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Beto for America

(page updated Apr. 26, 2020)

Headquarters: El Paso, TX  |  FEC  |  @betoorourke  |  @BetoParaTodos *@TeamBeto
   - announced March 14, 2019
   - s
uspended campaign Nov. 1, 2019

Oct. 11, 2019 "Our Plan to Win"

Candidate  Beto O'Rourke  timeline

Wife  Amy Sanders O'Rourke

Campaign Manager  Jennifer O'Malley Dillon

(reported Mar. 25, 2019)  Co-founder/partner at Precision Strategies from May 2013.  Co-chair of the DNC's Unity Reform Commission, 2017-18.  Deputy campaign manager on Obama's 2012 campaign, 2011-12.  Executive director of the Democratic National Committee from Jan. 2009 through 2010.  Battleground states director on the Obama campaign, starting in April 2008.  Deputy campaign manager on John Edwards for President after serving as state director on his Iowa caucus campaign.  Campaign manager on Rep. Jim Davis' 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Florida.  Deputy campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign in South Dakota.  Field director on Sen. Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign.  In 2002 O'Malley served as field director for the South Dakota Democratic Coordinated Campaign, then as field director for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign.  In 2001 she was campaign manager for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.  In 1999-2000 O'Malley was volunteer coordinator for Gore in the NH primary, then worked as a field organizer in New York and Pennsylvania, and in the general election, she was regional field director for the Missouri Coordinated Campaign in the St. Louis Metro area.  O'Malley is a 1998 graduate of Tufts University and hails from Jamaica Plains, MA.  twitter

Assistant to the Campaign Manager  Megan Jackson

(July 2019)  Deputy diversity director (Dec. 2017-Dec. 2018), training manager (Feb. 2017-Dec. 2018) and assistant to the COO/chief of staff (Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017) at the DCCC.  Assistant scheduler/assistant to the chief to staff (Aug. 2014-Feb. 2016) and staff assistant (Jan.-Aug. 2014) to U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono.  B.A. in political science from Gonzaga University, 2013.

Chief of Staff for the Deputy Campaign Manager  Cassandra A. Henry

(Oct. 2019; previously national political director-special projects, Aug.-Oct. 2019 and distributed organizing, Mar.-Aug. 2019)  Distributed manager (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and distributed organizer (July-Aug. 2018) and finance volunteer (June-July 2018) on Beto for Texas.  Vice president of IR and marketing at LibreMax Capital, LLC, June 2015-June 2018.  Manager at Casey, Quirk & Associates, Aug. 2013-May 2015.  Research assistant to senior utilities and industrial analyst at Aritsan Partners, May 2008-May 2011.  Executive assistant to the head of Diversified Industrial Group at Bank of America, Feb. 2007-May 2008.  M.B.A. in finance, strategy from NYU Stern School of Business, 2013; bachelor's degree in political science from University of Notre Dame, 2006.

Title?  David M. Wysong

Longtime chief of staff to O'Rourke  twitter


National Organizing Director  Lauren Brainerd

(reported by Politico on May 19, 2019)  Field director for the DSCC, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign director for the Virginia Democratic Party, 2017.  Director of the Florida Democratic Party Coodinated Campaign through Sept. 2016; during the primaries served as the Hillary for America's Idaho director, Kansas director, and as regional field director in Davenport, Iowa in the caucus campaign from April 2015.  Regional field director in Florida in Tampa/Polk counties on Obama's 2012 campaign.  Field director on Mark Herring for State Senate, 2011.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer on Obama's Campaign for Change, Sept.-Nov. 2008; earlier out of state volunteer coordinator in South Dakota and student organizer at Lehigh University.  Undergraduate degree in political science from Lehigh University, Jan. 2010.  Originally from Oklahoma.   twitter

Per Politico: "O’Rourke has hired seven staffers for the national organizing arm of his campaign, all of whom worked on O’Rourke’s Senate race."  However, there were departures in July.


Senior Political Advisor  Nick Rathod

(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019)  Founder (June 2018) of UpRising Strategies LLC.  Founder and executive director of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), May 2014-Mar. 2018.  Director of state campaigns for Everytown for Gun Safety.  Assistant director for intergovernmental and international affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Sept. 2011-2013.  Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama White House, Jan. 2009-Sept. 2011.  Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama-Biden Transition Team.  Senior advisor to Gov. Eliot Spitzer (NY), Apr. 2007-Nov. 2008.   Senior manager of state and regional affairs at the Center for American Progress, 2005-07.  Outreach director for Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), 2003-04.  twitter

Political Director  Adnan Mohamed

(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019)  Deputy political director for Seth Moulton and for Moulton's Serve America PAC from Feb. 2018. Regional political director on Ralph Northam for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Deputy political director on Tom Perriello for Governor, Apr.-June 2017.  Legislative correspondent for U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA), Jan. 2015-Apr. 2017.  M.S. in public policy and security studies from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science and Arabic studies from Texas A&M University, 2013.  twitter

National Director of Outreach  Chrystian Woods

(reported by the AJC on June 14, 2019)  Interim executive director and deputy executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, and previously director of organizing and outreach for the party; deputy field director for the 2016 Georgia Together Coordinated Campaign.  B.A. in political science from Georgia Southern University.  Georgia native.  twitter

Director of African American Outreach  Aisha McClendon

(reported by ABC News' Briana Stewart on July 17, 2019)  Came to the campaign from position as chief of staff to Texas state Rep. Toni Rose.  Aide in the Clinton administratino.  From Texas.


States Director  Lise Clavel

(reported by Politico on May 19, 2019)  Senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from May 2015.  Senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Special Assistant to the President, director of public engagement in the Office of the Vice President, June 2013-Aug. 2014.  Virginia state director on Obama for America, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Deputy director of the FOX campaign at Media Matters, Feb.-Aug. 2011.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (VA-5), Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, and campaign manager of the Perriello for Congress campaigns in 2008 and 2010.  Producer at Scholastic, June 2006-Jan. 2008.  B.A. in English from Yale University, 2002.  twitter

Early States Director  Abe Rakov

(reported by Politico on July 2, 2019)  President and executive director of Jason Kander's Let America Vote from Feb. 2017.  Campaign manager on Jason Kander for U.S. Senate, Jan. 2015-Dec. 2016.  Deputy Missouri Secretary of State, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Jason Kander for Secretary of State, Mar.-Dec. 2012.  Communications director to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Nov. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Deputy director of communications for the Missouri Secretary of State, Sept. 2009-Nov. 2011.  Associate at Angle and Associates, Mar.-Sept. 2009.  Campaign manager for Illinois State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, Aug.-Dec. 2008.  B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, 2008.  twitter


Senior Advisor  Rob Friedlander

Started as senior advisor to Beto for Texas.  Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 2015-Jan. 2017.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN), Jan. 2014-July 2015.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH), Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014; communications director on Kuster for Congress, July-Nov. 2012.  Press assistant at the White House Office of Management and Budget, June 2011-July 2012.  Confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of Education, Aug. 2010-June 2011.  Field organizer on Obama for America in ME, NC and MI to Nov. 2008; started as an intern in NH in Dec. 2007.  Studied at Bates College.  twitter

