Nov. 6, 2018 Governor Races


The Campaign Managers

Democrats
Republicans Third Party/
Independent
AL


Walt Maddox:  Madolyn Kirby
(Jan. 2018)  Communication strategy at Matrix, LLC, May 2013-Jan. 2018.  M.P.A. in political management (2014) and B.A. in communication and information sciences, political science and public relations (2012) from University of Alabama.

Kay Ivey:  Mike Lukach
(Feb. 2018)  White House liaison at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2017.  Colorado state director (Sept.-Nov. 2016) and Minnesota state director (Aug.-Sept. 2016) on Donald J. Trump for President, Inc..  Managed Kip Tom's campaign for Congress in the IN-3 Republican primary, Oct. 2015-May 2016.  South Carolina political director on Scott Walker's presidential campaign, July-Sept. 2015, and on his Our American Revival, April-July 2015.  Campaign manager on Stewart Mills' campaign for Congress in MN-8, Feb.-Nov. 2014 (one of the most closely contested races of the cycle).  Campaign manager on Ron Walters for Congress in Charleston, WV, Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Campaign manager on Judy Biggert for Congress in Illinois, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  B.A. in government from William & Mary, 2006.






AK

R+
Mark Begich:  Nora P. Morse
(June 2018)  Communications and government affairs director for the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association, Feb.-June 2018.  Deputy communications director for the Anchorage Police Department, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Special assistant/press assistant for Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, May 2015-Aug. 2017.  Communications and fundraising assistant on Berkowitz for Mayor, Feb.-May 2015.  Research assistant on Alaskans for Begich 2014, May 2013-Nov. 2014.B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics and Government from American University, 2012; interned for Sens. Murkowski and Begich.  Lifelong Anchorage resident.

Mike Dunleavy:  Brett Huber
(Dec. 2017, announced Jan. 4, 2018)  Policy advisor to Sen. Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks)/Senate Finance Committee, from Jan. 2016.  From Nov. 2012-Nov. 2014 served as chief of staff in the Alaska Senate to Sen. Rick Halford and the Senate Resources Committee, Sen. Lesil McGuire and the Senate Rules Committee; and to Sen. Dunleavy.  President of the Alaska Outdoor Council and AOC Political Action Committee.  Executive director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association.  Program director for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Bill Walker:  John-Henry Heckendorn
Before starting as campaign manager, Heckendorn worked for a year as special assistant to Gov. Walker. Co-founder (2014) of Ship Creek Group, a political consulting firm.  B.A. degrees in politics and economics from Whitman College, 2012.





AZ





David Garcia:  Ian Danley
Director of One Arizona from Sept. 2015.  Governing Board Member of the Phoenix Union High School District, elected Nov. 2012.  Policy director at Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, April-Sept. 2015.  Program director at Neighborhood Ministries, Aug. 2006-April 2015.  Campaign manager on David Garcia for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Financial analyst for Grace Communities, 2004-06.  Master's degree in public policy from Arizona State University, 2010; B.S. in policy, planning and development from University of Southern California, 2003.

Doug Ducey:  J.P. Twist
(Jan. 2018)  Owner of Aimpoint Strategies, LLC in Phoenix from Jan. 2016.  Campaign manager on Let's Vote Yes for Arizona Schools (Prop.123) in the May 17 special election, Jan.-May 2016.  Senior advisor (Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016) and campaign manager (June-Dec. 2014) on Doug Ducey for Governor.  Chief of staff to Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane, Feb. 2011-June 2014.  Campaign manager on Paul Gosar for Congress, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.






AR


Jared Henderson:  Hannah McCollester
(Jan. 2018)  Community coach (from June 2017); application reviewer (Aug.-Dec. 2017); managing director (June 2014-June 2017) and director (June 2013-June 2014) for teacher leadership development in Little Rock; manager in Pine Bluff (June 2011-June 2013) all with Teach for America; 4th grade teacher and Teach for America Corps member at Park Avenue Elementary in Stuttgart, AR, June 2009-June 2011.  B.A. in English and Spanish from University of Virginia, 2009.

Asa Hutchinson:  Robert Moery
(announced Jan. 1, 2018)  Director of legislative and agency affairs in the Office of the Governor, Jan. 2015-Dec. 2017.  Also, partner at Moery Farming Co. in Carlisle, AR since Sept. 2012.  Executive aide to then-candidate Asa Hutchinson, Jan.-Dec. 2014.  Field rep. in the Office of Sen. John Boozman, Oct. 2011-July 2012.  Degree in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas, 2011.






CA

 

Gavin Newsom:  Addisu Demissie
(Sept. 2017)  Consultant at 50+1 Strategies since Feb. 2011.  Vice president and director of grassroots advocacy at The Messina Group, Feb. 2014-Feb. 2017.  National voter outreach and mobilization director at Hillary for America, Mar. Nov. 2016.  Field director at Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Policy counsel at Google, May-Oct. 2010.  Political director at Organizing for America/DNC, Feb. 2009-May 2010.  Ohio GOTV director at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008.   Worked on Hillary Clinton for President during the primaries, 2007-08.  Georgia field director on the Kerry campaign.  Research director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 2008; B.A. in political science from Yale University, 2001.  From Atlanta.

John Cox:  Tim Rosales
Vice president at the Wayne Johnson Agency in Sacramento from Jan. 2005.  Chief of staff to Assemblyman Ken Maddox and Assemblyman George Plescia, district director to Assemblyman Mark Wyland, and field representative to U.S. Rep. James Rogan, Nov. 2000-Dec. 2004; public affairs, political, communications professional in Greater Los Angeles and Sacramento, Jan. 1997-Dec. 2004.  M.B.A. from Drexel University, 2013; B.A. in political science from Azusa University, 1998.






CO


Jared Polis:  Jenn Ridder
(announced July 2017)  Mountain West regional political director for the DCCC in the 2016 cycle.  Deputy campaign manager on Sen. Mark Udall’s unsuccessful 2014 re-election bid.  Deputy political director on President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign in Colorado.  Climate reality associate at The Climate Reality Project.  Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign in Colorado.  Graduate of Middlebury College, 2010.  Colorado native.

