updated Junly 11, 2019)
Candidate Eric Swalwell timeline
Brittany Ann Watts
Campaign Chairman U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-7)
(announced April 15, 2019) Elected to Congress
Elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010; assistant
minority leader, 2012-14. Public affairs consultant,
2007-08. Joined the U.S. Marines and served 2002-06, including in
Iraq. A.B. in International
Relations from Harvard University, 2004.
Chief Strategist/Campaign Manager Lisa Tucker
Founder (2002) and principal of The Tucker Group, a
California-based political, communications and public relations
District director for U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, 2000-01.
Political director for the Michigan Democratic Party, 1998-99.
Associate at Staton, Hughes and Shafer, 1994-98. Regional
director for U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, 1985-93. B.A. in political
science from Wayne State University, 1988. twitter
Chief Operating Officer Garrick Delzell
Self employed consultant since Apr. 2018.
Planning director for
CAC, Mar. 2017-Apr. 2018; program director for CAC, CCEPC, June
2016-Mar. 2017. Campaign manager on Donna Edwards for Senate
(MD), Apr. 2015-Apr. 2016. Political advisor to EMILY's List,
Feb. 2013-Mar. 2015. Campaign manager on Kuster for Congress
(NH), Feb.-Dec. 2012. Campaign manager on Dan Roberti for
Congress, June 2011-Feb. 2012. Campaign manager on Alvin Brown
for Mayor (Jacksonville), Jan.-Apr. 2011. Campaign manager on
Kosmas for Congress (FL), Mar.-Nov. 2010. Campaign manager at
Vote No on 46, Sept.-Nov. 2008. Campaign manager on Joan
Fitz-Gerald for Congress, Oct. 2007-Aug. 2008. Campaign manager
for Vote No on 2 (Aurora, CO), Aug.-Dec. 2006. Campaign manager
on Coleman for State Senate (CO), Jan.-Aug. 2006. Grassroots
coordinator for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Jan. 2000-Jan.
2002. B.A. in religious studies from Bucknell University,
Senior Strategist Alex Evans
Chief of staff to Swalwell, April 2018-Mar.
2019. President and
CEO at EMC Research, Inc., Mar. 1989-April 2018. City councilman
in Richmond, CA, Mar. 1995-Jan. 2001. Vice president at Cambridge
Survey Research, Mar. 1984-Mar. 1989. M.P.P. from University of
Michigan, 1985; B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, 1983.
Senior Strategist Tim Sbranti
Athletics director at Dublin High School. Deputy chief of staff to Swalwell from June 2015. Candidate for California State Assembly District 16, 2014. CEO of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's non-profit foundation, Californians Dedicated to Education, 2010-13. Mayor of Dublin, 2008-14; elected to the Dublin City Council in 2002. Teacher and coach at Dublin High School; was Swalwell's high school economics teacher. B.A. in government from Cal State Sacramento, 1998.
Communications Director Josh Richman
Communications director in the Office of Congressman
Swalwell from Feb. 2016. Reporter for the Bay Area News Group,
July 1997-Jan. 2016. Reporter for the Express Times (Easton, PA),
Aug. 1992-July 1997. Bachelor of journalism from University of
Missouri-Columbia, 1992. twitter
National Press Secretary Cait McNamee
Has worked for Rep. Swalwell since July 2014: press
Jan. 2017), Future Forum policy director (Mar. 2016-Jan. 2017),
scheduler (July 2015-Mar. 2016) and staff assistant (July 2014-July
2015). Bachelor's degree in political science, economic and
Spanish from Allegheny College, 2014. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Celia Olivas
Degree in legal studies from UC Santa Cruz,
2017. From Stockton,
Director of Email Strategy Kunal Basu-Dutta
(Apr. 2019) Freelance writer and editor from
Digital marketing manager for Swalwell for Congress, Mar. 2018-Apr.
2019. Educational fellow for Bedrock Educational Consultants,
July 2016-July 2017. Social editorial lead for Amazon, Feb.-Dec.
2015. Digital marketer for University of Chicago, Oct. 2014-Feb.
2015. Communications associate for the National Association of
Charter School Authorizers, July 2013-Oct. 2014. B.A. in classics
and classical languages, literature from University of Chicago, 2013.
