Bullock for President
Monday, August 26, 2019

Bullock Campaign Announces Policy Advisors

Helena, MT – Following Montana Governor Bullock’s CNN town hall, Bullock for President released the names of the campaign’s policy advisors, a group of highly experienced professionals advising Governor Bullock on public policy. They bolster the Governor’s campaign to ensure a fair shot for all Americans with decades of combined experience crafting policy at the highest levels of government.

Chris Lu — Chris Lu served as White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to the President in President Obama’s first term, and Deputy Secretary of Labor in the second term. He also was Executive Director of the 2008-09 presidential transition. Lu is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Ambassador Anne Slaughter Andrew — Anne Slaughter Andrew was the first woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, having been appointed by President Obama in 2009 and serving through 2013. Ambassador Andrew boasts a 20+ year career as an Energy and Environmental Attorney, and is currently a Social Entrepreneur investing, advising, and advocating clean energy and sustainable development. Ambassador Andrew graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts. She received her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law Review. 

Andrew Shapiro — Andrew Shapiro served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in the Obama Administration. Before moving into his role as Assistant Secretary, Shapiro was a Senior Advisor for Secretary of State Clinton. He received a B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a joint law degree and a master's in international affairs from Columbia University.

Frank Rose — Frank Rose is a senior fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. Rose previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from American University in 1994 and a master’s degree in war studies from Kings’ College, University of London.

Tracy Stone-Manning — Tracy Stone-Manning is the Associate Vice President for Public Lands at National Wildlife Federation. She previously served as Governor Bullock’s Director of the Department of Environmental Quality before serving as his Chief of Staff. Stone-Manning also served as Senior Advisor and State Director for U.S. Senator Jon Tester. 

David Kendall — David Kendall is a Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy at Third Way, a public policy think tank. Mr. Kendall has informed and advised on policy in various Congressional offices, and served on President Clinton’s Task Force on Healthcare Reform. He studied public affairs at the University of Chicago.

James Swartout — James Swartout served as the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Air Force, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Portland.

Tim Sparapani — Tim Sparapani is a principal at SPQR strategies, a firm that specializes in the confluence of technology and public policy. Previously, Sparapani served as the first Director of Public Policy at Facebook and Senior Legislative Counsel at the ACLU. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.

Jason Abel — Jason Abel is a partner at Steptoe and Johnson, where he leads the Campaign Finance and Political Law practice. Abel previously served as chief counsel for U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Chairman Charles Schumer. Prior to that, Abel served as counsel for Senator Schumer in his personal office. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Raymond Pierce — Raymond Pierce currently serves as the President and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, where he has focused the organization on policy research, education legislation, and leadership development. Pierce previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration. Mr. Pierce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Masters of Arts from the Divinity School at Duke University.

Ambassador Michael Punke — Michael Punke served as the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland during the Obama Administration. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff and on Capitol Hill. He was formerly the history correspondent for Montana Quarterly and an adjunct professor at the University of Montana.

Hannah VanHoose — Hannah VanHoose worked in Washington D.C. as a legislative assistant to Senator Tester for six years. She earned her undergraduate degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis and her Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She also served as a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Moscow, Russia.

Siri Smillie — Siri Smillie is the Policy Director for the Education Commission of the States. She previously served as Education and Public Safety Policy Advisor to Governor Bullock through four legislative sessions. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Montana.