Trump General Election Campaign Organization, Minnesota
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc./Trump Victory 

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(page updated November 28, 2020)
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Trump Victory Regional Political Director Midwest (IA, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD and TX)  Ashley Walukevich

(previously regional director of delegates and party organization from Jan. 2019...succeeded Stephanie Alexander who was promoted to chief of staff, reported May 26, 2020)  New Hampshire state director for the RNC in the 2018 cycle.  A regional fied director for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee in 2016.  Worked for Sen. Susan Collins in her DC and Maine offices and on her re-election in 2014.  Worked for the Florida Republican Party / Romney presidential campaign as a field director in Boca Raton, 2012.  Degree in political science from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, 2012; interned for Sen. Susan Collins all four years.  Originally from Rockingham County, NH.  twitter

Trump Victory State Director  Kevin Poindexter

(Nov. 2019)  Executive director of the Republican Party of Minnesota, May 2018-Oct. 2019.  Minnesota state director for the RNC, Oct. 2017-May 2018.  Account executive at Weber Johnson Public Affairs, Apr. 2016-Oct. 2017.  Iowa political director on Chris Christie for President, June 2015-Mar. 2016; Iowa political director on Christie's Leadership Matters for America PAC, May-June 2015.  Iowa state director for the RNC, July 2014-Apr. 2015.  Political director on Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate (MN), Dec. 2013-July 2014.  Did communications for the New Jersey Republican Party, July-Dec. 2013.  Legislative assistant to Minnesota state Sen. Bill Weber (SD-22), April-June 2013.  Chief of staff/legislative assistant to Virginia Delegate Margaret Ransone (99th District), Dec. 2012-April 2013.  Special operations manager on Romney for President in Wisconsin, July-Nov. 2012.  Legislative assistant with the Republican Caucus in the Minnesota House, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  Interned on Emmer for Governor, June-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in political science and management from St. John's University in St. Cloud, Minn., 2010.  twitter

Trump Victory Deputy State Director  Tyler Newcombe

Experience includes a regional field director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin from Jan. 2017.  Deputy political director on Stewart Mills for Congress, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Legislative assistant for the Minnesota House Republican Caucus, Mar.-June 2016.  Field staff for the House Republican Campaign Committee, Jan.-Mar. 2016, June-Sept. 2015.  Legislative assistant in the MN House of Representatives, Jan.-June 2015.  Field staff in CD-2 for the Republican Party of Minnesota, Oct.-Nov. 2014.  twitter

Trump Victory Deputy State Director  Melanie Meyers

(Mar. 2020)  Field director on Tiffany for Wisconsin in the WI-7 special election, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020.  Associate political strategist at the Lukens Company in Arlington, VA, June-Oct. 2019.  Field director for the Minnesota Senate Victory Fund in the Jason Rarick for State Senate special election in SD11, Jan.-Feb. 2019.  Regional field director in Duluth for the RNC, May-Nov. 2018.  Volunteer coordinator on Jarchow for Wisconsin in the SD10 special election, Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Field director (Sept.-Dec. 2016) and turf organizer (June-Sept. 2016) for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.  B.S. in political science from University of Wisconsin River Falls, 2019.  twitter

Trump Victory Communications Director (MN/IA)  Preya Samsundar

Started as communication specialist at the Republican Party of Minnesota in Nov. 2017.  Writer and researcher at Alpha News Minnesota from Mar. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science, law and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016.  Coordinator of volunteers on Sharna Wahlgren for Congress, July-Nov. 2014; director of communications on Latvaaho for U.S. Senate, Mar.-June 2014.  twitter

Women's Coalition Director  Kristina Baumgartner

(June 2020...earlier a field organizer, Feb.-June 2020 and started as an intern and recruiter, Jan.-Feb. 2020)  Chiropractic assistant, Aug. 2018-Feb. 2020.  Trainer, supervisor, team lead and team member at a Chick-fil-A-Franchise, Apr. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Teacher assistant, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2017.  Legal assistant/paralegal studies at Inver Hills Community College.  twitter

Director of APA Engagement  Sia Lo

Attorney in private practice in St. Paul, MN since 2005.  Candidate for  Congress in the Aug. 11 Republican primary in MN-4, finishing second with 49.1%.  Deputy city attorney in St. Paul, 2001-05.  J.D. from Hamline University; double major in biology, medical technology from North Park University, 1989.  Hmong-American; his family came to the U.S. as refugees from Laos.

