(page updated Nov. 4, 2019)
Candidate Jay Inslee timeline
wife Trudi Inslee
Campaign Manager Aisling Kerins
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
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
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,
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,
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
Climate Mission Agenda: 100% Clean Energy for America | Evergreen Economy | Global Climate Mobilization | Freedom from Fossil Fuels |
Community Climate Justice | Growing Rural Prosperity
immigration | education | labor
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
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.
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,
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
FEC Q1: Stephen Eddy, James Mumford
State Director Keith Presley
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,
(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
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
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 MoveOn.org 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.
(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
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.
- 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.