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Deval for All

(page corrected February 15, 2020)

announced November 14, 2019  |  @DevalPatrick
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Candidate  Deval Patrick  timeline
wife Diane

Campaign Manager  Abe Rakov

(Nov. 2019)  Traveling press secretary and initially early states director on Beto for America (reported by Politico on July 2, 2019; campaign ended Nov. 1, 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 U.S. Rep. 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  Rosy Gonzalez Speers

(Nov. 2019)  Executive director of Andrew Gillum's Forward Florida Action and Forward Florida PC.   A vice president at Northwind Strategies, a public relations and campaign management firm in Boston, MA, from Oct. 2015.  Finance director and political liaison for Deval Patrick Committee/Together PAC, Oct. 2013-Jan. 2015..  Finance director for the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Jan.-Oct. 2013.  Finance director on the Felix G. Arroyo campaign, May-Nov. 2011; organizing director to Boston At-Large City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, Sept. 2010-May 2011.  B.A. in international relations and political science from Simmons College.  twitter

Communications Director  Aleigha Cavalier

(announced Nov. 26, 2019)  National press secretary on Beto for America.  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

Senior Advisor for National Political and External Affairs  Don Calloway

(announced Nov. 26, 2019)  CEO of DC-based Pine Street Strategies from July 2016.  Senior director of national affairs (July 2014-July 2016) and director of national affairs (May 2013-July 2014) and director of state government affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev.  Missouri state representative, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Associate at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis, Sept. 2005-Sept. 2008.  J.D. from Boston University School of Law; B.A. in English, political science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.  twitter

Director of States/COO  Samantha Joseph

(announced Nov. 26, 2019)  Senior advisor to Ed Markey for Senate from Sept. 2019.  National operations director on Seth Moulton for America, May-Sept. 2019.  Account manager for purpose practice at Porter Novelli, May 2018-Sept. 2019.  Global expansion lead at Cambridge Innovation Center CIC, July 2015-June 2016.  Director of corporate responsibility and sustainability (Sept. 2011-Dec. 2014) and manager of enterprise strategy (Dec. 2009-Sept. 2011) at Iron Mountain.  Summer associate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, June-Dec. 2009.  Photographer at Samantha Joseph Photography, Jan. 2004-Jan. 2009.  M.P.A. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School, 2017; M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management, 2009; B.A. in sociology and political science from Brandeis University, 2004.  twitter

National Organizing Director  Chelsie Ouellette

(announced Nov. 26, 2019)  Partner at Field First, a progressive consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.  Regional organizer for Southern tier (Nashua and Salem) on Hillary for America New Hampshire primary campaign from Apr. 2015.  Field director on Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Dec. 2014.  Consultant on Raise Up Massachusetts.  Field director on Peter Koutoujian for Congress, July-Oct. 2013.  Regional field director on Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, Feb.-July 2013.  Deputy press secretary and speechwriter to Gov. Patrick, May 2012-Feb. 2013.  Field organizer in MA-3 for the Obama campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Speechwriter and communications aide to Gov. Patrick, Aug. 2011-May 2012.  Account coordinator at the Sherman Group Public Relations Agency, May 2008-April 2011.  Scheduling and operations coordinator on the Deval Patrick campaign, June-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in organizational communication from Northeastern University.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Porsha White

(announced Nov. 26, 2019)  National political director (from Dec. 2018) and state director (from Mar. 2018) at Let America Vote.  Public policy manager of Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc, July 2014-Mar. 2018.  Assistant at Shakita Taylor Law firm, June-July 2014.  B.A. in political science from The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014.  Native of Jackson, MS and resident of Decatur, GA.  twitter

Policy Agenda  |  Democracy
  |  Opportunity  |  Black America  |  Foreign Policy  |  Reform Agenda

Headquarters:  62 Lowell St., Ste. 6, 2nd Floor, Manchester, NH 03101  ...Patrick opened Jan. 4, 2020

State Director  Wyatt Ronan

(reported by WMUR on Dec. 2, 2019)  New Hampshire communications director on Beto for America, June-Nov. 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

Communications Director  Caroline Kimball-Katz

(announced Jan. 3 2020)  Deputy chief of staff to Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell, Jan. 2018-Nov. 2019; campaign manager on Campbell's re-election, Aug.-Nov. 2017; director of special projects to Councilor Campbell, Jan. 2016-Aug. 2017; and field director on Campbell's campaign, May-Nov. 2015.  Field organizer on Maura Healey for Attorney General, June-Nov. 2014.  Organizing fellow in Boston on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science and government from Tufts University, 2015.  twitter

Organizing Director  Laura Cantwell

(announced Jan. 3, 2020)  Regional organizing director in Rock Hill, SC on Beto for America, June-Nov. 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

