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Campaign Organization for the 2020 New Hampshire Primary

(page revised January 31, 2020)

The list below shows the state leadership for each of the major campaigns organizing in New Hampshire. Click on the links in the chart at top for more campaign staff and supporters.  If you see anyone missing please email or call.  

Buttigieg Gabbard 
Klobuchar Patrick
Sanders Warren Yang Trump Weld
Additional:  Matern (R).  Former:  Delaney  |  Booker  |  Williamson  |  Castro  |  Harris  |  Bullock  |  O'Rourke  |  Ryan  |  Gillibrand  |  Moulton  |  Inslee  |  Hickenlooper  |  Swalwell  || Sanford (R)

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet - Bennet for America

State Director  Zach Marcus

State and local coordinator for End Citizens United, June-Nov. 2018.  Communications director on Friends of Marilyn Mosby (MD), Apr.-June 2018.  Campaign manager on Elizabeth Guzman for Delegate (Dale City), May-June 2017.  Presss officer for NM Senate Democratic Caucus legislative staff (Jan.-Mar. 2017) and caucus idrector for the NM Senate Democratic Caucus, June 2015-Dec. 2016.  Campaign manager on Willie Randall for Delegate (Norfolk, VA), Apr. -Aug. 2015.   Campaign manager on Nyquist for Senate (NH 9th District), Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Euille for Congress (VA-8), Feb.-Mar. 2014.  Campaign manager on Toni Radler for Delegate (VA-55), June-Nov. 2013.   Operations manager on Susan Hippen for Delegate (VA-210, Mar.-June 2013.  Regional outreach director on John Douglass for Congress (VA-5), June-Nov. 2012.  B.S. in political science and government from William & Mary, 2012.

Former Vice President Joe Biden - Biden for President

State Director  Ian Moskowitz

(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019)  Campaign manager on Steve Dettelbach's run for Ohio Attorney General, May 2017-Nov. 2018.  Account executive at AL Media, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Galbraith for Vermont, Mar.-Aug. 2016.  Political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2016.  NH Senate Democratic Caucus campaign manager for state Sen. David Watters re-election and for Maureen Manning for state Senate, May-Nov. 2014.  Special assistant to New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, Mar. 2013-May 2014.  Research assistant at D Squared Tax Strategies, Jan.-May 2013.  Finance assistant on Mark Murphy for Congress (NY), June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Boston University, 2012.  twitter

Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Pete for America

State Director  Victoria Williams

(announced as deputy state director on June 21, 2019, promoted to state director following departure of initial state director Michael Ceraso in early Aug. 2019)  Counsel for the judiciary and trade policy (from Jan. 2019) and counsel for economic policy (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan.  Director of operations, compliance and scheduling on Hassan's U.S. Senate campaign, Nov. 2015-Dec. 2016.  J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2015; B.B.A. in international business from Texas Tech University, 2011.  twitter

Former State Director  Michael Ceraso beginning of Aug. 2019

(reported May 6, 2019)  Co-founder of Winning Margins, from Apr. 2017.  Candidate for Claremont City Council, July-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Krish Vignarajah for Governor (MD), Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Worked for the SCDP, May-June 2017.  Worked on Jimmy Gomez for Congress special election campaign in Los Angeles, Jan.-May 2017.  Did mail for SG&A Consulting, Inc., Feb.-Apr. 2017.  Policy researcher in the U.S. House, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Campaign manager on Alan Grayson for Senate (FL), May-Aug. 2016.  California state director (Mar.-May 2016), Northeast director (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and deputy state director on the NH primary campaign (Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016) for Bernie 2016.  Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area.  Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008.  B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014.  twitter

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard - Tulsi 2020

State Coordinator  Shani Pomerantz

Has worked in a variety of jobs including as a health coach, and running a small business.  Lived in Kailua, Hawaii for 11 years; volunteered on Gabbard's campaigns for Congress and City Council.  Originally from Vermont.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar - Amy for America

State Director  Scott Merrick

(announced Apr. 10, 2019)   Vice president of business development for Athenium Analytics, a technology company based in Dover, NH, Aug. 2016-Nov. 2018.  Deputy state director for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2016.  State representative from Coos County, including assistant majority floor leader, Dec. 2004-Oct. 2009.  B.A. in political science and government from Tufts University, 2008.  New Hampshire native.  twitter