Communications Director  Chris Evans  

Communications director on Beto for Texas from Sept. 2017.  Senior writer at Human Rights Campaign, Feb.-Sept. 2017.  Writer fro the DSCC, June 2016-Feb. 2017.  Speechwriting and research at West Wing Writers, Jan.-June 2016.  Bachelors degree in political communications from The George Washington University.  Worked on federal policy in the DC office of Gov. Jay Inslee, Jan.-June 2014 and the DC office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Aug. 2013-Jan. 2014.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director for Strategic Content  Rachel Thomas

(reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19, 2019)  Senior director of communications at ACRONYM from July 2018.  Yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga in DC from Aug. 2017.  External relations, government and regulatory affairs at IBM, Apr. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Communications director (Feb. -Apr. 2017) and national press secretary (Apr. 2015-Jan. 2017 at EMILY's List.  Traveling press secretary to Gov. TGerry McAulliffe, Jan. 2014-Apr. 2015; deputy communications director on McAuliffe's transition; deputy press secretary on McAuliffe for Governor, Apr.-Nov. 2013.  Special assistant to the Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Sept. 2011-Apr. 2013.  Advance associate for the White House, June 2010-Sept. 2011.  B.A. in communication and public service from University of Pennsylvania, 2011.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director for States  Ofirah Yheskel

(reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19, 2019)  Communications director (from Sept. 2018) and press secretary (Jan.-Sept. 2018) to Gov. Ralph Northam; senior advisor on Northam's transition; press secretary on Ralph Northam for Governor, Feb.-Nov. 2017.  Wisconsin press secretary on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Communications assistant to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO), Nov. 2015-May 2016.  Communications diirector to Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman and the Legislative Study Group, Jan. -June 2015.  Deputy press secretary on Wendy Davis for Governor, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014.  B.S. in political communication and B.A. in international relations and global studies from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013. twitter

National Press Secretary  Aleigha Cavalier

Communications director (Dec. 2017-June 2019) and senior press secretary (June-Dec. 2017) for Tom Steyer's NextGen America.  Communications director on Jim Johnson for Governor, Jan.-June 2017.  Pennsylvania communications director for NextGen Climate, June-Dec. 2016.  Public affairs director for Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Aug. 2013-June 2016; Western Pennsylvania director for Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, Aug. 2013-June 2016.  Finance/communications director on Adam Cook for Congress (VA), Apr.-Dec. 2012.  Special events coordinator for Allegheny County, Dec. 2010-Jan. 2012.  Operations manager on Onorato for Governor (PA), Jan.-Dec. 2010.  M.P.S. in strategic public relations from The George Washington University, 2013; B.A. in political science, English writing from University of Pittsburgh, 2010.  From New Castle, PA.  twitter

Director of Women's Messaging  Anna Pacilio

(reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19, 2019)  Communications director and speechwriter for U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (TX) and on Veasey's congressional campaign, from Spring 2018.  Communications and digital campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts, Sept. 2016-Apr. 2018.  Public affairs and media relations for Randle Communications, Jan.-Sept. 2016.  Public affairs and digital strategy for Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Jan.-Dec. 2015.  Intern at Edelman, June-Dec. 2014.  Degree in mass communications and media studies from Sonoma State University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary and Director of African American Messaging  Ian Wilhite

(June 2019)  Press secretary in the DC office of Lambda Legal from Nov. 2017; took leave to serve as communications director for African American outreach on Beto for Texas Senate campaign.  Communications for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI).  Legislative correspondent for U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.  twitter

Director of Latinx Messaging  Claudia Tristán

(July 2019)  Bilingual press secretary for the Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), Jan.-July 2019.  Bilingual multimedia journalist with Sinclair Broadcast Group in El Paso, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Bilingual reporter/Spanish weather anchor for Ramar Communications in Lubbock, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2017.  Anchor/reporter/producer for Telemundo Abilene, July-Oct. 2014.  Master's degree in strategic communication and innovation from Texas Tech University, 2016; B.B.A. and B.A. in marketing and journalism from Texas Tech University, 2013.  twitter

Director of Rapid Response  Lauren Hitt

(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019)  Communications director on Hickenlooper 2020 to July 2019.  Chief spokeswoman on Cythia Nixon for Governor campaign in New York, May-Sept. 2018.  Communications director on Randy Bryce for Congress, Jan.-May 2018.  Director of communications director for the City of Philadephia and senior advisor to Mayor Kenney, Jan. 2016-Jan. 2018.  Communications director on Kenney for Mayor, Feb.-Dec. 2015.  Communications director (Aug.-Nov. 2014) and press secretary (Jan.-Aug. 2014) on FitzGerald for Governor (OH).  Deputy communications director on Bill de Blasio for Mayor, June-Nov. 2013.  Press assistant in Philadelphia on Obama for America.  twitter

National Press Coordinator  Micah Barton

Beto for Texas staff.  Public works environmental education coordinator for the City of McKinney, TX, Feb. 2010-Dec. 2014.  Contract reporter and television host for City of McKinney, Sept. 2005-Dec. 2014.  Contract public relations account executive for SPM Communications, Nov. 2005-May 2006.  Public relations account executive with The Richards Group, May 2002-April 2005.  General assignment report at KLTV, May 2000-Mar. 2002. State government relations coordinatore with firm in Austin, May 1999-May 2000.  Legislative aide to state Rep. Tommy Merritt, Jan.-May 1999.   Executive assistant at CBS Radio in Austin, May 1998-Jan. 1999.   B.S. degrees in television and radio and politics from Ithaca College, 1998.


Research Director  Morgan Hill

(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019)  Research director on Richard Cordray’s campaign for governor of Ohio, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Senior research associate at the Democratic Governor's Association, July 2015--Mar. 2018.  Multimedia research analyst at American Bridge 21st Century, Jan.-July 2015.  Tracking/research associate for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from Hendrix College, 2013.

cabinet secretaries exec. order  |  climate  |  women's reproductive rights  |  immigration  voting rights  LGBTQ equality  |
women and minority owned businesses  veterans  |  Social Security/caregiver credit  |  structural inequity in education  |  hate and gun violence  |  trade  |
  fisheries  |  women's equality
  |  housing  |  people with disabilities  |  opioid epidemic and substance abuse  |  criminal justice

Senior Advisor for Policy  Ali Zaidi

(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019)  Of Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP from Aug. 2018.  Of counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP, Feb. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at OMB, 2014-17.  Deputy Director for Energy Policy in the White House Domestic Policy Council, 2011-14.  Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, 2010-11.  Worked at OMB, 2009-10.  NH organizer on Obama for America, 2007-09.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center; A.B. in government from Harvard College. twitter

Policy Director  Carmel Martin

(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019)  Executive vice president at the Center for American Progress.  Assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy at the U.S. Department of Education to Apr. 2013.  General counsel and deputy staff director to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy on the H.E.L.P. Committee, 2005-08.  Associate director for domestic policy at the Center for American Progress, 2004-05.  Chief counsel and senior policy adviser to U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, 1999-2004.  Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, 1998-99.  Associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP, 1995-98.  Special counsel to U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle.  J.D. from University of Texas School of Law and M.A.P.A. from University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1994;  B.A. from Manhattan College. 1989.  twitter

Deputy Policy Director  Zayn Siddique

(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019)  Clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, OT 2019.  Senior policy advisor to O'Rourke on his Senate campaign.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 2016; undergraduate degree from Princeton.

