for the Future
updated December 18, 2019)
Headquarters: San Antonio,
formal announcement Jan. 12, 2019; exploratory committee announced Dec. 12, 2018.
https://julianforthefuture.com | FEC.
staff press releases. also note from Jan. 2019: The campaign is paying interns and supporting unionization [ICYMI].
Candidate Julián Castro timeline
Wife Erica Lira Castro
Campaign Chairman U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro
(announced Jan. 12, 2019) Represents TX 20th CD., Twin brother of Secretary Julián Castro and was born and raised in San Antonio. Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and serves on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Campaign Manager Maya Rupert
(announced Jan. 12, 2019) Executive director of
Castro's Opportunity First PAC from Aug. 2018. Senior director
for policy and managing director for the D.C. office of the Center for
Reproductive Rights, Feb. 2007-Aug. 2008. Senior policy advisor
(Jan 2016-Jan. 2017) and chief of staff for the Office of General
Counsel (June-Dec. 2015) at HUD. Policy director at the National
Center for Lesbian Rights, May 2010-May 2015. Associate at Sidley
Austin LLP, 2007-10. Judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Sixth Circuit, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2007. J.D. from UC
Berkeley School of Law, 2006; B.A. in political science, philosophy
from UC Santa Barbara, 2003. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager for Delegate Strategy and Special Projects Mili Gosar
(Sept. 2019; started in Mar. 2019 as director of voting and delegate strategy) National voter protection director for the DSCC, Feb.-Dec. 2018. Voter protection director on Doug Jones for Senate (AL), Nov.-Dec. 2017. Director of the voter registration department for Harris County, Texas, Jan.-Oct. 2017. Voter protection director for Hillary for Iowa/Iowa Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Assistant Attorney General in the Open Records Division of the Texas Attorney General, Jan. 2015-July. 2016. Regional political director on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Account executive at Terlingua Group in Houston, Dec. 2009-Nov. 2010. J.D. from University of Houston Law Center, 2014; undergraduate degree from American University, 2009. twitter
Political Director Natalie Montelongo
(announced Feb. 25, 2019) Comes to the campaign
from position as national campaign strategist for immigrant rights at
the ACLU, from Feb. 2018. National organizing director at Voto
Latino, March 2017-Jan. 2018. Colorado political director on
Hillary for America, April-Nov. 2016. Special assistant to
the U.S. Trade Representative, July 2014-July 2015. Associate at
Podesta Group, April 2013-June 2014. Staffer on the U.S. House
Committee on Homeland Security, Jan.-April 2013. Project
Coordinator for the International Chamber of Commerce's Banking
Commission, Jan.-Dec. 2011. M.A. in international relations and
diplomacy from American Graduate School in Paris, and M.A. in strategic
negotiation from Universite Paris Sud, 2010; bachelor's degree in
political science from St. Mary's University, 2008. twitter
?Senior Political Advisor Matthew Jones
Longtime Castro aide. San Antonio native.
Organizing Director Lillie Catlin
(announced April 15, 2019) Deputy organizing
director (Sept. 2018-April 2019), associate digital organizing director
(Apr.-Aug. 2018) and digital organizing strategist (Apr. 2017-Apr.
2018) for the ACLU. Youth vote director for the North Carolina
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2016. Regional
organizing director with the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated
Campaign, May-June 2016. Regional organizing director (Feb.-April
2016) and started as an organizer in Iowa City (April 2015-Feb. 2016)
on Hillary for America. Regional field director in Council Bluffs
on the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov.
2014. Field organizer on Jennifer Wexton for State Senate (VA)
Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014. Campus organizer on Terry McAuliffe for
Governor (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2013. Campus team leader for Organizing
for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science,
sociology from Bryn Mawr College, 2013. twitter
State Programs Director Lauren Reyes
(from June 2019; initially NH organizing director,
announced Feb. 25, 2019) Coordinated Campaign field director
(Jan.-Nov. 2018) and a regional field director (July-Nov. 2017) for the
Democratic Party of Virginia. Regional field director on Jon
Ossoff for Congress (GA), March-June 2017. Field organizer in
Greensboro for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov.
