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Sept. 19, 2019 Memo.
Note: There have been significant cutbacks in national staff since latter part of Oct. 2019 that are not reflected below. At the same time the campaign has added staff and resources in Iowa.
Candidate Kamala Harris timeline
Douglas Emhoff twitter
Campaign Chair Maya Harris
(Jan. 21) Political analyst for MSNBC.
Senior policy advisor on Hillary for America. Senior fellow at
the Center for American Progress. Served five years as vice
president of Democracy, Rights and Justice and an officer of the Board
of Trustees at the Ford Foundation. Executive director of the
ACLU of Northern California. Senior associate at
PolicyLink. Dean and CEO of Lincoln Law School of San Jose.
Civil litigator at Jackson Tufts Cole and Black, LLP, from
1994. Law clerk to U.S. District Judge James Ware. J.D.
from Stanford Law School, 1992; bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley,
1989. Younger sister of Sen. Harris. twitter
> Husband Tony West active on the campaign as well.
Special Assistant to the Chair Jediah
(June 2019) Operations director for U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin (VA) from Jan. 2017. Legislative and constituent services director for state Sen. Don McEachin, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2016. M.S. in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011; bachelor's degree in communication/public relations from George Mason University.
Campaign Manager Juan Rodriguez
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB
Strategies (previously SCN Strategies) from Jan. 2017.
Campaign manager on Harris' 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate from Nov.
2015. Senior advisor in the Office of Attorney General Harris,
2013-15. Director of state relations for Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, 2009-13. M.B.A. from Pepperdine University;
B.A. in political science from UCLA.
Assistant to the Campaign Manager
(Jan. 2019) Studying political science and communication at University of Southern California (2019).
Chief of Staff Rohini Kosoglu
(from Oct. 2019; moved over from the Senate office) Chief of staff in the Senate office, announced Dec. 18, 2019; previously deputy chief of staff from Jan. 2017. Policy director and senior advisor to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (CO), 2009-16. Legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 2006-09. Master's degree in legislative affairs from The George Washington University; bachelor's degree in English from University of Michigan. Sri Lankan American.
Averell "Ace" Smith
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB
Strategies (founding partner of the predecessor firm SCN Public
Relations in Dec. 1996). 30-years of campaign experience.
Smith played a lead role in Harris' campaign for California Attorney
General and Gavin Newsom's campaign for Lieutenant Governor in
2010. State director of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential
campaign for the CA, TX and NC primaries. Managed Jerry Brown for
California Attorney General in 2006. Managed Antonio Villaraigosa
for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2005. He worked campaigns around the
country going back to Doug Wilder for Governor in 1989. Smith
made his reputation as an opposition researcher; in the mid-1990's he
headed up The Research Group. B.A. in English literature from UC
Berkeley. Son of former San Francisco District Attorney Arlo
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB
Strategies since 2008. Senior advisor and Deputy Mayor to Los
Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Dec. 2005-July 2008. Founding
partner of SCN Public Relations, Dec. 1996-Nov. 2005. Account
executive at The Research Group, Feb. 1992-Nov. 1996. Press
secretary on Frank Jordan for Mayor (SF), Aug.-Nov. 1995. Staff
assistant at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1991.
Bachelor's degree in political science from UC Berkeley, 1991. twitter
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB Strategies from Jan. 2019. President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 and a vice president of SEIU International to late 2018. Senior advisor on Hillary Clinton's 2016 California primary campaign. President of SEIU ULTCW – the United Long Term Care Workers’ Union. Deputy director of the property services division at SEIU. Joined SEIU in 2001. B.A in political science and government from Jackson State University (MS), 2001. twitter
(Jan. 21) Counsel and director of delegate
operations and ballot access on Hillary for America from April
2015. Associate and summer associate at Bryan Cave,
2013-15. Founder/consultant at Win Partners LLC, 2007-13.
Louisiana state director on Obama for America from Aug. 2008.
Consultant at College Hill Strategy Group, a boutique media consulting
firm in New Orleans. Managed Louisiana state Rep. Karen Carter
Peterson's 2007 re-election campaign and Cheryl Gray's successful
campaign for state Senate. Field director on Peterson's
unsuccessful 2006 primary challenge to U.S. Rep. William
Jefferson. Managed Beasley Denson's campaign for tribal chief of
the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. J.D. from Howard
University School of Law; undergraduate degree in political science
Loyola University in New Orleans, 2008. Morgan City native. twitter
(Dec. 2018) Chief of staff to Sen. Harris, Jan.
2017-Dec. 2018. Chief Deputy Attorney General (July 2013-Jan.
2017) and chief of staff (Oct. 2011-July 2013) to to Attorney General
Harris. Communications director/judiciary consultant to Senate
President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Dec. 2009-Oct. 2011. Deputy
Attorney General of California, 2007-08. Communications director
to Attorney General Bill Lockyer, 1999-2006. Legislative directo
to Senate President pro Tem Bill Lockyer, 1994-98. Fellow on the
Calif. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1992-93. B.A. in political
science, history from UC Davis. twitter
(reported by Politico
on Feb. 20, 2019...electoral, political and field strategy) State
director on Hillary for America general election campaign in Colorado
(April-Nov. 2016) and state director for Clinton's Nevada caucus
campaign (April 2015-Mar. 2016). Political
director for Annie's List, a group that works to elect pro-choice women
in Texas, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager for
comprehensive immigration reform at Organizing for Action, March-Sept.
2013. Nevada general election director for the Obama campaign
from Feb.-Nov. 2012. Nevada field director for Organizing for
America, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Texas field director for the DNC,
June 2009-May 2011. National field manager of Young Democrats of
America, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010. Canvass director, late help and
regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign,
Oct. 2007-May 2008. Development coordinator/grant writer at the
American Red Cross, 2006-07. Bachelor's degree in English
language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio,
Per Politico Nov. 15, 2019:
Clegg - messaging.
Butler - financial, digital and operations.
Huynh - political.
Ruiz - states and field.
Kosoglu - scheduling and advance, communications, policy.
Senior Staff Director Erica Kwiatkowski
(Apr. 2019) Campaign manager on Katie Porter for
Congress (CA), Nov. 2017-Jan. 2019. Vice president (Jan.-Nov.
2017), director (Jan. 2015-Dec. 2016) and associate (May 2012-Dec.
2015) at SCN Strategies. Educational leadership consultant at
Alpha Phi International Fraternity, July 2011-May 2012. B.A. in
political science from UC Santa Barbara, 2011. twitter
Traveling Chief of Staff Julie Chávez Rodríguez
(initially co-political director, reported by Politico on Feb. 20, 2019) California state director to Sen. Harris since 2017. Five and a half years in the White House Office of Public Engagement starting on immigration and Latino issues and then special assistant to the President and senior deputy director of public engagement. Director of youth employment at the Department of the Interior and the deputy press aecretary to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Director of programs at the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. B.A. in Latin American studies from UC Berkeley, 1996. Granddaughter of Cesar Chávez.
National Political Director Missayr Boker
(reported by Politico as co-political director on Feb. 20, 2019) Campaign director at the DSCC, Feb. 2017-Nov. 2018. Assistant political director and PAC director (from 2013) and PAC manager (from 2011) at NARAL Pro Choice America. worked at an advocacy organization focused on improving the maternal mortality rate in Liberia, West Africa.
Southeast Political Director Jasmine A. Clemons
(July 2019...also responsible for HBCU and Black Greek Letter organizations outreach/engagement) Tribal transit program manager (Mar.-July 2019), program analyst and presidential management fellow (July 2016-Mar. 2019) at the Federal Transit Administration. Master's degree in public administration (2016) and bachelor's degree in political science from SUNY at Albany, 2016; bachelor's degree in political science and business administration from Troy University, 2014.
Political Coordinator Amos Jackson III
Bachelor's degree in political science from Howard
University, 2019; Howard University Student Association (SGA)
President, May 2018-May 2019. Interned for Sen. Harris, June
2018-Jan. 2019. twitter
Director of Ballot Access Madalyn Tomaszewski
(July 2019) Principal/senior associate at Dewey Square
Group, June 2014-July 2019. Short-term roles: GOTV in Miami on
Hillary for America (Oct.-Nov. 2016); clip distribution for the 2016
DNCC (July 2016); operations and caucus turnout in Davenport, IA on
Hillary for America. Associate at Dewey Square Group, June
2011-Feb. 2014. B.S. in political communication from Emerson
College, 2010. twitter
Ballot Access Coordinator Maya Rodriguez
(July 2019) B.S. in cognitive science from Yale
National Organizing Director Anatole
(from Mar. 2019 initial title deputy national field
director) National GOTV director for the DCCC, Aug. 2017-Dec.
2018. Minnesota organizing director on Hillary for America,
April-Nov. 2016; In the primaries Jenkins served as political
director/lead organizer on the North Carolina primary campaign
(Feb.-April 2016), and started as deputy organizing director on the
Nevada caucus campaign (April 2015-Feb. 2016). Coordinated
campaign field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party,
July-Dec. 2014. Worked for Organizing for Action, the grassroots
organization supporting President Obama, as deputy national regional
director (April-July 2014), Maryland and DC coordinator (Dec.
2013-April 2014) and Maryland fundraising manager (Sept.-Dec.
2013). Regional field director at Obama for America in Nevada,
Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012; field organizer at Organizing for America in
Las Vegas, June-Dec. 2011. B.A. in political science and pre-law
from The Catholic University of America, 2015. twitter
National College Organizer Anthony Chen
(Aug. 2019) Working towards B.A. at University
of Pennsylvania. From South Pasadena.
