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Inslee for America

(page updated Nov. 4, 2019)

Headquarters: Seattle, WA   FEC
announced March 1, 2019
ended campaign Aug. 21, 2019  |  @jayinslee
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Candidate  Jay Inslee  timeline
wife Trudi Inslee

Campaign Manager  Aisling Kerins

Principal at AK Consulting from Jan. 2017.  Campaign manager on Gov. Inslee's 2016 re-election, Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016.  Director of external relations to Gov. Inslee, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on Jay Inslee for Washington, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign director on Suzan DelBene for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2010.  Campaign director for No on I-1033, June-Nov. 2009.  GOTV director for, March 2008-June 2009.  Associate and interim executive director at Futurewise, Jan. 2007-March 2008.  Campaign director for No on I-933, Jan. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Field director for Yes on 297, June 2004-Dec. 2005.  Field director at WashPIRG, Aug. 2000-June 2004.  B.A. in English, art history from University of Richmond, 2000.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Sky Gallegos

(reported by Politico Feb. 28. 2019)  Executive vice president for political strategy for NextGen Climate for five years.  [gap]  Deputy CEO for intergovernmental relations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, announced April 12, 2007)  Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions in Washington, DC.  Campaign manager on Jim Pederson for U.S. Senate in Arizona in Fall 2006.  California state director on Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc..  Deputy campaign manager/political director for Sen. John Edwards' presidential primary campaign (announcement that she had joined the campaign came in March 2003) then ran his One America Committee.  COO and political director of EdVoice, a California education and advocacy organization.  In the 2000 campaign she was California state director for the Gore primary campaign, and Western Regional Political Director for the Gore/Lieberman campaign.  Prior to the campaign she was Western political director for Leadership '98, Gore's leadership PAC.  Gallegos worked in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.  She served as deputy political director for the Clinton/Gore '96 campaign in California.  B.A. in political science from Stanford University.  Native of Colorado.


Deputy Campaign Manager/Political Director  Ben Unger

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Self-employed political consultant from July 2018.  Executive director of Our Oregon, July 2014-July 2018.  State representative in the Oregon Legislature from Hillsboro, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Self-employed political consultant (ran the Democratic Party of Oregon's coordinated field campaign in 2012, ran school bond campaigns, the re-election campaign for Oregon's Attorney General, a Portland City Council campaign, and more), June 2011-June 2014.  Director of Portlanders for Schools, Jan.-May 2011.  Executive director of the (Oregon) Senate Democratic Leadership Fund, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Special assistant to the Attorney General of Oregon, Jan.-Oct. 2010.  National field director on Work for Progress, June-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in English language and literature from University of Oregon, 1998.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Alexander Fujinaka

Experience includes political associate at NextGen Climate and personal aide to Tom Steyer at Fahr LLC.  twitter


Communications Senior Advisor  Jared Leopold

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Communications director at the Democratic Governors' Association for the 2018 and 2016 cycles, announced Feb. 18, 2015. Communications director to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell for four years; also communications advisor on Cantwell's 2012 re-election campaign.  Deputy communications director at the DSCC in Fall 2010.  Campaign manager on Cal Cunningham's 2010 U.S. Senate primary race in North Carolina.  Virginia Victory 2008 communications director.  Worked with the Virginia House and Senate caucuses on the 2007 elections.  Graduate of Northwestern University.  Philadelphia native. twitter

Communications Director  Jamal Raad

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Political spokesman to Inslee.  Communications director for the Washington State Democratic Party from March 2015.  Communications director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's 2014 re-election campaign.  Communications director for the Oregon Democratic Party, March-May 20014.  Press secretary/new media director(2013-2014), deputy press secretary (2011-13), legislative correspondent (2010-11) and stff assistant (2009-10) to Merkley.  Started out working for Merkley’s 2008 Senate campaign.  Undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  Born and raised in Olympia, Washington.  twitter