2016. Legal consultant and director of social marketing for The
Quattro Firm in West Palm Beach, June 2015-May 2016. J.D. from
Charlotte School of Law, 2014; B.S. degrees in anthropology and
criminal justice from University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
Senior Advisor for Communications and Digital Jennifer Fiore
(announced Jan. 12, 2019) Served the same role
on the Opportunity First PAC. Castro's Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Public Affairs (Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017) and director of strategic
communications (Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016) at the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development. Vice president for digital strategy at
West End Strategy Team, Nov. 2014-Sept. 2015. Executive director
of Campaign to Unload, Oct. 2013-Sept. 2015. VP for public
affairs at Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Jan.-Sept.
2013. Advisor and editorial director at BlastRoots, Inc., Nov.
2011-Feb. 2013. On hiatus, Mom. Director of content and
operations forr AOL Latin America, Sept. 2000-Sept. 2001; senior
programming manager at AOL, Sept. 1997-Sept. 2000. M.A. in
liberal studies from Georgetown University, 2005; B.A. in journalism
from The Evergreen State College, 1994. twitter
Communications Director and National Press Secretary Sawyer Hackett
(from Dec. 2019; previously national press secretary and started as deputy national press secretary) Communications director to U.S. Rep. David Price (NC) from July 2017 and deputy campaign manager on Price's 2018 re-election campaign. Assistant press secretary (Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017) and special assistant (Sept. 2014-Aug. 2016) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. National advance team on Hillary for America, Oct.-Nov. 2016. Associate in Presidential Personnel Office at The White House, May 2013-Jan. 2014. B.A. in political science and government from James Madison University, 2014. twitter
Deputy Communications Director for Policy and Strategy Alex Sarabia
(announced July 2019) Communications and policy
advisor to San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg from July 2018.
Fulbright Scholar in Mexico City, Aug. 2017-July 2018. Fellow
with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and with the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Aug. 2014-May 2015.
Intern in the Office of then-Mayor Castro, MayJuly 2014.M.P.P. from
University of Chicago, 2017. B.A. in economics from Boston College,
Deputy Communications Director Sebastian Kitchen
(announced July 2019) Press secretary/senior
spokesman on Bill Nelson for Senate/Florida Democratic Party from Mar.
2018. Communications director on Doug Jones for Senate,
Sept.-Dec. 2017. Investigative and government reporter for the
Florida Times Union, May 2015-May 2017. Government reporter for
the Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), Dec. 2013-Mar. 2015.
Assistant metro editor/state government for the Montgomery Advertiser,
Apr. 2008-Dec. 2013. Capital bureau reporter for the Mobile
Press-Register, Aug. 2006-Apr. 2008. Reporter for the Montgomery
Advertiser, Aug. 2004-Aug. 2006. Reporter for the Lubbock
Avalanche-Journal, Aug. 2000-Aug. 2004. B.A. in mass
communications from Texas Tech University, 2001. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Liza Acevedo
(announced July 2019) Spokesperson and strategic
communications advisor for New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin,
Sept. 2018-July 2019. Deputy press secretary for Gov. Phil Murphy
and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Jan.-Sept. 2018. Director of
communications in the New York State Senate, July 2015-Dec. 2017.
Technical sourcing intern on Hillary for America, May-July 2015.
B.A. in economics from Wheaton College (MA), 2015. twitter
Senior Advisor for Digital Julia Ager
(announced April 15, 2019) Founder (Dec. 2018)
and CEO of Sapphire Strategies. Chief digital officer
(Jan. 2018-Feb. 2019) and digital director (Mar. 2015-Dec. 2017) at the
DCCC. Deputy digital director (May 2013-Mar. 2015) and digital
copywriter (May 2012-May 2013) at the DSCC. Account executive at
Salsa Labs, Inc. Feb. 2011-May 2012. Political writer at the Mack
| Crounse Group, LLC, July-Nov. 2010. B.A. in political science
from Rice University. twitter
Digital Director Brielle Insler
(May 2019) Managing partner at Düable Brand
Trust in San Antonio, Mar. 2011. Owner of Behold Visual, LLC,
2011-13. Web designer for LexisNexis, July 2008-Mar. 2011.
Photographer assistant at Lindner Studio, Aug. 2007-July 2008.
