director  Rose Clouston

Deputy Director of Voter Protection  Rob Meyerhoff

Voter Protection Organizer  Brenda Cruz

County Services Director  Birk Wilkison

County Services ad Party Affairs Coordinator  MarcoAntonio Orrantia

Senior Advisor  Bill Brannon

People with Disabilities Constituency Organizer  Alejandro Guzman

AAPI Constituency Organizer  Hena Rafiq

Latinx Constituency Organizer  Jonathan Flores

Millennial/Gen. Z Constituency Organizer  Jacob Caynon

LGBTQ Constituency Organizer  Mae Hardebeck

Black Constituence Organizer  Serita Robinson

West Texas OrganizEr  Stuart Williams

Regional Organizing Director  Yasmeen Kaboud