Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign 2016

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Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign 2016

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About the campaign

Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont who "openly abhors fundraising...[and therefore] Sanders campaign has focused on digital donations and hired Revolution Messaging, a consultancy made up of former Obama staffers, to handle its digital outreach."

Digital firm Revolution Messaging[1] "runs Sanders’ online fundraising and social media efforts — big for a candidate who’ll rely on small-dollar contributions and benefits from a strong social-media presence. Four members of the team worked on Barack Obama’s insurgent 2008 campaign — Scott Goodstein, who ran Obama’s social media efforts; Shauna Daly, who was deputy research director for the campaign; Arun Chaudhary, who ultimately became the first official White House videographer; and Walker Hamilton, the site architect for Obama’s campaign. Kenneth Pennington, who ran Sanders’ Senate social media platform, and Keegan Goudiss, a Revolution Messaging partner who has worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will also work on the digital team.[2] [3]

Key Campaign Operatives

  • Tad Devine, Sanders' "top campaign strategist," is the president of a media advisory firm called Devine Mulvey Longabaugh and "worked on the Sanders' campaign that put him in the Senate in 2006. And he's been chief of staff for Sanders in both his House of Representative and Senate positions."[4] Devine was also a "former high-level campaign aide to Al Gore, John Kerry, and Michael Dukakis..."[5] Politico described Devine as "a longtime Democratic strategist, has helped shepherd Sanders’ political efforts. Devine is a big name in Democratic politics...has a rapport with Washington reporters, giving Sanders’ early political efforts some cachet. His exact role with the campaign remains undetermined, but he has been an important veteran Democratic voice for Sanders, the longtime independent who has said he will run to win the party’s nomination." [6]
Tad Devine
  • Jeff Weaver is Sanders’ campaign manager. He also "served as the senator’s campaign manager during his successful Senate run in 2006 and served as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. He first began working for Sanders as a 20-year-old on his 1986 gubernatorial campaign." An article at left-wing blog "Mother Jones" described Weaver as a "longtime Sanders friend and advisor..."[7]
  • Phil Fiermonte, Sanders’ "longtime state director, is the campaign’s field director." Fiermonte, who has worked for Sanders for 16 years, has "long been in Sanders’ inner circle and helped manage his past campaigns. Most recently, he was heavily involved in coordinating the senator’s upcoming trip to Iowa. He was also previously listed as the treasurer of Sanders’ leadership PAC [Progressive Voters of America][8]. In April, he joined Sanders, Sanders’ wife Jane Sanders and another adviser, Tad Devine, in Vermont for a planning weekend to discuss his bid. He’s a former member of the Burlington City Council and previously worked as executive director of the Vermont American Federation of Teachers. Both he and Weaver are Vermont natives."
  • Mark Longabaugh, one of Tad Devine’s business partners, has "played a central role in helping to organize the early stages of Sanders’ campaign, serving as an unofficial campaign manager of sorts before Weaver signed on. He ran former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley’s 2000 presidential campaign operations in New Hampshire."
  • Shannon Jackson, Deputy National Field Director "Budget analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Dec. 2014-May 2015. Correspondence manager and staff assistant coordinator at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014. Staff assistant in the Office of Sen. Sanders, July 2012-Feb. 2013. English as a second language teacher in Kalasin, Thailand, 2011-12. B.S. in environmental science and policy from University of Maryland College Park, 2011."
  • Michael Briggs, Communications Director. Also serving as communications director in Sanders' Senate office (with Sen. Sanders since 2007) Press secretary to Sen. John Edwards (NC), 1999-2005. Spokesman for U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (IL), 1997-98. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (IL). Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Arianna Jones, Deputy Communications Manager (June 2015) Segment producer (Aug. 2012-June 2015) and booking producer (March 2011-April 2013) at MSNBC. B.A. in English, history from University of Vermont.[10]
  • Symone Sanders, National Press Secretary (Aug. 2015) Communications officer at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015. Communications director for Virginia Delegate Michael Futrell, Dec. 2014-June 2015. Deputy communications director on Chuck Hassebrook for Governor (NE), April-Nov. 2014. Communications, events and community outreach manager (Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014) and special projects coordinator (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) for the Empowerment Network in Omaha, NE. B.B.A. in management from Creighton University, 2013.
  • Kenneth Pennington (April 2015) Deputy press secretary to Sen. Sanders, Sept. 2014-April 2015. Executive editor at BriefMobile, May 2010-April 2013. Political media coordinator at NCC Media, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in history from UC San Diego, 2012.[11]
  • Zack Exley, Senior Advisor Practice director at ThoughtWorks, Sept. 2013-April 2015. Chief revenue officer (Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013) and chief community officer (July 2010-Aug. 2012) at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia). Co-founder and president of the New Organizing Institute, Jan. 2006-April 2012. Internet campaign director for the Labour Party in Britain, Jan.-May 2005. Senior strategist at OMP in Washington, DC, Nov. 2004-Feb. 2008. Director of online communications and organizing on John Kerry's presidential campaign, March-Nov. 2004; advisor to Howard Dean's campaign. Organizing director for MoveOn.org, Jan. 2003-March 2004. Independent contractor and organizer; created the first political parody website on the Internet, GWBush.com. Labor organizer, 1993-99. Lives in rural Missouri.[12]
  • Reid Friedson, National Organizing Consultant, Bernie Sanders for President (2016); Write, revise, expand, and edit Bernie Sanders For President (2016) Organizing Guides and Toolkit.[13]

Postal Workers meeting

A "meet and greet" was held at the office of the American Postal Workers Union July 13, 2015 between more than 40 U.S. labor leaders and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, who is running for president.