Shadow artist at Animation Collective, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2007. B.A.
in fine art, photography from Marist College, 2006.
Digital Manager Paris Moran
(Sept. 2019, started as a digital intern, June-Aug. 2019) B.S. in media, culture and communications from New York University, 2019. twitter
Creative Director Ashley Fairbanks
(July 2019) Anishinaabe artist, organizer, and digital strategist. Creative director for the 100% Campaign. In the 2018 cycle Fairbanks served as digital director on Ilhan Omar's congressional campaign; communications director on Erin Murphy's campaign for governor (MN). Director of narrative and network building at Voices For Racial Justice. Policy aide in the City of Minneapolis. A founding member and artistic director of AMP: Art | Music | Politics. Graduate of University of Minnesota, studies in Ojibwe language and political science. Grew up in South Minneapolis. twitter
immigration | education | policing | lead exposure | housing | indigenous communities | disarm hate | protect animals and wildlife
renewable energy | climate change | labor | foster care | criminal justice | end hunger | foreign policy
Legislative assistant in the U.S. House, May 2017-Feb. 2019.
Defense and Aerospace Council of the U.S. India Business Council,
Feb.-Apr. 2017. Political unit of the Office of India Affairs at
the U.S. Department of State, June-Aug. 2016. International
fellow at Podesta Group, Jan.-May 2015. M.A. in international
relations and affairs from The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze
SAIS; B.A. in economics, political science from Washington University
in St. Louis. twitter
Director of Scheduling and Advance Shereen Zaid
(announced Feb. 25, 2019) Oversaw scheduling and
advance for the statewide slate of candidates for the Texas Democratic
Party in 2018. .Director of events at The Hill, April-Nov. 2017.
Advance on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Convention
strategist for the American Institute of Architects, Jan.-June
2016. Director of events for Campaigns & Elections, Aug.
2013-March 2015. Events planner at the Committee for a
Responsible Federal Budget, Nov. 2012-July 2013. Events associate
at the Center for American Progress, Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012. Midwest
finance assistant at the DCCC, May-Oct. 2011. Finance assistant
at the Bonner Group, April 2010-May 2011. Organizer with SEIU,
June 2009-April 2010. Event planner for 9/11 Interfaith
Unity Walk, May-Oct. 2009. Field organizer on Rice for U.S.
Senate, Feb.-Nov. 2008. Studied arts and sciences,
religioius studies at the University of Oklahoma.
Personal Aide to Secretary Castro Billy Czerwinski
(Jan. 2019) Previously special assistant at Castro's
Opportunity First PAC, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in CLEG
from American University, 2018. twitter
Finance Chairman Scott Atlas
(announced Jan. 12, 2019) Houston-based lawyer and legal consultant. President of Atlas Counsel Search, LLC from May 2012; mediator/arbitrator from Dec. 2011; consultant from Jan. 2011. Finance chairman for Bill White’s Texas gubernatorial campaign, Dec. 2008-Nov. 2010. Partner at Weil Gotshal and Manges, April 2006-Aug. 2009. Partner at Vinson and Elkins, Nov. 1976-March 2006. Chair of the section of litigation for the American Bar Association, Aug. 2002-Aug. 2003. Harris County coordinator for both U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen’s reelection campaign in 1988, and the Dukakis/Bentsen ticket. J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, 1975; B.A. in math and economics from Yale University, 1971.
Senior Advisor Jeremy S. Gold
(Jan. 2019) Also served as finance director for Castro's Opportunity First PAC. President at The Gold Standard since Dec. 2008. B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. San Antonio native.
National Finance Director Joseph Czajkowski
(announced July 2019) Finance director at the
Arizona Democratic Party from Mar. 2018. Campaign consultant from
Feb. 2015. Deputy campaign manager on Felecia for Arizona, Dec.
