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de Blasio 2020

(page updated Sept. 6, 2019)

Headquarters: New York, NY.
announced May 16, 2019.  |  @BilldeBlasio
press release

Candidate  Bill de Blasio  timeline

wife  Chirlane McCray @chirlane

Senior Advisor  Jon Paul Lupo

(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019...running day to day operations)  Before moving over to the de Blasio's PAC, Lupo served as intergovernmental affairs director to Mayor de Blasio from Jan. 2018 and previously was legislative affairs director to the Mayor from Jan. 2014.  Consultant on Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito's campaign to become Speaker of the New York City Council.  Chief of staff to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.  Senior positions on the campaigns of Jim Webb in Virginia and Sen. Tim Johnson in South Dakota.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Steve Jarding

(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019)  Lecturer in public policy for Harvard University's Kennedy School; has taught at the Kennedy School since 2004.   Founding partner (2011) and CEO of SJB Strategies International, which advises candidates and causes around the world.  Campaign manager on Sen. Tim Johnson (SD)'s 2008 campaign.  Senior advisor to Jim Webb's campaign for U.S. Senate in Virginia, 2006.  Director of Sen. John Edwards' leadership PAC, the New American Optimists from Jan. 2002.  Campaign manager on Mark Warner's successful run for governor of Virginia in 2001.  Communications director and then senior advisor to the DSCC.  Worked on Bob Kerrey's campaigns for U.S. Senate in 1988 and 1994, and as communications director on Kerrey's 1992 presidential campaign.  Worked on Tom Daschle's first Senate campaign.  Executive director of the South Dakota Democratic Party in the 1980s.  Co-author of "Foxes in the Henhouse" (Simon and Shuster, 2006).

Senior Advisor  Jim Crounse

(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019)  One of the top Democratic mail consultants in the country; partner at AMHCtwitter

Political Director  Jon Green

Moved over to the campaign from position as senior advisor in the Mayor's Office, from 2017.  National deputy director of the Working Families Party, 2012-16.  Executive director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, 2002-April 2012.  Degree in American studies from Brown University.  twitter

Director of Operations  Alexandra (Allie) Kopel

(May 3, 2019 reported taking leave to join Fairness PAC)  Deputy director of executive operations to Mayor de Blasio, from Apr. 2017.  Political associate on Keith for DNC, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Legislative assistant at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Dec. 2014-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer for the Minnesota DFL House Caucus, June-Nov. 2014.  Degree in political science from University of Saint Thomas, 2014.  twitter


National Press Secretary  Jaclyn Rothenberg

(announced July 15, 2019)  Moved over to the campaign from the Mayor's Office: deputy communications director and rapid response (from Apr. 2019), first deputy press secretary (June 2018-Apr. 2019) and deputy press secretary (Jan. 2017-June 2018).  Western Pennsylvania press secretary (July-Nov. 2016) and national advance press lead and site lead (Apr. 2015-July 2016) on Hillary for America.  A vice president at SKDKnickerbocker, May 2015-July 2016.  Senior associate for the digital and public affairs teams at Teneo Strategy, May 2013-May 2015.  Advance lead in the Office of Sec. Hillary Clinton, Mar. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, Apr. 2012-May 2013.  Client executive (Sept. 2011-Apr. 2012) and client staff assistant (Aug. 2010-Sept. 2011) at Burson-Marsteller.  B.A. in psychology from The George Washington University, 2010.  Personal assistant at Nancy Jacobson Consulting, Sept. 2007-May 2010.  From Atlanta.  twitter

Traveling Press Secretary  Olivia Lapeyrolerie

(May 3, 2019 reported taking leave to join Fairness PAC; role as traveling press secretary reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019)  Deputy press secretary to Mayor de Blasio from Feb. 2017.  Communications associate on Hillary for America in Ohio, May-Nov. 2016.  Press assistant in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Aug.  2015-May 2016.  M.A. in modern history from University of St. Andrews, 2015.  From Cleveland.  twitter