"Bernie Sanders has been an outspoken champion of postal customers, postal workers and the public Postal Service - demanding expanded services for all Americans, an end to mail delays, and an end to the closure of postal facilities," said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

"And he has been a forceful advocate for working people for decades. He's not in the pocket of big corporations. We thought it was important to hear his ideas about the 2016 campaign - especially how he plans to take on the big-money interests that are strangling our political system and our economy.

"There has been tremendous interest and excitement about his campaign in the labor movement," he said.

The meeting at APWU's office was co-hosted by former president of the Communications Workers of America Larry Cohen, APWU President Mark Dimondstein and APWU Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell. Neither the APWU nor the CWA has endorsed a presidential candidate in 2016. Both unions are affiliates of the AFL-CIO.[14]

DSA covert support

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Democratic Socialists of America’s support for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been explicit. The national organization website announces “Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) strongly supports Senator Sanders as the strongest candidate for President of the United States.

DSA national director Maria Svart, in her guidance to locals, said “Our political goal is to generate support for Bernie through visibility and momentum, and do what we can to influence his campaign to have better perspective and platform around institutional racism. Our organizational goal is to GROW DSA so that after the election, we are significantly stronger and can continue fighting for democratic socialism.”

Svart noted that there are a fair number of things that locals can do as locals, including creating forums or other events with titles like “What is Democratic Socialism and Why Does Bernie Support It?” Other moves include contacting other independent organizations that might be interested in the campaign, including “People for Bernie,” a group led by Occupy veterans.

But, she emphasized, “We are running an UNCOORDINATED campaign. This means we are not communicating with the Bernie Sanders official campaign. If individual DSAers show up to a Bernie campaign event in a DSA T-shirt, that’s OK, but not coordinating with the campaign in any way.”

In particular, the organization will not, for the present, do any official fundraisers. In a May 24 update in response to questions from locals around the country, Svart emphasized “No one should organize a fundraiser as DSA. You should not have DSA literature. You should not introduce yourself as a DSAer if you give remarks. You should not use a DSA list to invite people.”[15]

"We Need Bernie"

In late 2015 Democratic Socialists of America’s We Need Bernie campaign co-chair was Elizabeth Henderson.[16]

And this is exactly what DSA’s We Need Bernie campaign is doing, one member at a time. Hundreds of DSA activists in more than 20 locals are using the opportunity presented by Sanders’ campaign to talk with people from all walks of life about socialism.

Working Families Party

When WFP endorsed Bernie Sanders, in December 2015, it was a move "that had even some WFP allies scratching their heads": Why align themselves with a presidential candidate who is likely to lose, prompting questions about the WFP’s clout and potentially alienating Hillary Clinton, who has tacked to the left in ways that satisfy many progressives? Clinton has also been endorsed by some of the WFP’s stakeholder unions, putting them in a difficult position. The WFP risked coming across as the Bernie Sanders of political organizations: loud and angry, but ultimately a sideshow.

The WFP’s stated goal is to help Sanders win. It decided to back Sanders after a vote by its governing board and an online survey of rank-and-file members, 87 percent of whom chose Sanders. But internally, party members see an upside to the endorsement even if he doesn’t prevail. It’s about expanding the party by tapping the energy Sanders has roused—and giving those new activists somewhere to go once the Sanders campaign has ended.[17]

Notable Endorsements

Bernie 2016 personnel

Announced April 30, 2015.

Headquarters: 131 Church Street, Burlington, VT.

Office: 312 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington D.C.

OVERVIEW: Unlike the Clinton campaign, which launched with a huge organization in place, the Sanders campaign started very small. The campaign expected it might raise much less than it eventually did, so it stayed small longer than it might have with the benefit of hindsight. Eventually it grew as he garnered support. A significant number of staff moved from working in early states to the national team. At its peak the campaign had about 900 people on staff (including field organizers in the states). However, following the April 26 contests it made deep cuts, paring back to 300-plus (+).