Walker Stapleton:  Michael Fortney
Founding partner (March 2013) at Clear Creek Strategies in Denver.  Communications director in the Colorado State Treasurer's Office, Feb. 2011-Feb. 2014; campaign manager and senior consultant on Stapleton's 2010 and 2014 campaigns for state Treasurer.  Campaign manager on Scott Tipton for Congress in 2012 and continues as his senior political consultant.  Regional political manager at Associated Builders and Contractors, April 2008-Jan. 2010.  Additionally he served on U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (TX)’s congressional staff, managed several campaigns in Texas and managed a successful Kentucky Supreme Court campaign.  B.S. in political science from Lamar University.  Kentucky native.







CT
Ned Lamont:  Marc Bradley
(Feb. 2018)  Owner and guide at Four Peaks Travel, LLC in West Dover, CT from April 2013.  Campaign manager on William Tong for U.S. Senate (CT), Feb. 2011-May 2012.  Deputy political director and exploratory committee treasurer on Lamont for Governor, Dec. 2009-Sept. 2010.  Aide de Camp on Ned Lamont for Senate, Feb.-Nov. 2006.  New client manager for Shop for America, May 2005-Jan. 2006.  Field aide worker for ICROSS in Kenya, Oct. 2004-April 2005.  Mountain rescue at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, VT, Oct. 2001-March 2004.  Home energy auditor, Aug. 2000-June 2001.  B.A. in government and history from St. Lawrence University, 2000.

Bob Stefanowski:  Pat Trueman
(2017)  Campaign manager on Jill Vogel for Lt. Governor (VA), 2016-17.  Campaign manager on Rob Bell for Attorney General, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Consultant with The Carlyle Gregory Company, Nov. 2014-Dec. 2015; also campaign manager on Chuong Nguyen for Delegate (Sept.-Nov. 2015) and Eddie Whitlock for Senate (March-June 2015) in Virginia.  Volunteer coordinator on Suzanne Scholte for Congress (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Manager at Brooks Brothers, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2014; supervisor at Ralph Lauren, March 2009-Oct. 2011.
Oz Griebel:  Chris Cooper
(from Sept. 10, 2018)  President of Cooper Communications LLC from Sept. 2009.  Dir. of comms. for Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Nov. 2006-Sept. 2009.  Dir. of comms. for the CT Dep't of Trans., June 2004-Nov. 2006.  Dir. of comms. for Gov. John Rowland, Dec. 1998-June 2004. Positions in the CT Dep't of Ec. and Comm. Dev. (1990-98), Dep't of Social Services (1988-90) and Dep't of Env. Protection (1983-88). Aide to Gov. William  O'Neil, Dec. 1980-Jan. 1983.  Admin. aide/policy aide to Gov. Ella Grasso, Aug. 1978-Dec. 1980.  Master's degree in English from Trinity College-Hartford, 1984; bachelor's degree in English, government from Connecticut College, 1977.

and...succeeded Kyle Lyddy, who started in April 2018.





FL Andrew Gillum:  Brandon Davis
(Sept. 18, 2018, succeeding McPhillips)  Principal-managing director in Washington, DC at GPSIMPACT from Feb. 2017.  General election director at the DNC, mid-June to Dec. 2016.  National political director for the SEIU; previously deputy national political director for member engagement, and started with SEIU in 2007 as political director for the union's Missouri State Council.  Political director and deputy campaign director on Claire McCaskill's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign.  Political director for the Missouri Democratic Party in 2005.  Political director on Gov. Bob Holden's 2004 U.S. Senate primary campaign.  Political director for the Missouri Democratic Party in 2003.  Double major in black studies and political science from University of Missouri-Columbia.

and
Davis was the third campaign manager:
Phillip Thompson, the initial campaign manager, left in July 17, 2017 amid reports of low fundraising (>).

The position remained unfilled until Brendan McPhillips was brought on (>),  McPhillips was fired after the primary as reported Sept. 4, 2018.

Brendan McPhillips, campaign manager
(Nov. 28, 2017-Aug. 2018)  Senior advisor on Joe Khan for District Attorney, Jan.-May 2017.  Political director on Pete for DNC, Feb. 2017.  Pennsylvania political director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on John Fetterman's 2016 primary campaign for U.S. Senate, Oct. 2015-April 2016.  Campaign manager on Helen Gym’s successful campaign for Philadelphia City Council, Feb.-Nov. 2015.  Campaign manager on Kevin Strouse’s 2014 congressional race in PA-8 in Bucks County, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Pennsylvania organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March 2013-Jan. 2014.  Regional field director in Bucks County on the Obama campaign, March-Nov. 2012.  Regional field director/assistant community manager for Draftfcb, March-Oct. 2011.  Special projects director on Hoosiers for Hill, June-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of Notre Dame, 2010; transfered from San Jacinto College.


Ron DeSantis:  Susie Wiles, campaign chairman
(Sept. 26, 2018)  Managing partner of the Jacksonville office of Ballard Partners since 2011 and principal at Right Coast Strategies from 2011.  Senior advisor for battleground communications on the Trump for President campaign in Florida.  Initial campaign manager on Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign, started as executive director of H-PAC in late Jan. 2011; resigned July 21, 2011.  Campaign manager on Rick Scott's successful run for Governor of Florida, 2010.  Chief of communications and special initiatives under Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton for five years through June 2008.  Principal at Wiles Consulting, Inc. 2001-04.  Co-managing partner in the Florida office of APCO Worldwide, 2000-01.  Senior executive under Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney including as his chief of staff, 1995-99.   District director to U.S. Rep. Tillie K. Fowler (FL), 1992-95.  Deputy director of operations for the vice presidential campaign on Bush-Quayle '88.  Principal at Summerall, Smith & Wiles, 1984-86.  Special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Labor Ray Donovan, 1982-83.  Special Assistant (scheduler) to President Reagan, 1980-81.  Deputy director of scheduling on Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.  Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Jack Kemp (NY), 1979-80.  B.A. in English from University of Maryland.