Press Secretary  Katie Rodihan

(June 10, 2019 tweet)  Account supervisor for corporate and crisis communications in Seattle for Edelman, Jan.-June 2019.  Communications director on Kim Schrier for Congress, Jan.-Dec. 2018.  Assistant account executive at The Hatch Agency (SF area), Feb. 2016-Jan. 2018.  Special assistant to the members of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jan.-Dec. 2015.  Staff assistant/research analyst for the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, June 2014-Jan. 2015.  B.A. in government and economics from Claremont McKenna College, 2014.  twitter


Digital Director  Travis Mockler

(April 2019)  Digital director on McCaskill for Missouri, Aug. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Senior digital maanger at NextGenClimate, Jan. 2016-June 2017.  Client strategist for Quantcast, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2016.  Account executive (Feb.-Sept. 2013) and assistant account executive (Sept. 2011-Jan. 2013) at AKQA, Oct. 2013-Aug. 2014.  B.A. in English literature from Hamilton College, 2011.  twitter

Deputy Digital Director  Rainee Taylor

(May 2019)  Digital manager (Aug. 2017-Apr. 2019) and digital media coordinator (June 2015-Aug. 2017) at The Climate Reality Project.  Digital marketing and web administration contractor, Apr.-June 2015.  B.A. in environment studies from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013.  twitter

Digital Organizing Director  Kristin Brown

(May 2019)  Consultant (Sept. 2017-Jan. 2019), director of digital strategy (Aug. 2014-Sept. 2017) and digital campaigns manager (Jan.-July 2014) for the League of Conservation Voters.  Senior account executive at GYMR Public Relations, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2013.  Fellow at Polaris Project, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010.  M.P.A. in environmental policy and nonprofit management from University of Washington, 2019; B.A. double major in legal studies and psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.  twitter

Director of Visual Media  Sam Holman

Creative partner (from Jan. 2015) and vice president (Dec. 2013-Jan. 2015) at Guenther Creative.  Senior associate (June 2012-Dec. 2013) and associate (June 2011-June 2012) at GuentherMedia.  B.A. in psychology from Lewis and Clark College, 2011.  twitter

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Climate Director  Sam Ricketts

(Feb. 2019)  Advisor to DGA chair Gov. Jay Inslee, Feb.-Dec. 2018.  Director of federal and inter-state affairs in the Office of Gov. Inslee, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2018.  Special assistant to the candidate on Inslee's campaign for governor, Mar.-Nov. 2012.  Executive director (Sept. 2009-Mar. 2012) and first and only staffer (Jan.-Sept. 2009) on the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) co-chaired by Reps. Jay inslee and Steve Israel.  Campaign coordinator on Jay Inslee for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2008.  Political organizer for the Working Families Party, Mar.-July 2008.  B.A. in political science, history from Syracuse University, 2007.  twitter

Deputy Climate Director  Frances Maggie Thomas

(April 2019)  Senior advocacy manager at NextGen America from Dec. 2016; interim Pennsylvania state director at NextGen PA, Oct.-Nov. 2018; deputy field director at NextGen Climate NH, Sept.-Nov. 2016; strategic initiatives associate for TomKat Foundation, Aug. 2015-Sept. 2016.  Communications and policy coordinator for the National Wildlife Refuge Asociation, Aug. 2012-June 2013.  Intern at the Wildlife Society, Jan.-Aug. 2012.  Scientific aide for the California Department of Fish and Game, June 2010-Dec. 2011.  Master's of Environmental Management from Yale University, 2015; B.S. majors in environmental science and biology from Trinity College-Hartford, 2010.

Debate Director  Geoffrey Potter

(Mar. 2019)  Operation manager for the China Ocean Institute, Aug.-Dec. 2018.  Program and policy director for the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Nov, 2015-Apr. 2018.  Deputy campaign manager on Save Animals Facing Extinction, July-Nov. 2015.  Senior manager at New Partners Consulting, June 2009-Apr. 2014.  Research analyst for the Minnesota DFL, July-Dec. 2008.  Research associate (Feb.-June 2008) and research intern (May 2007-Feb. 2008) on Hillary Clinton for President.  M.A. in applied international studies from University of Washington from 2018; B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, 2008.  twitter


Finance Senior Advisor  Tracy Newman

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Principal at Newman Partners "a top level consulting firm, focused on fundraising and strategy for progressive political campaigns in Washington state." 