Events Director  Katie Bloodgood

Legislative director to U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (MN-2) from Jan. 2017.  Senior legislative assistant (June 2015-Jan. 2017), legislative assistant (June 2013-June 2015), legislative correspondent (Jan.-June 2013), staff assistant (Apr. 2012-Jan. 2013) and intern (Sept. 2011-Feb. 2012) to U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-5).  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Boston University, 2010.  twitter

Victory Offices
(CD-1) Rochester - 1530 Greenview Dr. SW, Ste. 117, Rochester, MN  55902  ...July 18, 2020  John Koestler  twitter
(CD-2) Eagan - 3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd. #100, Eagan, MN 55121   ...Mar. 10, 2020  Bryce Wisnewski  twitter
(CD-3) Wayzata - 60 Twelve Oaks Blvd., #650, Wayzata, MN 55319  ...July 11, 2020  Tyler Dunn  twitter
(CD-4) St. Paul - 1670 White Bear Ave., St. Paul, MN 55106  Lily Engle  twitter
(CD-6) Anoka - 901 W. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303  ...Aug. 15, 2020  Bllake Paulson
(CD-6) St. Cloud - 57 3rd St. NE, Waite Park, MN 56387  ...Aug. 3, 2020  Blake Paulson  twitter
(CD-7) Marshall -  1108 East College Dr., Marshall, MN 56258  Cory Becker  twitter
(CD-7) Moorhead - 2921 South Frontage Rd., Moorhead, MN 56560  ...June 27, 2020   Jacob Peterson  twitter
(CD-8) Duluth - 4140 Richard Ave., Hermantown, MN 55811  ...July 11, 2020

Regional Director for Southern MN Tom Radke  twitter
more Field Organizers: Anika Rickard, Kayleigh Sommerfeldt

RNC MN State Director  Timothy Lagerman  ...moved to position as state director of Pennsylvania First
(July-Oct. 2019)  Deputy Victory director on Hogan for Governor, July-Nov. 2018.  Political director on John Joyce for Congress (PA), Apr.-May 2018.  Political director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Apr. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Regional field director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Nov. 2015-Dec. 2016.  Field representative for the NRA< July-Nov. 2015.  Committee page in the MN House, Feb.-June 2015.  Regional field director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Apr. 2014-Jan. 2015.  B.S. in sport management from College Misericordia, 2011.  twitter

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Chairwoman  Jennifer Carnahan

(elected Apr. 29, 2017 on the fourth ballot; re-elected Apr. 27, 2019)  Founder (Dec. 2013) and general manager of Primrose Park, a retail concept in Nisswa (Brainerd Lakes area).  Global marketing director for Chamilia Jewelry/Swarovski North America, Jan.-Dec. 2013.  Senior marketing manager for Ecolab in St. Paul, 2010-13.  Director of product and integrated marketing for Caribou Coffee in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, June 2008-Feb. 2009.  Assistant promotion marketing manager for General Mills, Apr. 2007-June 2008.  Marketing supervisor at McDonald's Corporation, 2005-07.  Sponsorship marketing manager for Florida Marlins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Anaheim Angels, 1999-2004.  M.B.A. from University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management, 2010; B.S. in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University, 1999.  Adopted South Korean.  Wife of U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn.  twitter

Executive Director  Rebecca Alery

(started as interim in Nov. 2019 after Kevin Poindexter moved to Trump state director; promoted from communications director, started Jan. 2019)  Campaign manager on Jason Lewis for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, Jan. 2015-Dec. 2017.  Press secretary on Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Account executive at Public Affairs Co. in Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Mar. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Committee legislative assistant to Minnesota state Sen. Ingebrigtsen, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2013.  Wisconsin digital director on Romney for President, July-Nov. 2012.  Finance assistant (July-Nov. 2010) and volunteer coordinator (Jan.-July 2010) on Emmer for Governor.  Field representative for American Majority, Feb.-July 2010.  Assistant communications director/scheduler on Riley for Congress, Aug.-Dec. 2009.  Law clerk at International Decision Systems, Inc., May 2008-July 2009.  B.A. in political science, legal studies and pre-law from Universiyt of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  twitter

Political Director  Andy Aplikowski  twitter

Communications Director Jack Tomczak  twitter