Associate Policy Director  Brendan Duke

(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019)  Tax policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities from July 2017.  Associate director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, Apr. 2014-July 2017.  Campaign communications specialist at SEIU, Aug. 2010-Apr. 2012.  Communications specialist at Save the Children, Feb. 2009-July 2010.  Communications associate at Families USA, June 2008-Jan. 2009.  M.P.A. in economics and public policy from Princeton University, 2014; B.A. in political science from Macalester College, 2008.  twitter

Policy Associate  Devon Gray

(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019)  J.D. from Stanford University Law School and M.A. in education policy from Stanford University Graduate School of Education, 2019; B.A. in political science and government from Chapman University, 2015.  Orange County native.  twitter

Policy Chief of Staff  Allison Hunn

(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019)  Legal policy analyst at Democracy Forward, Aug. 2018-June 2019.  Special assistant and advisor to the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs, May 2013-June 2015.  Policy assistant (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) and assistant to the director of media planning (Aug.-Nov. 2011 on Obama for America.  J.D. from UC Berkeley, 2018; B.A. in foreign affairs, French from University of Virginia, 2011.


Digital Director  Rob Flaherty

(reported by Politico on May 7, 2019)  creative director at the progressive super PAC Priorities USA.  Deputy digital communications director on Hillary for America from June 2015.  Director of digital media (Feb.-June 2015) and video producer/youth media coordinator (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015) at the DNC.  Digital and press assistant at Terry McAuliffe for Governor, June-Nov. 2013.  Communications coordinator for Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Communictions director on Myrick for Ithaca, March-Sept. 2011.  B.A./B.S. in politics/television from Ithaca College, 2013.  twitter

Director of Creative and Product  Robyn Kanner

(July 2019)  Freelance since July 2018.  Senior product designer for Etsy, June 2017-June 2018.  UX designer for Amazon, Dec. 2015-June 2017.  Co-founder and designer of MyTransHealth, Aug. 2014-2017.  Graphic designer for New Balance, Apr.-Nov. 2015.  Graphic designer for Staples, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Graphic designer for Great Schools Partnership, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Graphic designer and tour manager for Dispatch Magazine, Mar. 2011-Oct. 2012.  Graphic design intern for the Portland Stage Company, Aug. 2010-Mar. 2011.  Graduate of the University of Maine Farmington, 2010.  twitter

Video Editor  Stephanie Parajon

(Mar. 2019)  Video editor on Beto for Texas from July 2018.  Marketing staff at ZeeMee from Mar. 2018.  Owner of Artemisia Media in Redlands, CA from Feb. 2018.  Actor with Core Talent from Mar. 2016.

Senior Advisor for Digital Content  Kat Skiles

(July 2019)  CEO and video producer at Narrative Creative Agency from Feb. 2019.  Message mobilization director at the DNC, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2019.  Senior marketing strategist at Human Rights Campaign, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017.  Senior advisor and digital director to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, July 2014-July 2016.  Press secretary and digital director for the U.S. House Democratic Caucus, July 2012-Feb. 2014.  Digital director for the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  B.A. in political science from Dominican University of California, 2007.


Data Director  Anna Korman

(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019)  Principal for data and analytics at Precision Strategies, Jan. 2017-June 2019.  Data director for the Colorado Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Deputy data director, data director in Iowa, Colorado, Utah on Hillary for America from Aug. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Data associate at Precision Strategies, Jan.-Aug. 2015.  Deputy data director on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington University.  twitter

Director of Expansion States Data  Sara Linssen

(July 2019)  Strategy and operations consultant (from Feb. 2019) and strategy and operations business analyst (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019 at Deloitte in the SF area.  Data associate at the Colorado Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Manager (Mar. 2014-May 2016) and lead consultant (Sept. 2012-Mar. 2014) at SOURCE Nonprofit Consulting in Claremont CA.  B.A. in government and economics from Claremont McKenna College, 2016.


Senior Advisor for Delegate Strategy  Jeff Berman

(announced May 9, 2019)  Founder of Berman Strategies LLC.  Consultant on delegate operations for Hillary for America.  Lobbyist, worked in the public policy and governmental affairs group of Bryan Cave LLP, Feb. 2009 to Spring 2015.  National director of delegate operations on Obama's 2008 campaign.  Berman fulfilled a similar role on both of Rep. Dick Gephardt's presidential campaigns and on Sen. John Glenn's presidential campaign.  Attorney.  Graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.  Author of The Magic Number: Inside Obama's Chase for the Presidential Nomination (2012) (+)  Member of the DNC's Unity Reform Commission, 2017-18 and Democratic Change Commission, 2009.

Director of Ballot Access  Monica Guardiola

Deputy counsel on Hillary for America.  Director of voter protection for ForwardNC, Aug. 2014.  Voter protection attorney in Colorado for Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Attorney at King & Greisen, LLP, May 2010-Aug. 2012.  Attorney for the U.S. Postal Service, 2004-06.  J.D. from the University of New Mexico Law School, 2000; B.A. in political science from New Mexico State University.


Road Manager  Cynthia Cano

Deputy campaign manager/events and logistics director on Beto for Texas from April 2018.  District director to O'Rourke in Congress from Jan. 2013.  twitter


Finance Director  Dan Sorenson

(July 2019) National finance director on Hickenlooper 2020 to June 2019; started in Jan. 2019 on Hickenlooper's GiddyUp PAC.  Deputy national finance director for the DCCC.  Colorado/New Mexico finance director on Hillary for America from April 2015.  West deputy finance director at the DCCC, Feb.-April 2015.  Finance director on Lara for New Mexico, Sept. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Legislative correspondent (Jan.-Sept. 2013) and field representative (May 2011-Dec. 2012) for U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (RI); political director on David Cicilline for Congress, June-Nov. 2012.  Political and fundraising consultant on the Committee to Elect Linda Finn, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on David Cicilline for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  Deputy finance director on Joe Fernandez for Attorney General, April-Sept. 2010.  B.A. in political science from Drew University, 2009. 


Chief Administrative Officer  Max Cummings

(Mar. 2019)  COO at Smoot Tewes Group, May 215-Feb. 2018.  National operations director at For Our Future, May 2016-Apr. 2017.  Managing director at Kirby Campaigns, LLC, Jan. 2014-May 2015.  Iowa operations director for NextGen Climate, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Field director on Friends of Noam Bramson, for Westchester (NY) County Executive, June-Nov. 2013.  Project manager in Oshkosh/Green Bay for Field Strategies, Oct.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Friends of John Delaney (primary campaign), Nov. 2011-Apr. 2012.  Campaign manager on Christopher Carney for Congress (PA), Jan.-Nov. 2010.  Field director on Christopher Carney for Congress, Apr.-Nov. 2008.  Legislative correspondend to U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, Apr. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Deputy field director on Christopher Carney for Congress, Aug.-Nov. 2006.  Regional field director on Friends of Joe Lieberman, Mar.-Aug. 2006.  Finance assistant on Judy Aydelott for Congress (NY-19), Nov. 2005-Mar. 2006.  Field director on Jackson and Schindler for State Assembly (NJ), Aug.-Nov. 2005.  Field organizer on Sean McNally for Congress (CT), May-Aug. 2004.  B.A. in political science, economics from American University.