Director of Online Organizing Jose Nunez
(Feb. 2019) A regional mobilization director at the DNC, Nov. 2017-Feb. 2019. Digital associate at Wide Eye Creative, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Iowa deputy digital director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Political organizer/communications at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, Feb. 2015-June 2016. Digital strategist on Leticia Van de Putte's campaign for lieutenant governor, July-Nov. 2014. Studied political science and government at the University of Texas at Austin. twitter
National Digital Organizer Alaina Haworth
(per March 1 Nunez tweet) Digital writer at the
Arizona Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018. Degree in public policy
from New York University, 2018; served as editor in chief and managine
editor for NYU Journal of Politics and International Affairs.
Internships include press intern for Sen. Harris, May-Sept. 2017;
SKDKnickerbocker, Jan.-May 2017; and battleground states intern on
Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016. twitter
Online Volunteer Manager Hester Leyser
(May 2019) Digital organizing manager for the
Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018. B.A. in politics
from New York University, 2018. internships include DNC, Jan.-May 2017;
and volunteer management intern on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov.
Camp Kamala (announced May 7, 2019, builds on April program in Iowa)
Digital Director Shelby Cole
(Aug. 2019) Associate director at Authentic
Campaigns, Dec. 2018-Aug. 2019. Digital strategist at Revolution
Messaging, Jan. 2017-July 2018. Email director on Russ Feingold's
campaign for U.s. Senate (WI), Feb.-Nov. 2016. Communications
director for State Rep. Ina Minjarez, June 2015-Feb. 2016.
Digital director on Leticia Van de Putte for Mayor campaign, Nov.
2014-Mar. 2015. Deputy digital director on Leticia Van de Putte
for Lt. Governor, Apr.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in English, writing and
rhetoric from St. Edward's University, 2013. twitter
Social Media Director Jeremy Thompson
(April 2019) Global social partnerships and community strategy (from Dec. 2018) and manager of social media (from Sept. 2017) at Under Armour. Digital media strategist at Subject Matter (Feb. 2015-Sept. 2017). Social media manager/Diamond events coordinator (Sept. 2013-Feb. 2016) and kids activitites acting manager (May-Oct. 2013) at Life Time. Assistant account executive at GMMB, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014. M.A. in strategic communicaiton from American University, 2017; B.A in history from University of Mary Washington, 2013.
Deputy Social Media Director Alicia Oken
(April 2019) Senior social media strategist
(Feb.-April 2019) and social media strategist (from July 2018) at
Authentic Campaigns. Social media strategist (Mar. 2017-June
2018) and social media associate (July 2016-Mar. 2017) at Revolution
Messaging. Communications coordinator for George Washington's
Mount Vernon, Mar. 2015-July 2016. Intern at Revolution
Messaging, Sept.-Dec. 2014. Master's degree in public relations and
corporate communications from Georgetown University, 2014; B.A. in
political science, communication studies and multimedia from Augustana
College, 2013. twitter
Senior Social Media Strategist Brian McBride
(Oct. 2019) Digital strategist for Human Rights
Campaign, Feb. 2017-Sept. 2019. Digital content strategist at
Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Breaking news writer for
ABC News, Mar.-Aug. 2016. Segment producer/writer for CBS
Interactive, June-Dec. 2015. Video producer (Feb 2014-Jan. 2015)
and associate producer (July 2011-Jan. 2014) at CNN. Reporter for
WBAY-TV/Action 2 News, June 2010-July 2011. B.A. in journalism
from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, 2010.
Webstore/Merchandise Kyra Maxwell
Director of Video Andrew Gauthier
(per May 20, 2019 tweet) Head of global
strategic products for BuzzFeed Entertainment Group/executive producer
for BuzzFeed Video; started at BuzzFeed in 2012. Previously video
producer for Mediabistro; nonfiction programming for ITV, A&E and
Director of Digital Persuasion Loren Merchan
(Feb. 2019) Vice president (from Jan. 2019) and director of digital advertising (from April 2018) at Authentic Campaigns. Vice president of advertising (Dec. 2016-April 2018), ad operations manager (April 2015-Nov. 2016) and media operations associate (July 2014-Mar. 2015) at Revolution Messaging. Account manager (Mar.-July 2014) and junior account manager (Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014 at Bayard Advertising. Media scheduler at Discovery Communications, Sept. 2012-Mar. 2013; started as an intern. Master's degree in advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, 2012; Bachelor's degree in creative writing, business, sociology from SUNY Geneseo, 2011. twitter
Online Creative Director Caleb Cavarretta
(Jan. 2019) Associate director of creative at
Authentic Campaigns from May 2018. Digital strategist at Wide Eye
Creative, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018. Digital director on Koster for
Missouri, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Digital and creative director for the
Missouri Democratic Party, June 2014-Jan. 2016. Bachelor of
Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2015. twitter
Communications Director Lily Adams
(Jan. 21) Communications director to Sen. Harris
(reported Dec. 2016) Director of state communications on Hillary
for America; started as Iowa communications director on the caucus
campaign from March 2015. Deputy communications director at the
DNC from Sept. 2013. Press secretary to Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) from
Jan. 2013, after serving as press secretary on his 2012 campaign.
Press secretary and earlier Connecticut press secretary to Sen. Richard
Blumenthal (CT). Deputy press secretary on Gov. Ted Strickland's
2010 re-election campaign in Ohio. Part of the press team on
Creigh Deeds' 2009 campaign for governor of Virginia. B.A. in
politics from Brandeis Universlty, 2009. Daughter of Cecile
Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and
granddaughter of Ann Richards. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Rebecca Chalif
(Feb. 2019) Head of communications for the
Cheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation from 2017.
Director of women's media on Hillary for America. Deputy national
press secretary at the DNC from Dec. 2012; started as a communications
intern June 2010-Nov. 2011, then assistant press secretary, Nov.
2011-Nov. 2012. M.A. in media and politics from Georgetown
University, 2011; B.A. in American history from Duke University,
National Press Secretary Ian Sams
(Jan. 21) Communications director on Sen. Tim
Kaine (VA)'s re-election campaign, July 2017-2018. Communications
director on Tom Perriello for Govornor campaign in Virginia, Jan.-June
2017. A regional communications director on Hillary for America,
started as par of the rapid response team in April 2015. A
regional press secretary at the DNC, Sept. 2013-Mar. 2015. Press
secretary to Sen. Tom Carper (DE), June 2011-Sept. 2013; also digital
director on Carper for Delaware, June-Sept. 2013 and press secretary on
Carper for Delaware, Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science
from University of Alabama. twitter
Deputy National Press Secretary and Af.Am. Media Director Kirsten Allen
(Jan. 2019) Deputy communications director on
Andrew Gillum for Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Communications
director on Mahlon Mitchell for Wisconsin, Mar.-Aug. 2018.
Communications director in the U.S. House, Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018.
A regional press secretary in Florida (Jacksonville) on Hillary for
America, July-Nov. 2016. Public affairs specialist (Mar.-July
2016), lead public affairs specialist (Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016) and public
affairs specialist (July 2012-Nov. 2015) at the U.S. Department of
Transportation. B.A. in public relations, Spanish from Howard
University, 2014. twitter
Travelling Press Secretary Kate Waters
Press secretary on Hillary Clinton's campaign in Iowa in the 2016 general election after serving as press secretary in the West Virginia primary, Idaho primary, and Nebraska caucus, and deputy press secretary on her Iowa caucus campaign from April 2015. Experience also includes press assistant to U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. Graduate of James Madison University. twitter
Press Aide Ammar Moussa
(Jan. 2019) Deputy press secretary at the
Democratic Governors Association from June 2018. Deputy press
secretary to U.S. Rep. John Conyers (MI), Feb. 2017-June 2018.
Field organizer for the Colorado Democratic Party in Longmont,
July-Nov. 2016. Bachelors' degrees in international relations and
affairs and political science and government from University of
Colorado Boulder, 2016. twitter
Research Director James Singer
Most recently deputy research director at the
Democratic Governors Association. Previously worked on Chris
Koster's campaign for governor; Martinn O'Malley's campaign; and for
Terry McAuliffe. Graduate of University of Virginia. twitter
Deputy Research Director Kelly Roberts
Research Associates include
(May 2019) Research analyst at the DCCC, Apr. 2017-Dec. 2018. Field organizer for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016. GOTV fellow in L.A. on Hillary for America, June 2016. B.A. in political science, international relations and affairs from UC Berkeley, 2016.
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Policy and strategy director at Democracy Forward from
Mar. 2017. Policy advisor to Hillary for America, April 2015-Nov.
2016. Policy associate in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office,
May 2011-July 2012. Policy and research analyst on Chicago for
Rahm, Dec. 2010-Feb. 2011. Associate at the White House, Sept.
2010-Jan. 2011. J.D. degrees from New York University School of
Law and University of Chicago Law School, 2015; B.S. in economics and
international studies from University of Miami, 2009; interned on
Obama's 2008 campaign. twitter
Policy Chief of Staff Drew Spence
Legislative aide in the Office of Sen. Kamala D. Harris, Jan. 2017-2019. Research analyst (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2017) and staff assistant (July 2012-Sept. 2013) in the Executive Office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, July 2012-Sept. 2013. B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University.
Director of Analytics Rosa Mendoza
(reported by Politico on Feb. 20, 2019) I.E. head of analytics and senior strategist (from Mar. 2018), strategic analytics director (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018) and Mountain West targeting director (July 2015-Dec. 2016) at the DCCC. Data director on Florida Competes, Dec. 2014-June 2015. Campus data director in Broward County for NextGen Climate, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Field director on Barbara Sarief for County Commission 8 (Broward Co.), Mar.-Aug. 2014. Field and targeting organizer on Alex Sink for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2014. Fellow in Fort Lauderdale on Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.S. in economics from Florida Gulf Coast University, 2013. twitter
Digital Analytics Director Jack Welty
(Apr. 2019) Digital director for U.S. Rep.