National Deputy Finance Director  Erica Slates

(Feb. 2019)   Western finance director (Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019) and Northwest finance director (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018) at the DNC.  Senior manager for donor relations at Evidence Action, Mar. 2016-Sept. 2017.  Major gifts officer at Americans for Repsonsible Solutions, April 2015-Mar. 2016.  Seasonal account mangare at Petel & Co., Sept.-Dec. 2014.  Deputy national finance director on Hanabusa for Hawaii, May 2013-Aug. 2014.  National finance assistant on McCaskill for Missouri, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2011.

Tri-State Finance  Hailee Greene

(Feb. 2019)  Deputy finance director on Andrew Cuomo 2018, Nov. 2017-Feb. 2019.  Development director at Ditto Consulting, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2017.  Development director at Berger Hirschberg Strategies, 2011-Feb. 2013.  B.A. in political science, business from Drew University, 2011.

Northern California Finance Director  Daniel Martin

(Feb. 2019)  Deputy campaign manager/finance director on Harder for Congress (CA), Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Executive assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran (AZ), Jan.-Sept. 2017.  Deputy finance director and call time manger on Tom O'Halleran for Congress, Dec. 2015-Sept. 2017.   Bachelor's degree in physics from Arizona State University, 2015.

Lily Eriksen

Finance associate on Jay Inslee for Washington from Jan. 2018.  Political consultant at Newman Partners, Sept. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Campaign manager on Jessyn Farrell for Mayor (Seattle area), May-Aug. 2017.  Assistant at The Bush School in Seattle, Jan.-May 2017.  Field organizer on Jay Inslee for Washington, July-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in political science and government from Smith College, 2016.


Operations Director  Molly Keeenan

District director for U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene from Jan. 2017.  Deputy campaign manager (Jan.-Dec. 2016) and political director (June-Dec. 2015) on Jay Inslee for Washington.  Director of Boards & Commissions in the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee, Feb. 2013-May 2015.  Deputy fundraising director on Jay Inslee for Washington, Mar.-Dec. 2012.  Deputy state finance director on Montanans for Tester, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Fundraising associaate on People for Patty Murray, June-Nov. 2010.  Marketing director for SmartPlug Systems, June 2008-Nov. 2009.  Staff assistant in the U.S. Senate, Feb.-Dec. 2007.  B.B.A. and B.S. in finance and political science from University of Portland, 2006.  twitter


Scheduler  Joann Grimm

Scheduler  Nicola Marcucci

(April 2019)  Intern on Gillibrand for Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2018; intern in Gillibrand's Senate office, May-July 2018.  B.A. in political science and government from Emory University, 2018.

Trip Director  Chase Gallagher

(May 2019)  Executive communications writer for Alaska Airlines, June-Nov. 2018.  Media manager in the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee, Feb. 2016-June 2018.  Advance associate for the White House, July 2014-Jan. 2017.  Communications manager for the Washington Department of Ecology, Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Account executive for Ross G. Bates Consulting, Feb. 2012-Dec. 2014.  Washington State political director for Progressive Majority, May 2010-Nov. 2011.  Communications specialist for the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus, Dec. 2007-May 2010.  Campaign management consultant.  Session communications staff/legislative assistant for the Washington House Democratic Caucus, Jan.-Apr. 2007.  Campaign manager on a legislative race in 2006.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Washington; associate's degree from South Puget Sound Community College, 2002.  twitter

Others from FEC Q1: Stephen Eddy, James Mumford


State Director  Keith Presley

(reported by Des Moines Register on May 13, 2019; press release May 15)  Senior advisor for the Florida Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2018.  Deputy campaign manager on Ben Cardin for Senate (MD), July-Oct. 2018.  Campaign manager on Madeleno for Governor (MD), Aug. 2017-July 2018.  Campaigns director (Dec. 2016-July 2017) and Coordinated Campaign director (July-Nov. 2016) for the Maryland Democratic Party.  Field director on Van Hollen for Senate (MD), May 2015-June 2016.  Deputy field director for Democratic Party of Arkansas, June-Dec. 2014.  Field director on Monica Vernon for Congress (IA), Jan.-June 2014.  GOTV director on Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate (NY), Sept.-Oct. 2013.  Regional field director on Quinn for New York, May-Sept. 2013.  Deputy regional field director and earlier field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2012.  B.S. in environmental science from University of Maryland, 2010.  twitter

