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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
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
(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
Deputy Coalitions Directors
(announced Sept. 14, 2020)
Karim Farishta twitter
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
Coordinated Director Brooklynne
(announced Apr. 14, 2020)
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
See: Patrick Svitek. "Biden campaign adds more staff in Texas." The Texas Tribune, Sept. 14, 2020.
Texas Democratic Party
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
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,
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
Deputy Executive Director Cliff Walker
Chief of Staff Claire Beaufort
Senior Brand Director Brittany Switzer
Digital Director Sheamanti Haque
Communications Director Abhi
Research Director Ben Chang
Content Manager Hannah Lifshutz
Lead Videographer Chris Soliz
Social Media Strategist Tomas Rangel
Coomptroller and Operations Director
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
Chief Technology Lauren Pully
Targeting Director Hudson Cavanagh
VAN Administrator Doug Snyder
VAN Administrator So Nguyen
Targeting and Reporting Analyst John
Training Director Nate Levin
Deputy Training Director Kassandra
Director of Candidate Services Tyler
Deputy Director of Candidate
Services Danni Gonyo
Primary Director Glen Maxey
Deputy Primary Director Rich Bailey
Voter Protection Hotline Director Darcy
Voter Expansion Director Luke Warford
Voter Protection Director Rose Clouston
Deputy Director of Voter Protection Rob
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
Millennial/Gen. Z Constituency
Organizer Jacob Caynon
LGBTQ Constituency Organizer Mae
Black Constituence Organizer Serita
West Texas OrganizEr Stuart Williams
Regional Organizing Director Yasmeen