Former Gov. Deval Patrick - Deval for All

State Director  Wyatt Ronan

(reported by WMUR on Dec. 2, 2019)  New Hampshire communications director on Beto for America, June-Nov. 2019.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, Dec. 2018-June 2019.  Communications director on Chris Pappas for Congress, June-Dec. 2018.  Communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Feb. 2017-June 2018.  Regional press secretary in Youngstown, OH on Hillary for America July-Nov. 2016.  New Hampshire press secretary at NextGen Climate, June 2015-May 2016.  Public relations assistant at Solomon McCown & Co. (Boston), July-Dec. 2014.  Communications director on Bill Walczak for Mayor of Boston, April-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer at Organizing for America in Nashua, NH, July-Nov. 2012.   B.A. in communications studies and political science from Northeastern University, 2015.  twitter

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2020

State Director  Shannon Jackson

(from Sept. 15, 2019, replacing initial state director Joe Caiazzo)  Campaign manager on Sanders' 2018 re-election campaign, Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Executive director at Our Revolution, July 2016-Feb. 2018.  Senior advisor to Bernie 2016, May 2015-July 2016.  Budget analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Correspondence manager and staff assistant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, July 2012-Feb. 2013.  ESL teacher in Kalasin, Thailand, 2011-12.  B.S. in environmental science and policy from University of Maryland College Park.  twitter

Former State Director  Joe Caiazzo Sept. 15, 2019 reassigned to Massachusetts State Director

(announced Mar. 12, 2019)  Campaign manager on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)'s 2018 re-election.  Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies, LLC from Jan. 2012.   Rhode Island state director on Hillary for America from June 2016.  Rhode Island communications and political director (March-April 2016) and Massachusetts communications and political director (Dec. 2015-March 2016) on Bernie 2016.  Has worked on many campaigns in Mass. including political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.  twitter

Tom Steyer - Tom Steyer 2020

State Director  Michael Morrill

(announced Aug. 27, 2019)  Executive director of Greyroots Action from July 2017.  Interim executive director at Progress South Carolina, July 2017-Aug. 2018.  Executive director of Keystone Progress, July 2008-June 2017.  Executive director of Pennsylvanians United for Quality Care, June 2003-Aug. 2008.  M.Div. in theology, communications from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990; undergraduate studies at Eastern Nazarene College.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren - Warren for President

State Director  Liz Wester
(per Jan. 14, 2019 tweet by the Boston Globe's James Pindell)  New Hampshire state director of America Votes.  Special assistant for policy and projects to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Jan.-Sept. 2017.  New Hampshire political director (May-Nov. 2016) and NH deputy political director and trips director (April 2015-May 2016) on Hillary for America.   Director of the Committee to Elect House Democrats for the NHDP, April 2014-April 2015.  Outreach coordinator for U.S. Rep. John Tierney, April 2013-April 2014.  Data coordinator for the Human Rights Campaign, Jan.-March 2013.  Field director for Niki Tsongas, April-Nov. 2012.  Field director for Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, Oct. 2011-April 2012.  Field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign, Jan.-July 2011.  Field organizer for the NHDP, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science, history and B.S. in political science and government from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010.  twitter

Andrew Yang - Friends of Andrew Yang

State Director  Khrystina Snell

(Apr. 2019)  Project manager at Reaching Higher NH, Oct. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Campaign manager (June-Sept. 2018) and call time manager (Mar. 2017-June 2018) on Marchand for NH.  Political director (July-Nov. 2016) and finance assistant (Mar.-July 2016) on Dan Weeks for Executive Council.  Fellow in New England on Hillary for America, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies from University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2018.  twitter

former candidates

Former U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney - Friends of John Delaney ...ended campaign January 31

Deputy State Director  Julian Avery (Jenna) Sutcliffe

(top person in NH from mid-Oct. 2019 succeeding Chris MacKenzie; regional field director from Aug. 2019; started as a field organizer in Mar. 2019)  Bachelor's degree in American government and politics from Clark University, 2019.  Originally from New Hampshire.

Former State Director  Chris MacKenzie mid October 2019

(announced Jan. 8, 2019)  Comes to the position from serving as communications director (from April 2018) and press secretary (Feb. 2017-April 2018) to U.S. Rep. Terry Sewell (AL).  Communications and digital director for U.S. PIRG, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Communications and legislative aide (March-Aug. 2015), legislative correspondent (July 2013-March 2015) and staff assistant (Jan.-Uuly 2013) to U.S. Rep. John Delaney.  Regional field director (April-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (Jan.-April 2012 on Friends of John Delaney.  Policy issues coordinator for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, July 2011-Jan. 2012.  Degree in political science from American University, 2011.  Internships include in U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's office.  From Hopkinton, NH.  twitter