Senior Advisors

Tad Devine: President at Devine, Mulvey, Longabaugh since 2007. With Mike Donilon formed D&D Media in 2005. President of Shrum, Devine & Donilon, Inc. At the media consulting firm Doak Shrum and Associates, Inc. from 1993 until it split in early 1995. Extensive experience on presidential campaigns: Senior advisor and strategist on Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2003-04. Senior strategist on the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000. Campaign manager on Sen. Bob Kerrey's 1992 presidential campaign. Director of delegate selection and field operations for Mike Dukakis' campaign in 1987-88, and in the Fall, campaign manager for VP nominee Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. Worked on Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign in the Florida primary, as deputy delegate director, and in the Fall as executive assistant to the campaign manager. Started in politics in 1980 helping track delegates for Jimmy Carter. Devine has also worked as a strategist and consultant on campaigns overseas. Other experience includes: Assistant to the president of Boston University, 1991-93. Chief of staff to the Mayor of Providence, RI, 1989-90. Associate attorney at the law firm of Winston & Strawn, 1985-87. J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, 1982; B.A. in American history from Boston University, 1978. Born in Providence, RI.

Mark Longabaugh: Partner at Devine, Mulvey, Longabaugh since March 2013. Founded and was a partner in Wild Bunch Media, 2006-Feb. 2013. Political director for the League of Conservation Voters. Campaign manager on former Labor Secretary Robert Reich's 2002 campaign for governor in Massachusetts. State director on Bill Bradley's New Hampshire primary campaign in 1999-2000. Democratic nominee for Congress in Ohio's 1st CD in 1996, losing to U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot by 54% to 43%. Ohio director on Clinton-Gore '92 general election campaign. New Hampshire coordinator for Rep. Dick Gephardt in 1987-88. Graduate of Miami University (Ohio), 1980.

Campaign Manager

Jeff Weaver (announced May 15, 2015) Most recently ran a small business in No. Virginia. Started as a legislative assistant to Sanders in his House office while attending law school, served as Sanders' House chief of staff in the early 2000s, as his 2006 campaign manager, and as his Senate chief of staff from Jan. 2007-July 2009. J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law, 1996; undergraduate degree from University of Vermont, 1990. Originally from Franklin County.

Pollster

Ben Tulchin (reported Oct. 26, 2015) Founder and president of Tulchin Research in San Francisco. Previously started and directed Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research’s California office, worked for the California-based polling firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, as well as the Washington, DC-based polling firms of Garin-Hart-Yang, and Lake-Snell-Perry. Bachelor’s degree in history from Amherst College.

Deputy Campaign Manager

Rich Pelletier (from March 2016; started as the campaign's national field director from Nov. 2015-March 2016) Vice president at New Partners, March 2013-Nov. 2015. Field director at America Votes, Jan. 2010-March 2013. Colorado state director at America Votes, May 2006-Dec. 2009. Executive director at the Maine Democratic Party, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006. State director at America Coming Together, Nov. 2003-Dec. 2004. Political director at Think About It, May-Nov. 2003. Special assistant to the Maine Speaker of the House, June 2000-Dec. 2002. Field director for U.S. Rep. John Baldacci, 1994-97. Degree in political science from University of Maine, 1995.

FIELD

National Field Director Julia Barnes (from March 2016; started as the campaign's New Hampshire state director from Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) Came to the campaign from position as executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, started May 2012. New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign field director, July-Nov. 2010. State field director at Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Dec. 2009-Oct. 2011. Policy and business analyst for Defined Business Solutions, Jan.-Nov. 2009. Deputy field director for Gov. Jon Lynch's successful re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2008. Special assistant for Citizen Services for Gov. Lynch, Jan.-June 2008. Regional field coordinator in Hillsborough County for Joe Biden's NH primary campaign, May 2007-Jan. 2008. Senior staff fellow at Wider Opportunities for Women, Jan. 2004-Dec. 2005. B.A. in political science and women's studies from The George Washington University, 2005. New England native.

Director of State Campaigns

Brandon Maheu (from Feb. 2016; started as the campaign's New Hampshire primary director Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) Self-employed organizing consultant since July 2010. Field director on Cutler for Maine (independent campaign for governor), July 2013-Jan. 2014. Field director for the Main House Democratic Campaign Committee, Feb-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on McGowan for Maine (for governor), Dec. 2009-June 2010. Deputy field director on No on 1: Protect Maine Equality, Sept.-Nov. 2009. Field director for the Maine Democratic Party, Feb. 2008-Nov. 2009. 50-State Strategy organizer for the DNC, July 2006-Feb. 2008. Special assistant to Gov. John Baldacci, Nov. 2005-Jan. 2006. Regional field organizer at No on 1: Maine Won't Discriminate, Aug.-Nov. 2005. Studied at University of Maine at Farmington.

Battleground States Director

Robert Becker (from some point after Feb. 1, 2016...Becker served as state director for the Iowa caucus campaign) Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm. Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states. Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008. Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign. In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD. In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida. He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Regional Field Directors

Dulce Saenz, Served as state director for Colorado caucus campaign and the Washington caucus campaign. Latino organizing program director at Conservation Colorado from Feb. 2014. Latino outreach director at Colorado Commits to Kids, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Southwest Denver organizer at State for Children, Sept. 2011-May 2013. B.A. in political science from University of Denver, 2011. Grew up in the town of Hudson on the northeastern Colorado plains.