and
Brad Herold, campaign manager
Vice president of Something Else Strategies (from 2017) and president of Parabellum Strategies (from July 2016) in Orlando.  Campaign manager on Ron DeSantis for U.S. Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Executive director (May 2015-Jan. 2016) and deputy executive director (Jan.-May 2015) of the Republican Party of Florida.  Deputy state director in the Office of Sen. Marco Rubio, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate (MN), Sept. 2013-July 2014.  Deputy staff director in the Majority Office of the Florida House, Nov. 2012-Sept. 2013.  Campaign manager on Adam Hasner for U.S. House, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Special assistant on Hasner for U.S. Senate, May 2011-Jan. 2012.  Legislative affairs at the Florida Department of Transportation, Jan.-May 2011.  Coalition director on Rick Scott for Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  Executive director of the Broward County Republican Party, March-Aug. 2010.  Director of field operations at the RPOF, Nov. 2007-Feb. 2010.  Internship coordinator in the Florida Governor's Office, Feb.-Nov. 2007.

[Although Herold retained the campaign manager title, media reports say that Wiles was brought on to "lead" and "take over" the campaign (1, 2)]






GA
Stacey Abrams:  Lauren Groh-Wargo
Served as Abrams' top aide at her two foundations, Third Sector Development (which ran the New Georgia Project) and Voter Access Institute.  Deputy executive director at the Ohio Democratic Party, 2009-Apr. 2011.  Southwest Ohio regional director for America Votes.  Worked on a school levy campaign in Cincinnati.  Organized tenants to fight their landlords for better living conditions in Brooklyn, New York.  Undergraduate degree in economics from American University.  Grew up near Cleveland, OH.

Brian Kemp:  Tim Fleming
Deputy secretary of state, chief of staff, assistant director in the election division to Secretary of State Kemp.  Campaign manager to Kemp on his 2010 campaign for Secretary of State.  Worked on Kemp's 2002 campaign for State Senate.  A.B. from University of Georgia, 2005.






HI


David Ige:  Michael Yadao
(Sept. 2017)  Pacific region manager (Sept. 2016-April 2018) and consultant (July 2015-Sept. 2016) with CALIBRE Systems, Inc. in Honolulu.  Deputy director of  campaign operations on Kirk Caldwell for May, Feb.-Nov. 2016.  State of Hawaii Boards and Commissions research coordinator, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Deputy director of the Governor's Office of Constituent Services, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2013.  Coordinator on Neil Abercrombie for Governor, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2014.  State legislative coordinator / communication specialist with Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Nov. 2010-Oct. 2011.  Committee clerk and legislative aide in the State Legislature, 2009-10.  Bachelor's degree in Asian studies from University of Hwaii at Manoa, 2009.  Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, 1998-2001.

Andria Tupola:






ID
Paulette Jordan:  Nate Kelly
(mid-Sept. 2018)  Kelly started as interim/acting campaign manager following the departure of Rosenow; he had been serving as senior  advisor and attorney to the campaign since May.  California based attorney specializing in securities/corporate finance and intellectual property law since 2009.  Owner of DBMS Inc. from May 2016.  Managing director of Nate Kelly Incubation, Jan. 2012-May 2016.  Associate at Kaye Scholer LLP, May 2007-May 2009.  J.D. from University of Southern California Law School, 2008; B.A. in government and politics from University of Maryland College Park, 2005.

and
Initial campaign manager Mike Rosenow resigned Sept. 14.

Brad Little:  Zach Hauge
(June 2017)  Vice president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI), earlier served as political director; started there in Aug. 2012.  Campaign manager on Mike Simpson for Congress, July 2010-July 2012.  Lobbyist with CapitolWest Public Policy Group, Jan. 2008-July 2012.  Campaign consultant at Meridian Resources LLC, Sept. 2007-June 2010.  Studied at Boise State University and the University of Idaho.






IL

D+
JB Pritzker:  Anne Caprara
(Mar. 2017)  Senior advisor (Jan.-Mar. 2017) and executive director (June 2015-Jan. 2017) at Priorities USA.  Vice president of campaigns at EMILY's List, Feb.-May 2015.  Political director (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2014) and deputy political director (May 2011-Jan. 2013) at the DSCC.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey (CO), Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, after managing her campaign.  Transition director and chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (OH), Nov. 2006-May 2007.  Research tracker, then deputy research director at EMILY's List, 2003-06.  Business development assistant at Cassidy & Associates, 2001-03.  M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 2003; B.A. in C.L.E.G. from American University, 2001.

Bruce Rauner:  Betsey Ankney
(reported Aug. 2017)  Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's 2016 re-election in Wisconsin from June 2013 (AAPC campaign manager of the year for 2016).  Deputy political director for operations at the RNC for the Fall 2012 campaign from June 2012.  Associate at Collins Anderson Philp Public Affairs, May 2011-May 2012.  Political fundraising consultant (Epiphany Productions), organized the NRCC March Dinner, Jan.-April 2011.  A regional political coordinator at the RNC, June 2009-Jan. 2011.  Assistant to the president and CEO at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Jan.-Sept. 2008.  B.A. in political science and business from Vanderbilt University, 2009.








IA
Fred Hubbell:  Michelle Gajewski
(Oct. 2017)  Campaign manager on Monica Vernon's 2016 run for Congress against Rod Blum in IA-1.  Campaign manager on Suzanne Patrick's run for Congress against Scott Rigell in VA-2 in 2014.