2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy campaign manager on Kate Gallego for
Phoenix, Apr.-Nov. 2013. Field organizer for the Arizona
Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2012. Studied biochemistry, political
science at University of Arizona. twitter
Deputy Finance Director Benjamin Staton
Finance director on DeJear for Iowa (Secretary of
State), June-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Friends of Jake
Castanza (IL), Jan.-Apr. 2018. Deputy finance director on Justin
Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017. Finance
director on Sheeley for Delegate (VA), Mar.-June 2017. Field
organizer in Steamboat Springs for the Colorado Democratic Party,
Aug.-Nov. 2016. Finance assistant at Benchmark Strategies,
Mar.-Aug. 2016. Project assistant at the National Democratic
Institute, July 2015-Mar. 2016. Intern at Benchmark Strategies,
Jan.-Dec. 2014. Bachelor's degree in history from The George
Washington University, 2014. Also, field organizer in Falls
Church, VA on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.
Finance Assistant Alejandro Barragán
(Feb. 2019) Political aide on Joaquin Castro for Congress, Apr. 2018-Feb. 2019. Associate at RealCo Micro VC in San Antonio, Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018. B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. twitter
Finance Assistant Cassie Baars
Experience includes deputy campaign manager on Friends
of Jake Castanza (IL).
Chief Operating Officer Greg Diamond
(announced Feb. 25, 2019) At the DCCC from June
2014 as deputy COO in the 2018 cycle (from Feb. 2017), state operations
director (April 2015-Jan. 2017) and national field operations director
(June 2014-April 2015). Director of operations at Brass Tactics,
LLC, June 2013-June 2014. Operations director at Organizing for
America-Iowa, July 2012-Jan. 2013; Midwest regional operations director
at Obama for America in Chicago, Nov. 2011-July 2012. Operations
and scheduling/advance director at Bonamici for Congress in Portland,
Aug.-Nov. 2011. Operations and scheduling director at Kitzhaber
2010, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010. Field organizer and data tec. at
Oregonians for Health Security, July 2008-March 2009. Language
instructor in Japan, Aug. 2004-April 2008. B.A. in political
science from University of Oregon, 2005. From Western Oregon.
Assistant Treasurer, Exploratory Committee: Christopher Koob
Consultant at Koob Consulting in San Antonio since
Dec. 2014. Senior advisor to Castro at HUD, Sept.-Nov. 2014;
senior advisor to Mayor Castro, May-July 2014. Principal at
Capitol Compliance Associates, Inc. in Washington, Mar. 2011-May
2014. Director of compliance at the DSCC, Sept. 2008-Mar.
2011. Director of finance convention operations for the DNC,
April-Sept. 2008. Mid-Atlantic sales manager at New Media
Strategies, July 2007-Mar. 2008. COO at Securing America's Future
Energy, Jan.-July 2007. Finance chief of staff at the DSCC, Feb.
2005-Jan. 2007. Finance chief of state on John Kerry for
President, Mar. 2004-Feb. 2005. Political chief of staff on Joe
Lieberman for President, Jan. 2003-Mar. 2004; director of operations of
Lieberman's ROCPAC, Aug. 2001-Jan. 2003. National development
director at the New Democrat Network, Jan.-Aug. 2001. Deputy to
the senior advisor at the DNC, Aug.-Dec. 2000. Deputy CT finance
director on Lieberman for Senate, June 1999-Aug. 2000. Studied at
University of Connecticut.
Latino Victory Fund
(announced Aug. 1, 2019)
Iowa State Director Cynthia Sebian-Lander
(announced Feb. 23, 2019) Campaign manager on
DeJear for Iowa (Secretary of State), Jan.-Nov. 2018. Campaign
manager on Sara Dady for Congress (IL), Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018.
Campaign manager on Tilly for Delegate (VA), Feb.-June 2017. GOTV
director in Iowa on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Project
specialist at the League of Women Voters, Jan. 2015-July 2016.
Voter education director on Alaska Victory '14, July-Nov. 2014.
Field director on Mark Levine for Congress (VA), Feb.-June 2014.
ACA deputy canvass manager for Planned Parenthood, Nov. 2013-Feb.
2014. Northern Virginia director for Every Child Matters,
April-Nov. 2013. Project organizer for Virginia Organizing, Nov.