Chief Financial Officer  Kathleen Hoang

(June 2019)  Compliance manager at MBA Consulting Group, May 2018-May 2019.  COO at Y Strategy in Austin, June 2017-May 2018.  Compliance specialist on Hillary for America, June-Dec. 2016.  President of Texas College Democrats, Apr. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Studied political science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

National Recruiting Manager  Monique (Grigg) Wike

(May 2019)  Field organizing manager in Dallas/Fort Worth (from June 2018) and field organizer (May-June 2018) on Beto for Texas.  Staffing manager at Robert Half from May 2018.  Front desk administrative assistant at Cushman & Wakefield, Mar.-Sept. 2016.  Master's degree in international affairs from UC San Diego, 2016; B.A. in industrial and organizational psychology from Azusa Pacific University, 2013.


Title? [possibly advance director)  Timothy S. Hartz

Director of operations for the Executive Chamber of NY States.  Deputy director of advance operations at The White House, Nov. 2011-Jan 2017.  Director of advance for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Feb. 2009-Mar. 2011.  National advance staff on Obama for America, Sept. 2007-Feb. 2009.  Pharmaceutical sales rep. for Eli Lilly & Company, Oct. 2005-Sept. 2007.  Account manager at Video Monitoring Service, Aug. 2001-May 2004.  B.A. in political science from Providence College, 2001.

Senior Advisor for Finance and Political  Sima Ladjevardian

(Mar. 2019)  Attorney/mediator/consulting at Ladjevardian & Associates in Houston from Jan. 2012.  Managing director at Atelier SSL from Jan. 2014.  Executive vice president and legal counsel at Earthstone Texas, LLC from Jan. 2015.  Senior advisor and campaign finance liaison on Beto for Texas, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018.  National finance committee member on Hillary for America, 2015-Nov. 2016.  General counsel at NOVO Industries, Inc., Jan. 1993-Dec. 1996.  Associate attorney at Bracewell & Patterson, Jan. 1990-Dec. 1993.  J.D from UC Hastings College of Law; B.A. in business/economics from UCLA.

Digital Advertising  Middle Seat

Accounted for $1.28 million of the $2.51 million in total disbursements from Mar. 14 to Mar. 31, 2019.

From FEC Q1: 

It is unclear if these people are still on the campaign.  There were a number of launch team organizers who worked April-May
Stephanie M. Acosta twitter -    - Christopher Corey  -  Jin Ding  -  Kimberly Duffy   -  John Matrix Elson  -  Shana Anne Shapiro Gallagher  -  Bryce Montrell Lacy  -  Sarah Jaudon Mathey  -  Ademali G. Sengal  -  Harriet Showman 

Jody Casey - Campaign manager on Beto for Texas starting in Sept. 2017.  Eighteen-year career in the private sector; with GE from 1999, mostly in the energy industry.  B.S. in management from Georgia Institute of Technology.  twitter

four endorsements on day of announcement, March 14, 2019:
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-4)
U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) 

(See for example: Abby Livingston.  "4 members of Congress endorse Beto O'Rourke within hours of his campaign launch."  The Texas Tribune, Mar. 14, 2019).

11 Offices by July 21:
Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.
Headquarters:  1925 High Street, Des Moines, IA
Ames: 410 5th St., Ames, IA 50010-6104
Burlington: 231 South 3rd St., Burlington, IA 52601 .
Cedar Rapids: 417 3rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids
Council Bluffs: 500 Willow Avenue, Suite 204 Council Bluffs IA 51503
Davenport: 601 Brady St.Suite 211, Davenport, IA 52803
Dubuque: 962 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
Iowa City: 412 Highland Ave., Suite D, Iowa City
Ottumwa: 408 E. Main St., Ottumwa
Sioux City: 1308 Pierce St., Sioux City
Waterloo: 313 E. 5th St., Waterloo 50703
office openings: Cedar Rapids June 9; most office openings on July 16
as of May 31, 2019 the campaign reported 37 organizing staff, and 44 Iowa staff overall.

State Director  Norm Sterzenbach

(March 2019)  Consultant to the IDP on the 2020 caucuses to early March 2019.  Sterzenbach is taking leave from his position a principal at GPS Impact, where he started Feb. 2013.  Executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party to Jan. 2013; started as political and caucus director for IDP for the 2008 Caucuses from Dec. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Chet Culver's  campaign for governor, Nov. 2005-Dec. 2006.  Campaign manager on Bekki Cook for Lt. Governor, May-Nov. 2004.  Caucus director for the American Association of Retired People (AARP), 2004.  Field director on Jim Humphries for Congress, 2002.  Eastern Iowa Field Director on Bill Bradley’s campaign.  B.A. in political science from University of Iowa, 1998.  Cedar Rapids native. twitter

Caucus Director  Margaret Jarosz

(reported by DMR April 24, 2019)  Senior trip advisor to Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH), when he was considering a run.  Chief organizational officer on Fred Hubbell for Governor from June 2018.  Campaign manager on Pete for Iowa, Jan.-July 2018.  Field manager for 270 Strategies, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Distributed organizing director on Tom Periello for Governor, Feb.-July 2017.  Field director in Manchester, NH for NextGen Climate, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Regional director for Dubuque on Bernie 2016, then to Nebraska, Wisconsin, and cocluded as deputy field director in So. Calif..  Northeast regional field director on Run Warren Run.  Field organizer on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign in Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Sara Geenen for Wisconsin State Assembly, March-Aug. 2014.  Volunteered with the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (March-June 2012) and with President Obama’s re-election campaign (Sept.-Nov. 2012).  Milwaukee native.  Attended Loyola University Chicago.  twitter

Deputy Caucus Director  Caroline Grey

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Co-founder, vice president of Civis Analytics in Chicago, Nov. 2012-Nov. 2015.  Director of analytics operations on Obama for America, July 2011-Nov. 2012.  Targeting operations director at the DNC/Organizing for America from 2009-11.  Worked on the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as a field organizer in Iowa in Feb. 2007 and concluding as an RFD in Virginia in Fall 2008.  Graduate of Johns Hopkins University.  Originally from Berkeley.