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), Oct. 2017-Jan. 2019; also director of data and
analytics on Sinema for Arizona, July-Nov. 2018. Senior domain
expert (July-Oct. 2017) and domain expert (July 2016-July 2017) for
Dataminr, Inc.. Research assistant on a HIV study, Feb. 2015-May
2016. B.S. in international economics from Georgetown
Finance Director Angelique Cannon
(Jan. 21) Self-employed fundraising/development
consultant in DC from 2017. Interim
director at the DSCC in the 2012 and 2014 cycles, announced Feb.
2011. Director of major gifts at EMILY's List. Development
director for Third Way. Finance director on Mark Warner's 2008
campaign for U.S. Senate; deputy finance director for Mark Warner's
Forward Together PAC. Worked on Patty Murray's 2004
re-election. Finance director for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's
2002 campaign for governor of Maryland. Western regional finance
director at the DSCC in 1999.
Deputy Finance Director Amanda Bailey
(reported by Politico
on Feb. 20, 2019) Western regional finance director at the
DCCC in the 2018 cycle from Feb. 2017. (Feb. 2017) Finance
director on Mike Honda for Congress (CA), June-Nov. 2016. Deputy
finance director on Donna Edwards for Senate (MD), Sept. 2015-April
2016. Finance director on Diane Sheehan for Executive Council
(NH), Sept.-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Steve Grossman
for Governor (MA), March-Sept. 2014. Assistant director at
Grassroots Campaigns, Sept.-Dec. 2013. B.A. in international
relations and affairs from The University of Georgia, 2013. twitter
Finance Jennifer Liu
National finance director on Kamala Harris for Senate
from Oct. 2015. Northeast finance director at the DCCC, Feb.-Oct.
2015. Finance director on Martha Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov.
2013-Nov. 2014. Finance director on Peter Koutoujian for Congress
(MA), July-Oct. 2013. Assistant director of government affairs
for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mar.-July 2013. Finance
director (Dec. 2010-Mar. 2013) and deputy finance director (from July
2009-Nov. 2010) for Deval Patrick's Together PAC. Communications
assistant at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Jan.-May
2009. B.A. in history, communications from Boston University,
Southwest Finance Director (Los Angeles) Katie Prisco-Buxbaum
(Jan. 2019) Finance director on Gavin Newsom for
Governor, Feb. 2017-Dec. 2018. Southern California finance
director and deputy finance director on Kamala Harris for Senate, Dec.
2015-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on Andrea Campbell for District
4 (Boston area), Jan.-Nov. 2015. Vice president of communications
for Mass. NOW, May 2014-Nov. 2015. Call time manager on Martha
Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy press
secretary, field organizer and intern coordinator for the Massachusetts
Democratic Party, Aug-Oct. 2013. B.S. in political communication
from Emerson College, 2013. twitter
Deputy Southwest Finance Director Viktoria Cornelius
Finance Assistant Miya Wensley twitter
Midwest Finance Director (Chicago) Rebecca Keate
(Apr. 2019) Account manager at Jellyvision, July
2017-Apr. 2019. Major gifts consultant for the Center for
Reproductive Rights, Jan.-June 2017. Southern Midwest finance
director on Hillary for America, Apr. 2015-Nov. 2016. Campaign
Congress, June-Dec. 2012. B.A. in political
science from UC Santa Barbara, 2012.
Mid-Atlantic Finance Director (Philadelphia) Giancarlo Stefanoni
(Feb. 2019) Finance director on Tom Wolf for
Governor (PA), Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019. Pennsylvania finance director
on Hillary for America from April 2015-Nov. 2016. Senior deputy
finance director on Tom Wolf for Governor, May 2014-April 2015.
Deputy finance director on Katie McGinty for Governor (PA), March
2013-May 2014. Deputy finance director on Kathleen Kane for
Attorney General, July 2012-Feb. 2013. B.S. in political science
from Drexel University, 2012.
Northeast and Americans Abroad Finance Director (New York) Rachel H. Weiser
Worked for Feeding South Florida, 2018-19.
Federal and gubernatorial campaigns advisor for EMILY's List,
2016-18. National finance director and PAC director at Tom Wolf
for Governor and Rebuild Pennsylvania PAC from June 2014-2016. Midwest
Justice, 2009-11. Political and fundraising
consultant/director of special programs at Yost Gold Consulting, Inc.
2008-10. Project manager/environomental consultant for Bureau
Veritas. Environmental consultant at QORE Property
Sciences. Environmental law and public policy aide at Vinson and
Elkins. Finance assistant on Ron Kirk for U.S. Senate, 2002;
field coordinator and assistant scheduler at the Texas Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, 2002. B.A. in political science from the
University of Texas at Austin.
Deputy Northwest Finance
Director Aaron Wodka twitter
Southern Finance Director (Miami)
(Jan. 2019) Finance director (Aug.-Nov. 2018)
and deputy finance director (Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018) on Bill Nelson for
U.S. Senate. Florida deputy finance director on Hillary for
America, May 2015-Nov. 2016. Miami director for the Jewish
National Fund, Jan.-May 2015. Finance director (Mar.-Nov. 2014),
deputy finance director (Sept. 2013-Mar. 2014) and finance associate
(May-Sept. 2013) on Joe Garcia for Congress (FL). Field organizer
in Florida on Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.S. in
environmental management, public affairs, Spanish from Indiana
University Bloomington, 2012.
Finance Associate Patrick Denny
Finance Associate and Call Time Manager Stephen Jordan
Finance Chief of Staff Nick Schumaker
(Feb. 2019) Deputy major donor director at the Democratic Governors Association, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2019. Mid-Atlantic finance operations director (Aug.-Nov. 2016), Mid-Atlantic regional finance assistant (June 2015-Aug. 2016) and political assistant (from April 2015) on Hillary for America. Deputy finance director and senior policy advisor June-Nov. 2014) and finance assistant (April-June 2014) on Amanda Renteria's congressional campaign. Shift supervisor and quality assurance partner at Starbucks, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science from Cal State University Fresno, 2014. twitter
Director of Scheduling and Strategic Planning Ellie Caple
(from Apr. 2019; started Feb. 2019 as senior staff
director) Senior associatew at SCN Strategies, Jan. 2017-Jan.
2019. Special assistant and personal aide on Kamala Harris for
Senate, May 2015-Jan. 2017. Policy associate at FWD.us, Nov.
2014-May 2015. Special assistant to the EVP for policy at the
Center for American Progress, May 2013-Nov. 2014. B.A. in peace
and justice studies from Tufts University, 2013. Experience
includes half a dozen internships. twitter
Deputy Director of Scheduling Marguerite Biagi
(May 2019) Scheduler in Harris' U.S. Senate
office, Apr. 2018-May 2019. Scheduler ito U.S. Rep. Ami Bera,
July 2016-Mar. 2018. Coordinator for government affairs at the
Retail Industry Leaders Association, May 2015-July 2016. B.A. in
political science and international affairs from Marquette University,
Scheduling Assistant Bawornluck "Lucky" Sasiphong
(May 2019) Came to the campaign after serving as
scheduling/operations intern in Harris' Senate office, Jan.-May
2019. B.A. in political science; women gender and sexuality
studies from American University, 2019.
Director of Advance Joyce Kazadi
(reported Feb. 14, 2019) Director of partner engagement at Axios, July 2018-Jan. 2019; director of events Axios 360, Jan. 2017-July 2018. National advance lead (full time) on Hillary for America, June 2015-Dec. 2016. North region program manager for The Congressional Award, Oct. 2012-Oct. 2014. Product development coordinator at Habitat for Humanity International, Aug. 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in political science from Georgia State University. twitter
National Advance Desks
(April 2019) Founder (May 2012) and director of
Young Men with POWER in Baltimore, MD, Operations (Feb.-Apr.
2019) and youth engagement (Apr. 2017-Feb. 2019) in the Mayor's Office
of Human Services, Baltimore; legislJative assistant in the Mayor's
Office of Government Relations, Baltimore, Jan.-Apr. 2017.
Assistant in the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City,
Aug. 2015-Dec. 2016. Advance associate on HIllary for America,
Apr.-Nov. 2016. Constituent services representative in the U.S.
Senate, Oct. 2014-July 2015. Assistant community director for the
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Aug. 2013-May 2014.
M.P.A. (2015) and B.A. in jurisprudence (2013) from University of
Baltimore. Baltimore native. twitter
(April 2019) Candidate services coordinator at
the DCCC, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2019. National advance staff on Hillary
for America, May-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political
science and government from Arizona State University, 2016. twitter
Travel Director Billie McGrane
(June 2019) Senior manager of strategic
operations for the Association of Science-Technology Centers, April
2018-May 2019. Deputy chief of staff at AAAS, Feb. 2017-Apr.
2018. Executive assistant to the director of the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Feb. 2015-Jan. 2017.
Staff on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce (Jan.-Feb.
2015), executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, Mar. 2012-Jan.
2015, assistant clerk on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Sept.
2011-Mar. 2012. News information assistant at the USDA,
June-Sept. 2011. Assistant to the chairman of the U.S. House
Democratic Caucus (Jan.-June 2011) and special assistant on the
Committee on Energy and Commerce (Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011). B.A. in
politics from Pomona College, 2008.
COO Amanda Howe
Advisor to Canada 2020, a progressive think tank. Acting chief of staff to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in late 2014 and first part of 2015. COO of the DNC for three years from April 2011. Business development manager for McGuireWoods LLP. Served Gov. Tim Kaine as executive director of Virginia's Royal Welcome, which designed and coordinated Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Virginia in 2007, and then as a communications advisor. Assistant secretary of commerce under Gov. Mark Warner. B.A. from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Native of Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada.
to the COO and CFO Lorraine Basch
(May 2019) Program assistant at the Center for Native American Youth, Dec. 2018-May 2019. Policy associate and special assistant to the executive director (June-Dec. 2018) and fellow (July 2017-June 2018) at the National Congress of American Indians. Bachelor's degree in politics and government from Pacific University, 2017.