2012-March 2013. Field organizer in Fairfax, VA on Obama for
America, April-Nov. 2012. Wind energy field organizer for the
Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Feb.-April 2012. Organizer for
AFSCME, Nov. 2010-Nov. 2011. Field organizer for the New
Hampshire Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2010. M.S. in environmental
advocacy and organizing from Antioch University New England, 2010; B.A.
in environmental studies from Washington College, 2007. twitter
Organizing Director Marika Bresler
(announced Feb. 23, 2019) Deputy campaign
manager (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and campaign manager (Jan.-Aug. 2018) on
Colin Allred for Congress (TX). Field director on Ben Hixon for
Delegate (VA), Sept.-Nov. 2017. Deputy Coordinated director
(Sept.-Nov. 2016) and Coordinated organizing director (May-Nov. 2016)
for the Missouri Democratic Party. Contractor (April 2016), Iowa
field director (Oct. 2015-March 2016) and Iowa youth vote director
(April 2015-March 2016) for NextGen Climate. Campus regional
field director/youth organizing director for Battleground Texas,
May-Nov. 2014. Field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and field
organizing fellow (June-Aug. 2012) on Obama for America in Athens,
Ohio. Bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising, applied
communication from Ohio University, 2014.
Field organizers include
announced July 8, 2019...
Rob Barron, Des Moines School Board member and Founder Latino Political Network
Mary Campos, Longtime Activist and Community Leader
Steve Villatoro, Community Leader and Vice Chair of Latino Caucus
Joe Henry, Longtime Leader and Activist in Latino Community
Jose Ibarra, Storm Lake Councilman
Bonnie Brown, Community Leader and SCC Member
Sally (Araceli) Goode, Community Leader and Activist
announced Aug. 29,
Lindsey Ellickson, Cedar Rapids community leader and state central committee member of the Iowa Democratic Party
Dave Barajas, Marshalltown community leader
Jonathon Muñoz, LULAC Council 308 President, LULAC Iowa State Parliamentarian and Iowa City Human Rights Commissioner
Andrew Bribriesco, Legal advisor for LULAC Iowa and workers’ rights attorney in Iowa City
Don “Bart” Bartholomew, Former Fremont County Supervisor
Maria Mellado, Mount Pleasant LULAC Council President
Dawn Martinez Oropeza, Community leader and arts activist in Des Moines
Adalberto “Beto” Castrejon, Former president of the University of Northern Iowa Hispanic Latino Student Union
announced Nov. 9, 2019...
M. Eva Savala, Quad Cities Community Leader and Retired UAW Leader
Thomas Lecaque, Grandview Professor, Des Moines
Pastor Eduard Carmenate, Des Moines
Antonio Ruiz, Des Moines Business Owner
Juan Meraz, Perry Community Leader
Jesus Hernandez, Urbandale Business Owner
Alfonso Medina, Jr., Marshalltown Business Owner
David Calderon, Community Leader
Holly Brown, AAPI Caucus Chair
announced Nov. 14,
Kyla Patterson, Chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party
Monica Vallejo, President of the Cedar Rapids LULAC
Emily Shields, community leader
announced Nov. 23, 2019...
Mary Jo Riesberg and Vernon Windsor, chair and vice chair of the Lee County Democrats
Nicholas Schnerre, Des Moines community leader
Former NEW HAMPSHIRE
AP reported on Nov. 6 that, "The last day for Castro's New Hampshire team is Nov. 11..."
New Hampshire State Director State Rep. Manny Espitia
(announced Feb. 25, 2019) State Representative in Nashua's Ward 4 (Hillsborough 31), elected Nov. 2018. Executive director fo the Nashua Democratic City Committee in 2018. Legislative director for Free and Fair NH. Constituent services coordinator for U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan in Nashua. Assistant to Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, 2016. Organizer on Hillary for America's New Hampshire primary campaign. Worked in Texas for the DCCC. Worked on President Obama's re-election campaign in New Mexico. Graduated from Princeton in 2011. twitter
Organizing Director Eliot Beckham
(Aug. 2019; announced
Sept. 13, 2019) Chief of staff to Georgia State Rep. Matthew
Wilson, Jan.-Aug. 2019; campaign manager on Matthew Wilson for Georgia
House District 80, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on Wendy
Gooditis for Virginia House District 10, Sept.-Nov. 2017. Field
organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress, Mar.-June 2017. Deputy
director for policy for the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus, Jan.
