Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee — 2019-20

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22 Democratic state legislative leaders including:

Executive Board
Chair  Speaker of the House Tina Kotek (OR) 

Vice Chair  House Majority Leader Val Longhurst (DE)

Treasurer  Senate President Ron Kouchi (HI)

Secretary  Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (IL)

Finance Chair  Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (MN)
(all members of the executive board re-elected Dec. 3, 2018)


Executive Director  Jessica Post

(also served this role in the 2018 and 2016 cycles; started at the DLCC in Jan. 2016)  Post has worked in more than 20 states on electoral, grassroots advocacy and ballot initiative campaigns.  Senior director of FOCUS 2020 (Sept.-Dec. 2015) and political advisor for the Midwest (April 2013-Sept. 2015) at EMILY's List.  National field and political director at the DLCC, Jan. 2010-April 2013.  Principal at Post Public Affairs, Jan. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Grassroots field coordinator for Anheuser-Busch, Jan. 2003-Aug. 2009.  Field director for the Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign (Al Franken and the DFL ticket) and through the ensuing recount, May-Nov. 2008.  Associate at FieldWorks, Sept. 2007-May 2008.  Deputy caucus director for the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus, June 2006-Jan. 2007.  Account executive at Fleishman Hillard, July 2005-Feb. 2006.  Regional field director on Colorado Victory 2004, Aug.-Nov. 2004.  Field organizer on Gephardt for President, Oct. 2003-Jan. 2004.  Campaign manager on Greg Williams for State Rep. in rural Missouri, May-Aug. 2002.  B.A. in political science and communication from Truman State University, 2002.  St. Louis native.  twitter

Deputy Executive Director  Heather Williams

(April 2015)  Vice president at Stateside Associates, Oct. 2011-April 2015.  National finance director (July 2009-Oct. 2011), development director (Jan. 2007-May 2009) and director of financial services (Oct. 2005-Dec. 2006) at the DLCC.  Fundraiser at Yost Gold Consulting, Jan.-Oct. 2005.  Fundraiser for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund, Nov. 2003-Dec. 2004.  B.A. in international relations from Drake University.

Chief Operating Officer  Ellie Collinson

(from Mar. 6, 2018, announced Feb. 21, 2018)  Chief program officer at United Cerebral Palsy, Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017.  Chief administrative officer (Mar.-Dec. 2015), deputy chief operating officer (Oct. 2012-Mar. 2015) and director of resources (June 2010-Oct. 2012), director (June 2009-June 2010) and senior associate (July 2007-June 2009) at The Raben Group.  State legislative programs manager at PFAW, July 2006-Jan. 2007.   Executive director (Jan. 2005-May 2006) and program director (Sept. 2002-Jan. 2003) at Citizens Project (Colorado Springs).  M.P.A. from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2008; B.A. in Asian studies from Colorado College, 2002.


National Political Director  Kevin Boyd

(promotion announced May 17, 2017)  Joined the DLCC in 2011.  Previously worked five cycles with the Iowa House Democrats. Working for Speaker Patrick Murphy, he was the campaign director for two cycles and the deputy campaign director for two cycles.  Earlier worked as a campaign manager for two Iowa House races.  Started his career helping on municipal races in Iowa City.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Iowa, 2002.  From Iowa City.

National Field Director  Graham Wilson

(from 2015; previously deputy national field director from 2014, and Grassroots Victory Program director, May 2012-Jan. 2013.  GOTV director for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Western and Central VA, Oct.-Nov. 2011.  Minnesota state director (Mar. 2010-Mar. 2011) and Minnesota field director (April 2009-Mar. 2010) for Organizing for America.  Regional field director in Cocoa Beach for the Florida Democratic Party Campaign for Change/Obama for America, June-Nov. 2008; regional field director in Raleigh for Obama for America, Mar.-May 2008; field organizer on Obama for America in Fairfield, IA, Woodbury, MN and Cleveland, OH, Feb. 2007-Mar. 2008.  Field organizer in Blaine for the MN DFL Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2006.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2005.

Deputy National Field Director   Amy Friedman

(announced Feb. 21, 2018)  Campaign manager for Gretchen Driskell for Congress.  A field director for Jon Ossoff in his campaign for Georgia’s 6th CD, Feb.-June 2017.   Organing director for DC and MD for the DNC, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Out of Commonwealth director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Aug. 2016.  Organizer in Cedar Falls for Hillary for Iowa, June 2015-Feb. 2016.  Research assistant for journalist Jay Newton-Small, Feb.-May 2015.  Deputy regional field director on Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate, July-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in history from Harvard College, 2014.  twitter

Regional Political Directors
West (Based in Denver)  Shawn Werner

(announced May 4, 2018)  Most recently the national political director at Gill Action, an organization dedicated to advancing full equality for LGBTQ Americans in the states.  Director of political operations for Freedom to Marry.  Political director for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.  Graduate of Dickinson College.

