revised November 10, 2019)
The list below shows the state leadership for each of the campaigns organizing in Nevada. Click on the links in the chart at the top for more campaign staff and supporters. If you see anyone missing please email or call.
"2020 Endorsements in Nevada." The Nevada Independent.
Megan Messerly. "Warren's campaign is a 'monster.' Harris's is 'top-tier." How presidential campaigns are stacking up in Nevada." The Nevada Independent, Sept. 1, 2019.
Rory Appleton. "Democratic presidential hopefuls compete for staffers, delegates." Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 12, 2019.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet - Bennet for
State Director Gene Benavidas
(reported by the Nevada
Independent's Megan Messerly on Aug. 5, 2019) Principal at Blue
Rock Strategies from Jan. 2012. Deputy political
director/constituency director at For Our Future (Las Vegas), July-Nov.
2016. Advisor to America's Opportunity Fund (527 PAC founded by
Gary Locke/Norm Mineta), Feb. 2007-July 2016. Senior associate at
The Lew Edwards Group, July-Nov. 2012. Partner at B & A
International, LLC, 2004-Jan. 2012. Principal at Benavides &
Associates, 1995-2012. Owner of Caffe Americana in the
Philippines, July 2005-Dec.2008. Worked for the DNC to prepare
for the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus, Jan. 2008. Project
manager at The Saint Consulting Group, 2006-07. Nevada political
director for John Kerry, 2004. Director of global alliances for
MeetWorldTrade, Inc., 1999-2001. Advance for the Office of the
Vice President, 1998-2000. Advisor to OPIC, 1998. State
director on Clinton-Gore 96. Writer/advance at The White House,
1993-95. B.A. in political science, international relations from
Cal State Long Beach. twitter
Vice President Joe Biden - Biden for President
State Director Hilary Barrett
(announced May 6, 2019) Campaign manager on Joe
Kopser for Congress in TX-21, June-Nov. 2018. Director of
operations and scheduling on John Chiang for Governor (CA), Mar.-June
2018. Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto
(NV), Nov. 2016-Mar. 2018. A deputy political director (focused
on coordinated table; also principal trip lead) in Nevada on Hillary
for America, May-Nov. 2016. Operations and training (Feb.-May
2016) and deputy training director-presidential caucus (Aug. 2015-Feb.
2016) for the Nevada State Democratic Party. Bachelor's degree in
political science and international studies from University of Utah,
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker - Booker 2020
State Director Phil Kim
(June 2019) Director of AAPI outreach for
the DNC, 2018. Organizing advocate for Educators for Excellence,
2017. Deputy political director for the Nevada State Democratic
Party, April-Nov. 2016. Attended UC Berkeley. twitter
Mayor Pete Buttigieg - Pete for America
State Director Paul Selberg
(mid-June 2019) Most recently executive director
of the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus for three years. twitter
Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro - Julián for the Future
State Director Kristian Carranza
(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
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris - Kamala Harris for the People
State Director Ernesto Aprenza
The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019) Colorado
communications director/regional press secretary on Hillary for
America, June-Nov. 2016. PR specialist for Amazon in Seattle, WA,
May 2015-June 2016. Consultant to La Gloria Market, Inc., Dec.
2014-May 2015. Latino organizing, regional field director and
deputy press secretary on Battleground Texas, May-Nov 2014. State
outreach director for Students First in Columbus, OH, Jan. 2013-May
2014. East Las Vegas field organizer and spokesperson on Obama
for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Internships in the White House
Office of Public Engagement and with Sen. Patty Murray (WA). B.A.
in international affairs from The George Washington University,
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2020
State Director Sarah Michelsen
The Nevada Independent on Mar. 27, 2019) Executive
director of Arizona Wins (America Votes) since Sept. 2013.
Political and organizing consultant in Phoenix, Aug. 2012-Sept.
2013. Arizona state fellow for the Center for Progressive
Leadership, Jan.-Sept. 2012. M.P.P. from Arizona State
University, 2016; B.A. in women's and gender studies from American
University, 2009. twitter
Tom Steyer - Tom Steyer 2020
State Director Jocelyn Sida
(announced Aug. 27, 2019) Deputy campaign
manager on Amy Vilela's congressional campaign in NV-4 in the June 2018
primary. Nevada state director and earlier deputy director and
development associate at Mi Familia Vota in 2016. "No War With
Iran" regional field organizer for MoveOn from Aug. 2015. Worked
on Emanuel Pleitez's 2013 campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles.
Candidate for Fontana (CA) School Board in Nov. 2012. B.A. in
political science and international relations. Originally from El
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren - Warren for President
State Director Suzy Smith
(Feb. 2019, reported by Politico on Mar. 3, 2019)
Executive director of Let America Vote from July 2018. Freelance
digital strategist from 2011. Digital director on Jason Kander
for U.S. Senate (MO), Feb.-Nov. 2016. Digital director on
Sylvester Turner for Mayor (Houston), April-Dec. 2015. Digital
director for the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov.