Kim Reynolds:  Hooff Cooksey
(Mar. 2018)  Political director on Ed Gillespie for Governor (VA), Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017.  Executive director of  Arizonans for Strong Leadership, Gov. Doug Ducey's I.E. committee, Mar.-Dec. 2016.  Political director for Yes on Prop. 123 (Phoenix), Mar.-May 2016.  Deputy political director for voter contact/digital political manager at Jeb 2016, Inc., June 2015-Feb. 2016; political on Right to Rise PAC, Jan.-June 2015.  Statewide field director on Ed Gillespie for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Political director, coalitions director (May-Dec. 2013) and regional political director (Dec. 2012-May 2013) on Mark Obenshain for Attorney General.  Field director in Arlington for Republican Party of Virginia-Romney for President, June-Nov. 2012.  B.S. in public relations from University of Texas at Austin, 2012.

and
Phil Valenziano served as campaign manager from June 2017-Feb. 2018, then left.  He was senior advisor to Lt. Gov. Reynolds from Apr. 2016-June 2017.






KS

D+
Laura Kelly:  Jordanna "Jordy" Zeigler
Previously Western political director at EMILY's List.  Western regional candidate services director at the DCCC in 2012.

Kris Kobach:  Rep. J.R. Claeys
(reported May 16, 2018 as part of campaign shake up(>))  Represents District 69 in the Kansas House of Representatives, first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2014 and 2016.  Candidate for Kansas Secretary of State, 2009-10.  President and CEO of the National Association of Government Contractors.  Director of communications for the National Small Business Association.  Worked in fundraising for the RNC.  M.P.A. from The George Washington University School of Business; undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.  Fifth generation Kansan, born and raised in Salina.
Greg Orman:  Tim Phillips





ME

D+
Janet Mills:  Jeremy Kennedy
(from early Sept. 2018)  Director of advocacy, Maine for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, from Jan. 2017.  State director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Executive director (Jan. 2015-June 2016) finance director (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015) and state field director (July-Nov. 2010) at the Maine Democratic Party.  Campaign manager on Libby Mitchell for Governor, April-July 2010.  Regional field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign, Sept. 2008-March 2010.  Political on Hillary Clinton's earlier presidential campaign, 2007-08.  B.A. in biology and political science from The University of Texas at Dallas, 2007.

and
(>)
Michael Ambler
(June 2017-Sept. 2018)  Campaign manager (Sept.-Dec. 2016) and field/data director (Jan.-Aug. 2016) on Ro Khanna for Congress (CA).  Co-founder of Searchlight Direct Contact, June 2014-Oct. 2015.  Campaign manager on Lavine for Assembly (NY), July-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Abrahams for Congress (NY), Jan.-June 2014.  Field director on Pierson for Council (Brooklyn), June-Nov. 2013.  Bachelor's degree in public policy from University of Michigan, 2013.

Shawn Moody:  Lauren LePage
Executive director of Maine People Before Politics, a nonprofit that supported Gov. LePage, Jan. 2015-June 2017.  Maine coalitions director on Donald J. Trump for President, announced Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Director of scheduling and special projects on Gov. LePage's re-election campaign, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Assistant to Gov. LePage's chief of staff, Jan. 2011-Oct. 2013.  Assistant policy director on Paul LePage for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  J.D. from University of Maine School of Law, 2017; bachelor's degree in biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, 2010.






MD
Ben Jealous:  Travis Tazelaar
"He has spent the past two years working to promote President Obama’s climate change agenda." (Maryland Matters, Apr. 6, 2017).  Spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, 2013.  Campaign manager on Educating Maryland Kids, the Maryland DREAM Act on the Nov. 2012 ballot.  Managed Mayor Rawlings-Blake's 2011 re-election.  Executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party, 2009-10.  Managed Baltimore City Councilman Edward L. Reisinger's re-election campaign in 2007.  In 2006 worked for Mayor Martin O’Malley's gubernatorial campaign and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin's U.S. Senate campaign.  Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years.  Aquasco native.

Larry Hogan:  Jim Barnett
(Sept. 2017...started in June as general consultant)  COO at Definers Public Affairs.  Vice president of political affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Legal Reform, 2013-15. Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid in Massachusetts.  Campaign manager on former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons' 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Connecticut.  New England regional campaign manager on McCain-Palin 2008; state director on McCain's NH primary campaign from May 2007, and earlier served as the campaign's New England regional director.  Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, elected May 2003, served through late Nov. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Jim Douglas' successful 2002 campaign for governor of Vermont, then worked on Gov. Douglas' senior staff.  Deputy Associate Director in the Presidential Personnel Office, 2001-02.  Public relations manager at Validea.com, 2000.  Senior research analyst at RNC, 1999-early 2000.  Research associate at the National Journal Group.  Junior research analyst at the RNC, 1998.  Bachelor's degree in political science (CLEG) from American University, 1998.

and
Barnett took on the campaign manager after  the initial camapign manager Ryan Reynolds was ousted in September.






MA
Jay Gonzalez:  Kevin Ready
(April 2017)  Most recently worked in the Office of Attorney General Maura Healey including as chief of investigations and deputy division chief of the Medicaid fraud division from Sept. 2016.  Political director on Martha Coakley's 2014 campaign for governor against Charlie Baker and spokesman on her 2010 campaign for Attorney General.  Graduate of Clark University.

Charlie Baker:  Brian Wynne
(Dec. 2017)  Executive director (Jan. 2015-Dec. 2017), MA Victory director (April-Dec. 2014) and MA Victory statewide field director (Jan.-April 2014) for the Massachusetts Republican Party.  NJ deputy Victory director for data/RNC, July-Nov. 2013.  Data director on Gabriel Gomez for U.S. Senate, May-June 2013.  Deputy director of political analytics (April-Nov. 2012) and intern (June 2011-April 2012) at Romney for President.  B.A. in political science, international studies from Boston College, 2012.






MI
Gretchen Whitmer:  Eric Goldman
(Mar. 2018)  Previously campaign manager on Connie Pillich for Governor of Ohio, 2017-Feb. 2018.  Campaign manager on Santasiero for Congress (PA-8) in 2016.  Degree in political science from UC Santa Barbara.

and
Goldman was Whitmer's third campaign manager. She started with Jerid Kurtz (Mar.-Aug. 2017), then replaced him Keenan Pontoni (>). Pontoni resigned in Feb. 2018 (>).