Deputy COO Allie Aguilera
(Apr. 2019) Policy and legislative affairs
manager (Dec. 2017-Apr. 2019) and press secretary (Feb.-Dec. 2017) at
Young Invincibles. Director of Government, International and
Public Affairs/Special Assistant to the Administrator at the U.S.
Department of Transportation, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2017. Policy analyst
(July 2014-Nov. 2015) and project manager (Mar.-July 2014) in the
Office of the Mayor of New York City. Director of operations on
TransitionNYC, Nov. 2013-Mar. 2014. Deputy director of operations
on Terry McAuliffe for Governor/Virginia Coordinated Campaign,
Mar.-Nov. 2013. Operations manager for Organizing for America and
executive assistant to the COO at the DNC, May 2011-Mar. 2013.
B.A. in political philosophy, policy and law, media studies from
University of Virginia.
Human Resources Director Yahaira Lopez
(May 2019) Administrative assistant for the
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, Nov. 2018-May
2019. Administrative and operations for Alcoa, Oct. 2017-Jan.
2018. White House liaison/deputy White House liaison for the U.S.
Department of Transportation, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2017. Special
assistant to the White House liaison to the U.S. Department of Defense,
July 2014-Sept. 2015. Special assistant/confidential assistant
for senior officlals at the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation
Service, June 2009-July 2014. Office manager for the Student
Conservation Association, Jan. 2007-May 2009. M.S. in biology,
environmental education from Southern Oregon University, 2006; B.S. in
biology, wildlife management from University of Puerto Rico-Humacao,
Vetting Director Vincent Giannone
(Apr. 2019) Research at the Obama Foundation, Apr. 2018-Mar. 2019. Community and government affairs for the New York Power Authority, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018. Vetting specialist on Hillary for America, June 2015-Dec. 2016. Confidential assistant to the Counselor, Executive Chamber of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Jan.-June 2015. M.P.A. from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Albany, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from State University of New York at Albany, 2013.
Deputy Director of Vetting Anna Weddington
(Aug. 2019) Communications and research
associate (Mar.-July 2019), research analyst (Mar. 2018-Mar. 2019), and
intern (Sept.-Dec. 2017) at the Obama Foundation. Bachelor's
degree in global and international studies, peace, war and defense from
UNC and Chapel Hill, 2017.
(Apr. 2019) Field organizer in West Palm Beach for the Florida Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Research manager (Jan.-July 2018) and research associate (Nov. 2016-Jan. 2018) at Exiger Diligence. Associate director for the regional research fellowship program at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Master's degree in peace studies and conflict resolution from The George Washington University, 2016; bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from UC Santa Barbara, 2014.
Vetting Analyst Nate Jara
(June 2019) Associate at CLS Strategies, Nov.
2017-May 2019. Mailroom assistant (June-July 2017), intern, press
fellow (Feb.-June 2017) and intern (Jan.-May 2015) for U.S. Sen. Tammy
Duckworth. Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party,
June-Nov. 2016. B.A. in government from Cornell University, 2016.
Vetting Analyst Savannah Shepard
(June 2019) Bachelor's degree doubl e major in political communication and human services and social justice from The Georgeo Washington University, 2019.
Compliance Data Manager Greg Hirschfeld
Accounting and Compliance Associate
Adriyanna R. Andreus
Headquarters Director of Operations (Baltimore) Kevin Seymore
(May 2019) Operations associate at The Democracy
Alliance, Apr. 2018-May 2019. Staff assistant t the Ballot
Initiative Strategy Center, Feb. 2016-Nov. 2017. Human resources
assistant at Amazon, Oct. 2014-Feb. 2016. Emergency management
planner/writer/analyst for Williamson County Government, Sept.
2013-July 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science and
government from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2012.
General Counsel Marc Elias
counsel for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in
2004. Committee clients include the Democratic National
Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Governors Association,
National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Priorities USA, Senate
Majority PAC, House Majority PAC and EMILY’s List.
Digital Strategist Mark Nellis, Authentic Campaigns
Founder and president.
Polling David Binder, David Binder Research
Media Jim Margolis, GMMB
(reported by Politico on Apr. 29, 2019) Senior partner at GMMB. Medial advisor to Hillary for America from early 2015. Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and on Obama's 2007-08 campaign. Senior strategist/media consultant on John Kerry's 2003-04 presidential campaign through the primaries. Worked on the ad team for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. Joined Greer & Associates in 1985, and has been with the firm since then, except for leave to serve as chief of staff to Sen. Kent Conrad, Jan. 1987-Jan. 1988.. Worked on Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign as state director for the Illinois primary, the North Carolina primary, and as deputy communications director in the Fall campaign. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe; managed Wolpe's upset win for Congress in Michigan in 1978. B.A. degrees in government and communication studies from Oberlin College, 1978. Grew up in Kalamazoo, MI.
Not sure where fit in
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Briefings Manager Spencer Perry
(May 2019) Speical assistant and legislative
correspondent (Aug. 2018-May 2019), special assistant (July 2017-Aug.
2018) and staff assistant (Mar.-July 2017) in the Office of Sen.
Harris. B.A. and B.S. in political science with public policy and
economics from The George Washington University, 2017.
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Ames: 118 Kellogg Ave., Ste. 102, Ames, IA 50010
Burlington: 701 S Roosevelt Ave., West Burlington, IA 52655
Carroll: 412 Rt. 30, Carrol, IA 51401
Cedar Rapids: 310 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Council Bluffs: 1702 W. Broadway, Suite 100, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Davenport: 5345 Belle Ave. #1, Davenport, IA 52807
Des Moines area:
2302 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 (North Des Moines)
1517 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023
5191 Maple Dr., Ste. N, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
2332 Rocklyn Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322
Dubuque: 3392 Hillcrest Rd., Suite 1A, Dubuque, IA 52002
Fort Dodge: 900 Central Ave., Ste 11, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Iowa City: 225 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Mason City: 121 N. Delaware Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Sioux City: 3107 Gordon Dr., Sioux City, IA 51105
Waterloo - 217 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50701
openings: Des Moines (July 20), Waterloo (Aug. 20), Cedar Rapids (Aug. 21), Sioux City (Aug. 22), Davenport (Aug. 23), Council Bluffs (Aug. 27), Iowa City (Aug. 28), Dubuque (Oct. 10), Burlington (Oct. 15), Ames (Oct. 24 w/ Rep. Ross Wilburn), Pleasant Hill (Oct. 24), Urbandale (Nov. 13), Mason City (Nov. 16), Ankeny (Nov. 20).
Campaign Chair Deirdre DeJear
(reported by CNN on Jan. 28,
2019) Democratic nominee for Iowa Secretary of State in
2018. President and owner of Caleo Enterprises in Des Moines from
2009; consulting jobs include African American Leadership Forum-Des
Moines (from Mar. 2013), Oakridge Neighborhood (from Feb. 2016) and
United Way of Central Iowa (Feb. 2013-Oct. 2015). African
American Vote director in Iowa for Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012;
started out as a field organizer, April-July 2012. Assistant
girls basketball coach for Des Moines Public Schools, April 2008-April
2012. Marketing assistant at Bankers Trust, May 2006-Mar.
2011. Degree in broadcast journalism and politics from Drake
University, 2008. twitter
State Director Will Dubbs
(reported by CNN on Jan. 28,
2019) Coordinated Campaign director for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party Feb.-Nov. 2018. Organizing director for the
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign; May-Nov. 2016; organizing director
on Hillary for America for the Nebraska caucus and New York primary
campaigns, Feb.-May 2016; regional organizing director in Soux City for
Hillary for America Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016.
Seacoast area regional field director for the NH Democratic Party,
June-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Obama for America in
Bradenton, FL, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government from Wesleyan
University, 2014. twitter
Deputy State Director Madeline Franklin
(latter part of Nov. 2019, moved over from California deputy state director and initially was Super Tuesday coordinator) Campaign manager on Tony Thurmond for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction, May 2017-Dec. 2018. Campaign consultant on Anna Pletcher for Marin County District Attorney, Jan. 2017-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Lateefah Simon for BART Board Director, District 7, Sept. 2015-Dec. 2016. B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley, 2015. twitter
Senior Advisor Zack Davis
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 12, 2019) Most recently Iowa state director for Let America Vote. Previously at the Iowa Center for Economic Success and Bluprint Consulting. twitter
Get Out the Caucus Director Davis Manoushagian
cycles of Iowa political experience, having served as finance director
on John Norris' 2018 campaign for governor, deputy finance director for
the Iowa Democratic Party, and as a regional caucus director for the
IDP in 2016. twitter
Political Director Nora Walsh-DeVries
(reported by Iowa Starting
Line on Feb. 12, 2019) Iowa outreach for Need to Vote from July
2018. Campaign manager (Feb.-June 2018) and field director (from
Nov. 2017) on John Norris' campaign for governor. Field director
on Kopser for Congress (Austin, TX) from July 2017. Deputy field
organizer on Ossoff for Congress (GA), Feb.-June 2017. Regional
field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016;
field organizer for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, May-July 2016;
field organizer and deputy field organizer (from Oct. 2015) on Hillary
for America. Senior college access manager (Dec. 2014-Sept. 2015)
and program manager (April 2012-Sept. 2015) at Let's Get Ready.
B.A. in political science and government from Fordham University,
Deputy Political Director Lillián Sánchez
Executive assistant to Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand. Legislative intern for Sen. Harris in Fall 2018. Fellow at Amnesty International. Double major in ethics and public policy and political science from University of Iowa, 2018. Grew up in Des Moines. twitter
Deputy Political Director (African American Outreach) Mia Mayberry
(announced Nov. 7, 2019) Attorney and former vice chairwoman of the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors. Quad Cities native.