Carlos Sanchez (Dec. 2015) Coordinator of political campaigns at People for the American Way, July 2014-Dec. 2015. Affordable Care Act outreach canvass manager for Community Connect, LLC in Tucson, Jan.-April 2014. Development and research associate at Florida New Majority, Dec. 2011-July 2013. Bachelor's degree in economics from Florida International University, 2011.

Scott Siebel (started as a RFD, then and field director on the New Hampshire primary campaign) Field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), starting Aug. 2013. Regional field director at the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Regional field director on We Are Ohio, July 2011-Feb. 2012. Field director on Congressman Paul Kanjorski's 2010 re-election campaign in Pennsylvania, 2010. State field organizer for the Energy Action Coalition on the Power Shift Ohio campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2009. Canvass director in Ohio for Grassroots Campaigns, March-Sept. 2008. B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2004.

Javier Gonzalez (started on the campaign in Oct. 2015) Owner/principal at Tell That Story Creative Campaigning from Jan. 2011. Founder and executive director of SOL, a Latino civic engagement organization, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2011. Political director at SEIU Local 1877. Organizer for Agenda in South Los Angeles, 1988-89. B.A. in sociology from UCLA, 1996.

National Student Organizing Director

Kunoor Ojha (Feb. 2016; started on the campaign as a regional field director in Nashua, New Hampshire, then as NH campus director) Field director on Bill Hughes' campaign for Congress in Atlantic City, NJ, July-Dec. 2014. Regional field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), Jan-July 2014. B.S. in political science from Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013. Experience also includes field organizer on Obama for America in Chicago, May-Sept. 2011.

National Student Organizers

National Training Director

Kim McMurray, Previously regional mobilization director (from May 2013), Pennsylvania state director (July 2011-May 2013) and member coordinator (April 2010-July 2011) for Working America. State associate for Environment New Mexico, Aug. 2009-March 2010. M.A. (2009) and B.A. (2008) in political science from Villanova University.

Regional Training Leads

National Out-of-State Director

Erika Uyterhoeven, (Feb. 2016; started on the campaign in Nov. 2015 in New Hampshire) Senior analyst at for Compass Lexecon Research, Paris, France from April 2014. Assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan. 2010-July 2012. Research assistant at MIT, Dec. 2008-Dec. 2009. Studied at the Toulouse School of Economics, 2012-14; graduate of Wellesley College.

Regional Out-of-State Organizers

Phil Fiermonte was the campaign's initial field director, then served as senior advisor, announced May 15, 2015; he eventually returned to the Senate office) Outreach/state director in Sanders' Senate office before moving over to the campaign full time. He started with Sanders in Aug. 2002 and is described as Sanders' "longtime campaign manager." Executive director of United Professions of Vermont/AFT, AFL-CIO, Dec. 1999-Aug. 2002. B.S. in sociology from University of Vermont, 1978. Derby native.

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Director

Michael Briggs. Also serving as communications director in Sanders' Senate office (with Sen. Sanders since 2007) Press secretary to Sen. John Edwards (NC), 1999-2005. Spokesman for U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (IL), 1997-98. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (IL). Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Deputy Communications Director

Arianna Jones (June 2015) Segment producer (Aug. 2012-June 2015) and booking producer (March 2011-April 2013) at MSNBC. B.A. in English, history from University of Vermont.

National Press Secretary

Symone Sanders (Aug. 2015) Communications officer at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015. Communications director for Virginia Delegate Michael Futrell, Dec. 2014-June 2015. Deputy communications director on Chuck Hassebrook for Governor (NE), April-Nov. 2014. Communications, events and community outreach manager (Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014) and special projects coordinator (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) for the Empowerment Network in Omaha, NE. B.B.A. in management from Creighton University, 2013. twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary

Sarah Ford (Nov. 2015) National press secretary for Draft Biden 2016 to Nov. 2015. B.A. in public relations and political science from DePaul University, 2015.

Latino Outreach Strategist

Erika Andiola (initially Latino Outreach Strategist) President of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition from 2009.

Rapid Response Director

Mike Casca , Before starting on the campaign, Casca worked briefly in Sanders' Senate office as press secretary/digital director, Aug.-Sept. 2015. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) to end of July 2015.

Regional Press Secretaries

Diane May (March 2016) Interim communications director for the International Fragrance Association, North America from Feb. 2015. Communications director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, 2015 to Feb. 2016. Account executive at JVA Campaigns, Sept. 2013-May 2015. Communications director on Anita Lopez for Mayor of Toledo, 2013. Deputy press secretary on Obama for America in Wisconsin, July-Nov. 2012. Press assistant at Fisher for Ohio, 2009-10. Research analyst at Sage Computing, Fall 2009. B.A. degrees in political science and economics from American University, 2009. Originally from Indianapolis.