Political Director  Rep. Chris Hall

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Represents District 13 Sioux City in the State House, first elected in 2010.  Grants coordinator at Western Iowa Tech Community College since Nov. 2011.  Policy director on Fred Hubbell's 2018 gubernatorial campaign.  Deputy finance director on an Iowa gubernatorial campaign, June 2009-Mar. 2010.  B.A. in political science from Grinnell College, 2007.  Born and raised in Sioux City.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Alex Freedman

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Campaign manager on Tim Gannon’s 2018 campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Worked on Hillary Clinton's campaign. Regional field director in Waterloo on Martin O’Malley's presidential campaign from June 2015. Campaign manager on Rostom Sakissian for L.A. City Council, Jan.-March 2015.  Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Research analyst/tracker at Friends of Chris Murphy, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from Syracuse University, 2013.  twitter


Organizing Director  Cyrus Shick

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Coordinated Campaign director for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2018.  Virginia field director for Let America Vote, May-Nov. 2017.  Field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Statewide deputy field director on Koster for Missour, Mar.-Sept. 2016.  Regional GOTV director in Portsmouth, NH on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016.  GOTV director for Tennesse Democrati Party in the Nashville mayoral runoff, Aug-Sept. 2015.  Field director on Freeman for Mayor (of Nashville), Dec. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Regional field director for the Michigan Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Quinn for New York, May-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on Eric Stewart for Congress (TN), May-Sept. 2012.  Degree in political communication from The George Washington University.  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors
Sioux City  Zachary Amos

(Apr. 2019)  Deputy field director for West (incl. Memphis) on the Tennessee Coordinated Campaign, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Content coordinator for the Illig Family Enterprise Company in Leawood, KS, Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and field organizer (May-Aug. 2016) on Chris Koster's gubernatorial campaign.  Degree in journalism, international strategic communications from University of Missouri-Columbia.  twitter

Aaron Fagley

(Apr. 2019)  Deputy field director for Middle Tennessee on Bredesen for U.S. Senate/Tennessee Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Regional field director for Lift Up Houston PAC (ballot initiatives supported by Mayor Sylvester Turner), June-Nov. 2017.  Assistant canvass director for Environment Washington, Feb.-May 2017.  Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Executive recruiter (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016) and operations center staff (Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015) for United Recruiters in Murfreesboro, TN.  Project coordinator at XM Solutions, May 2013-Nov. 2014.  B.S. in criminal justice administration (pre-law) from Middle Tennessee University, 2014.

Emily Frost

(Apr. 2019)  Regional field director in Tucson for the Arizona Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Regional field director for Palm Beach County on Philip Levine for Governor of Florida, May-Aug. 2018.  Field organizer on Kriseman fo rMayor of St. Petersburg, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Studied communication and political science at Eckerd College.  twitter

Davenport  Michael Johnakin

(Apr. 2019)  Field director in the 6th CD for the Kentucky Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Amy McGrath for Congress (KY), April-May 2018.  Major sales for Costco Wholesale, Nov. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Distributed regional organizer on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Mar.-June 2017.  Regional field director for the Montana Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer on Bernie 2016, starting in Muscatine, IA in Oct. 2015, and subsequently in Richmond, VA to Feb. 2016.  Deputy canvass director in Saint Lucie, FL for FieldWorks.  Field organizer and petition organizer on Chopra for Virginia, Feb.-June 2013.  Field organizer on Miami Dolphins stadium refereendum, April-May 2013.  Field organizer (Mar.-Nov. 2012) and summer organizer (June-Aug. 2011) in Richmond, VA on Obama for America.  Studied political science at J Sargeant Reynolds Community College.  twitter

Emiliano Martinez

(Apr. 2019)  Regional field director in Phoenix for the Arizona Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018.  Degree in history and political science from University of Iowa, 2018 president of University of Iowa's Dream Iowa chapter.  Field consultant on Zach Wahls for Iowa Senate District 37, Feb.-Mar. 2018.  Campaign manager on Ryan Hall for City Council in Iowa City, June-Oct. 2017.  Field organizer in Iowa City for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Campaign fellow in Iowa City on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016.  twitter

Kelly Zimmerman

(Apr. 2019)  Most recently field director on Andy Kim for Congress (NJ).  twitter


Communications Director  Geoff Burgan

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Senior communications advisor (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and communications director on Andrew Gillum for Governor.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2017.  Deputy communications director for the Louisiana Democratic Party, Nov. 2015.  Communications research manager in the Office of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Nov. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Account executive at Powell Tate, June 2012-Nov. 2013.  Call time manager and personal aid on Rob Garagiola for Congress, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012.  B.A. in journalism, government and politics from University of Maryland College Park, 2011.  twitter

Press Secretary  Frances Swanson

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Iowa state media manager (Apr. 2018-Jan. 2019) and communications intern (Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018) for NextGen America.  B.A. in environmental studies from Lewis and Clark College, 2017.  twitter

Press Assistant  Danya Rafiqi

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Campaign communications manager (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and campaign manager (May-Sept. 2018) for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund.  B.A. in political science from the University of Southern California, 2018. Internships include SKDKnickerbocker, Smoot Tewes Group and Devine Mulvey Longabaugh.  twitter


Digital Director  Brett Lake

(June 2019)  Deputy digital director for the Arizona Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Digital project director, patient advocate ambassador program at Americans for Cures, July 2017-Mar. 2018.  Regional GOTV lead for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Oct.-Nov. 2017.  Field organizer in Lake Worth for the Florida Democratic Party, Aug.-Dec. 2016.  BA. in international/global studies from Emory University, 2015.  twitter


Operations Director  Jennifer (Komos) Fiihr

(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019)  Owner of Jennifer Fiihr Consulting LLC in Des Moines from Feb. 2015; clients have included Iowa Conservation Voters, Stacy Walker for Supervisor, Cindy Axne for Congress, Finkenauer for Congress and Leann Jacobsen for Congress.  Election cycle human resources director for the Iowa Democratic Party, June 2006-Dec. 2018  Compliance officer on Olson for Iowa, Aug. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Budget assistant on Obama for America, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008.  Office of the Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2006.  Office manager on Citizens for Harkin, Jan.-Dec. 2002.  Legislative liaison/administrative rules coordinator for the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Oct. 1999-Dec. 2001.  Logistics coordinator for the Iowa 2010 Strategic Planning Council, Mar.-Oct. 1999.  Assistant to the chief of staff/office manager for Sen. Tom Harkin, Aug. 1997-Mar. 1999. District field coordinator for Polk County Democrats, Aug.-Nov. 1998.  Assistant to the executive director of the DCCC, May-Aug. 1997.  Assistant to the campaign manager/office manager/finance assistant on Citizens for Harkin, Mar. 1995-May 1997.  B.A. in political science and history from Drake University, 1995. 

Field Organizers include:

Joe Aguilar  Cedar Rapids  twitter
Levi Asher 
Council Bluffs  twitter
Thomas Auge  Dubuque  fb
Elizabeth Berg  twitter
Sofia "Alex" Cangiano 
Iowa City  twitter
Jacob Cogdill  Des Moines  twitter
David Hennenhoefer 
Ames  twitter
Zoe Goldblum 
Waterloo  twitter
Justin Kroll 
Ronnie Minkoff
  Davenport  twitter
Santiago Palomino 
Sandie Raines
  Ames and Iowa State University  twitter
Nick Starost 
Des Moines  twitter
Jake Steen 
Ottumwa  twitter
Bryanna Sterzenbach 
Iowa City  twitter
Owen Townsend
  Council Bluffs  twitter
Josh Varcie 
Des Moines  twitter

Endorsements (press releases)
Rep. Brian Meyer (District 33, Des Moines) (reported Mar. 14, 2019)
Polk County Soil and Water Commissioner Lou McDonald
(May 24, 2019)
former state Rep. Nate Willems (Mount Vernon) (June 7, 2019)
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson (June 7, 2019)
Dubuque County Recorder John Murphy (July 10, 2019)
22 grassroots endorsements (July 15, 2019)
9 activists including Frank Rottinghaus, Floyd County Treasurer and Peggy Sherrets, Mayor of Oelwein (Sept. 27, 2019)
Doug Thompson
, farmer from Kanawha, former USDA official (Oct. 2, 2019)
Isabel Conn, a Mexican-American immigrant rights activist in Des Moines (Oct. 9, 2010)