Outreach Director  Samuel Sands

(announced Jan. 3, 2020)  NH special projects director on Beto for America, July-Nov. 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

Five field organizers

(press releases)
State Sen. David Watters
(District 4, Dover)  ...announced Jan. 24, 2020
Nashua Alderman-at-Large Dave Tencza ...announced Feb. 7, 2020


State Director  Matt DeFalco

(reported by  on Dec. 5, 2019)  Nevada state director on Moulton for America, Apr.-Aug. 2019.  Strategic partner with Accretive Consulting and with Consili Inc. in Las Vegas from Feb. 2018.  Campaign staffer on many local races in 2018-19 (Michele Romero for Henderson City Council, Cedric Crear for Las Vegas City Council, and Olivia Diaz for Las Vegas City Council; Justin Jones for Clark County Commission, Jim Gibson for Clark County Commission, Zach Conine for Nevada Treasurer, Sheriff Joe Lombardo re-election, Cedric Crear’s special election for Las Vegas City Council, and Question 5).  Wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management, June 2015-June 2018.  Primary candidate for Henderson City Council in 2017, losing by less than half of one percent.  Interned for Sen. Harry Reid in 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2015.  Soldier in the U.S. Army, Apr. 2008-Apr. 2011.  Raised largely in Henderson, NV.

Headquarters: 1919 Hammond St., Columbia, SC  ...Patrick opened Jan. 18, 2020

State Director  LaJoia Broughton

(reported by Politico on Nov. 25, 2019)  State government affairs manager for JUUL Labs, from June 2019.  Principal at Alpha Business Essentials from July 2014.  Director of external communications for the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission, May 2017-June 2019.  Executive director of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, Dec. 2016-May 2017.  Programs manager at Colonial Life, July 2013-July 2014.  Marketing communications director for MBM (parent company) in Columbia, Sc, May 2008-June 2013.  Media relations/marketing manager at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, Nov. 2006-May 2008.  Marketing coordinator for Carolina Care Plan, Aug. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Master's in mass communications from the University of South Carolina, 2005; B.A. in communication studies from Furman University, 2003.  Grew up in Mauldin (Greenville Co.) SC.

staff announced Jan. 18, 2020

State Director  Arthur Bernard

Attorney at Travaglini Eisenberg Kiley since 2012.  Vice chancellor for goovernment relations/public affairs at UMass Boston, Feb. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Chief of staff (June 2009-Feb. 2011) and senior advisor (Jue 2008-June 2009)  to Gov. Patrick.  Vice chancellor for government relations/public affairs for UMass Boston, Nov. 2007-June 2008.  Geneeral counsel to the University of Massachusetts, June -Nov. 2007.  Chief of staff to Senate President Robert Travaglini, Jan. 2003-Apr. 2007.  Associate counsel (Jan. 1999-Dec. 2002) and assistant to the president for government affairs (Sept. 1996-Dec. 1998) in the UMass president's office.  Director of compliance (Sept. 1993-Sept. 1996) and associate general counsel (Sept. 1991-Sept. 1993) for Massachusetts Turnpike.  Assistant secretary for government affairs/special counsel (Jan. 1990-Jan. 1991) and counsel (Feb. 1988-Jan. 1990 at Executive Office of Transportation and Construction.  Associate general counsel (Dec. 1986-Mar. 1988) and legislation analyst (Nov. 1983-Dec. 1986) for the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1983; B.A. in government from Suffolk University, 1980.

Organizing Director  Deborah Shah

Owner of Management Partners since Apr. 1987.  Executive director of Progressive Massachusetts, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2014.  Campaign manager on Setti Warren for Senate, May-Nov. 2011.  Chief of staff to the president of the Boston City Council, Nov. 2009-Jan. 2010.  Worked on various campaigns, 2005-10, including organizer on Hillary Clinton for President, 2008 and a regional field director on the Deval Patrick Committee, Feb.-Dec. 2006.  Strategic consulting for Fidelity Investments, June 2004-Jan. 2006.   Consultant to Concern Worldwide US, 1995-99.  Director of human resources for the National Broadcasting Company, Jan. 1980-Jan. 1987.  Operations human resources for Chase Manhattan Bank, Jan. 1977-Jan. 1980.  M.B.A. from Harvard, 1977; bachelor's degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, 1973.

Community Engagement Leads
Ron Bell
Doug Chavez


Will LeBlanc
Gabrielle Castillo

See also:
Trent Spiner, Stephanie Murray and Maggie Severns.  "Deval Patrick's eensy-weensy campaign."  Politico, Nov. 25, 2019.
Matt Viser.  "Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, joins the Democratic presidential contest."  The Washington Post, Nov. 14, 2019.