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker - Cory 2020  ...suspended campaign January 13

State Director  Erin Turmelle

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Coordinated Campaign director (April-Nov. 2018) and political director (Mar. 2017-April 2018) for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Deputy organizing director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, April-Nov. 2016.  Regional organizing director for Portsmouth and the Seacoast for the NH primary campaign, then Maine and Wisconsin, on Hillary for America, April 2015-April 2016.  A regional field director for the NH Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2014.  Program coordinator for strategic partnerships for the Sierra Club, Aug. 2011-July 2014.  Media fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Jan.-July 2011.  Bachelor's degree in international affairs and political science from The George Washington University, 2010.  twitter

Marianne Williamson - Marianne Williamson for President
...cut entire staff including NH as reported January 2; suspended campaign January 10

State Director  Paul Hodes

(announced Feb. 18, 2019)  Of Counsel to Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. since 2012; also is a musician and active in arts and entertainment.  Democratic nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Judd Gregg (R) in 2010, losing to Kelly Ayotte by 60.1% to 36.7%.  Elected to Congress in 2006, defeating Rep. Bass by 52.7% to 45.6%; president of the freshman class; re-elected in 2008, def. Jennifer Horn.  Unsuccessful candidate for Congress against U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass (R) in NH-2 in 2004.  Partner and shareholder at Shaheen & Gordon, 1996-2006.  Attorney in private practice, 1983-96.  An Assistant Attorney General, 1980-82.  Attorney with the NH Department of Justice, 1978-80.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1978; B.A. in French, theater from Dartmouth College, 1972.  Born in New York City.

Former HUD Secretary and Mayor Julián Castro - Julián for the Future
...NH campaign active to November 11; suspended campaign January 2, 2020

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

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris - Kamala Harris for the People

 ...pulled most resources out of NH at the end of October; suspended campaign December 3

State Director  Craig Brown

(reported on Jan. 24, 2019)  Campaign manager on Molly Kelly's campaign for Governor of New Hampshire from April 2018.  Campaign manager on Joyce Craig's campaign for Mayor of Manchester, May-Nov. 2017.  State operations manager for Sen. Maggie Hassan.  Operations director for Sen. Al Franken (DFL-MN)'s 2014 re-election.  Deputy field director on Hassan's 2012 campaign for governor.  Manchester native.  twitter

Gov. Steve Bullock - Bullock for President
  ..suspended campaign December 2

Acting State Director  Nick Baldick

State Director  Rich Thuma beginning of Sept. 2019

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 20, 2019)  Campaign manager on Gray Chynoweth’s for Executive Council District 4, May-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on VanValkenburg for Delegate, Apr.-Nov. 2017.  A deputy organizing director in Pennsylvania (May-Nov. 2016), organizing director in New Mexico (Apr.-June 2016) and regional organizing director in Concord, NH (Apr. 2015-April 2016) on Hillary for America.  A regional field director in Sioux City for the Iowa Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Joe Kennedy for Congress (MA), Jan.-April 2014.  Director of scheduling on Ed Markey for Senate, Jan.-July 2013.  Deputy director of scheduling on Joe Kennedy for Congress, March-Dec. 2012.  B.S. in political science from Northeastern University, 2010.  twitter

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke - Beto for America ...ended campaign November 1

State Director  Mike Ollen

(announced May 22, 2019)  Previously state director (May 2017-May 2019) and deputy state director (Jan.-May 2017) to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan.  Political director on Maggie Hassan for New Hampshire, Mar.-Dec. 2016.  Deputy political director on Hillary Clinton's NH primary campaign, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Associate at Hilltop Public Solutions from Jan. 2015.  Deputy political director on Shaheen for Senate, April-Dec. 2014.  Constituent services coordinator/veterans and military families liaison for U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, Jan. 2013-April 2014.  Regional field director in Strafford County for Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012; field organizer for Organizing for America-NH in Nashua, Feb.-July 2012.  Inventory manager for Boston City Properties, March 2011-Feb. 2012.  Speech writing assistant in the Office of Gov. Deval Patrick, Sept. 2011-Jan. 2012.  B.A. in communications, public advocacy and rhetoric from Northeastern University, 2011.  twitter

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan - Tim Ryan for America ...ended campaign October 24

Director of States  Peter Mellinger

(announced June 5, 2019)  Nevada State Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Susan Platt's run for Lt. Governor of Virginia in the June 2017 primary.  Organizing director for New Hampshire Together, the NHDP's Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2016; regional organizing director for Manchester on Clinton's NH primary campaign, April 2015-April 2016.  Deputy field director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Director of operations for U.S. Rep. Daniel Maffei (NY), July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Finance/compliance on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, April-July 2013.  Field organizer in Iowa City on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Studied at Bucknell University.  twitter