Director of Digital Strategy Hannah
Creator and host of the podcast Too
Much To Handle. Host and executive producer of YouTube's ThinkTank.
Formerly a regular guest host on The Young Turks, contributor for The
Huffington Post and Pop Sugar News. Major in psychology from Duke
University. Originally from Los Angeles. hannahcranston.com twitter
transparency and free press | ending gun violence
(May 2019) Communications director to U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ), 2017-May 2019. Visiting assistant professor of political science at Gannon University, 2016-17. Principal at RKA Research, 2012-17. Research associate for the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, 2010-12. J.D. from Louisiana State University Law Center, 2015; M.Sc. in democracy in democratisation from University College London, 2009; B.A. in mass communication and international studies from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2007. twitter
Director of Scheduling Aaron Fielding
(April 2019) Finance director on Swalwell
for Congress, Jan. 2016-April 2019. Campaign manager on Mowrer
for Iowa, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Director of client services/finance
director for the Iowa Democratic Party, June 2014-June 2015.
Finance director on Burke for Wisconsin, Nov. 2013-April 2014.
Finance director on Buono for Governor (NJ), Feb.-Nov. 2013.
Finance director on Friends of Charlie Wilson (OH), April-Nov.
2012. Deputy finance director on Hosmer for Congress, Jan.-Feb.
2012. Tracker for American Bridge 21st Century in Manchester, NH,
May-Nov. 2011. Research assistant for the Democratic Party of New
Mexico, June-Nov. 2010. Campaign manager on Juan LaFonta for
Congress (LA), Feb.-May 2010. Lead organizer on SEIU Change that
Works Campaign in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, LA, June-Nov. 2009.
Regional field director on Louisiana Victory 2008, April-Nov.
2008. Field organizer in Des Moines on John Edwards for
President, July 2007-Feb. 2008. Field organizer on Tom Knox for
Philly, Feb.-May 2007. Bachelor's degree in political science and
history from Temple University, 2006.
Deputy Director of Scheduling Lina Tragni
(April 2019) Scheduler and office manager to
Rep. Swalwell in his
congressional office, July 2018-Mar. 2019. Human resources
administrator at FRSTeam, Inc., Dec. 2017-June 2018. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from University of Portland,
Advance Chris Keosian
(April 2019) Advance on Swalwell for Congress,
2019 and assistant legislative correspondent in Rep. Swalwell's
congressional office, June 2018-April 2019; started with Swalwell as an
intern, Jan.-June 2018. Studied government and politics at
University of Maryland College Park. twitter
National Finance Director Yardena Wolf
Managing director of campaigns (from June 2017) and development associate (June 2016-June 2017) at New York City-based Berger Hirschberg Strategies. Research assistant at the State of Alabama Oil and Gas Board, Jan. 2015-May 2016. B.A. in political science and government from The University of Alabama.
National Finance Senior Advisor Stephanie
Co-founder (2003) and principal at New York City-based
Berger Hirschberg Strategies. Vice president of development for
the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Co-finance
director for John Kerry's presidential campaign. California
finance director for Al Gore’s presidential campaign, finance director
for the Democratic National Convention. Graduate of Sweet
Briar College, 1991. Grew up in Houston.
Comptroller Christopher Higgenbotham
(April 2019) Project coordinator at Lowe Consulting Group, Inc. in Oakland, CA., July 2017-Apr. 2019. Dean of students at Patten Academy in Oakland, CA, May 2013-Aug. 2017. Organizer with the East Bay Organizing Committee, Jan.-Apr. 2015. Bachelor's degreee in English Language and Literature from Morehouse College, 2013.
summer fellows including
Logan Basch, Kelsea Parker
interns including Aaron Deivaprakash, Isabella Gravano, Arjav Rawal
(press release) eight total staff
State Chair Vikki Brown
(announced April 11, 2019) Chairwoman of the
Black Hawk County
Democrats, elected in March 2017 to serve a two-year term.
since 2006. African-American outreach coordinator in eastern Iowa
on Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016. A precinct captain in the
2008, 2012 and 2016 caucuses. Worked on campaigns in Michigan in
the 1970s. Grew up in
State Director Eddie Alvarez
Political director for New Energy PAC from Sept.
Political director for the Alameda County
Building and Construction Trades Unions, Mar. 2017-Sept. 2018.