Gregory Minchak(Jan. 2016) Director of strategic communications for the National League of Cities, Oct. 2008-Dec. 2014. Grassroots associate at Bonner & Associates, Oct. 2005-May 2006. Public relations and communications for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, 2006-08, Marketing director for Harriet Clothier, a start up online clothing company. Director of external affairs (Apr. 2001-July 2005) and senior research associate (Nov. 1999-Apr. 2001) at the Computer & Communications Industry Association. M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 1999. B.A. in political science from King's College, 1998.

Vivek Kembaiyan, (Feb. 2016) Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Communications director for Mike Honda for Congress, July 2013-Nov. 2014. Legislative correspondent to U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D., Jan.-June 2013; finance director/finance coordinator on Ruiz for Congress, Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012. Deputy finance director on Alan Khazei for Massachusetts, March-Oct. 2011. Campaign manager on Lynn Howe for State Representative in Medford, OR, June-Nov. 2010. B.A. in history from Yale University, 2010.

Warren Gill, (Jan. 2016) Communications manager at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Sept. 2014-Jan. 2016. M.A. in political communication from American University, 2014; M.Div. in liturgical studies from Pacific School of Religion, 2012; B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 2007.

DIGITAL

Digital Director

Kenneth Pennington (April 2015) Deputy press secretary to Sen. Sanders, Sept. 2014-April 2015. Executive editor at BriefMobile, May 2010-April 2013. Political media coordinator at NCC Media, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in history from UC San Diego, 2012.

Digital Media Director

Hector Sigala, Systems administrator/telecom legislative correspondent to Sen. Sanders, Jan. 2012-May 2015. B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2012; transfer from Riverside City College.

GOTV Digital Director

  • Melissa Byrne, Started on the campaign as New Hampshire digital director.
  • Aidan King, (Jan. 2016) Co-founder of Grassroots for Sanders, Dec. 2013. B.A. in English language and literature from University of New Hampshire, 2014.
  • Jose F. Martinez Diaz de Rivera, (started on the campaign as Nevada digital director in Nov. 2015) Digital director at Americans for Tax Fairness from Oct. 2014. Deputy director in new media (June 2012-Aug. 2014) and campaign manager (July 2011-June 2012) at SEIU. Research associate at Global Integrity, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011. Marketing manager at Nestle de Mexico, March 2005-June 2007. M.A. in international development from American University, 2011; B.A. in international relations from Universidad de las Américas, A.C., 2003. twitter
  • Revolution Messaging (announced May 6, 2015)

Digital Fundraising Director

Tim Tagaris, Partner at Revolution Messaging since Feb. 2013. Advisor to Ustream, Inc. June 2007-Feb. 2016. Digital director on Chris Murphy's campaign for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, 2011-Dec. 2012. New media director for SEIU, June 2008-Nov. 2011. Director of media technologies on Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2008. Internet director on Ned Lamont's U.S. Senate campaign in Connecticut, March-Nov. 2006. Internet outreach coordinator at the DNC starting in Oct. 2005-March 2006. Internet communications director for Sherrod Brown; built/primary author of GrowOhio.org. Worked on Paul Hackett's campaign in the Aug. 2005 special election in Ohio's 2nd CD. Communications director on Jeff Seeman's congressional campaign Ohio's 16th CD (Canton) in 2004. Blogged at Swing State Project and occasionally at MyDD. Served in the Marines. Graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in television production.

Digital Fundraising Manager

Michael Whitney, Senior campaign strategist at Revolution Messaging since July 2014. Self employed digital organizing consultant, Feb.-June 2014. Director of U.S. email (May 2012-Feb. 2014) and campaign director (July 2011-May 2012) for Change.org. Digital strategy director for Firedoglake.com, Aug. 2009-July 2011. Online campaign manager for SEIU, Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009. New media coordinator for American Rights at Work, May 2006-Sept. 2008. Strategist at CollegeLabs.org, July-Nov. 2004. Generation Dean co-founder at Dean for America, March 2003-Feb. 2004. Bachelor's degree in visual media: photography and political science from American University, 2006.

Digital Production Director

Robin Curran, Digital production associate at Revolution Messaging from May 2015. Communications fellow at the Center for Community Change, June 2014-May 2015. B.A. in sociology and Italian from Dominican University, 2014. twitter

Digital Advertising Director

Keegan Goudiss, Partner at Revolution Messaging since April 2009. Founder at Vox-P Media, Sept. 2008-Jan. 2011. Partner at Silverberg Associates, Sept. 2007-Dec. 2008. Analyst for NCEC, Aug. 2003-Aug. 2007. Campaign manager fro the IDP Truman Fund, 2002. IT director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2002. Member services assistant at the DCCC, 1999-2000. B.A. in political science from American University, 2002.

Digital Creative Director

Arun Chaudhary, Creative director and partner at Revolution Messaging since March 2012. Resident filmmaker at Fenton, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2012. Official videographer at the White House, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2011. New Media road director (April-Nov. 2008) and director of field production (May 2007-April 2008) for Obama for America. Adjunct instructor at New York University, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2007. Freelance editor and sound designer, Jan. 1998-Jan. 2007. M.A. in film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, 2003; B.A. in film theory from Cornell University, 1997.