Headquarters: 293 Elm St., Manchester, NH
(press releases)

State Director  Mike Ollen

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

Deputy State Director  Soham Pandit

(announced May 22, 2019)  Political director on Chris Pappas' 2018 congressional campaign; managed Pappas' 2016 Executive Council re-election campaign.  Other campaigns worked on include Bao Nguyen for Congress (CA), Aug. 2015-June 2016; Van Ostern for New Hampshire, Jan.-Aug. 2015; the New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Mar.-Nov. 2014; Alex Sink for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2014; Cory Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013; the League of Conservation Voters, Apr. 2012-2013; Patrick Murphy for Attorney General (PA), 2011-12; and Patirick Murphy for Congress, June-Nov. 2010.  twitter


Political Director  Laura Bryant

(reported Aug. 16, 2019)  Campaign manager for Sen. Donna Soucy from June 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Doug Marino

(reported Aug. 16, 2019)  Most recently a legislative aide in the NH State Senate.  Field director to Sen. Martha Fuller Clark.  Worked on Organizing for America.  Graduate of UNH.  From Newfields, NH.  twitter


Organizing Director  Sydney Watnick

(announced May 22, 2019)  Field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party from May 2018.  Outreach consultant for WomenCount, from Feb. 2018.  Regional field director in Charlottesville area on Ralph Northam for Governor, July-Nov. 2017.  Coordinator for arts and entertainment engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jan.-June 2017.  Regional organizing director in Wilkes Barre, PA (May-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Charleston, SC (Aug. 2015-Apr. 2016 on Hillary for America.  Regional organizing director in Ames, IA for NextGen Climate, Apr.-Aug. 2015.  Field assistant for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Lavianna Felder

(reported Aug. 16, 2019  Deputy field director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018.  Regional organizing director on JB Pritzker for Governor, Jan.-Mar. 2018.  Field organizer in Petersburg for the Democratic Party of Virgina, June-Nov. 2017.  Organizer in the Philadelphia area for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Operations director on Alex Law for Congress (NJ), Apr.-June 2016.  Cashier sales associate, produce clerk at ShopRite Supermarkets in Glassboro, NJ, June 2014-Feb. 2016.  Studied at Rowan University.  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors include
Katherine Fischer

(announced May 22, 2019)  Senior field manager (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and field organizing manager (May-Aug. 2018) on O'Rourke's Senate campaign.  B.A. in philosophy from University of Houston, 2016.

Manchester  Austin Hunter Noble

(July 2019)  Florida recount site lead in Tampa for the DSCC, Nov. 2018. Regional organizing director in the 5th CD (Waturbury) for Connecticut Democrats, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on JB for Governor, Jan.-Mar. 2018.  GOTV organizer on Doug Jones for U.S. Senate, Nov.-Dec. 2017.  Deputy field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Oct.-Nov. 2017.  Field organizer on Randall Woodfin for Mayor (Birmingham, AL), May-Oct. 2017.  B.S. in political science from University of Montevallo, 2017.  twitter

Heather Ward

(June 2019)  Field organizer for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018.  Assurance staff for EY in the Philadelphia area, Sept. 2017-May 2018.  Undergraduate degree from Villanova University, 2017.  twitter

Nashua  Taylor Jones




Communications Director  Wyatt Ronan

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

Press Secretary  Will Simons

(July 2019, reported Aug. 16, 2019)  Press secretary at Need to Impeach, Feb.-July 2019.  Deputy press secretary (Oct. 2017-Jan. 2019). communications associate (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) and communications assistant (June-Nov. 2016) for NextGen America.  B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2016.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Emma Sands

(July 2019, reported Aug. 16, 2019)  Deputy director of communications (Jan.-July 2019) and assistant communications director (May-Dec. 2018) for the Massachusetts State Treasury.  Bachelor's degree in mass communications/public relations from Boston University, 2017.  twitter


Digital Director  Roger Lis

(July 2019, reported Aug. 16, 2019)  Manager for social media strategy (Jan.-July 2019), lead social media and advocacy strategist (Apr.-Dec. 2018) and social media and advocacy strategist (July 2017-Mar. 2018) at Mothership Strategies.  Communications assistant (Apr. 2016-July 2017), scheduler/staff assistant (June 2015-Mar. 2016) and intern (Jan.-June 2015) to U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins (NY).  B.S. in American government and politics from University at Buffalo, 2015.  twitter


Scheduling Director  Valerie Oreliana

(announced May 22, 2019)  Health Professions program coordinator (from Jan. 2016) and an assessment coordinator for the Office of Residential Life (from Sept. 2017) at Dartmouth College.  B.A. in neuroscience from Dartmouth College, 2015.  twitter


Operations Director  Anya Lehr

(announced May 22, 2019)  Director of business operations for VICE Asia Pacific (Jan. 2018-Mar. 2019) and operations manager (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) and executive assistant and coordinator (Dec. 2014-Jan. 2017) at VICE.  Administrative and marketing assistant, booker at The Bowery Electric, Sept.-Dec. 2014; media and development manager at Intersection Research (May-Dec. 2014) B.A. in cinematic arts from University of Southern California, 2014; served as general manager of KXSC Radio.  New York native.  twitter

Special Projects Director  Sam Sands 

(July 2019)  Research fellow at UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy, Aug. 2018-July 2019.  Master's degree in community development policy and practice from UNH, 2018; B.A. in political science and government from University of Redlands, 2011.  twitter

Field Organizers include:
Erica Boucher  twitter
Karla Ilse Cruz
Benjamin Biko Donnelly-Fine  twitter
Salvador Espinoza 
Gita Khote
  Manchester  twitter
Jared Solomon 
Avery Whitehead
  Nashua  twitter
Jessica Xiong

25 staff as of Aug. 16, 2019  more

Endorsements (press releases)
Kate Miller. former Belknap County Democrats Chair and current Treasurer, former State Representative (Oct. 23, 2019)



(press release)

State Director  Marina Negroponte

(announced July 22, 2019)  Vice president of strategy and external affairs for We Are All Human, Nov. 2018-May 2019.  New markets analyst (Nov. 2017-Oct. 2018) and philanthropic partnerships officer (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) for Vulcan Inc.  Government relations officer (June-Nov. 2016) and deputy head of programme (Jan. 2014-June 2016) and country coordinator (Purchase for Progress) (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014) in Tanzania, and programme officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011) for the World Food Programme.  Consultant to the Division of Instructional and Information Technology at the NYC Department of Education, Jan.-June 2009.  Programme officer (Food for Education) in India (Aug. 2005-Dec. 2006) and new graduate in the policy, strategy and programme support division (July 2004-Aug. 2005) at World Food Programme.  M.P.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, 2009; B.A. in interational relations from University of Pennsylvania, 2004.


