Cory 2020
May 24, 2019

Cory 2020 Announces New Key Members of National Campaign Team

Newark, NJ  – Today, Cory 2020 announced additional key members of his national campaign team. The staff are based in Cory 2020’s Newark, NJ, national headquarters and where they work alongside other key members of the Cory 2020 team.

Jenn Brown, Deputy Campaign Manager, States (@jennb_jennb). Brown oversees organizing and our state operations. She most recently served as the Executive Director of Civic Nation and previously served as the Executive Director of Battleground Texas.

Bridgit Donnelly, Chief of Staff, Innovation (@bridgitd). Donnelly most recently served as the Director of Data and Analytics for the Public Engagement Unit for the City of New York. Prior to joining city government, she spent seven years in a variety of campaign roles, including as the Early Vote Data Lead & Data Science Project Manager for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. 

Michael Fisher, Chief Technology Officer (@michaelefisher). Fisher most recently served in engineering leadership at Casper. Previously, Fisher served as an Engineering Manager at the Democratic National Committee and led the Site Reliability Engineering team on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Jen Kim, States Chief of Staff. Kim most recently served as the Program Director for a national, non-partisan campaign focused on increasing voter registration rates in communities of color. Kim previously led advocacy efforts to protect communities from toxic chemicals, improve public transportation, and increase youth voter participation with the State PIRGs for nearly a decade, including four years as the Director of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG).

Jenna Kruse, Research Director (@JennaKruse). Kruse most recently served as Vice President of Research at EMILY's List. Prior to that, Kruse served as the Deputy Director of Strategy at the DCCC’s independent expenditure and Research Director for Sen. Brian Schatz, amongst other campaign roles.

Sobaika Mirza, Director of Human Resources (@TheSobaika). Mirza most recently served as Senior Operations Officer at Avaaz. 

Emily Norman, Chief Innovation Officer. Norman oversees technology, analytics, and opinion research as the Chief Innovation Officer. She most recently led and worked on analytics teams at the DSCC, DNC, and Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. Norman previously founded the analytics practice at the political polling firm Global Strategy Group and has also served as an analytics and technology consultant to EMILY’s List, the AFL-CIO, and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Amanda Perez, Policy Director. Perez most recently served as the policy director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Perez previously served as policy director for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. 

Marquita Sanders, Director of Scheduling and Advance (@MarquitaVS). Sanders previously served as GOTV Director for Mike Espy’s run for U.S. Senate. Sanders was previously an Account Executive at campaign strategy firm Deliver Strategies, and an Obama campaign and administration staffer from 2007-2016. 

Adam Topper, Director of Scheduling. Topper has worked with Senator Cory Booker for over five years, most recently serving as his Director of Scheduling in his Senate office. 

Simon Vance, Chief Analytics Officer (@simonnvance). Vance served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Rich Cordray for Ohio and as the National Targeting Director & Iowa Caucus Analytics Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Vance previously worked for Sen. Booker’s first campaign for US Senate in 2013 and on Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in Ohio. 

Josh Wolf, Chief Operations Officer. During the past seven years, Wolf served as the Director of Operations for the Mozilla Foundation and Director of Operations for In addition to his career in operations, Wolf has a decade of campaign experience as an organizer, campaign consultant, director of reporting and special projects, and director of data and technology.

Judy Zamore, Chief Financial Officer (@jzamore). Zamore is the founder and CEO of Capitol Compliance Associates and serves as treasurer for a number of campaigns and political committees. 
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Cory 2020
March 11, 2019

Cory 2020 Announces Expansion of National and Early States Communications Teams

Newark, NJ -- Today, Cory 2020 announced the hiring of several communications staff to Cory Booker's campaign team, including in the critical early states of New Hampshire and Nevada. This diverse team of professionals will help ensure that Booker's vision for a united country in which the ties that bind us are stronger than the lines that divide us is communicated to voters across the country.

Julie McClain Downey will serve as Director of State Communications. McClain Downey was most recently the Senior Director of Campaign Communications for EMILY's List, overseeing communications in a year of historic victories for the organization. She has previously served as New Hampshire communications director for Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016, communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party focused on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's reelection in 2014, press secretary for Senator Brian Schatz in 2013, and deputy press secretary for Shelley Berkley's Nevada U.S. Senate campaign in 2012. She is from North Caldwell, NJ and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Chris Moyer will serve as New Hampshire Communications Director. A Granite State native, Moyer most recently was the communications director for Molly Kelly’s gubernatorial campaign, which earned a record-setting vote total to win the Democratic nomination in 2018. Moyer worked as a regional press secretary on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign in Ohio and as body man and press secretary for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election victory in Nevada. Moyer has also worked in the U.S. Senate, serving as deputy press secretary for Majority Leader Reid and press secretary for former North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan. He is from Hampstead, NH and a graduate of Boston University.  