Lead Graphic Designer

Camilo Caffi, Senior graphic designer at Revolution Messaging from June 2014. B.A. in graphic design and illustration from UMBC in Catonsville, MD, 2013. - "raised more than $218 million online from 8.5 million individual contributions and 2.7 million donors." -

POLITICAL

Political Outreach Director

Nick Carter (started Sept. 2014 as managing director of Friends of Bernie Sanders and Progressive Voters of Vermont) Public affairs coordinator of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, April 2012-Sept. 2014. Project manager/network coordinator for CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, Feb. 2009-April 2012. Field organizer for the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, Jan.-April 2009. Scheduler and organizer for the Vermont Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science, economics from University of Vermont, 2008.

Deputy National Political Director

Arturo Carmona (announced Oct. 2, 2015; initially Latino outreach director and Southwest political director) Comes to Sanders’ campaign from position as executive director of Presente.org, a Latino advocacy organization based in Los Angeles; he started there in Jan. 2012. Executive Director of COFEM (Council of Mexican Federations), June 2005-Dec. 2011. Board liaison and assistant to the president at MALDEF, 2003-05. M.P.A. from Cal State Northridge; B.A. in political science and government from Cal Poly Pomona.

Latino Outreach Director

Bill Velazquez (Dec. 2015) Vice president at Fidlar of Texas, March-Dec. 2015. President of Strategic Government Consulting, Dec. 2013-March 2015. Chief deputy recorder for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, 2012-13. Government and community affairs (1998-2012) and special assistant for Latino affairs (1996-98) at the Chicago Housing Authority. Community outreach director for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 1995-96. Executive director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce, 1993-95. B.A. in communications and media studies from Carleton College, 1986.

Latino Outreach Deputy Director

Cesar Vargas (Oct. 2015) Leading activist in the DREAM movement; co-founder of the DREAM Action Coalition from Sept. 2011. J.D. from CUNY School of Law, 2011; undergraduate degree in philosophy from St. Francis College. Brought to the U.S. from Mexico when he was five years old.

African American Outreach Director and Southeast Political Director

Marcus Ferrell, (July 2015) Political consultant at MFJS inc. in Phoenix.

Labor Outreach Director

Fernando Losada, On leave from National Nurses United/California Nurses Association. Director of environmental health and climate justice for NNU; Northern California collective bargaining director.

Native Outreach Director

Nicole Willis, (Feb. 2016) Member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Director of tribal relations for the City of Seattle from July 2012. Special assistant for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, Aug. 2009-April 2011. First Americans Vote deputy director on the Obama campaign, May 2007-Nov. 2008.

LGBTQ Outreach Director

Sarah Scanlon, Started on the campaign as Arkansas state director. Vice president at Natural State Strategies, a progressive campaign firm, from Jan. 2015. Deputy director of the labor program (2010-13) and senior labor trainer (2008-10) for Wellstone Action. Regional field director for HRC, 2006-08. Regional political organizer for SEIU working on campaigns in more than 10 states, 2000-05. Lobbyist for SEIU Washington State Council, 1997-2000. Legislative assistant to Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, Jan. 1994-Oct. 1997; manager on Mary Lou Dickerson's campaign for state legislature, April-Sept. 1993.. Studied at Arkansas State University. Grew up in Arkansas; her mother ran for Arkansas State Legislature.

Muslim and Arab-American Outreach Director

Ahlam Jbara, Deputy director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Sept. 20120-June 2015. Interim executive director for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Oct. 2010-Sept. 2012. Director of the immigrant family resource program at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, June 2006-Oct. 2010. Director of family empowerment program at the Arab American Action Network, Nov. 2002-June 2006. B.A. in criminal justice from University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997.

Veterans Outreach Director

John Towles

AAPI Outreach Coordinator

Erica Lee, (March 2016) Psychiatric social worker at the Child Center of New York, Jan. 2012-Sept. 2015. Supervisory counselor advocate at the New York Asian Women's Center, Aug. 2010-April 2012. Women's health coordinator at Korean Community Services in New York, July 2009-Oct. 2010. M.S.W. from the University of Chicago, 2009; B.A. in sociology from University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006.

Womens Outreach Coordinator

Alicia De Toffoli (March 2016) While pursuing Master's degree, consultant to Quantum Leaps International, Single Stop, Revolution Foods and Oxfam. COO to Usangule Food For Thought, June 2012-May 2015. Field organizer in Colorado on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012. Master's degree in development practice from UC Berkeley 2015; B.S. in business administration entrepreneurship and B.A. in peace studies and conflict resolution from Chapman University, 2012.

Outreach Special Projects Coordinator

Linh Nguyen, Started on the campaign as political and digital assistant in Iowa in latter part of 2015. Green Party of Canada MP candidate for Mississauga Centre, Jan.-Dec. 2015. B.A. in international economics and finance from Ryerson University.

DISTRIBUTED ORGANIZING

Director of Distributed Organizing

Claire Sandberg (reported by Politico on Aug. 18, 2015) Co-founder and executive director of Water Defense. Co-founder of Frack Action.