Bill Schuette:  Lori Wortz
Consultant at Strategy Works Agency formerly WWP Strategies from 2007.  Consultant to  Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.  Partner at Sterling, 1998-2008.  Chief of staff in the Michigan Senate for the Senate Majority Leader, 1990-98. 






MN
Tim Walz:  Leah Solo
(June 7, 2018 succeeding Nick Coe)  Started on the campaign as outreach director.  Director at Our Minnesota Future.  Candidate for state Senate iDistrict 44 (Plymouth) in 2016.  Political director of the SEIU Minnesota State Council; started there as outreach director in Dec. 2012.  Deputy campaign director for the Minnesotans United for All Families.  Worked four cycles for DFL candidates including campaign manager on Mark Ritchie's 2010 run for Secretary of State, and political director on Tim Walz's campaign.  Grew up in Mankato.

and
Walz replaced Nick Coe after finishing behind Erin Murphy at the DFL endorsing convention (>).

Jeff Johnson:  Justin Arnold
(April 2017)  Political strategist at Majority Strategies, May 2016-March 2017.  Iowa political director on Marco Rubio for President, May 2015-Jan. 2016.  Staffer to Sen. Jack Whitver, Jan.-May 2015.  Political director on Whitaker for U.S. Senate, from July 2013.  Studied at University of Iowa.






NE
Bob Krist: 
Director of Daily Operations  Caitlinn Sullivan

Pete Ricketts:  Jessica Flanagain
(June 2017)  Moved over to the campaign from special advisor for external affairs to Gov. Ricketts, started in that role in Dec. 2015, and advisor to Ricketts from July 2006.  Owner at Bright Strategies from Jan. 2007.  Executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party, 2004-06.  Campaign manager on Fortenberry for Congress, 2004.  B.A. in English, philosophy from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
[In addition to serving as campaign manager Flanagain started as a senior vice president with Axiom Strategies in July 2018].






NV
Steve Sisolak:  Chris Sloan
(July 2018, succeeding Rob Hill)  Director of government affairs (Oct. 2009-July 2018) at IUPAT Finishing Trades Institute and international legislative representative at IUPAT (Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009).  Master's degree from GSPM at The George Washington University, 2014; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Earlham College, 2007.

and
The Nevada Independent reported the change on July 20 (>).
Rob Hill (Aug. 2017-June 2018)  Director at Precision Strategies, Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Associate administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, June 2011-Dec. 2015. Field director at the DSCC, Dec. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Western political director at the White House, Jan.-Dec. 2009.  State director in ME, VT, OR and NV (Jan.-Nov. 2008; NH field director on Obama for America, 2007-08.  B.A. in history from University of Virginia, 2000.

Adam Laxalt:  Kristin Davison
(Nov. 2017)  Campaign manager on Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's run for governor to May 2018, then replaced.  Senior role on U.S. Sen. Lurther Strange (AL)'s campaign in 2017 special election (lost in primary runoff to Roy Moore).  Worked on the campaigns of Sen. Roy Blunt (MO) and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL).  Served as chief of staff at Karl Rove and Co..






NH
Molly Kelly:  Craig Brown
(April 2018)  Campaign manager on Joyce Craig's campaign for Mayor of Manchester, May-Nov. 2017.  State operations manager for Sen. Maggie Hassan.  Operations director for Sen. Al Franken (DFL-MN)'s 2014 re-election.  Deputy field director on Hassan's 2012 campaign for governor.  Manchester native.

Chris Sununu:  Paul Collins
Also served as campaign manager on Sununu's 2016 campaign. Senior advisor on Gov. John Kasich's NH primary campaign from May 2015.  Campaign manager on Dan Innis' 2014 Republican primary campaign in the 1st CD.  Campaign manager on Ovide Lamontagne's 2012 campaign for governor. Consultant on Jon Huntsman's 2011-12 NH primary campaign.  In the 2010 cycle he served as senior political strategist on businessman Bill Binnie's U.S. Senate campaign for about four months, then managed Sean Mahoney's unsuccessful bid for the 1st CD seat in the Sept. 2010 primary.  Executive director of the NH Republican Party, 1999.  Managed John E. Sununu's congressional and Senate campaigns, 1996 through Jan. 2009.  Managed Pete Wilson's brief NH primary effort (summer 1995), then when he withdrew served as state director on Steve Forbes NH campaign (from Oct. 1995). District director to Rep. Charlie Bass to July 1995.  During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, when John H. Sununu was chief of staff, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of National Service (1,000 points of light) and then Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs.  Worked for John H. Sununu starting in 1982, serving key roles on his three campaigns for governor and as a gubernatorial aide.  NH political director on Pete du Pont's NH primary campaign.
Jiletta Jarvis:  Robb Goodell
Started  on the campaign in Jan. 2018 as communications director.  Freelance creative consultant. Experience in insurance and auto sales.





NM

D+
Michelle Lujan Grisham:  Dominic Gabello
(Oct. 2017)  Chief of staff (from April 2013) and communications director (Jan.-April 2013) to Rep. Lujan Grisham.  Campaign manager on Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  Self-employed political consultant, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2012.  Campaign manager on Harry Teague for Congress (NM), June-Nov. 2010.  Political director on Virginians for Brian Moran, Feb. 2008-June 2009.  Policy analyst in the Virginia Liaison Office/Office of the Governor, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Northeast political director on Forward Together PAC (Gov. Mark Warner), Jan.-Dec. 2006.  Field director on OneVirginia, April 2003-Dec. 2006.  Operations manager at Mindshare Interactive Campaigns, June-Oct. 2002.  B.A. in political science from The George Washington, University, 2002.

Steve Pearce:  Paul G. Smith
Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2017; campaign manager on Rod Blum's 2014 congressional race in IA-1.  Development assistant at the Show-Me Institute.  West Texas fiedl director on Ted Cruz's 2012 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Interned on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.  Bachelor's degree in religious studies, English literature from Hillsdale College, 2010.  Grew up in Las Cruces, NM.






