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Tim Ryan for America

(page corrected September 22, 2019)

announced April 4, 2019  |  @TimRyan

Candidate  Tim Ryan  timeline
wife Andrea Zetts

Campaign Manager  Mike Morley

Advisor to Ryan, now based in New York.  Worked for many years as an attorney in Youngstown, and has experience as a real estate developer and movie producer.  Served on the Mahoning County Board of Elections for many years, including as chairman.  Chairman of Mahoning County Democrats in mid-1990s.  Youngstown native.



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Digital Director  Kyle Weidleman

Digital marketing consultant/principal at Pointer Digital from Sept. 2018.  Digital director on Klobuchar for Minnesota, Aug. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Senior digital strategist at Anne Lewis Strategies, LLC, Feb.-May 2017.  National deputy digital director at For Our Future, July-Nov. 2016.  Digital campaign manager for Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, July 2015-June 2016.  Strategic communications specialist from AFSCME, May 2011-July 2015.  Communications associate at Angle and Associates, Feb.-Dec. 2010.  Communications fellow for 21st Century Democrats, Sept.-Dec. 2009.  B.A. in political science, religion from Bucknell University, 2009.  twitter

New Blue Interactive (NBI)

based in Washington, DC.


Wendy Balodis and Karen Connovino, Balodis Group LLC

based in Westlake, OH.

Mitchell Berger

Fort Lauderdale attorney.


Operations Director  Karen Lackner


State Director  Chris Bowen

Regional field director in Burlington, Iowa on Bernie 2016 from July 2015.  Stay at home dad.  COO of Total Relaxation & Wellness, Inc., Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Freight coordinator for Kohl's Department Stores in West Burlington, Nov. 2012-Sept. 2013.  Field and political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic State Senate Campaign Committee, Feb-Aug. 2010.  Field director on Mary Jo Kilroy for Congress, June-Nov. 2008.  Regional field director on Chris Dodd for President, March 2007-Jan. 2008.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006.  Eastern Iowa regional field director on Chet Culver for Governor, Feb.-June 2006.  Canvass director for the New Jersey Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2005.  Canvass team leader and volunteer coordinator for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in political science and public administration from Missouri Valley College, 1999; started at University of Iowa.  Burlington native. >


Director of States and NH State Director  Peter Mellinger

(announced June 5, 2019)  Nevada State Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Susan Platt's campaign for Lt. Governor in Virginia, 2017.  Organizing director for New Hampshire Together, the NHDP's Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2016; regional organizing director for Manchester on Clinton's NH primary campaign, April 2015-April 2016.  Deputy field director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Director of operations for U.S. Rep. Daniel Maffei (NY), July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Finance / compliance on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, April-July 2013.  Field organizer in Iowa City on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Studied at Bucknell University.  twitter


(reported by WMUR's John diStaso on July 9, 2019)
Manchester Alderman-at-Large and board chair DanO'Neil
Manchester Alderman Tim Baines (Ward 3)
Manchester Alderman Bill Barry (Ward 10)


State Director  Brandon P. Brown

(early Aug. 2019)  Democratic nominee for Congress in SC-4 in 2018, def. by William Timmons.  Associate vice president of institutional advancement at Jackson State University (fourth largest HBCU).  Senior vice president of institutional advancement at Paine College.  SC deputy political director for Sen. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.  Democratic nominee for Congress in SC-4 in 2004.  Worked in his family's funeral home business.  An admissions counselor at Claflin College.  Master's degree in human resource development from Webster University in St. Louis; B.A. in history from Paine College, 2000.  Native of Greenville.


(press releases)
(announced Sept. 7, 2019)
Bennie F. Brown, Jr., small business owner from Taylors
Carrie Counton, two-time candidate for South Carolina Statehouse District 19 from Greenville County
John T. "J.T" Davis, manufacturing engineer, global business executive, and veteran;ran for Congress in SC 4th District
Ronald Fisher, retired educator from Greenville
Wayne Griffin, councilman for the City of Greer

(announced Aug. 28, 2019)
Reverend Courtney L. Adams of Israel Metropolitan CME Church in Greenville

(announced Aug. 27, 2019)
Reverend Caesar Richburg, senior pastor at Bethel AME church in Columbia
George C. Bradley, Ph.D., former President of Paine College
Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, academic coordinator in the Master of Science in Education (MSED) program in the Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University

(announced July 26, 2019)
Fletcher Smith - former state representative, served as a South Carolina co-chair for Biden's 2007-08 campaign
Brandon Pendarvis Brown - Democratic nominee for Congress in SC-4 in 2018; staffer on Biden's 2007-08 campaign


Communications Director  Erick M. Sanchez communications advisor on Yang campaign

(July 2019)  Principal at Quixotic LLC in New Orleans from Jan. 2018.  Director of community affairs for Drink Company from July 2017.  Public relations consultant at Frontier Solutions, LLC, June 2015-Mar. 2016.  Strategic communications specialst for AFSCME, Jan. 2012-June 2015.  Field communications manager on We Are Ohio, Apr.-Nov. 2011.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Jan. 2008-Apr. 2011.  Undergraduate degree from George Mason University, 2007.  DC area native.  twitter

National Organizing Director  Zach Fang Yang campaign

In Jan. 2019 America Works, Sherrod Brown's PAC, hired Fang in Iowa.  Solutions architect at Hustle, Inc. in San Francisco from Apr. 2016.  Regional field director for Polk County for the Iowa caucuses, then ield director for Oklahoma and Maryland,and late help in Kansas on Bernie 2016.  Field director on Doug Gansler for Governor campaign in Maryland, July 2013-June 2014.  Field director for the California Democratic Party in CA-10, May-Nov. 2012.  Degree in political science from American University, 2012.

Communications  Emily Slatkow and Ali Javery

(July-Aug. 2019)  Senior communications consultants at Harta Communications.

Communications  Michael Zetts

(May-June 2019)  Two month leave from position as communications director in Ryan's congressional office, has served in that role starting July 2011.  Deputy campaign manager on John DeStefano for Mayor (Hartford, CT), 2011.  Deputy field director on John Boccieri for Congress (OH), June-Nov. 2010.  Degree in political science from Kent State University, 2011.  twitter

Communications  Julia Krieger

(for the start up through the first six weeks to early May 2019)  Communications director on U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)'s re-election campaign, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Deputy communications director (Feb.-Nov. 2017) and press secretary to Sen. Heitkamp.  New media press secretary to the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Media analyst for American Bridge 21st Century, Feb. 2012-July 2013.  Researcher at Media Matters for America, June 2010-Feb. 2012.  B.A. in journalism, gender, women and sexuality studies from University of Minnesota, 2009. twitter