Senior Advisor

Becky Bond (Oct. 2015) Senior fellow and advisor to the CEO (from March 2016) and vice president and political director (April 1999-Oct. 2015) at CREDO Mobile (Working Assets). Online editor at SF Weekly, April 1998-April 1999. B.A. in political science from Williams College, 1992.

Deputy Director of Distributed Organizing

Zack Malitz, Previously campaign manager at Credo Mobile from July 2012. Online organizer at Water Defense, Jan.-July 2012. B.A. in political science from CUNY-Hunter College, 2012.

Director of Email Engagement

Will Easton [organizing/non-fundraising emails] (March 2016...started as Midwest regional digital organizing director from Jan.-March 2016) Senior marketing manager for CREDO Mobile/CREDO Action, May 2006-Jan. 2016. Vice president of operations at Randall Funding and Development, April 2002-May 2005. Development director for Tri-Valley CAREs, Dec. 2003-March 2005. Webmaster for the Sierra Club, July 1999-March 2001. Master's in nonprofit administration from University of San Francisco; B.A. in social science-Soviet studies from UC Berkeley.

National Digital Field Manager

Hannah Fertig (initially a regional digital organizing director from Jan. 2016) Student at Colorado University Boulder; was campus director of Buffs for Bernie.

Eastern Regional Organizing Director

Jon Warnow , Web director at 350.org since March 2008. B.S. in environmental science, sociology from Middlebury College, 2007.

Southwest Regional Organizing and Latino Outreach

Lilia Villa (Jan. 2016) Email delivery manager (April-Aug. 2013) and organizer engineer (April 2012-April 2013) for NationBuilder. Digital communications for the Committee For the Right to Know, Jan. 2011-April 2012. City ambassador for Couchsurfing, June 2007-May 2010. Implementation project manager (Nov. 2008-Aug. 2009) and regional account manager (Aug. 2006-Nov. 2008) at ARES, In. Degree in psychology from San Diego State University, 2007.

Calling Program Director

Sam Briggs (Feb. 2016; started as a digital organizer in Dec. 2015) Organizer for Rainforest Action Network, Feb.-June 2015. Organizer for CREDO Action, Nov. 2012-May 2015; national field director (Sept.-Nov. 2014), online organizer (June-Aug. 2014) and district director (March-Nov. 2012) for CREDO SuperPAC. Transportation organizer for 350.org for climate marches in 2014 and 2015. Progressive caucus coordinator for ProgressOhio, Jan. 2011-March 2012. Campaign manager on Rep. Ted Celeste's 2010 re-election. Online consultant. Campaign manager for Mayor Dawn Zimmer (Feb.-Nov. 2009) and for City Council slate (Feb.-June 2009) in Hoboken, NJ. Campaign manager on Ted Celeste for State Rep. in Ohio, April-Dec. 2008. Field organizer with Strategic Consulting Group for NJ Citizen Action (Jan.-Feb. 2008) and Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (June-Oct. 2007). B.A. in political science, studio art from Knox College, 2007.

Deputy Dialer Director

Kyle Machado (March 2016; started as a national digital calling program associate in Dec. 2015) Team leader at the mechanical repair facility for American Auto Brokers, Nov. 2012-Nov. 2014. Studied welding technology at Orange Coast College and automotive technology at Golden West College.

Text for Bernie Director

Daniel Souweine(Jan. 2016) On leave from position as director of the CEL Climate Lab in Berkeley, started in that role in Sept. 2011 after serving as chief of staff and co-founder of Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Jan. 2008-Sept. 2011. Program manager at the Tobin Project in Boston, June-Dec. 2006. Consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Feb.-May 2006. Producer for HBO documentary on addiction, Jan.-Sept. 2005. Writer/consultant (Nov. 2004-Jan. 2006), project coordinator Nov. 2003-04) and policy analyst/research assistant (Nov. 2001-Nov. 2003) for the Council of State Governments, .B.A. in political science from Brown University, 2001.

Help Desk

Craig Grella (June 2015..."created and directed the campaign's Help Desk, which supported campaign staff in 30 states and ensured that 80% of email from supporters were answered within 24 hours") Co-founder (Dec. 2011) of OrgSpring. Co-founder of Cornerstone, May 2006-Dec. 2011. Engineer at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., 1997-2000. B.S. in civil engineering from Lehigh University, 1997.

Digital Organizers

Maximillian Cotterill, Cole Edwards, Sam Ghazey, Stephanie Nissley, Liam Clive, Cecilia Hall, Robert Reeves, Tara Reilly, Alexandra Rojas, Nathan Ruby

Developer/Organizing Technology Director

Jacob LeGrone, (Nov. 2015) Independent contractor web developer in Charlotte, NC area, Aug. 2014-Oct. 2015. Technical director for BKWLD, 2010-12; mobile services developer for Antenna, 2010; client services developer for Ingeniux Corporation, 2009-10. B.S. in information systems management from Auburn University College of Business.