NY
Andrew Cuomo:  Maggie Moran
(reported July 8, 2018, started June 15)  Consultant at newly formed BlueStrat.; on leave from position as managing partner at Kivvit from Oct. 2015.  President and CEO of M Public Affairs, Jan. 2012-Oct. 2015.  Director of business development for LiUNA, Feb. 201-Jan. 2012.  Campaign manager on Corzine for Governor, Jan.-Nov. 2009.  Chief of management and operations for the State of New Jersey, Jan. 2006-Dec. 2008.  New Jersey state director for Gore-Lieberman.  State director for Sen. Frank Lautenberg from 1998 to July 2000.  Political director for the NJ Dem. State Committee during 1997-98; director of rapid response/operations for the 1996  coordinated campaign.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Douglass College at Rutgers University, 1996.

Marc Molinaro:  Lynn Krogh
(announced June 13, 2018)  Consultant with Casale Group; work has included Wendy Long's 2012 campaign for U.S. Senate.  National political director of movement to draft Donald Trump for President, 2011.  State political director on Rick Lazio's 2010 campaign for governor to Sept. 2010, then worked on Carl Paladino's campaign for governor for the close.  Co-founder of Gotham Management Group, a consulting firm, Sept. 2009-May 2011.  Elected chair of New York State Young Republicans in 2009.  Director of public relations at Studio Daniel Libeskind, 2007-09.  Deputy press secretary and earlier press assistant to Gov. George E. Pataki.  Assistant on Pataki's 2002 re-election camapign.  Studied at University of Albany SUNY and Hunter College.  Troy native; worked on her father's campaigns for City Council.
Howie Hawkins: Ursula Rozum
Green party candidate for Congress in NY-24 in 2012.  Upstate coordinator on Hawkins 2010 gubernatorial campaign.  Born and raised in Syracuse.

Larry Sharpe:  Brian Waddell





OH
Richard Cordray:  Michael Halle
(Feb. 2018)  Director of battleground analytics and strategy (Feb.-Nov. 2016) and Iowa caucus director (April 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Executive director of Common Good VA (McAullife PAC) Dec. 2013-Apr. 2015.  Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Obama for America North Carolina general election director, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Anthony Foxx for Charlotte, April-Nov. 2011.  Campaign manager on Citizens for Jake Zimmerman, St. Louis City Council Campaign, Jan.-April 2011.  Field director on the Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2010.  Special assistant at the HHS Office of Health Reform, April 2009-April 2010.  Started as a field organizer on Obama's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign, then continued on to Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana; and in the fall served as a deputy field director in North Carolina.  Prior to the campaign he interned at the Center for American Progress.  Graduate of Illinois State University, 2006.

Mike DeWine:  Dave Luketic
(May 2016)  Consultant to New Day for America (the pro-Kasich super PAC), May 2015-May 2016.  Executive director of Balanced Budget Forever, Jan.-April 2015.  Political director on Kasich/Taylor for Ohio, Aug. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Political director for the Ohio Republican Party, April 2012-Aug. 2013.  Political director on Building a Better Ohio, July 2011-Jan. 2012.  Coalition director in the Office of Gov. John Kasich, Jan.-July 2011.  Northeast Ohio field director on Kasich/Taylor for Ohio, July-Dec. 2010.  Administrative assistant for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, April 2009-July 2010.  Political director of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, Dec. 2007-March 2009.  B.A. in political science from University of Dayton, 2006.  Ohio native.






OK
Drew Edmondson:  Mike Clingman
Director of the Oklahoma Coalition for Workers Rights from Jan. 2015.  Regional director at WCRI, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Administrator of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Court, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014.  Director of the Oklahoma office of State Finance, Dec. 2008-Jan. 2011.  B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Kevin Stitt:  Aamon Ross
"he was a consultant to a variety of companies and industries and negotiated large scale national contracts.  Additionally, Ross has owned several small businesses and lead [sic] numerous teams while working in medical device sales for over 14 years."






OR
Kate Brown:  Andrea Cooper
Co-executive director of Emerge Oregon.  Chief of staff to House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson.  State director of Hillary for America in Fall 2016.  Executive director of FuturePAC, the campaign arm of Oregon House Democrats in the 2014 cycle.  Government relations for the Oregon Education Association, 2011-13.

Knute Buehler:  Bryan Reed
(reported by The Bulletin in July 2018)  Very briefly campaign manager on Jim Renacci's run for governor in Ohio, Mar.-April 2017.  Deputy campaign manager on Eric Greitens' campaign for governor of Missouri in 2016.  Deputy national political director on Rand Paul for President from April 2015.  Government affairs manager in the Office of Gov. Bruce Rauner, Jan.-Mar. 2015.  Field director on Citizens for Rauner, June 2013-Nov. 2014; field director on the Bruce Rauner Exploratory Committee.  Legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (IL), Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Political director on Dold for Congress, March-Nov. 2012.  District representative (Dec. 2011-Feb. 2012) and constituent caseworker (Jan.-Dec. 2011) to U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (IL).  Field coordinator on Dold for Congress, July 2010-Jan. 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Iowa, 2009.






PA
Tom Wolf:  Jeffrey Sheridan
(Jan. 2017)  Press secretary to Gov. Wolf, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2017; press secretary on the Wolf  transition; press secretary on Tom Wolf for Governor, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Executive director of the Erie County Democratic Committee, April-Nov. 2013.  Public relations specialist for HealthNow New York, Jan.-April 2013.  District director for U.S. Rep. Kathleen Hochul (NY), Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Buffalo office director for U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, May 2007-Dec. 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Niagara University, 2008.