Communications Advisor  Will Baskin-Gerwitz

(announced July 15, 2019)  Deputy press secretary in the Office of Mayor de Blasio from May 2019.  Communications director on Donnelly for Indiana, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Senior media strategist for the Indiana Democratic Party, Mar.-Dec. 2017.  State party spokesman on Jason Kander for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Press secretary (Nov.-Dec. 2015) and communications assistant (Mar. 2014-Oct. 2015 in the U.S. House.  Social media and outreach fellow for Democratic GAIN, June 2013-Mar. 2014.  Press intern in the Office of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (IL), Jan.-June 2013.  Field organizer in Kalispell for the Montana Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in politic, philosophy and economics from University of Pennsylvania, 2012.  twitter


education  |  21st century workers' bill of rights  | tax plan  |  automation policy ("robot tax")


Finance Director  Mike Giaccio

(reported by NBC News on May 21, 2019)  Partner at Bedford Grove LLC in New York from Apr. 2010.  Finance director on Paterson for Governor, Apr. 2008-Mar. 2010.  Deputy finance director on Spitzer 2010, Jan. 2007-Mar. 2008.  Deputy finance director on Spitzer Paterson 2006, Sept.2006-Jan. 2007; finance associate on Spitzer 2006, Nov. 2005-Sept. 2006.  B.A. in art history from Columbia University in the Cit of New York, 2003.


New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (announced June 5, 2019)



Field Director  Cameron Macaw-Hennick

(announced July 15, 2019)  Field organizer in Cedar Rapids for Human Rights Campaign, Oct.-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Cathy Glasson for Governor, Aug. 2017-June 2018.  Field organizer in Cedar Rapids for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016.  Precinct captain (volunteer), May 2015-Feb. 2016.  twitter







Senior Advisor  Lachlan McIntosh

(announced July 15, 2019)  Founder of McIntosh Consulting LLC, based in Charleston.  Deputy state director for the Obama campaign during the 2008 Mississippi primary; state director on Gov. Bill Richardson's presidential campaign announced Feb. 23, 2007.  Executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party under chairman Joe Erwin from Mar. 2005- Mar. 2, 2007; also campaign manager for Robert Barber for Lt. Governor in 2006.  Director of the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus in 2004.   Lowcountry/Coastal field coordinator on Sen. John Edwards' 2004 SC primary campaign, starting in June 2003).  Aide to Gov. Jim Hodges, 1998-2002.  Other campaigns include U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, Attorney General Travis Medlock and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.  Started in politics in the Columbia office on Sen. Tom Harkin's 1992 presidential campaign.  Summerville native.  twitter

State Director  Lance T. Jones

(announced July 15, 2019)  Chief strategist/political strategist at Lance T. Jones & Associates in Atlanta since Jan. 2009; strategist, advisor and consultant on numerous races and for several commercial clients as well.  South Carolina experience includes advisor to Harold Phillips for County Commissioner (Myrtle Beach), Jan.-Dec. 2016; advisor to Lessie Price for Mayor (Aiken), Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015; field director/convention planning executive for the South Carolina Democratic Party, 2006-07; legislative assistant to state Rep. J. Todd Rutherford, Jan. 2003-04; and legislative staffer for the South Carolina Black Legislative Caucus/state Rep. Bessie Moody-Lawrence, Jan. 2000-Jan. 2002..  B.A. in political science from Benedict College, 2007; B.A. in international studies; international relations and affairs from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2004.  twitter

Political Director  Bre Spaulding

(report May 24, 2019; announced July 15, 2019)  Fundraiser on Will Brennan for City Council, Columbia District 3, Feb.-May 2019.  Campaign manager on Carrigan for Congress in SC-2 against U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R), Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Gipson for Solicitor, May-July 2018.  Outreach coordinator for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina, May 2016-May 2018.  B.A. in public health from Columbia College, 2016.  twitter


(press releases)
Andrews Mayor Frank McClary
(announced June 23, 2019)
Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler
(announced June 1, 2019)
Orangeburg County Councilman Willie B. Owens (announced June 3, 2019)

See also:
Anna Sanders.  "De Blasio expected to announce 2020 presidential run next week: sources."  New York Daily News, May 3, 2019.
Laura Nahmias.  "De Blasio City Hall staffers decamp for PAC."  Politico, May 3, 2019.
William Neuman, J. David Goodman and Jeffery C. Mays.  "Is Bill de Blasio Running for President in 2020? Sure Looks Like It."  New York Times, Apr. 5, 2019.