Organizing Director Erin Phillips
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Apr. 19, 2019) Statewide field director for the Pennyslvania Democratic Party from Mar. 2018. Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017; regional field director on Ralph Northam for Governor (VA), Mar.-June 2017. Regional organizing director in Harrisburg, VA (June-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Charlottesville (Apr.-June 2016) for the Democratic Party of Virginia. Organizer in Olympia, WA, (Feb.-Mar. 2016), Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 2016) and Charles City, IA (Aug. 2015-Mar. 2016) on Hillary for America; started as an organizing fellow in Mason City (June-Aug. 2015). Project assistant at the National Democratic Institute, Sept. 2014-May 2015. Bachelor's degree in economics, history, sustainability,/energy/environment from University of Dayton 2014.
Deputy Organizing Director Sean McEnerney
A deputy field director on Pennsylvania’s 2018
Coordinated Campaign. A regional organizing director in Iowa
during the 2016 general election. Regional field director in Iowa
City on O'Malley for President. Campaign manager in Iowa for
several state senate candidates for Senate Majority Fund, May-Nov.
2014. Special assistant to the Queens Borough President, Jan.-May
2014. Campaign coordinator on Melinda Katz 2013 (for Queens
Borough President), Jan.-Nov. 2013. Special assistant in the New
York State Assembly, Nov.-Dec. 2012. Field organizer (Aug.-Nov.
2012) and policy research assistant (May-JUne 2012) on Grace for New
York congressional campaign. B.A. in political science and
government from NYU, 20j12. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Fernando Mercado-Violand
Director of Latino outreach
for Gov. Ralph Northam. Political director on Virginians for Mark
Herring from Feb. 2017. Regional organizing director in Prince
William Co. on Virginia Victory 2016. Orgnizer in Muscatine and
Louisia Counties on Hillary for America, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016.
Community outreach specialist for the Legal Aid Justice Center, Nov.
2014-Aug. 2015. Field organizer in Arlington for the Democratic
Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science,
government, history from University of Virginia, 2014. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Polk, Story, Boone, Jasper, Marshall Kevin Lo
(May 2019) Field director and deputy campaign
manager on Lauren Baer for Congress (FL), Apr.-Nov. 2018. COO at
Brigaid in New London/Norwich, CT, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Regional
organizing director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, May-Nov. 2016. Worked on Hillary for America from May
2015-May 2016, starting as a fellow in Iowa, deputy field organizer in
Nevada, organizer in Louisiana and finishing as a regional organizing
director in State College, PA. B.A. in government and business
administration from Georgetown University, 2015. twitter
Polk, Dallas, Warren, Marion, Madison Natalie Lynch
(May 2019) Regional field director (June-Nov. 2018) and district organizer (Nov. 2017-June 2018) for the Iowa Democratic Party. Inbound sales specialist for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, June-Nov. 2017. Lynch has also worked as an assistant teacher and was a fellow with NextGen Climate from Aug.-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Iowa, 2017. twitter
Cedar Rapids Emily Dean-McKinney (Emily
(May 2019) Session aide for Virginia Del. Wendy
Gooditis, Jan.-Mar. 2019. Regional field director for the
Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field director on
Helen Tai for State Rep. special election in PA 178th, Apr.-May
2018. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia,
June-Nov. 2017; organizer on Ralph Northam for Governor, Mar.-June
2017. Regional GOTV director in Phoenix (Oct.-Nov. 2016) and
Democratic Party of Virginia field organizer for Hillary for America,
May-Oct. 2016. B.A. in political science and women, gender and
sexualities studies from The College of Wooster, 2016. twitter
Waterloo Jasmine Webb
(June 2019) From Chicago. facebook
Davenport Judith Fong
(June 2019) Associate at Dewey Square Group, Nov. 2017-May 2019. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Georgia, May-June 2017; assistant at the DNC, Mar.-June 2017. Field organizer for the Colorado Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016. B.S. in environmental studies from University of Southern California, 2015. twitter
Iowa City and SE Iowa Mariah Gould
(May 2019) Session aide to Virginia Del, Mike
Mullin, Jan.-Mar. 2019. Florida recount for the DSCC, Nov.
2018. Regional field director in Southwest PA for the
Pennsylvania Democratic Paty, May-Nov. 2018. Session aide for
Virginia Del. Debra Rodman, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer for
the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer
in Norfolk for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2016.
Degree in political science, interational relations and affairs from
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016. twitter
Council Bluffs and SW Iowa Jess Montgomery
From Omaha, NE.
Sioux City and NW Iowa John Mahon
Regional field director in Allentown for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Field director on Damon Martinez campaign for Congress NM-1, Jan.-June 2018. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2017. GOTV organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress, Apr. 2017. Field organizer on Susan Platt for Lt. Governor (VA) Feb.-Mar. 2017. Organizer in Suffolk for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2016. B.S. in political science and government and Spanish from SUNY Oneonta, 2016. twitter
Digital Organizing Director Miranda Barrie
(July 2019) B.S. in urban studies from UNLV,
Communications Director Miryam Lipper
(starting first week of Feb. 2019; Feb. 1 tweet...moving to Iowa) Battleground communications director (June-Nov. 2016) and state surrogate booking manager (Nov 2015-June 2016) on Hillary for America. Deputy national press secretary and director of broadcast media (announced March 30, 2015) and press assistant (from June 2013) at the DNC, and spent time working on campaigns in Georgia during the 2014 midterms. Undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013; while a student worked at Slavica Publishers and did several internships including at the DNC from May-Aug. 2012. twitter
Press Secretary Sharon Yang
Deputy press secretary on Sen. Tim Kaine's re-election
campaign, June-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in Economics from
Harvard University, 2018. internships include Priorities USA, Tom
Periello for Virginia, Hillary for America and New Hampshire Democratic
Party. Houston native. twitter
Data Director Torey Cahn
(July 2019) Data director for the Nevada State
Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Data Director on JB Pritzker
for Governor, June 2017-Mar. 2018. Data director on Archie
Parnell for Congress (SC), May-June 2017. Deputy campaign manager
on John Horhn for Mayor (Jackson, MS), Dec. 2016-May 2017. Deputy
data director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-Nov.
2016. Political director for the Mississippi Democratic Trust,
Mar.-May 2016. New Hampshire statewide organizer and data
coordinator for Human Rights Campaign, Dec. 2015-Mar. 2016.
Campaign manager on Joce Pritchett for Auditor (MS), Aug.-Nov.
2015. Director of targeting for Chism Strategies, May 2012-Aug.
2015. B.A. in history and political science from Millsaps
College, 2014. twitter
Operations Director Kate Cooper
previously held several roles in business development and operations.
Field Organizers include
Anne Bercilla - Des Moines area twitter
Becca Brubaker - West Des Moines
Lily Greenberg Call - Waterloo twitter
Liam Carolan - Anamosa twitter
Jessica Chase - Dubuque twitter
Lydia Chitwood - Cedar Rapids twitter
Anderson Clayton twitter
Michael DeFeo - Des Moines area twitter
Curtis Edmonds - Des Moines area twitter
Owen Evans - Mason City twitter
Jacob Field - Council Bluffs
Patrick Gage - POD director Northeast Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Robins, Marion and Toddville twitter
Claire Goldberg - Burlington twitter
Sean Gunther - Clinton twitter
Kelsey Hahn - Sioux City area
Grayson Hoffman - Cedar Rapids
Rebecca Holden - NW Iowa
Nate Keller - Sioux City
Sam Knapp - Cedar Rapids twitter
Hannah LaBovick - Des Moines area twitter
James Lytle Jr. - Iowa City
Dani Marx - Des Moines area twitter
Angelica Mattox - Des Moines area twitter
Leo McCaffrey twitter
Grace McCamy-Miller - Ames twitter
Elise McGovern - Des Moines area twitter
Alex Mull-Dreyer - Des Moines area twitter
Jennie Norris twitter
Jocelyn Prince - Waterloo twitter
Hazel R. - Iowa City twitter
Daniel Roth - Cedar Falls twitter
Alex Salisbury - Iowa City twiitter
Raquel Santizo twitter
Sarah Schroeder - Davenport twitter
Thulasi Seshan - Cedar Rapids twitter
Katherine Shen twitter
Malik Utendahl - Davenport twitter
Monica Venzke - Ames twitter
- 30 organizers started July 1, 2019...as of July 8 the campaign had 65 staff including paid fellows.
- in late Sept. 2019 the campaign announced that Harris will return to the state every week in October and add 60 organizers and 10 campaign offices in the state.
- see also selected press releases.
supporters in all 99 counties (announced Mar. 11, 2019)
IDP Women's Caucus Chair Jean Hessburg (announced Apr. 11, 2019)
Coralville City Councilwoman Meghann Foster (announced May 21, 2019)
Minister Vergarie Sanford - Mount
Zion Refuge Center Church (announced June 28, 2019) +
Thomas Fisher - Des Moines Assistant City Attorney (announced June 28, 2019)
Victor Dutchuk - chair of West Des
Moines Democrats (announced July 4, 2019)
Vanessa Phelan - chair of the Northwest Des Moines Democrats (announced July 5, 2019)
State Rep. Phyllis Thede (District
93, Bettendorf) (announced July 16, 2019)
former State Senator and former chairman of
the Polk County Democrats Dick Dearden, Fort Dodge NAACP President
Sherry Washington, Sioux City Pastor James Mosley, former chair of the
Crawford County Democrats Larry Peterson, and Des Moines Moms Demand
Action leaders (announced Aug. 1, 2019)
Bob and Sue Dvorsky - Bob Dvorsky is
a former state Senator from Coralville; Sue Dvorsky is a former Iowa
Democratic Party chair (announced Aug. 10, 2019)
Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition
(announced Aug. 12, 2019)
Des Moines School Board Member Kyrstin
Delagardelle (announced Aug. 13, 2019)
Iowa LULAC Deputy State Director Jazmin
Newton-Butt (announced Aug. 16, 2019)
> Latinx Steering Committee
Aug. 27, 2019)
Sioux City City Councilmember Alex Watters (announced
100 Blue Wave Women (announced Sept.
State Rep. Ross Wilburn (District
46, Ames) (announced Sept. 19, 2019)
Penny Rosfjord - Iowa
Democratic Party SCC member and former Woodbury County Democrats chair
(Sept. 26, 2019)
Larry Hodgden -
Cedar County Democrats Chair, former Tipton School Board member, and
retired farmer (Oct. 18, 2019)
Johnson County Supervisor
Pat Heiden (Oct. 22, 2019)
> African American Steering Committee
(announced Nov. 6, 2019)
Nov. 1, 2019 reports - Campaign maintains Manchester office, but the three field offices closed and most staff laid off.