Political Director  Cameron “CH” Miller

(announced July 22, 2019)  Independent entertainment consultant and executive producer since 2000.  "Has worked closely in all three re-election campaigns of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson." Operations manager/program director/executive producer for Studio 11 Films, Jan. 2012-July 2016.  B.A. in ministry leadership from Northwest University, 2019.  Nevada native, born and raised in the Las Vegas Valley


Organizing Director  Sean Hoey

Senior associate for mobilization and campaign management at Precision Strategies, Apr. 2018-June 2019.  Deputy field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  New Jersey field director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Apr.-Aug. 2017.  North carolina deputy organizing director (July-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Council Bluffs, IA, Omaha, NE, Rochester, NY and Las Vegas, NV on Hillary for America (June 2015-June 2016).  Communications assistant at Clean Wisconsin, Nov. 2014-May 2015; campaign manager on Madden for Madison city council race, Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Fellow on Obama's re-election campaign in Madison, WI, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in English and political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.  twitter

Regional Organizing Director  Aman Afsah

Regional field director in Santa Fe for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, July-Nov. 2018.  Finance assistant on Madaleno for Maryland, May 2017-June 2018.  Regional campaign director (Dec. 2016-May 2017) and field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2016) for the Maryland Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in political science from St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2016.  twitter

Wesley Powers-Sabugo  twitter
Diana Rayl Reno  twitter



Headquarters: 500 Lawand Dr., Columbia, SC  ...keys mid-June 2019

State Director  Lauren Harper

(reported by McClatchy on Apr. 22, 2019)  CEO of CityBright, LLC from Oct. 2018.  Advisor for policy and communications to Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, July 2016-Apr. 2019.  Social media coordinator for then Rep. Mia McLeod, Jan. 2014-July 2016.  B.A. in public relations from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2016.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Tyler M. Jones
(reported by McClatchy on Apr. 22, 2019)  President and CEO of SPEAK Strategic from Jan. 2016.  Consultant to Joe Cunningham for Congress, 2017-18.  South Carolina state director on O'Malley for President, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Senior advisor and spokesman (Jan. 2009-Jan. 2017) and executive director (2008-09) for the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus.  Lowcountry field director on John Edwards for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  B.A. in political science from Charleston Southern University, 2007.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Sean Butler

(reported by Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)  Deputy field director for the Indiana Democratic Party from May 2018.  Communications director with the New York City Council, Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Regional organizing director in Keene for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Maquoketa, Iowa on Hillary for America, Aug. 2015-Apr. 2016.  B.A. in English, political science from Furman University, 2015.  twitter


Political Director  Brian Butler

(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)  Associate/lobbyist for The Campbell Consulting Group from Nov. 2017.  IT coordinator for Morris Funeral Home, LLC from 2011.  Vice president of operations for McLeod Butler Communications, 2016-17.  Assistant campaign manager on Mia for Senate campaign/Water-Spider, LLC, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager for state Sen. Mia McLeod, 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political scienc and government from Presbyterian College, 2016.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Devon Owens

Executive director of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, started as a special assistant.  B.A. in political science and government from Benedict College, 2017.  twitter


Organizing Director  Austin Lyle

(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)  Organizing director for the Montana Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager for the Senate Democratic Majority in New Jersey, May-Nov. 2017.  Deputy organizing director for the Florida Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016.   Organizing director in Wyoming (Mar.-Apr. 2016) and Kansas (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Clinton, Iowa (Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hilary for America.  Regional field director on Kay Hagen for Senate (NC), Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager (Jan.-Feb. 2014), regional field director (Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014) and field organizer (Apr.-Nov. 2013 for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  Deputy finance director/candidate services director for the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Apr.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in polical science, history from Carroll College, 2011; president of the College Democrats of Montana, 2009-11.  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors
Charleston  Mariah Williams-Roberts

(June 2019...started on national organizing team April-May and launch team March-April)  Development and external affairs coordinator at Third Way, Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Collin County field manager (July-Nov. 2018) and field organizer (May-June) on Beto for Texas.  B.S. in policy, planning and development from University of Southern California, 2018.

Rock Hill  Laura Cantwell

(June 2019)  Field manager in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Beto for Texas, 2018.  Growth at Hive, 2017-18.  Instructor at Pure Barre, 2015-18.  Inside sales at Luxe, 2016-17.  Social content at Kel & Partners, 2014-15.  Digital marketing at Millward Brown Digital, 2013-14.  Development, marketing and communications for the ALS Therapy Development Institute, 2012-13.  B.A. from Northeastern University.  twitter

Florence  Jeff Popkin

(June 2019)  Field manager in Houston on Beto for Texas, July-Nov. 2018.  Communications associate at the NRDC Action Fund, Oct. 2015-June 2018.  B.A. in public policy, economics from UNC Chapel Hill, 2015.  twitter


Communications Director  Robyn Patterson

(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (NV), Jan.-May 2019.  Senior communications advisor to the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Communications manager for The Hub Project, Nov. 2016-Feb. 2018.  Deputy press secretary and spokesperson on Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2015-Sept. 2016.  Account coordinator at Cerrell Associates, Jan.-June 2015.   B.A. in political science and journalism from University of Southern California.  twitter

Press Secretary  Christina Wilkes

(July 8, 2019 tweet)  Senior press assistant in the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Jan.-June 2019); press assistant in the Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, June 2017-Dec. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science and communication (double major) from University of Southern California, 2017; president of USC College Democrats, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2016.  twitter


Director of Scheduling and Advance  John Moffett

(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)  Vice president of political affairs at SPEAK Strategic in Charleston from Mar. 2019.  Executive director of the People's House Project (a $750,000 PAC focused on income diversity in the U.S. House), Oct. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Grassroots associate at Dewey Square Group, Aug. 2016-Sept. 2017.  Senior associate at Clyde Group, Nov. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Campaign manager on Friends of Mike Hein (Kingston, NY),, Jan.-Nov. 2015.  Finance director and political director on Friends of Don Beyer (VA-8), Jan.-Aug. 2014.   Finance director on Jennifer Garrison for congress (OH), Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Advance staff for the White House/Obama for America, Feb. 2012-June 2013.  twitter


Operations Director  Phil Dudley

(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)  Campaign manager on Mary Geren's campaign for Congress in SC-3, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018.  President of Young Democrats of Anderson County, Apr. 2016-Dec. 2017.  Compliance data analyst for Regional Management Corp. in Greenville, Jan. 2016-June 2017.  Conversion consultant (Dec. 2013-Jan. 2016) and conversion data analyst/associate/specials (Nov. 2011-Dec. 2013) for Charles Schwab.  Financial service representative for United Heritage Credit Union, Feb. 2010-Nov. 2011.  B.S. in economics from George Mason University, 2009.  twitter

Chair, South Carolina Students for Beto  Jacob Gamble  twitter

Endorsements (press releases)
State Sen. Thomas McElveen (Dist. 35-Sumter) 
...reported by Post & Courier's Jamie Lovegrove on June 20, 2019
State Rep. Marvin Pendarvis (Dist. 113-No. Charleston) 
...announced April 13, 2019



U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24)
(press release)



State Director  Delilah Agho-Otoghile

(reported by The Texas Tribune's Patrick Svitek on Sept. 10, 2019)  Field director on Stacey Abrams' 2018 campaign for Georgia governor.   Regional coordinator for Battleground Texas in Houston, summer 2017 to the first part of 2018.  A field director for Equality Texas in 2017.  A regional organizing director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign in Florida.  Organizer for Martin O'Malley in the 2015-16 Iowa caucus campaign.  Studied philosophy and political science at Pennsylvania State University.  Houston native.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Andy Brown