Caucus Director  Saif Ratul

(May 2019)  Field director for the Tennessee Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018.  State field director (Aug. 2017-May 2018) and deputy field director (July 2016-July 2017) for the Maryland Democratic Party.  Regional field director on Chris Van Hollen for Senate, Sept. 2015-June 2016.  Assistant director for Grassroots Campaigns in the Des Moines area, Oct. 2014-Mar. 2015.  Assistant field director for Grassroots Voter Outreach in Denver; Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Monica Vernon for Congress (Cedar Rapids), Jan.-June 2014.  Lead field organizer on the Quinn for New York mayoral campaign, May-Sept. 2013.  B.A. in mathematics, political science from SUNY at Geneseo, 2013.  twitter

and eight field organizers
(for a total Iowa staff of 10)


State Director  Jennifer Keeler

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

Deputy Director  Pat Drupp

(June 2019)  Communications director and senior advisor on Tina Belge for SC Senate Dist. 6, Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Communications and political director on Mary Geren for Congress (SC-3), June-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Will Morin for Congress (SC-4), Feb.-June 2018.  Legislative fellow to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017.  Education program specialist (Feb.-Aug. 2018) and fellow (Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016) in NOAA's Office of Education.  Research assistant at University of Hawaii at Manoa, June 2007-Jan. 2015; lecture at Kapiolani Community College, Sept. 2010-Dec. 2013.  Ph.D. in geochemical oceanography (2015) and M.S. in oceanography (2010) from University of Hawaii at Manoa; B.S. in physics from Clemson University, 2006.  twitter


Deputy State Director  Kait Krolik

(reported by Politico on June 18, 2019)  Previously director of Battle Born Progress from Apr. 2018.  Freelancer for Bright Hub, June 2015-June 2018.  Political and digital member organizer for the Nevada State Education Association, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Field organizer for the Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Siena College, 2016.   twitter


Lennon Bronsema
Political director for Washington Conservation Voters. Finance director for Washington United for Marriage and Yes on 522.  Worked on the John Edwards presidential campaign in Iowa and Nevada   Worked with to win back the Senate in 2006.  Fundraiser for the DNC in Denver.  B.A. in political science from St. Martin's University.  From Sumas, WA.

John Brougher
(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)   Principal at Brougher Strategies.  Deputy campaign manager fro organizing and outreach at Martin Heinrich for Senate (NM) re-election campaign, 2018.  COO at ShareProgress, 2016-17.  CTO at NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2015-16.  CTO at Wendy R. Davis for Governor (TX), 2013-14.  Vice president of marketing and nonprofit sales at NGP VAN, 2012-13.  Fellow at PFAW's Front Line Leaders Academy, 2011-12.  Political manager at Salsa Labs, Inc. 2010-12.  Fellow at The New Leaders Council, Jan.-May 2010.  New media communications manager at teh Democratic Governors Association, 2009-10.  Computer education specialst at Brown University, 2006-08.  AB in political science from Brown University, 2006.  twitter

See also:
Daniel Strauss. "Jay Inslee bolsters campaign team."  Politico, June 18, 2019.
Jim Brunner.  "Gov. Jay Inslee's 2020 presidential campaign announcement expected this week."  Seattle Times, Feb. 27, 2019.
Daniel Strauss.  "Washington Gov. Inslee bolsters political team with eye on 2020."  Politico, Feb. 28, 2019.

Also note:
- Inslee filed with the FEC to form a political action committee, Vision PAC, on Oct. 4, 2018; this was first reported in early December.

- Independent from the campaign on Feb. 21, 2019 a pro-Inslee super PAC, Act Now on Climate, launched.