(Based in Denver)  Mitchell Stille

(announced May 4, 2018)  Most recently national campaign director for NARAL Pro-Choice America where he oversaw campaign planning and execution of electoral and voter education programs. Prior to  NARAL he was deputy field director for the AFL-CIO.  Graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Midwest  Josie Bradley

(announced May 17, 2017)  Directed the DLCC's Grassroots Victory Program in the 2016 cycle, promoted to associate political director in Feb. 2017.  Caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party for the 2016 precinct caucuses, March 2015-Feb. 2016.  Field director for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund, March-Dec. 2014.  Executive assistant (MI) for The Energy Foundation, April 2013-March 2014.  DCCC field director for Cheri Bustos' congressional race in Illinois, May-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer for the Michigan Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in social relations and policy; comparative cultures and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.

Northeast  Brett Cooper

(April 2018, announced May 4, 2018)  Northeast regional director at EMILY's List, May 2017-April 2018.  Senior campaigns and elections specialist at SEIU, Sept.-Dec. 2016.  Senior campaigns and elections specialist at NEA, Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Political director at Patriot Majority USA, Mar. 2012-Mar. 2015.  Political director at The Foundation for the Future, Mar. 2007-May 2013.  Campaign manager for Joe Foster/Dave Gottesman/the NH Senate Democratic Caucus, May-Nov. 2006.  Staff assistant at NCEC Services, Inc., Jan.-April 2006. Virginia Beach deputy field director for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign of Virginia, May-Nov. 2005.  B.A. in political science from Elon University, 2005.

South  Jill Simkin

Senior account executive at Catalist from Nov. 2013.  Targeting director at Mission Control, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Shober for Congress (NJ), April-Aug. 2012.  Campaign manager on Uelmen for Congress (WA), Feb.-April 2012.  Campaign manager on Kondratick for Delegate, July-Nov. 2011.  Political director for the NC House Democratic Caucus, 2009-10.  Fundraising deputy on the Scheiffer camapign, June-Sept. 2009.  Campaign manager on Chris Turner for State Representative, March-Nov. 2008.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, 2007.  Studied at Texas State University.

Senior Political Advisor  Chuck Quintero

(promotion announced Jan. 30, 2018; announced as Northeast regional political director on May 17, 2017)  Director of scheduling and advance at the U.S. Department of Energy, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2017.  National advance team for the White House, April 2009-Dec. 2016.  Coodinated Campaign director for the Maine Democratic Party, Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Chief of staff in the Office of the President of the Maine Senate, Nov. 2012-Nov. 2013.  Caucus director for the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, Oct. 2007-March 2013; chief of staff in the Maine Senate Majority office, Dec. 2008-Dec. 2010.  Director of public affairs in the Governor of Maine's Office of Health Policy and Finance, Jan.-Oct. 2007.  Communications director on Gov. Baldacci's re-election campaign, June-Dec. 2006.  Legislative analyst in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, May 2004-April 2006.  National advance team on Kerry/Edwards, April-Nov. 2004.  Director of advance in the NJ Office of the Governor, Jan. 2001-April 2004.  Deputy director of advance on McGreevey for Governor (NJ), Jan.-Nov. 2001.  National advance team on Gore Lieberman, March 2000-Jan. 2001.  National advance team for the White House, Jan. 1999-Jan. 2001.  B.A. in biology from Manhattanville College, 1999.


Research Director  Anjan Mukherjee

...Previously research director at the League of Conservation Voters from April 2015.  Research director on Chris Coons for Delaware, April 2014-Feb. 2015.  Research assistant to Sen. Chris Coons, 2013-April 2014.  Research associate at the DSCC, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Research assistant at New Partners Consulting, Feb. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Intern to U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010.  B.A. in music from Davidson College, 2009.


Strategic Communications and Digital Director  Ivan Cheung

(announced May 17, 2017)  Associate creative director at Blue State Digital, Nov. 2016-March 2017.  Digital director on Katie McGinty for Senate (PA), June-Nov. 2016.  Senior communications strategist (July 2015-June 2016) and communications strategist (Oct. 2013-June 2015) at Blue State Digital.  Marketing and public advocacy coordinator (Jan.-Sept. 2013), marketing and public advocacy associate (July-Dec. 2012) and development and outreach associate (Jan. 2011-June 2012) at Human Rights Watch.  Press office intern on Deval Patrick's campaign for governor, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  B.Sc. in government from The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010; studied political science and economics at UMass Amherst.