Sabrina Singh will serve as National Press Secretary. Singh was most recently the Democratic National Committee's deputy communications director, overseeing the states and coalitions communications programs. She previously served as a regional communications director on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, communications director for Katie McGinty's U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania, deputy communications director for the Democratic Governors Association, senior associate at SKDKnickerbocker and communications director for Rep. Jan Schakowsky. During the 2012 cycle, Singh served as the deputy press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She is from Los Angeles, CA and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Vanessa Valdivia will serve as Nevada Communications Director and Deputy National Press Secretary for Spanish Language Media. Valdivia most recently worked as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and led the communications team for his successful re-election in 2018. She previously worked for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, helping win the Nevada caucus as an organizer during the primary and leading Latino outreach in Colorado in the general election. Prior to the campaign, Valdivia was an associate at the Los Angeles-based consulting firm Gonring, Spahn and Associates. A California native, Valdivia earned her Masters at the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Cory 2020
February 4, 2019

Cory 2020 Announces Several Key Members of State Campaign Teams

Newark, NJ -- Today, Cory 2020 announced the hiring of several key members of Sen. Cory Booker's campaign team in the critical early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. On Friday, Booker announced that he is running for President of the United States.

Booker will head to Iowa on February 8 & 9, and then to South Carolina on February 10 & 11. Booker will visit New Hampshire over Presidents’ Day weekend.


Mike Frosolone will serve as Iowa State Director. Frosolone brings a deep knowledge of Iowa’s political landscape to the Cory 2020 caucus effort. He served as the Caucus Director for the Iowa House Democrats in 2016 and 2018, recruiting the most state House candidates in thirty years and sending a record number of women to the Iowa House. Prior to that, Frosolone worked in Iowa’s Third Congressional District and began his Iowa career managing a successful state House race in Western Iowa in 2010.

Haley Hager will serve as Iowa Director of Operations and Special Projects. Hager served as the 2018 State Director for NextGen Iowa. Her leadership helped boost turnout among young voters in Iowa, leading to Democratic victories at the state and federal level. Hager launched her career as an organizer for Wendy Davis and Battleground Texas in 2014. She previously worked in Iowa’s First District in 2016. 

Adam Henderson will serve as Regional Organizing Director. In 2018, Henderson managed Kenan Judge’s successful bid for the Iowa House, flipping a critical seat blue. Prior to that, he organized for several different Iowa campaigns, including the 2016 Iowa C
oordinated Campaign. 

Joe O'Hern will serve as Iowa Senior Advisor. O’Hern has dedicated his career to electing Democrats in Iowa. Cory 2020 will be his fourth Iowa Caucus campaign. O'Hern began his career as a field organizer for Obama 2008, went on to work for Rep. Leonard Boswell, the Iowa Democratic Party, and served as Rep. David Loebsack's campaign manager in 2016. In 2018, he crossed the Midwest to manage the Ohio Democratic Party’s coordinated campaign.

Tom Pietrykoski will serve as Iowa Communications Director. Pietrykoski has served as Press Secretary in Senator Booker’s Newark, NJ, office for more than three years, helping to advance major legislative efforts on economic justice, criminal justice reform, and environmental justice.  Pietrykoski previously served as Communications Director for Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), including as spokesperson for two re-election cycles.

Tess Seger will serve as Deputy Iowa Communications Director and Press Secretary. Seger most recently served as the Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic Party, where she helped the party flip Iowa’s First and Third Districts, pick up seats in the Iowa House, and capture the State Auditor’s office. Prior to coming to Iowa, Seger served as a communications advisor to progressive federal and state campaigns seeking to represent some of the most vulnerable communities in Southern California. 

Sarah Sterner will serve as Iowa Organizing Director. Sterner is a leading voice in Midwest progressive organizing. She brings several cycles of experience in Iowa, including the 2014 Midterms and Hillary Clinton’s successful 2016 Iowa Caucus campaign. Sterner served as the Statewide Organizing Director for the Ohio Democratic Party’s 2018 coordinated campaign.


Erin Turmelle will serve as New Hampshire State Director. A native of Stratham, New Hampshire, she was the Coordinated Campaign Director for the historic 2018 cycle where Democrats flipped the State House, State Senate, Executive Council and held both Congressional seats. Before that, she worked at the New Hampshire Democratic Party as Political Director. Erin worked for Hillary for America in the 2016 cycle. She worked as a Regional Field Director in New Hampshire in 2014 for Senator Jeanne Shaheen's reelection campaign.

Sean Downey will serve as New Hampshire Senior Advisor. Downey has most recently been a Partner with Hilltop Public Solutions New England. Downey has served as Political Director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, District Director for U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster from 2013-2014, Senior Advisor to Governor John Lynch in his 2010 campaign, and held senior roles for Chris Dodd for President, U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh and the historic 2006 NH Senate Democratic Caucus. Sean was also Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee in 2011.

Emma Tyler will serve as New Hampshire Deputy State Director. Tyler served as the Organizing Director for the successful 2018 NHDP Coordinated Campaign. Previously, Emma was a Project Manager for Strategic Initiatives & International Affairs for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a Regional Organizing Director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and an organizer for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire.


Christale Spain will serve as South Carolina State Director. Spain has worked for Rep. Jim Clyburn, and is the founding chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party Black Women’s Caucus. She is the former Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party, and worked as South Carolina Political Outreach Director for Senator Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. 

Clay Middleton will serve as Senior Political Advisor for Cory 2020. Middleton worked as the South Carolina State Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, and later as a regional political director for Hillary for America in Florida. In addition to serving in several roles in the Obama administration and White House, Middleton worked as the South Carolina Political Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 general election presidential campaign. Middleton has also been a long-time district aide to Congressman Jim Clyburn. 

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