Scott Wagner:  Jason E. High
(Mar. 2017)  Served as Wagner's chief of staff in the state Senate from April 2014.  Vice president (Dec. 2012-Mar. 2014) and cyber threat specialist (Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012) at Reclamere (Tyrone, PA).  Implementation engineer at Global Tel*Link, Feb.-Sept. 2011.  Talk show host on Newstalk 1240 WRTA, May 2010, Sept. 2011.  Vice president of the Center for American Heritage, May 2010-Feb. 2011.  Campaign manager on Peg Luksik for U.S. Senate, Feb.-May 2010.  Chief of staff to states Sen. John Eichelberger, Jr., Jan. 2007-May 2010.  Systems administrator for Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, 1999-2006.






RI
Gina Raimondo:  Jonathan Blair
(reported Nov. 2017)  Campaign manager on Gov. Dannel Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign in Connecticut.  Campaign manager on Robin Kelly's win in the April 2013 special election for Congress in IL-2.  

Allan Fung:  Andrew Vargas Vila
(Oct. 2017)  Florida state director for Generation Opportunity from May 2015.  Regional political coordinator at the RNC, May 2013-April 2015.  Event coordinator for the Republican Party of Florida, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Political director at Front Line Strategies, Inc. (Tallahassee), Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012.  B.A. in political science and government from Florida State University, 2010.






SC
James Smith:  Scott Hogan
(July 20, 2018)  Previously campaign manager on Jenny Wilson's campaign for U.S. Senate in Utah from Sept. 2017.  Worked on Tom Perez's campaign for chairman of the DNC.  Worked on HIllary for America including MN Ramp Up grassroots organizing.  Minnesota state director for Everytown for Gun Safety.  Worked on OFA-FL.  Degrees from Indiana University and the University of Southern Indiana.

and (>)
Mike McCauley
(Feb.-June 2018)  Executive director for the Autism Academy of South Carolina from 2016.  Principal at McCauley Consulting Group, 2014-16.  Chief of staff at the HHS's Administration for Children and Families (2013-14) and White House liaison (2009-13).  Virginia political and constituency director on Obama's 2008 general election campaign; started as deputy political director for the Jan. 26 South Carolina primary campaign and worked political on the primary campaigns in Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi and North Carolina.  Regional field director for the SC Democratic coordinated campaign during Inez Tenenbaum's 2004 U.S. Senate campaign.  Regional field director on John Kerry's 2004 South Carolina and Virginia primary campaigns.  Lowcountry campaign coordinator for Steve Benjamin's 2002 campaign for SC Attorney General.  President of Young Democrats of South Carolina, 2005-06.  J.D. from the Charleston School of Law, 2007; B.A. in American government from The Citadel, 2000.

Henry McMaster:  Senior Advisor Scott Farmer
Longtime Graham advisor.  Owner of Farmer Strategies, LLC since Jan. 2009 and founder and partner of Lovell Investments LLC from Nov. 2008.  Senior advisor on Lindsey Graham 2016 presidential campaign, Jan-Dec. 2015.  Campaign manager at Team Graham, Inc., Sen. Graham's re-elect, from Jan. 2013.  Campaign manager on Lindsey Graham for Senate, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Finance director on Lindsey Graham's campaign, Jan. 2001-Dec. 2006.  Finance director at the South Carolina Republican Party, 1998-2000.  Campaign coordinator on Mike Fair for Congress, 1997-98.  Polling division of the Dole-Kemp '96 campaign.  Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University.

and

Katie Baham
(Aug. 2017,resigned Jan. 2018)  State director on Sen. Marco Rubio's SC primary campaign from April 2015.  Vice president and director of campaigns and elections at First Tuesday Strategies, April 2012-March 2015.  Political director for the South Carolina House Republican Caucus, Sept. 2010-March 2012.  Campaign manager on Ken Ard for Lt. Governor, Aug. 2009-June 2010.  Political director for the South Carolina Republican Party, Aug. 2008-July 2009.  A regional field director on Romney for President, Dec. 2006-Feb. 2008.  B.A. in political science from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2005.






SD
Billie Sutton:  Suzanne Jones Pranger
(April 2017)  Came to the campaign from position as executive director of the South Dakota Democratic Party, where she started in Aug. 2015.  Clerked for a Judge in Sioux Falls for a year.  J.D (2014), M.A. in political science, and B.S. (2011) from University of South Dakota. President of USD College Democrats, 2010-11.  Fifth generation South Dakotan.

Kristi Noem:  Justin Brasell
(March 2017)  Also leading Sen. Roger Wicker's re-election in Mississippi.  Owner at Triumph Campaigns in Jackson, MS since 2010.  General consultant on U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany for U.S. Senate 2016.  Campaign manager on Tom Cotton for Senate, 2014.  General consultant on Kristi Noem's 2012 re-election.  Campaign manager on Tate Reeves for Lt. Gov., 2011.  Campaign manager on Friends of John Thune, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Campaign manager on McConnell for Senate, July 2007-Nov. 2008.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, Jan. 2005-June 2007; camapign manager on Geoff Davis for Congress, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2004.   B.B.A. from University of Mississippi, 1998.  Also, sequence unclear, served as Midwest political director at the NRCC.






TN
Karl Dean:   Courtney Wheeler
(announced Mar. 20, 2017)  Director of community engagement at Project Renaissance, a nonprofit started by Dean, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and special assistant to Mayor Dean, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015.  National voter protection coordinator on Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Mayor Dean's 2011 re-election campaign.  Director of special projects at the DNC, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Deputy campaign manager on Karl Dean for Mayor, 2007.  Political director on Jim Davis for Governor of Florida, 2005-06.  Political director at the Tennessee Democratic Party, 2004-05.  Field director in Tennessee and Maryland on John Kerry for President, then served as delegate tracker for the campaign.  Campaign manager for a couple of state reps. on the Tennessee Coordinated Campaign, Fall 2012.  J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, 2010; undergraduate degree from Texas State University-San Marcos, 2001.