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand - Gillibrand 2020 ...ended campaign August 28

State Director  Pat Devney

(announced Feb. 13, 2019)   Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)'s re-election, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Colin Van Ostern's run for governor of New Hampshire, April-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Chris Bell's run for Mayor of Houston in 2015.  Campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster's re-election in 2014.  Special projects director for U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI), 2012-13.  Campaign manager on Nathan Granger for State Senate (LA), Feb. 2011.  Worked in Louisiana in late 2009-mid-2010 and in Virginia in the 2009 cycle.  "...a veteran of multiple senate races and brings significant experience managing successful campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels."

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton - Seth Moulton for America
...ended campaign August 23

Deputy State Director  Zac Elder

(June 2019...started as special assistant, Apr.-June 2019)  Special assistant on Seth Moulton for Congress, Jan. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in American history and public policy.

Gov. Jay Inslee - Inslee for America ...ended campaign August 21

State Director  Jennifer Keeler

(press release May 15, 2019)  "Keeler is an experienced campaign manager and field organizer, who most recently served as state field director for Open Progress in North Carolina. She also recently worked as Senate Caucus Director for the Delaware Democratic Party. A Rutgers graduate, Jennifer has years of experience in Northeast races."

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper - Hickenlooper 2020 ...ended campaign August 15

Political Director  Nolan Varee end of June 2019

(Apr. 2019)  Finance director on Delgado for Congress (NY), Aug. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager for the Stark Society, Apr.-Aug. 2017.  Campaign manager on Garvey for NH Senate, May-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in politics from Saint Anselm College, 2016.

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell - Swalwell for America ...ended campaign July 9

State Director  Mackenzie Murphy

(Mar. 2019)  Most recently interned with U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (CA), Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Campaign manager on Mindi Messmer's campaign for Congress in NH CD-1, Apr.-Sept. 2018.  Served with Americorps VISTA, Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Youth minister at Our Lady of Mercy in Merrimack, May 2017-Feb. 2018.  B.S. in business administration and management and B.S. in psychology from Granite State College, 2019; Associate's degree from Nashua Community College, 2017.  twitter

Mayor Bill de Blasio - de Blasio 2020

no known staff or supporters


President Donald J. Trump - Trump Victory

Trump Victory State Director  Eric Mitchell

(announced Aug. 14, 2019)  Deputy director (from July 2018) and regional field director (July 2017-July 2018) for the Michigan Republican Party.  M.A. in political science and government from Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, 2019; undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame.  twitter

Former Gov. Bill Weld - Weld 2020 Presidential Campaign Committee, Inc.

Chairman  Peter Spaulding

(announced Sept. 10, 2019)  Merrimack County Commissioner. Chaired Sen. McCain's 2008 and 2000 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Director of business relations for the NH Department of Employment Security, Jan. 2007-June 2010.  Executive Councilor (District Two) from 1983-2006.  Vice president for community relations with Providian National Bank in Concord, May 1994-Mar. 2006.  A Merrimack County Commissioner from 1970-92 (one of three).  B.A. in political science from the University of New Hampshire in 1966.  New Hampshire native; grew up in Bradford, resident of Hopkinton.

former candidate

Former U.S. Rep. and Gov. Mark Sanford - Sanford 2020 ...ended campaign Nov. 13

"home base" in New Hampshire effective Nov. 4, 2019


New Hampshire Democratic Party

Chairman  Ray Buckley

Longtime chair of the NHDP, first elected March 2007; Buckley was also a DNC vice chair and president of the ASDC from 2009-17.  Prior to becoming NHDP chair he served four terms as vice chair, and also four years as executive director and two cycles as New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign director.  Served 18 years in the NH legislature.  First volunteered on a campaign at age 8.  Served as Tilton town chair for Ed Muskie at age 12, an organizer for Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign, and worked on the presidential campaigns of Mike Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and Barack Obama.  twitter

Republican Party of New Hampshire

Chairman  Stephen Stepanek

(elected Jan. 26, 2019) Regional Administrator of GSA's New England region, Mar.-May 2018.  State representative, 2014-16 and 2010-12.  President of White Cliff Technology from Apr. 2006.  Managing partner of White Cliff Realty from 2003.  President of Hampshire Paper Corporation, 1978-2003.  B.S. in finance from Villanova University, 1973.