2016-Mar. 2017. Also field director on Debby Peppers for Georgia
Senate District 54, Nov. 2016-Jan. 2017 and field director on Erick
Allen for Georgia House District 40, July-Nov. 2016. Deputy field
director on John Ernst for Mayor (Brookhaven, GA), Oct.-Nov.
2015. Canvass manager on Taylor Bennett for Georgia House
District 80, June-Aug. 2015. B.S. in international relations and
affairs from Georgia Tech, 2015. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Reshard el-Shair
(announced Sept. 13, 2019) A regional organizing director on Gillibrand 2020 (reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019, campaign ended Aug. 28). Founder (Aug. 2016) of Summit Campaigns in Atlanta. Political organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA-6) May-June 2017. Verification specialist for New Georgia Project, 2014. Field organizer in Cleveland/Akron for Grassroots Voter Outreach, Nov. 2012. Associate canvass director in Cleveland for Environment Ohio, June-Oct. 2012. B.A. in political science from Oberlin College, 2012. twitter
announced Aug. 16, 2019...
Former Concord City Councilor Norm Patenaude
Nashua Alderman Tom Lopez
Reno Office: 164 Hubbard Way, Ste. A, Reno, NV 89502
...opening event Sept. 27 with campaign manager Maya Rupert
Nevada Chairwoman Allison Stephens
(announced Aug. 2, 2019)
Nevada Advisory Board
announced Nov. 19, 2019
Nevada State Director Kristian Carranza
(initially NV organizing
director from Mar. 2019, announced April 15, 2019) Digital
consultant at Do Big Things in Houston, Feb.-Mar. 2019. Field
director on Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2018.
Regional coordinator on Battleground Texas, Feb.-Dec. 2017.
Regional field director on Hillary for America, Feb.-Nov. 2016.
Affordable Care Act organizer with Brass Tactics, Dec. 2015-Jan.
2016. Digital coordinator on Battleground Texas, June-Dec.
2015. Digital fellow with Organizing for Action, June-Aug.
2015. Campus organizer for Wendy Davis for Governor, Aug.-Nov.
2014. Studied at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. twitter
Political Director Michael Cullen
(June 2019) Associate
attorney at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in San Francisco,
Mar. 2016-May 2019. Field organizer in Carson City on Hillary for
America, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016. Community manager in Reno for 270
Strategies, Oct.-Nov. 2015. Organizing fellow in Reno on Hillary
for America, June-Sept. 2015. AmeriCorps team leader (June
2010-June 2011) and member (Aug. 2009-June 2010) in Little Rock,
AR. J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, 2014; B.A.
in politics from St. Mary's College of California, 2009. twitter
Organizing Director Benjamin Challinor
(Aug. 12, 2019) Chief of
staff to the Nevada Senate Majority Leader, Jan.-June 2019. Campaign
manager on the Campaign to Elect Julia Ratti, Jaul-2017-Dec.
2018. Legislative assistant to Sen. Mo Denis, Jan.-June
2017. Regional organizing director in Sparks for the Nevada State
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Field organizer in Reno on
Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-May 2016. Field organizer in Reno
for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Northern
Nevada coordinator (Apr.-Aug. 2014) and canvass lead (Nov. 2013-Apr.
2014) for Mi Familia Vota. B.E. in computer science and
engineering from University of Nevada-Reno, 2017; A.S. in computer
science from Truckee Meadows Community College, 2016. twitter
announced July 6, 2019...
West Wendover Mayor Daniel Corona
July 17, 2019 tweet...
Carol Little, former Nye County Democratic Central Committee Chairwoman
announced Aug. 2, 2019...
Allison Stephens, DNC Committeewoman and Secretary of the DNC’s Black Caucus
Assemblyman Edgar Flores, Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus Chair
Benjamin Challinor, Nevada State Democratic Executive Board member and former chief of staff to the Nevada Senate Majority Leader
Manny Becerra: Advisor and board member for Northern Nevada small businesses and non-profit organizations
Maria Elena Pulido: Secretary, Latino Coalition of Northern Nevada
Cory Hernandez: President of the Northern Nevada Latino Alliance, a chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans and Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans
Kenia Leon: Community organizer
Brenda Guigui: Community organizer
Frank Perez: Community leader and former attaché, Assemblyman Edgar Flores
Jose Rivera: former Nevada State Director, MoveOn.org
Jeanette Strong: Member, Churchill County Democratic Central Committee; Columnist, Lahontan Valley News
announced Nov. 18, 2019...