Bill Lee:  Chris Devaney
(Aug. 2017 campaign manager and senior advisor)  Executive director of Children's Nutrition Program of Haiti, based in Chattanooga, 2015-17.  Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, elected May 30, 2009-April 2015.  State director to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, 2007-09.  Executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, 2005-07.  Principal at Devaney and Associates, 2002-05.  State director/regional director to U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm (TX), 2000-02.  Projects director/field rep. to U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, 1995-2000.  Senior producer for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference, 1991-95.  Assistant communications/ research director on Fred Thompson for Senate camapign, Sept.-Nov. 1994.  Editor at NBC Radio News/Mutual Broadcasting, 1990-91.  State Capitol reporter for KGOU Public Radio, 1989-90.  B.A. in political science from University of Oklahoma, 1989.






TX
Lupe Valdez:  Tyler Tucker
(July 2018)  Experience includes Northam for Governor; deputy organizing director (Richmond) on the 2016 Virginia Coordinated Campaign; Virginia House Democrats; Alison for Kentucky in 2015; Virginia Senate Democrats; and Terry McAuliffe for Governor in 2013.

and
Bill Romjue, a veteran campaign operative, was Valdez' initial campaign manager from Feb. 2018.

Greg Abbott:  John Jackson  
(Dec. 2014)  Texas Victory Director/RNC, June 2013-Dec. 2014.  Director of special projects for the Republican Party of Texas, Aug. 2012-June 2013.  Campaign manager on Rick Berg for U.S. Senate (ND), Oct. 2011-June 2012.  Campaign manager on Tag Greason for Delegate (VA), Mar. 2009-April 2010.  Political director for David Dewhurst (TX), 2009-10.  Campaign manager on Dolores Gresham for State Senate (TN), April-Nov. 2008.  Political director on Sekula Gibbs for Congress (TX), Jan.-April 2008.  Field director on Nick Rerras for State Senate, 2007.  Southern field director on Van Taylor for Congress, 2006.  Political director on Tucker Anderson for Congress, 2006.  Studied at Texas A&M.






VT
Christine Hallquist:  Cameron Russell
(Feb. 2018)  Outreach director for Rights and Democracy, Jan.-Feb. 2018.  Coordinated campaign director (Aug.-Dec. 2016), field director  Dec. 2014-Aug. 2016); and regional field director (Aug.-Dec. 2014) for the Vermont Democratic Party.  M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013; B.A. in sociology and community and international development from University of Vermont, 2007.

Phil Scott
Campaign Coordinator:  Brittney Wilson

Served the same role on Sott's 2016 campaign.  Executive assistant at the Vermont Department of Libraries, March 2013-Oct. 2015.  Private secretary in the Vermont Auditor's Office, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Outreach consultant at Capital Connections, LLC, Jan.-April 2002.  Campaign manager on Gibbs for Secretary of State, May-Nov. 2010.  Executive assistant to the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Nov. 2008-Feb. 2010.  Field coordinator on Douglas for Governor, June-Nov. 2008.  B.S. in business administration from Western New England College, 2008.






WI

D+
Tony Evers:  Maggie Gau
(from late Jan. 2018 succeeding Nathan Henry)  Started as the campaign's spokesperson.  Gau has about a decade working in Wisconsin politics.  Chief of staff for state Rep, Chris Taylor (Madison) and state Sen. Janis Ringhand (Evansville), and previously worked for then-state Rep. Ann Hraychuck (Balsam Lake).  Deputy political director on Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.  Graduate of UW Madison.  Originally from Wausau.

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Nathan Henry
(Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018)  Vice president at The Mellman Group, Feb. 1999-Aug. 2017.  Field director on Phelps for Congress in WI-2, May-Sept. 1998.  Chief of staff to WI State Rep. Doris Hanson, June 1997-May 1998.  B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997.

Scott Walker:  Joe Fadness
(May 2017)  Senior advisor to Gov. Walker, Sept. 2015-May 2017.  Ballot access director and delegate strategy on Walker's presidential campaign, July-Sept. 2015.  Executive director (Jan. 2013-July 2015) and political director (Aug.-Dec. 2012) of the Wisconsin Republican Party.  Campaign manager at Eric Hovde for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Aug. 2012.  Director of external relations for Gov. Scott Walker, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Operations director at Friends of Scott Walker, June 2007-Nov. 2010.  Advance representative for the White House, May 2005-Dec. 2008.  B.A. in political science, business administration from Marquette University, 2007.  Fadness interned for Walker when he was Milwaukee County Executive.






WY
Mary Throne:  Matt Herdman
(Feb. 2018)  Research director at Brass Tactics, April-Dec. 2017.  Field director on Kuster for Congress re-election in NH-2, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Regional field director for the League of Conservation Voters in Manchester,,NH, June 2014-Feb. 2016.  Canvass manager in San Antonio for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jan.-April 2014.  Canvass director in DC for Grassroots Campaigns, 2012-13.  B.A. in history and government from The College of William and Mary, 2012.

Mark Gordon:  Gale Geringer
(Jan. 2018)  Owner of Gale Geringer LLC in Cheyenne since Jan. 1993.  Director of the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation from Jan. 2008.  Lobbyist for CenturyLink from Feb. 2011.  Campaign manager on Matt Mead for Governor, Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Craig Thomas, Jan. 1990-June 2007.  Campaign manager on Jim Geringer for Governor, Feb.-Nov. 1998.  Campaign manager on Mike Enzi for U.S. Senate, 1996.  Chief of staff  (May 1990-Jan. 1993) and state director (May 1989-May 1990) to U.S. Rep. Craig Thomas.  Government relations manager for Wyoming Rural Electric Assn., Aug. 1981-May 1989.  Studied journalism at Casper College.




  Campaign Managers by Gender1

36 races
Identified
No Info. or other
Male
Female
unclear

Democrats
35
1
21
14


Republicans
34
2
26
7
1*
In instances where the campaign manager was replaced, only the final campaign manager is included in the above chart.
"Campaign coordinator" role is considered "Other."

*Unclear how to categorize he DeSantis campaign.  He brought on Susie Wiles (female) as campaign chairman to run things at the close
but campaign manager Brad Herold (male) kept the title.


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