Keene: 540 Main St., Keene, NH 03431
Nashua: 33 Main St., Ste. 501, Nashua, NH 03064
Portsmouth: 909 Islington Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801
openings: Nashua (Aug. 11 with Doug Emhoff), Keene (reported Aug. 14)
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
Political Director Meredith Shevitz
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Feb. 11,
2019) Senior assistant for policy and projects to U.S. Sen.
Maggie Hassan from Jan. 2017. Deputy political director on Maggie
for NH, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Deputy political director at the New
Hampshire Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2015. Deputy political
director on Maggie Hassan for Governor, May-Nov. 2014. A field
organizer in Strafford Co. on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in political science from New York University, 2014; experience
includes seven internships. twitter
Deputy Political Director Jeffrey Taylor
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Apr. 18, 2019) Political director of IBEW Local 2320 and the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. Campaign manager on state Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh's re-election, July-Nov. 2018. Campaign finance fellow on Chris Pappas for Congress, May-Jul. 2018. Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rochester, 2018. twitter
Organizing Director Pavitra Abraham
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Mar. 21,
2019) Director of live training and political partnerships at the
National Democratic Training Committee, besed in the Chicago area, from
Aug. 2017. Iowa training director (May-Nov. 2016), organizing
director in the greater Detroit area (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer
(July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Field organizer in
Ann Arbor, MI on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
political science and government from University of Michigan,
Regional Organizing Directors
Jack Alex Stuart
(May 2019) A regional field director on the
Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Finance
assistant for the North Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus, July
2017-Mar. 2018. Organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA),
Mar.-June 2017. Organizer for the North Carolina Democratic
Party, May-Nov. 2016. B.A. in political science from The American
University in Cairo, 2015.
Nashua Melissa Markowich
(June 2019) Regional field director in Scranton
for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Regional
field director in Carbondale on JB for Governor (IL), Feb.-Apr.
2018. Organizer in Ashburn for the Democratic Party of Virginia,
May-Nov. 2017. Organizer in Sterling for the Democratic Party of
Virginia, June-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degreein political science
from College of Charleston; served as campus field director on Bernie
2016, Jan.-Feb. 2016. twitter
Communications Director Nate Evans
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Mar. 21,
2019) Deputy communications director and spokesperson for Sen.
Bill Nelson's re-election campaign in Florida, June-Nov. 2018.
Associate communications director at Media Matters for America, Jan.
2017-June 2018. Deputy press secretary in Madison, WI on Hillary
for America, July-Nov. 2016. Press advance associate for the
White House, Aug. 2015-July 2016. Iowa communications fellow on
Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016. Regional coordinator on
Martha Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014. Field
organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, July-Nov. 2013.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George
Washington University. twitter
Field Organizers include
Jose Alvarez - Portsmouth twitter
Kathryn DiPasquale twitter
Emily Fernandez - Manchester twitter
Margaux Fontaine twitter
Gabriella Giotto - Nashua twitter
Chase Hatchett - Hanover twitter
Jordan Thompson - Nashua twitter
Morgan Trevett - Concord twitter
Megha Upadhyaya twitter
Joe Keefe - former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair (announced June 28, 2019) +
State Rep. Dick Ames (Jaffrey, Cheshire Co.) (announced July 2, 2019)
State Rep. Linda Tanner (Georges Mills, Sullivan Co.) (announced July 11, 2019)
Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Senior Caucus Pam Jorgensen and former State Representative and disability rights advocate Lisa DiMartino (announced July 16, 2019)
Former Dover Mayors Jack Buckley and William E. Boc (announced July 16, 2019)
State Rep. Patty Cornell (Manchester) (announced July 18, 2019)
State Rep. Jane Belieau (Manchester) (announced Aug. 1, 2019)
Keene City Councilor-at-Large Bettina Chadbourne and Seacoast Democratic activist Chip Moynihan (announced Aug. 1, 2019)
Jackie K. Weatherspoon, Co-Chair of the NHDP African American Caucus, and Brenda Lett, Secretary of the NHDP African American Caucus (announced Sept. 5, 2019)
State Rep. Joelle Martin (Milford) and Polly Wessel, chair of New Durham Democrats (announced Sept. 13, 2019)
Reno: 9640 S. McCarran Blvd., Ste. 100, Reno, NV 89523
opening events: Las Vegas (July 17); Reno (Sept. 19).
State Director Ernesto Aprenza
The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019) Colorado
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,
Senior Advisor Megan Jones
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019)
(Mar. 2009-Dec. 2010) and Nevada finance director (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2009)
on Friends for Harry Reid. Nevada state director for ONE
Campaign, June 2007-Nov. 2008. Deputy campaign manager on Hafen
for Congress (NV), Jan.-Dec. 2006. Deputy campaign manager on
Friends for Harry Reid, April 2003-Dec. 2004. Account executive
at Rogich communications group, June 2001-Mar. 2003. Director of
government affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Jan. 1999-June 2001. Press assistant/deputy press secretary to
U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jan. 1997-Jan. 1999. B.A.
in American/United States studies from Brigham Young University,
Political Director Gabriel Uy
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019) Officer in the U.S. Army from Oct. 2015. Organizing director on Mike Johnston for Colorado, Jan.-Dec. 2017. Colorado deputy organizing director for CD6 on Hillary for America, April-Nov. 2016. Press assistant and regional representative to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, June 2013-May 2016. Deputy field director at the Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Staff to the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus at the California State Assembly, Feb.-May 2013. Sales associate at Gap Inc. June 2005-May 2013. Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (March-Aug. 2012) on Obama for America. B.S. and B.A. in nutritional science and speech communication from University of Nevada Reno, 2010. twitter
Deputy Political Director Lauren Brooks
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29,
2019) Deputy director of government affairs at R&R Partners
in Las Vegas from Jan. 2019. Advisor on Jacky Rosen's and Kate
Marshall's campaigns in 2018. Policy analyst at McDonald Carano
in Las Vegas from Jan. 2017. Legislative assistant to the
Democratic Minority Leader in the NV State Legislature, Jan.-June
2015. Legislative assistant to Sen. Aaron Ford, Jan.-June
2013. Account executive and assistant account executive at
R&R Partners in Las Vegas, Oct. 2010-Jan. 2011. Assignment
manager at KWU Fox 5 in Las Vegas, Nov. 2007-April 2009. Weekend
assignment editor at KSNV-TV in Las Vegas, Oct. 2004-Sept. 2006.
Associate producer at Alabama's 13 WVTM, Oct. 2003-Sept. 2004.
Bachelors degrees in English and journalism and mass communications
from Stillman College, 2003. twitter
Latinos Para Kamala (announced Oct. 29, 2019)
Organizing Director Christiana Ho
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29,
2019) Deputy Western political and organizing director and states
program manager (from June 2018) and organizing manager (May 2017-May
2018) at the DNC. Regional political director on Tom Perez for
DNC Chair, Jan.-Feb. 2017. REgional organizing director
(July-Nov. 2016) and field organizer (April-June 2016) for the Colorado
Democratic Party. Field organizer in Chicago (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and
Las Vegas (Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America, B.A. in
creative writing from Scripps College, 2015. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Olivia Stitilis
(May 2019) Applicant selection specialist for
Organizing Corps 2020, Feb.-May 2019. Deputy organizing director
for the Montana Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Regional field
director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017; field
organizer on Ralph Northam for Governor, Apr.-June 2017. Field
organizer on the Western Sloper for the Colorado Democratic Party,
June-Nov. 2016. Coordinator, secondary schools for DC Public
Schools, Dec. 2014-June 2016. Manager of instruction for Higher
Achievement, June-Dec. 2014. Teach for America corps member, Aug.
2012-June 2014. M.S. in secondary education from The Johns
Hopkins University, 2014; B.A. in public affairs from American
University, 2012. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
Las Vegas Nicole Otake
(May 2019) Field director on Mina Malik for
District Attorney, Jan.-Apr. 2019. Regional organizing director
in Las Vegas for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov.
2018. Organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Mar.-Nov.
2017. Fellow in Billings, MT for Planned Parenthood Federation of
America, July-Aug. 2017. Organizer in the Charlottesville area
for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Intern for
the U.S. Department of State, sept. 2015-May 2016. B.A. in
international/global studies from American University, 2015. twitter
Las Vegas José Monsiváis Jr.
(June 2019) Field director on Olivia Diaz for
Las Vegas City Council from Jan. 2019. Field organizer for the
Nevada State Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on
Alex T for Congress (TX-7), Jan.-Mar. 2018. twitter
Reno Allie Boyer
(per May 27, 2019 tweet) Field director in IA-03
(Axne) for the DCCC, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Carolyn
Bourdeaux for Congress (GA), Mar.-Aug. 2018. Field director on
Wendy Gooditis for Delegate (VA), Sept.-Nov. 2017. Field
organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA), Mar.-June 2017. Fiedl
organizer for the Nevada State Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.
Fellow in Reno, NV on Hillary for America, June-Aug. 2015.
Studied psychology and political science at Sonoma State University. twitter
Communications Director Helen Kalla
(June 2019) Communications director to Gov.