2014. Freelance brand director for Chalkfly, April-Oct.
2014. Digital media strategist for Rational 360, May
2012-Aug. 2014. Intern for Sen. Tom Carper (DE), Feb.-May
2012. Director of online marketing and intern coordination for
Hollywood Locations, Aug. 2010-Dec. 2011. Assistant researcher at
UCLA, Feb. 2009-Dec. 2010. B.A. in political science from UCLA,
Marianne Williamson - Marianne Williamson for President
Former State Director David Bagley ...endorsement of Julián Castro announced Nov. 19
(Mar. 2019) President
at Bull City Works, LLC in Las Vegas from Dec. 2016; president of One
Future, a 501(c)(3) from Jan. 2019. Regional field director for
CADC, LLC in Las Vegas, July-Nov. 2018. Founding board member of
High Point Peacemakers (NC), Sept. 2017-June 2018; senior advisor to
High Point International Community Clinic, May 2017-June 2018.
Director of education at the Sylvan Learning Center in Raleigh-Durham,
Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016. Nutritionist at Dribble Delights in Glasgow,
UK. Business owner at MDDM Properties LLC, Nov. 2008-Feb.
2014. English teacher in Georgia, (Europe) Aug.-Dec. 2012.
Air chemist for the City of Philadelphi, Sept. 2009-May 2011.
M.M.S. in clinical nutrition from University of Glasgow, 2015; B.A. in
sociology and B.S. in biological sciences from Drexel University, 2013.
Andrew Yang - Friends of Andrew Yang
State Director Mark Peckham
(Aug. 2019) Committee secretary in the Nevada
State Legislature, Jan.-June 2019. Field director for the Nevada
Assembly Democratic Caucus, Apr.-Dec. 2018. Field director on
Elizabeth Guzman for Delegate (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2017. Campaign
manager on Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett, WA, Mar.-Aug.
2017. Regional field director for the Arizona Democratic Party,
Apr.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Juneau, AK on Hillary for America,
Mar.-Apr. 2016. Field organizer in Senate District 6 for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Dec. 2015. Field organizer for
the Alaska Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Studied international
affairs, government, anthropology at Eastern Washington
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke - Beto for America ...ended campaign November 1
State Director Marina Negroponte
(announced July 22, 2019) Vice president of
strategy and external affairs for We Are All Human, Nov. 2018-May
2019. New markets analyst (Nov. 2017-Oct. 2018) and philanthropic
partnerships officer (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) for Vulcan Inc.
Government relations officer (June-Nov. 2016) and deputy head of
programme (Jan. 2014-June 2016) and country coordinator (Purchase for
Progress) (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014) in Tanzania, and programme officer for
Latin America and the Caribbean (Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011) for the World
Food Programme. Consultant to the Division of Instructional and
Information Technology at the NYC Department of Education, Jan.-June
2009. Programme officer (Food for Education) in India (Aug.
2005-Dec. 2006) and new graduate in the policy, strategy and programme
support division (July 2004-Aug. 2005) at World Food Programme.
M.P.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public
Affairs, 2009; B.A. in interational relations from University of
Pennsylvania, 2004. twitter
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton - Seth Moulton for America ...ended campaign August 23
State Director Matthew DeFalco
(Apr. 2019) Strategic partner with Accretive
Consulting and with
Consili Inc. in Las Vegas from Feb. 2018. Campaign staffer on
many local races in 2018-19 (Michele Romero for Henderson City Council,
Cedric Crear for Las Vegas City Council, and Olivia Diaz for Las Vegas
City Council; Justin Jones for Clark County Commission, Jim Gibson for
Clark County Commission, Zach Conine for Nevada Treasurer, Sheriff Joe
Lombardo re-election, Cedric Crear’s special election for Las Vegas
City Council, and Question 5). Wildland firefighter for the
Bureau of Land Management, June 2015-June 2018. Primary candidate
for Henderson City Council in 2017, losing by less than half of one
percent. Interned for Sen. Harry Reid in 2011. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from University of Nevada
Las Vegas, 2015. Soldier in the U.S. Army, Apr. 2008-Apr.
2011. Raised largely in Henderson, NV.
President Donald J. Trump - Trump Victory
Trump Victory State Director Joe Weaver
(May 2019) A regional field director for the
Michigan Republican Party from Aug. 2017. Studied at University
of Nevada Reno. twitter
Nevada State Democratic Party
Chairman William McCurdy II
Nevada Republican Party
Chairman Michael McDonald
(elected April 22, 2012;
re-elected in Sept. 2013, Nov. 2015, seeking re-election Sept. 7, 2019
the Las Vegas City Council
in 1995, defeated in 2003 re-election bid. Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Department officer. Lifelong
resident of Las Vegas. twitter