Social Media Director  Alison McQuade

(April 2017; announced May 17, 2017)  Freelance digital communications consultant from March 2015.  Digital press secretary (March 2014-March 2015) and digital manager (Jan. 2012-March 2014) at EMILY's List.  Senior new media manager at the League of Women Voters, March 2011-Jan. 2012.  Onlin marketing manager for GlobalGiving, Oct. 2007-March 2011.  M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 2007; B.A. in politics from Salve Regina University, 2005.  twitter

Digital and Multimedia Coordinator  Megan Chaplin

(started at DLCC in 2017, announced Feb. 21, 2018)  Account associate and intern at Resonance Campaigns, 2016.  B.A. in government from College of William and Mary, 2016.  twitter


Data Director  Tara Brosnan

(announced May 17, 2017)  Data and analytics director for Nevada Democrats' 2016 Coordinated Campaign; data director for the Nevada State Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential caucuses.  Field organizer for Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada in 2012.  twitter


National Development Director  Josh Handelman

(Dec. 2016; announced Feb. 13, 2017)  National finance director on Katie McGinty for Senate (PA), Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016.  National finance director on Schatz for Senate (HI), Feb. 2013-Sept. 2015.  Finance director on Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate (HI), Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  New Hampshire finance director on Paul Hodes for U.S. Senate, April 2009-Nov. 2010.  Recount staff on Al Franken for Senate, Nov.-Dec. 2008.  Finance assistant on Tom Allen for U.S. Senate (ME), May 2007-Nov. 2008.  Studied government at Colby College.

Major Gifts Director  Kate Stoner

(announced May 17, 2017)  Majority Council manager at EMILY's List in the 2016 cycle.  Finance director on Connie Pillich's campaign for Ohio State Treasurer in 2014.  Previously part of the EMILY's List campaigns team for three years.

Major Gifts Coordinator  Caitlin Genera

(announced Feb. 21, 2018)  Started at the DLCC in June 2016 as major gifts assistant.  Bachelor's degree in journalism, politicall science and integrated marketing communications from Northwester University, 2016.

Event Coordinator   Liz Wainwright

(Oct. 2017)  Owner/operator of 220 Consulting in Boalsburg, PA, May 2014-Oct. 2017.  Director of Convention Center operations for the DNCC in Philadelphia, Feb.-Sept. 2016.  Development specialist for Easter Seals Western & Central Pennsylvania, Oct. 2011-May 2014.  Associaate at the Dewey Square Group, June 2005-Oct. 2007.  Deputy director of the Secretary's Office at the DNC, Sept. 2003-Mar. 2005.  B.A. in history from The George Washington University.

Independent Expenditure

I.E. Director (Legislative Majority Project)  Rebecca Pearcey

(announced Feb. 21, 2018)  Campaign manager on Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate in Ohio, 2016.  Northeast regional political director at the DCCC in the 2014 cycle.  Campaign manager on John Gregg's 2012 campaign for governor of Indiana.  HIV counseling and testing campaign director at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2010-11.  Penn National Gaming, 2009-10.  Ohio political director at Obama for America, Fall 2008.  Political director at the Ohio Democratic Party, March 2007-June 2008.  Field director on Strickland for Governor, 2006.  Deputy field director at Wal-Mart Watch, Jan. 2005-March 2006.  Canvass director for ACT Florida, 2004.  Regional field director on Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign in 2003-4.  Administrative aide to Oregon State Sen. Margaret Carter.  Graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in liberal studies, 2000 after transferring from Chemeketa Community College.  twitter


Press Secretary  Alexandra Weinroth Feb. 2019, moved to press secretary/speechwriter to House Budget Committee Democrats

(promoted to press secretary Feb. 2018; started as communications outreach coordinator in May 2016)  Political analyst at the Atlas Project, Aug. 2015-May 2016.  Research fellow at the DLCC, June-Aug. 2015.  Political fellow at the Atlas Project, Feb--June 2015.  Field organizer with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party/Kevin Strouse for Congress, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science, music from Tulane University, 2014.  twitter

Communications Director  Mara Sloan Feb. 2019

(announced Sept. 19, 2017)  Senior communications advisor-part time to U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL), Feb. 2017.  Senior media relations advisor at USAID, Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Senior strategic communications associate at The Glover Park Group, June 2014-Jan. 2016.  Senior communications advisor to the DNC, 2013-May 2014.  Press secretary for U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL), July 2011-May 2014.  Communications director on Al Lawson for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2012.  New media press secretary to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ), March-July 2011.  New media director and deputy press secretary (Sept. 2009-March 2011) and press assistant (June 2008-Aug. 2009) to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.  B.S. in public relations and B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2008.  twitter