Steve Sisolak from Jan. 2019. Communications director for the
Nevada State Democratic Party, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2018. Press manager
for Indivisible Project, Mar.-Nov. 2017. Regional press secretary
in West Palm Beach on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.
Communications director (May-July 2016), press secretary (Sept.
2015-May 2016) and press assistant (May-Aug. 2015) to U.S. Rep. Lois
Frankel (FL). Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (DE), May
2014-May 2015. Au pair in Frankfurt, Germany, June 2013-Jan.
2014. B.A. in international affairs from The University of
Georgia, 2013. twitter
Press Secretary Renzo Olivari
Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (NV) from Jan.
2019. Constituency media press secretary for the Nevada State
Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Communications director on
Leslie Cokburn for Congress (VA), Mar.-Aug. 2018. Session aide in
the Virginia House of Delegates, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer
in Harrisonburg for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov.
2017. B,A. in political science, history from James Madison
also note: National Senior Advisor Emmy Ruiz (above) has significant Nevada experience.
State Sen. Pat Spearman (District 1, N. Las Vegas) ...Mar. 4, 2019
State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse (District 5, Henderson) ...July 29, 2019
State Sen. Melanie Scheible (District 9, Las Vegas) ...Aug. 29, 2019
Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (District 41, Las Vegas) ...July 29, 2019
(announced Apr. 22, 2019)
Former Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Miller
(announced May 8, 2019)
Henderson Councilwoman Gerri Schroder
(announced June 28, 2019) +
Helen Foley - former Nevada State Senator
Tanya Flanagan - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc member and African American community leader
Rev. Leonard Jackson - African American community leader
Sanje Sedera - Founder and former President of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus of Clark County
Janet Serial - Chair of the Black Caucus of Washoe County and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc member
Lesley Miller - former board member, Nevadans for Background Checks
Rose McKinney-James - clean energy leader
(announced July 2, 2019)
Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones
Jennifer Lopez, community advocate
LeVerne Kelly, African-American community leader and member of Links Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Al B Sure, R&B singer and songwriter
Alex Dixon, former president of the Las Vegas Urban League Young Professionals
Francisco Aguilar, Las Vegas attorney and entrepreneur
Nancy Ayala, Las Vegas attorney
Brian Ayala, Las Vegas small business owner
(announced July 11,
Washoe County Recorder Kalie Work
(announced July 29,
State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse (District 5, Henderson), Chief Majority Whip
Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (District 41, Las Vegas)
(announced Aug. 1, 2019)
Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen
Carissa Snedeker, former first vice chair of the Democratic Party of Washoe County
Joanie Lung, APIA community leader and small business owner
Atiya Boddie, Las Vegas attorney and Emerge Nevada alumna
Bryce Krausman, small business owner
Bishop Bonnie Radden, faith leader
(announced Aug. 29, 2019)
State Sen. Melanie Scheible (District 9, Las Vegas)
(announced Oct. 3, 2019)
Angelica Cervantes, mother of 1 October victim and gun violence activist
Li’Shey Johnson, 1 October survivor and gun violence advocate
(announced Oct. 24, 2019)
Coralin Glerum, North Tahoe Democrats chair
Alan Mandell, a leader of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
(announced Oct. 25, 2019)
Wendell Williams, former Nevada Assemblyman
Gene Collins, former Nevada Assemblyman
Robert “Twix” Taylor, Las Vegas business owner and African American leader
Bill Marion, principal at Purdue Marion & Associates and former senior aide for Sen. Harry Reid
(announced Oct. 29, 2019)
Rhina Moreno, President of Amigos Salvadoreños de Las Vegas
Maria Reyes, Latinx community leader
Saúl Guizar Galvan, President of Federación de Clubes Michoacanos Unidos de Nevada
Fermin Ramirez, Latinx community leader and member of Federación de Duranguenses
Charleston: 4490 Durant Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405
Greenville: 205 N. Laurens St., Ste. B, Greenville, SC 29601
Orangeburg: 668 John C. Calhoun Dr., Orangeburg, SC 29115
...openings (Columbia, June 13), Charleston (Aug. 3), Greenville (date? with campaign manager Juan Rodriguez), Orangeburg (Sept. 26)
Sen. Darrell Jackson (District 21, Hopkins)
Rep. Pat Henegan (District 54, Bennettsville)
Rep. JA Moore (District 15, North Charleston)
Berkeley County Democratic Party Chair Melissa Watson
former candidate for Governor and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis
(announced Mar. 28, 2019)
former state representative and 2014 nominee for Lt. Governor Bakari Sellers
(announced Apr. 15, 2019)
State Director/National Deputy Political Director Jalisa Washington-Price
(reported by AP on Feb. 8, 2019) Chief of staff
(Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019) and director of the office of diversity (Feb.
2017-Dec. 2018) at the DCCC. Deputy political director (Dayton)
and women's outreach director on Hillary for America Ohio campaign,
June-Nov. 2016; coalition director for the Oregon primary
campaign; political director on Clinton's South Carolina
primary campaign from April 2015. Public and government affairs
director at Austin & Rogers P.A. in Columbia, SC, Aug. 2012-April
2015. Bachelor's degree in economics from University of South
Carolina-Columbia, 2010. twitter
Deputy State Director Reggie Abraham
Statewide political coordinator on Stacey Abrams'
campaign for governor in Georgia. Organizer on Hillary Clinton's
South Carolina primary campaign. Field organizer in the Midlands
on the SCDP Coordinated Campaign in 2014. B.A. in English from
Hampton University. Orangeburg native. twitter
Political Director Elias Valentin
Deputy Political Director Shaundra Young Scott, Esq.
Previously executive director of the ACLU of South
Carolina from Feb. 2016. A supervising attorney of the migrant
division for South Carolina Legal Services. Graduate of John
Marshall Law School in Atlanta, and of the University of South Carolina.
Organizing Director Anne Bailey
(reported by SC outlets on Mar. 13, 2019)
Most recently national field director (from May 2017)
for Winning Connections, Sept.-Nov.
2014. Campaign director for Progressive States Network, July
2013-July 2014. Integrated campaign coordinator (May 2011-June
2013), operations manager (July 2009-Oct. 2011) and assistant (Nov.
2008-June 2009) for the government relations department at SEIU.
M.P.P. from the George Mason University, 2010; B.A. in political
science, English from University of South Carolina, 2006.
Regional Organizing Directors
Charleston Sophia Powers
(June 2019) Digital Strategist for Han Nguyen
Strategies, Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019. Field organizer in the 43rd and
44th Wards (June-Nov. 2018) and organizing fellow (Sept. 2017-May 2018)
on JB for Governor. From Chicago. twitter
Orangeburg Trinity White
(May 2019) Legislative aide for Georgia House
District 139, Jan.-Apr. 2019. Field organizer in Albany (SW
Georgia) for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Sept.-Nov. 2018;
administrative assistant for the Committee to Elect Joyce Barlow (HD
151), June-Nov. 2018. Graduate of Albany State Unversity,
Communications Director Jerusalem Demsas
(Jan. 2019) Communications director on Ben
Jealous for Governor, July 2017-Nov. 2018. Political consultant
for the Climate Action Campaign, May-Aug. 2017. Worked on
Obama for America in Maryland, June-Nov. 2012, starting as a summer
fellow in Kensington and serving as regional data lead for PG County
and the Eastern Shore for the closing months. twitter
Press Assistant Lindsay Reilly
(July 2019) B.A. in government from Georgetown
University, 2019. From Cranbury, NJ. twitter
Field Organizers include
Trinity Antoinette twitter
Emily Bateman twitter
Elizabeth Burke - Charleston twitter
Dylan Black twitter
Megan DuBose - Abbeville, Anderson and Greenwood Cos. [Greenville] twitter
Timicia Grant - Greenville
Grant Haver - Charleston twitter
Tanner Holcomb twitter
Alia Kapasi - Charleston twitter
Sam Krevlin - Florence twitter
Philisea Matthews - Columbia twitter
Sam Ostler - Georgetown, Williamsburg and Clarendon Co. twitter
Keshana Polanco - Columbia
Ryan Robidoux - Columbia twitter
Amy Sommers twitter
State Sen. John Scott (District 19, Richland Co.) (announced May 8, 2019)
State Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers (District 31) (announced May 28, 2019)
Spartanburg Councilwoman Erica Brown (announced May 28, 2019)
Former State Rep.
I.S. Leevy Johnson (announced Apr. 23, 2019)
Former State Rep. Brenda Lee Pryce (announced May 28, 2019)
(announced May 21, 2019)
Constance Anastopoulo, former Democratic nominee for Attorney General
Susan Riordan, co-founder of Emerge SC
(announced June 28, 2019)
Dr. Gloria Boozer - Former Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. official (announced June 28, 2019) +
Dr. Ralph Brown - Orangeburg County School Board Member, Pastor from Holly Hill (announced June 28, 2019)
Peggy Baxter - South Carolina Democratic Party Delegate (announced June 28, 2019)
(announced July 16, 2019)
Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber
Former Florence City Councilman Billy D. Williams
and Marion Councilwoman Tassie Lewis, Marion County NAACP President Reverend Marvin Hemingway, Marion County NAACP Education Chair George Gause, Georgetown Planning Commission Code Enforcer Tracy Gibson, Rev. Dr. Calvin Robinson, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church and Pastor of Greater Christ Temple Ministries in Marion, Dr. Bennie T. Davis
(announced Aug. 1, 2019)
Rev. Sharon Risher, gun violence prevention activist
and Tiffany Gamble, 2nd Vice Chair of the Horry County Young Democrats, Sumter County School Board member Brian Alston, community leader Elder James Johnson, and former Berkeley County Education Association (BCEA) President Barbara Bodison
Office: 3909 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 ...opening event Sept. 29, 2019 with U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee
Gov. Gavin Newsom (announced Feb. 15, 2019)
Labor and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta (announced Feb. 15, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (announced Feb. 14, 2019)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
State Treasurer Fiona Ma (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
State Director Courtni Pugh
(reported by the San
Chronicle on Feb. 22, 2019) Partner at Hilltop
Public Solutions from Aug. 2014, and heads California-based operations
for the firmIn 2018 Pugh served as campaign manager on Kevin de León's
challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and strategic consultant on
Treasurer John Chiang's primary campaign for governor. Deputy
state director on Hillary for America, announced May 2016; also
political advisor to California Senate Democrats in the 2016
cycle. Executive director of SEIU Local 99, Sept. 2012-June 2014,
after serving as special assistant to the previous executive director,
Dec. 2010-Sept. 2012. Ran labor’s independent expenditure
campaign in support of Jerry Brown for Governor. Executive
director of the California State Council of the Service Employees
International Union, June 2008-Oct. 2011. Political director of
the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, 2006-07.
