Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Wisconsin
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State Director  Danielle Melfi

(reported by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on June 24, 2020)  Assistant Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Jan. 2019-June 2020.  Operations director on the Transition Team for Gov. Elect Tony Evers.  Director of political engagement on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Policy and development manager at Thorn, Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Wisconsin early vote director (Sept.-Nov. 2016), Wisconsin organizing  organizing chief of staff (May-Sept. 2016)  Organizer in NY and Maine and started as an organizer on the NH primary (June 2015-Mar. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, 2013-15.  B.A. in political science from Loyola University Maryland, 2013.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Scott Spector

(announced June 24, 2020)  Partner at Spector Roh Strategies from Jan. 2020.  Campaign manager of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's 2018 re-election campaign; political director to Baldwin from Feb. 2016.  Executive director of Wisconsin Progress, Apr. 2011-Jan. 2016.  Government relations director at AFT-Wisconsin, Mar. 2006-Apr. 2011.  Worked at We Are Wisconsin.  Wisconsin field director on Howard Dean's campaign.  Worked for the Wisconsin Education Association Council.  Master's degree from Teacher's College at Columbia University, 2004; B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002; was the campus director for Sen. Bill Bradley.  Originally from Oceanside, NY.  twitter

Strategic Advisor  Tanya Bjork

(announced July 20, 2020)  Partner at Capitol Navigators.  Wisconsin senior advisor on Clinton's 2016 campaign.  Senior advisor on Mary Burke's 2014 campaign for governor.  Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Senior advisor to Protect Your Care, a healthcare advocacy group, from 2010.  Director of federal affairs for Gov. Jim Doyle 2009-10.  Wisconsin general election director on Obama's 2008 campaign.  A regional director for EMILY's List to 2008.  In 2004 Bjork served as the AFL-CIO desk coordinator for MN, WI and IL, based in Madison.  Aide to state Sen. Brian Burke.  Assembly Democratic Caucus (ADC) director under State Rep. Shirley Krug in 2000.  Political director for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's re-election campaign in 1998.  Field director for U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone's re-election campaign in 1996.

Strategic Advisor  Shirley Ellis

(to start following the Democratic National Convention)   Longtime advisor to U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, has worked with her for nearly three decades; on leave to serve as an advisor to the DNCC.


Deputy State Director  Garren Randolph

(announced June 24, 2020)  Comes to the campaign from political director at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, started Apr. 2020.  Campaign manager on state Rep. David Crowley's campaign for Milwaukee County Executive, 2019.  Political director on Tony Evers' 2018 campaign for governor, and campaign manager on Earnell Lucas' campaign for Milwaukee County Sheriff.  B.A. in international affairs from Marquette University.  twitter

Deputy State Director  John Laadt

(announced July 20, 2020)   Led the primary effort in Wisconsin, and started on the campaign as Massachusetts state director in Oct. 2019.  M.P.A. candidate at NYU Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Service from Jan. 2018.  Campaign manager on Marty Walsh for Mayor, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Director of Boston 311, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Lebanon and Berks Cos. on PA Victory 2016, July-Nov. 2016.   Special assistant/sustainability advisor to the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space (Sept. 2015-July 2016) and neighborhood coordinator, Allston-Brighton (Jan. 2014-Sept. 2015) for City of Boston.  Boston regional organizer on Hillary for America, Feb.-Mar. 2016.  Field organizer on Marty Walsh for Mayor, July-Nov. 2013.  Field fellow on Ed Markey for Senate, Apr-June 2013.  B.A. in history and political science from Boston College, 2013. twitter

Political Director  Elsie Raymer

(announced July 20, 2020)  Organizational specialist for the NEA in Wisconsin, Jan.-July 2020.  Director of scheduling and advance to Gov. Tony Evers, Jan. 2019-Jan. 2020.  Director of scheduling and special projects on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Pat Ryan for Congress (NY), Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Field consultant on Forward Together Bahamians, Mar.-May 2017.  Political director on Van Ostern for New Hampshire, May-Nov. 2016.  Regional field director for the NHDP, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Field directro on Kuster for Congress, Apr.-Aug. 2014.  State campus director for NextGen Climate Action, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Field organizer in Durham, NH on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Vassar College, 2012.  Wisconsin native.

Coalitions Director  Matt Dannenberg

(announced July 20, 2020) Census director at Wisconsin Voices, Inc, July 2019-July 2020.  Communications and legislative director for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Mar.-May 2019.  Program director (Apr. 2018-Mar. 2019), field director (June 2015-May 2018) and central Wisconsin organizer (June 2010-June 2015) for Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.  B.A. in political science, environmental studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010.  twitter

Milwaukee Director  Nadiyah Grover

(announced July 20, 2020)  Director of grassroots activism for Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee from Aug. 2019.  Assistant program office for Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Dec. 2018-Aug. 2019.  Deputy Milwaukee director on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, May-Dec. 2018.  Principal and chief event designer at Lavish Events, 2010-14.  Human resources assistant, 2010-13; administrative clerk, 2007-10.  B.S. in user experience and communication design from Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2018.


Coordinated Campaign

Coordinated Campaign Director  Chris Walloch

(announced July 20, 2020)  Business development manager, political at Civis Analytics, Mar. 2019-July 2020.  Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Dec. 2018.  Business development at Civis Analytics, June 2017-Apr. 2018.  Organizing director for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2016); regional field director in Waterloo on Hillary for America, April 2015-Mar. 2016.  A deputy field director for the Kentucky Democratic Party/Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate, April-Nov. 2014.  Deputy regional field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia/Terry McAuliffe  for Governor, Feb.-Nov. 2013.  Campus organizer for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University, 2011.  Wisconsin native.  twitter

Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director  Devin Remiker

(announced July 20, 2020)  Senior elections director, executive director of political affairs, announced Jan. 2019, at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin; earlier served as political director.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (WI-3)'s re-election in 2016 and 2018.  Graduate of UW-La Crosse, 2014.  Grew up in Two Rivers.  twitter





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Chairman  Ben Wikler

(elected June 2019)  Candidate for DPW chair, Feb.-June 2019.  Washington director (from Sept. 2014) and senior advisor (Dec. 2018-Mar. 2019) to MoveOn.org.  Host of The Good Fight podcast, Nov. 2013-July 2015; host of The Flaming Sword of Justice, 2011-July 2013.  Executiive vice president at Change.org Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Campaign director at Avaaz.org, Mar. 2007-Dec. 2011.  Press secretary to Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, Jan.-July 2006.  Producer for The Al Franken Show, Air America Radio, Feb. 2004-Dec. 2005.   Co-founder and national coordinator of the Student Global AIDS Campaign, Feb. 2001-Feb. 2003.  Contributor to The Onion, Nov. 1999-Feb. 2003. B.A. in economics from Harvard University, 2003; studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997-98.  Raised in Madison.  twitter

Executive Director  Nellie Sires

(Dec. 21, 2019 tweet)  Vice president of training at The Management Center from May 2017.  Great Lakes regional field director at the DCCC, Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016. Field director on Quinn for Illinois, April-Nov. 2014.  Illinois state coordinator and volunteer state lead for Organizing for Action, Feb. 2013-April 2014.  Regional director, field organizer, and fellow at Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Search marketing specialist for Zenya,.com Aug. 2009-July 2011.  Work towards M.A. in political science at University of Illinois, 2009-11; B.A. from Loyola University of Chicao, 2008.  twitter

Communications Director  Courtney Beyer  twitter



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