Campaign manager on McCarthy for Montana, Jan.-Mar. 2017.
Regional field director/deputy field director on Foster Campbell for
U.S. Senate (LA), Nov.-Dec. 2016. Senior staff on Ro Khanna for
Congress (CA), 2016. Middle school teacher in Los Angeles,
2014-16. Senior advisor on John Lewis for Congress/Montana
Democratic Party, 2014. Campaign manager on Doug Otto for Long
Beach (CA) Mayor, 2013-14. JV baseball coach and substitue
teacher in Santa Clarita, CA, 2006-14. A regional field director
for the California Democratic Party, 2012; field director on Reginald
Byron Jones-Sawyer for Assembly (CA), 2012. B.A. in international
relations, political science from Carroll College, 2010; also studied
at Los Angeles Mission Community College. Son of Mexican
Field Director Keshavan Sridhar
Regional Field Directors
Waterloo Kevin Farley
(Apr. 2019) Campaign staff on Swalwell for
2019. Red to Blue director/coordinator for Swalwell for Congress,
Sept.-Nov. 2018. Professional baseball player in Arizona and
California, Sept. 2016-Sept. 2018. B.S. in organizational
communication from University of Portland, 2016. twitter
???Des Moines Michelle Bruggenthies
Caucus director on John Delaney's campaign from Dec. 2018 (announced Jan. 7, 2019). Campaign manager on Jackie Smith for Iowa State Senate in 2018. Worked on Pete D'Alessandro's 2018 primary campaign for Congress in IA-3. Sioux City regional field director and regional field director in Chicago on Bernie 2016. Worked on Chuy Garcia’s 2015 bid for mayor of Chicago. Worked on Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign in 2014. Has also organized in Washington State and New Jersey. Studied History, English Literature at Loyola University Chicago. From Chicago.
State Director Mackenzie Murphy
(Mar. 2019) Most recently interned with U.S.
Rep. Ro Khanna (CA), Jan.-Mar. 2019. Campaign manager on Mindi
Messmer's campaign for
Congress in NH CD-1, Apr.-Sept. 2018. Served with Americorps
VISTA, Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018. Youth minister at Our Lady of Mercy
in Merrimack, May 2017-Feb. 2018. B.S. in business administration
B.S. in psychology from Granite State College, 2019; Associate's degree
from Nashua Community College, 2017. twitter
State Director Breticca Moody
(June 2019) Director of residential
2019) and assistant director of residential services (Nov. 2018-June
manager on Rosalyn Glenn for State Treasurer from July 2018.
Regional political director on James Smith for Governor. Regional
field director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, June-Oct.
2017. Reisdence hall director at the College of Charleston, July
2016-Mar. 2017. Academic advisorr at Missouri State University,
Oct. 2014-June 2016. Cashier at Voorhees College, Aug. 2013-Sept.
2014. TRIO studen support services counselor for the College of
Charleston, Jan. 2011-July 2013. M.E. fomr Columbia College,
2014. B.A. in political science from College of Charleston, 2010.
In the July 18, 2019 news conference announcing the end of his campaign, Swalwell stated he "had a campaign operation with staff in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, New York, Washington and California."
A Feb. 18, 2019 report on WHO-TV stated, "Swalwell
Sioux City Saturday that he has eight staffers in Iowa and is putting
together a team in South Carolina too."
Regional Field Director-Cedar Rapids Jordan Hensley
(Feb.-Apr. 2019) Field organizer in Des Moines for Human Rights Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Client services specialist for All Shows, July 2014-Apr. 2018. B.A. in history, political science from University of Connecticut, 2013.
Chief of Staff Michael D. Reed
(Mar. 2019) Deputy
chief of staff and legislative director (Aug.
2017-Mar. 2019) and legislative director (Jan.-Aug. 2017) to U.S. Rep.
Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12). Policy analyst for the National
Black Caucus of State Legislators, Mar. 2013-Jan. 2015.
State-federal relations for the National Conference of State
Legislatures, Dec. 2010-Mar. 2013. Legislative correspondent to
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ), July 2007-Dec. 2010. Aide to Gov.
Corzine, 2006. Deputy base vote director on NJ Victory
2006. Political aide on Corzine for Governor, 2005. Studied
at Georgetown University.