Bagley, Former Nevada State Director for Marianne
Char Frost, Mental Health Advocate
Perla Herrera, President of the National Association for Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of Greater Las Vegas
Aaron Ibarra, Student Senator for University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts
Dennisse Anaya, Events Coordinator for the National Association for Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of Greater Las Vegas
Wendy Stolyarov, Community Activist and Emerge Nevada 2020 Member
South Carolina State
Director Christina Cue
(announced April 15,
2019) CEO of OnCue Management Group, LLC from Nov. 2015.
Advance associate at the White House from May 2011. Director of
scheduling (June 2013-Nov. 2015) and scheduling and advance (Aug.
2011-June 2013) at the U.S. Department of Houseing and Urban
Development. Confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of
Commerce-Bureau of Industry and Security, Apr. 2010-Aug. 2011.
Field organizer, regional field director and regional political
director on Obama for America, starting June 2007 in SC and then AL, VA
and GA through Nov. 2008. B.A.Sc. in sport and entertainment
management from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2007. twitter
Organizing Director Elizabeth (Lizzie) Noble
(announced July 25,
2019) Account executive at South and West from May 2019.
Digital organizer on Constance Anastopoulo for Attorney General,
Aug-Nov. 2018. Assistant to the campaign manager on Phil Noble
for Governor, Jan.-June 2018. Account executive at E. Boineau
& Company, Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017. Studied retailing, fashion
merchandising at University of South Carolina-Columbia and apparel
studies and fashion merchandising at University of Delaware. twitter
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) ...Feb. 19, 2019
U.S. Rep. Vicente
González (TX-15) ...Mar. 11, 2019
30 endorsements including 17 Texas
state representatives, two state senators, a Hidalgo County district
attorney, three Bexar County officials, six San Antonio City Council
members, and former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of the Department
of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros. ...announced Mar. 14, 2019...same day as
O'Rourke entered the race
...Nov. 5, 2019
Sen. Jose Rodriguez, Senate Minority Leader (D-29)
Rep. Joe Moody, House Speaker Pro Tempore (D-78)
César Blanco, State Representative (D-76)
Gene Wu, State Representative (D-137)
Abel Herrero, State Representative (D-34)
Art Fierro, State Representative (D-79)
Oscar Longoria, State Representative, (D-35)
Jessica Farrar, former State Representative (D-148)
Ana-Maria Ramos, State Representative (D-102)
...Nov. 18, 2019
Democratic National Committeewoman Celina Vasquez
Ray Lopez, State Representative (D-125)
Roberto Alonzo, former State Representative, chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus
Texas Board of Education Member Georgina C. Pérez
58 endorsements from local representatives, former representatives, community leaders and celebrities (Oct. 14, 2019)
14 endorsements including a DNC member and six current or former state lawmakers (Nov. 18, 2019)
Deputy Campaign Manager Derek Eadon
(announced Jan. 12, 2019) Regional director-central for Run for Something from June 2018. Public affairs and public relations strategist at Bluprint Strategies, Aug. 2013-Dec. 2017. Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, Jan.-July 2017. Midwest regional organizing director for Ready for Hillary from April 2014. Senior account executive at LS2group in Des Moines, Mar.-Aug. 2013. General election director for Organizing for America-Iowa, Jan.-Dec. 2012. State director of Obama for America, May 2-11-Jan. 2012. Directed Iowa Democrats' 2010 Coordinated Campaign. Iowa state director for Organizing for America in 2009. In the 2007-08 cycle he was the first field organizer hired in Iowa for Obama's campaign, and continued on the campaign through Nov. 2008. Field organizer for the Iowa Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in the Cedar Rapids area, June-Nov. 2006. Studied political science at the University of Iowa. Originally from Elmhurst, Ill. twitter
Opportunity First PAC leadership team (announced Aug. 8, 2018)