(reported Sept. 10)  Attorney at Andy Brown and Associates.  A senior official on O'Rourke's 2018 U.S. Senate campaign.  Candidate for Travis County Court in Mar. 2014.  Worked for state Sen. Kirk Watson and the Central Health Prop. 1 campaign.  Chair of Travis County Democrats.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX)'s campaign. Studied at Unviersity of Texas School of Law and Colorado College.  From Austin.  twitter

Political Advisor Chris Chu de León

A senior field manager on O'Rourke's 2018 Senate campaign.  Fulbright grant to teach English, American culture and politics at a federal university in Brazil, 2015-16.  Bachelor's degree in kinesiology and sports medicine from Rice University, 2015.  From Texas.  twitter

Texas Finance Director  Laura Hernandez

(reported Sept. 10)  Staff of Mayor Steve Adler's Better Austin Foundation.  Deputy campaign manager on Adler’s campaign for Mayor of Austin. Finance director on Andy Brown's campaign for Travis County Court.  Legislative director for Texas State Rep. Abel Herrero in the 81st legislative session and Rep. Lon Burnam in the 83rd session.  Executive director for the Travis County Democratic Party from 2009-12.  B.S. in political communication from University of Texas at Austin.  twitter

More than 100 elected officials and community leaders from every region of Texas (press release)

On O'Rourke campaign organization see:
David Siders and Daniel Strauss.  "O'Rourke bolsters senior staff with five hires." Politico, July 19, 2019.
David Siders and Alex Thompson.  "O'Rourke stocks campaign with Obama and Clinton alums."  Politico, May 19, 2019.
Alex Thompson and David Siders.  "Beto hires digital guru amid staff scramble."  Politico, May 7, 2019.
Ryan Grim.  "Beto O'Rourke was threatening to run a new kind of campaign.  Not anymore."  The Intercept, Apr. 23, 2019.
Ruby Cramer and Molly Hensley-Clancy.  "A Top Adviser To Beto O'Rourke Has Left His Presidential Campaign."  Buzzfeed, Apr. 20, 2019.
David Siders and Daniel Strauss.  "'He can't DIY things like he did in Texas': Beto goes mainstream."  Politico, Mar. 28, 2019.
Eric Bradner and Jeff Zeleny.  "Beto O'Rourke in talks with veteran Democratic strategist to become campaign manager."  CNN, Mar. 17, 2019.
Paul Hentz.  "The Ex-Bernie Staffers Behind Beto's Campaign."  Seven Days, Mar. 14, 2019.
Sasha Issenberg.  "Here's What Beto O'Rourke Could Unleash on Trump."  
Politico Magazine, Feb. 22, 2019.
David Siders.  "Beto skips town while his brain trust sketches 2020 plans."  Politico, Jan. 16, 2019.
Daniel Marans.  "The Real Reason Why Some Bernie Sanders Fans Have It In For Beto O'Rourke."  Huffington Post, Dec. 29, 2018.
Brian Schwartz.  "Beto O'Rourke's team has been talking to Obama political operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire as 2020 momentum builds."  CNBC, Dec. 6, 2018.

Also see press releases:
Apr. 15, 2019 - Beto O’Rourke’s Grassroots Campaign Completes Historic First Month on the Road
Apr. 14, 2019 - Beto O’Rourke’s Grassroots Campaign Launches National Voter Contact Program With 623 Canvasses Scheduled and Counting


Deputy Director of Scheduling  Anna Naim Aug. 2019

(Aug. 2019...previously nationally scheduling and advance research coordinator from May 2019 and launch organizer, Mar.-May 2019)  Distributed manager (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and distributed organizer (July 2018) and field organizer (June 2018) at Beto for Texas.  Bachelor's degree in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College, 2018.

Regional Organizing Manager  Maryam Amjadi Aug. 2019

(Mar. 2019)  Field manager on Beto for Texas, June-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in history, English from The University of Texas at Austin, 2017.

Senior Organizing Manager  Katrien Taborda July 2019

(Mar.-July 2019)  Distributed organizing manager on Beto for Texas, July-Nov. 2018.  Global travel and expense team lead (Jan.-July 2018) and procurement contract and travel team lead (June 2017-Jan. 2018), procurement contract specialist (May 2016-June 2017), purchasing analyst (Sept. 2013-May 2016) and office manager (Sept. 2012-Sept. 2013) at  B.A. in political science and anthropology from The University of Connecticut, 2012.

Deputy National Organzing Director  Alexandria Sousa July 2019

(Mar. 2019)  Distributed organizing advisor (contract) for The Justice Collaborative, Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Distributed organizing director at Beto for Texas, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2018.  National distributed organizer and People Power Project manager (contract) for the ACLU, Feb.-Nov. 2017.  Pennsyvania digital director (Sept.-Nov. 2016) and digital organizer (Aug.-Sept. 2016) for NextGen Climate.  National distributed organizer for Bernie 2016, Mar.-Apr. 2016, started as a volunteer, Jan.-Mar. 2016.  B.A. in international affairs and environmental studies from Lafayette College, 2015.

Deputy National Organizing Director  Katelyn Coughlan July 2019

(Mar. 2019)  Deputy field director on Beto for Texas.  National distributed organizer for Big Organizing Project (Ann Arbor, MI), 2017.  GOTV director for NextGen Climate Iowa, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Canvass director for Community Voters Project (Denver), May-Aug. 2016.  Field organizer with Green Corps, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Field organizer in Columbus, OH with The Wilderness Society, Dec. 2015-Apr. 2016. Field organizer at VCU for The Cllimate Reality Project, Sept.-Nov. 2015.

For the first month of the campaign; Buzzfeed reported on April 20 they have left:
Becky Bond

Worked on Beto for Texas.  Co-founder (Mar. 2018)  of The Social Practice, "an ideologically driven political consultancy."  Co-founder (Feb. 2017) of The Real Justice PAC.  Organizer on Beto for Texas, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Senior advisor for distributed organizing on Bernie 2016, Oct. 2015-May 2016.  Senior fellow and advisor to the CEO (from March 2016) and vice president and political director (April 1999-Oct. 2015) at CREDO Mobile (Working Assets).  Online editor at SF Weekly, April 1998-April 1999.  B.A. in political science from Williams College, 1992.  Co-author of "Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything."  twitter

Zack Malitz

Field director on Beto for Texas, 2018.  National campus program director for NexGen Climate, May-Nov. 2016.  Deputy director of distributed organizing (Feb. -May 2016) and Texas digital director (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Bernie 2016.  Campaign manager at Credo Mobile from July 2012.  Online organizer at Water Defense, Jan.-July 2012.  B.A. in political science from CUNY-Hunter College, 2012.  twitter

National Scheduling Director  Emily Guzman Sufrin Apr. 2019

(Mar. 2019)  Deputy distributed organizing director (July-Nov. 2018), distributed organizing manager (May-July 2018) and distributed organizer (Feb.-May 2018) and field organizer (Feb. 2018) on Beto for Texas.  Curatorial assistant (Aug. 2014-July 2017) and curatorial project assistant (Dec. 2013-Aug 2014) and intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  B.A. in art history from Vassar College, 2013.