Western region political director for SEIU, 2004-06. California
political director on John Edwards' 2004 campaign. Manager of
government relations mCapitol Management (mCM), Inc. National
field director at Rock the Vote, 2001. Deputy base vote director
and national director of Asian Pacific American outreach at the DNC for
the 2000 cycle. Worked for U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Chicago),
including as legislative director, 1997-99. Community organizer
for the Chinese American Service League in Chicago, 1994-96. B.A.
in political science from Ball State University. Born in South
Deputy State Director Madeline
...to Iowa latter part of Nov. 2019
(May 2019 initially "Super Tuesday coordinator")
Campaign manager on Tony Thurmond for CA Superintendent of Public
Instruction, May 2017-Dec. 2018. Campaign consultant on Anna
Pletcher for Marin County District Attorney, Jan. 2017-Nov. 2018.
Campaign manager on Lateefah Simon for BART Board Director, District 7,
Sept. 2015-Dec. 2016. B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley,
Organizing Director Kristina Bigdeli
(reported by the San
Chronicle on Aug. 21, 2019) Director of
campaigns based in Southern California for Field First from Dec.
2018. Campaign manager on Lena Gonzalez for State Senate (CA),
Jan.-June 2019. GOTV director for the California Democratic
Party in the 25th CD (Katie Hill), Sept.-Nov. 2018; deputy GOTV
director on Ayanna Presley's congressional campaign in Massachusetts,
Aug.-Sept. 2018; GOTV director and consultant on Katie Hill's primary
campaign, Apr.-Aug. 2018; campaign manager for Coastal
Commissioner Roberto Uranga’s re-election to Long Beach City Council,
Jan.-June 2018. Managing director for Stronger U.S. and Stronger
U.S. Education Fund, Jan. 2016-Apr. 2017. Public affairs
associate at Rodriguez Strategies, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016. Field
director for Martha Coakley’s gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts,
Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy regional director for the Northeast
for Organizing for America, July-Oct. 2013. Deputy field director
for Ed Markey’s special election to the U.S. Senate, Apr.-June
2013. Data director (Sept.-Nov. 2012), regional field director
(May-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (Mar.-May 2012) on President
Obama’s re-election in 2012. Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Italian
from UCLA. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
(Sept. 2019) Senior legislative aide (from Nov.
2017) and legislative aide (Dec. 2012-Nov. 2017) for San Mateo County
Supervisor Warren Slocum. Field organizer in South Side Milwaukee
for Organizing for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Trainee aide for San
Mateo County Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson, Aug.-Dec. 2011. Event
coordinator fellow for the San Mateo County Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, Feb.-Nov. 2011. B.A. in economics, political science
from University of Utah, 2010.
(Oct. 2019) Field coordinator on Lena Gonzalez
for State Senate, Feb.-June 2019. Turnout fellow for the
Progressive Turnout Project, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Studied at UCLA.
Communications Director Maya Humes
(reported by Politico
Playbook on Aug. 20, 2019) National press secretary at
NextGen America from May 2018. Content marketing manager at Lever
from 2016. Master's degree in communications and media studies
(2015) and B.A. in American studies (2014) from Stanford University;
senior class president, Sept. 2013-June 2014. twitter
Deputy Political Director Nicolás Pedreira
(reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 21, 2019) Executive coordinator at Voto Latino from Jan. 2018. Program associate with the Council on Foreign Relations, Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018. Program assistant at the Middle East Institute, Jan.-Oct. 2017. Research fellow with the American Iranian Council, June 2016-Jan. 2017. Editor of Elliott School UndergraduateScholars Journal of International Affairs, May 2015-Apr. 2016. Bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from Teh George Washington University, 2015. twitter
National Export Director and California Senior Advisor Stacy Cohen
(July 2019) Principal at Ripples of Hope
Consulting (L.A. area), 2009-June 2019. Executive vice president
and chief advocacy officer for California YIMBY, Oct. 2017-Feb.
2019. Executive director of LA2050, Mar. 2016-Jan. 2017.
Organizing director, public policy/mobilization for Airbnb, June
2014-Feb. 2016. California state director for Organizing for
Action, Apr. 2013-June 2014. Field director on L.A. mayoral
primary campaign, Dec. 2012-Mar. 2013. California state field
director on Obama for America, Apr. 2011-Nov. 2012. California
state field directo on Organizing for America, Apr. 2010-Apr.
2011. Head of production and development at Roserock Films (based
at Waner ros. Pictures, Sept 2004-Apr. 2010. Senior vice
president, production at Gaylord Films (based at Warner Bros.
Pictures), Jan. 2000-Aug. 2004. B.A. from Harvard University,
[ten California staff as of Aug. 21, 201]
Endorsements by Elected Officials
Gov. Gavin Newsom
(announced Feb. 15, 2019)
Five Statewide Constitutional Officers (announced Feb. 26, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) (announced Feb. 14, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) (announced June. 17, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (CA-25) (Jan. 29, 2019 on MSNBC)
U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26) (announced Feb. 28, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33) (Jan. 28, 2019 tweet)
U.S. Rep. Nanette Barrigan (CA-44) Jan. 29, 2019 tweet)
21 members of the California Senate including Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (announced Feb. 7, 2019)
33 members of the California Assembly including Speaker Anthony Rendon (announced May 30, 2019)
California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (announced Mar. 28, 2019)
Mayors of San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland and Compton (announced Mar. 7, 2019)
...Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced earlier, at the Jan. 27, 2019 launch rally
additional endorsements bringing the total to 80 (announced May 31, 2019)
State Sen. Lena Gonzalez and local officials (announced June 28, 2019) +
ed. note: More than half of the Democraic state legislators in each chamber have endorsed Harris. This includes 23 members of the State Senate (Ben Allen added May 31 and Lena Gonzalez added June 28) and 33 members of the Assembly. (The balance in the legislature following the 2018 elections was 29D-11R in the Senate and 60D-20R in the Assembly).
Rolanda Hollis, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives (announced July 12, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) (announced Sept. 12, 2019)
(announced Aug. 13, 2019)
Katherine Archuleta, former director of the Office of Personnel Management
State Rep. and Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado Chair Leslie Herod
State Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
Nita Gonzales, Latina community leader and activist
Jerry Gonzales, Latina community leader
Anna Jo Haynes, Black community leader
U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT-5) (announced July 3, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) (announced June 21, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-24) (announced July 1, 2019)
(announced July 12, 2019)
Bob Trammell, Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives
Everton Blair, Jr., Member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia School Board
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1) (announced July 1, 2019) ...Illinois Chairman
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7) (announced July 29, 2019)
Kam Buckner, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives (announced July 12, 2019)
(announced June 6, 2019)
New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno
State Rep. Ted James
Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell (announced Sept. 11, 2019)
Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus (announced July 29, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) (announced Aug. 1, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay (MO-1) (announced June 25, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) (announced Aug. 15, 2019)
(announced June 20, 2019)
Co-Chair U.S. Rep. Al Green (TX-9)
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Rodney Griffin, Texas Democratic Executive Committeeman Emeritus
(announced July 12, 2019)
Jacinto Ramos, President of the Fort Worth, Texas Independent School District Board of Education
Aicha Davis, Member of the Texas State Board of Education
Roy Brooks, County Commissioner of Tarrant County, Texas
Brian Benjamin, State Senator from New York
Kevin Parker, State Senator from New York
Christopher Cadelago. "'No discipline. No plan. No strategy.": Kamala Harris campaign in meltdown." Politico, Nov. 15, 2019.
Tyler Jett. "As Harris hopes for comeback, Iowa staff additions still not fleshed out." Des Moines Register, Nov. 10, 2019.
Christopher Cadelago and Scott Bland. "Kamala Harris to slash staff, restructure campaign as she hemorrhages cash." Politico, Oct. 30, 2019
Christopher Cadelago. "Kamala Harris shakes up flailing campaign." Politico, Sept. 30, 2019.
Evan Greenberg. "Kamala Harris Staffers Adjust to Life in Baltimore." Baltimore, June 27, 2019.
Jeff Barker. "Why did Kamala Harris pick Baltimore for presidential campaign headquarters? 'It is like a sister city." The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 2019.
Christopher Cadelago. "Kamala Harris hires famed admaker Margolis in boon to her campaign." Politico, Apr. 29, 2019.
Kyung Lah. "Kamala Harris chooses women of color to drive her campaign." CNN, Apr. 24, 2019.
Shane Goldmacher. "Inside Kamala Harris's Small-Dollar Fund-Raising Operation." New York Times, Mar. 26, 2019.
Chief of Staff Kristine Lucius
(announced Oct. 4, 2019)
Chief of Staff Rohini Kosoglu ..moved over to chief of staff on the
campaign from Oct. 2019
(announced Dec. 18, 2018) Previously deputy
chief of staff from Jan. 2017. Policy director and senior advisor
to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (CO), 2009-16. Legislative aide to
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 2006-09. Master's degree in
legislative affairs from The George Washington University; bachelor's
degree in English from University of Michigan. Sri Lankan