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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.
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 Director Chris
(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
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
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.
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