Developer/Senior Developer

Jon Culver (July 2015) Director of product development for Fitcode, June 2014-Feb. 2016. Product engineer for Simply Measured, 2012-13.

Distributed Operations Manager

Lynn Hua (Jan. 2016) A.A. in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities from Orange Coast College, 2015.

DATA AND ANALYTICS

National Data Director

Willie Desmond (succeeded Josh Uretsky) Vice president at Haystaq DNA from July 2013; also senior microtargeting analyst at Strategic Telemetry from May 2006. lead map drawing consultant to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, 2011-12. Project manager for modeling on the Obama for America campaign in 2008. M.B.A. from Arizona State University, 2015; B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2006.

Director of Analytics

Jeremy Meadow (Jan. 2016) Digital growth lead (Oct. 2015-April 2016) and strategic finance (Sept. 2013-Oct. 2015) at Everlane. Assurance associate at PwC, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013. M.A. (2012) and B.A. (2011) in accountancy from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

National Analytics Manager

Ben Muirhead B.A. in political science and government, statistics from American University, 2015. Fellow a Clarity Campaign Labs, May 2014-May 2015. Associate a Clifford Moss LLC, June 2012-Nov. 2014.

National Reporting and Voterfile Director

Bill Schwulst Data coordinator at Airbnb, July-Nov. 2015. Researcher in the Planning Department, Research and IT Division of St. Louis County, March 2011-Jan. 2015. Nevada deputy data director on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Deputy campaign manager on Dooley for Saint Louis, March-Nov. 2010. Data and program associate at ISSI, June 2008-Jan. 2010. Data director on Missouri Cures, Jan.-June 2008. Field director on Seals for Congress (IL), Nov. 2007-Jan. 2008. Co-campaign manager on Henry for Mayor (Fort Wayne, IN), March-Nov. 2007. Regional field organizer on Wetterling for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2006. Assistant finance director on Bell for Senate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sept. 2005-June 2006. Regional field organizer on Chap Petersen for Lt. Governor (VA), Feb.-June 2005. Canvassing team leader in Wisconsin on Kerry Edwards 2004. Bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2003.

National Targeting Director

Kyle Cox (Jan. 2016) Senior advisor to GetUp! in Sydney, Australia, April 2014-Dec. 2015. Political officer, data and technology in the national office of United Voice in Sydney, Australia, May 2012-Dec. 2013. Principal consultant at The Clarity Group, Jan. 2003-May 2012. Campaign manager and consultant to Vop Osili for Secretary of State (IN), Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011. Executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party, June 2009-Jan. 2010. Coordinated Campaign director, Campaign for Change in South Carolina, May-Dec. 2008; data manager, voter targeting in half a dozen states on Obama for America, May 2007-May 2008. Bachelor's degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, 1997.

Regional Data Desk

Delia Gorham (Started as NH data director in Sept. 2015) Data and targeting manager at Voices Votes Now in Portland, ME, June 2012-Oct. 2015. Program director for the League of Young Voters in Portland, ME, Aug. 2011-May 2012. Member coordinator at Working America, April-Aug. 2011. OFA regional field director for the DNC, July 2010-April 2011. Campaign field organizer for Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America, April 2009-July 2010. Field organizer for the Maine Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2008. B.A. in government, American studies from Smith College, 2008.

Regional Data Desk

John Miller (Jan.-May 2016, then California data director from May-June 2016) Data director/deputy state director on Give Arkansas a Raise, Oct.-Nov. 2014. Data director/deputy state director for Arkansas Voter Registration Project, May-Oct. 2014. Fellow on Obama for America in Little Rock, AR, May-Nov. 2012, and data coordinator for the Faulkner Co. Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2012. Fellow on Obama for America in San Antonio, TX, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Studied politics at Hendrix College.

Manager of Contact Analytics

Paul Schaffer, (Jan. 2016) Director of digital strategy at Analytics Media Group, July 2014-Oct. 2015. Director of data sciences (June 2012-March 2014), manager of data services (March 2011-March 2012), senior optimization specialist (April 2010-Feb. 2011) and optimization specialist (Aug. 2008-March 2010) at Collective. Associate at Global Credit Services, March-Aug. 2008. B.S. in chemical engineering from Yale University, 2007.

Developer

Brett Hawley

SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE

National Director of Scheduling and Advance

Casey Sinnwell, (Oct. 2015) Special advisor (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014) and director of scheduling and advance (Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011) to the Speaker of the New York City Council. Director of scheduling to Gov. Chet Culver, Jan. 2007-Sept. 2009. Assistant director of communications to Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver, Aug. 2005-Dec. 2006. B.A. in political science, philosophy from Iowa State University, 2005.

Director of Advance

Jess Yuen, (Feb. 2016) Director of strategic initiatives at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015. Director of strategic initiatives at the Price Family Charitable Fund, July 2013-Aug. 2014. Policy advisor at the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, May 2012-Feb. 2013. Presidential management fellow at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Aug. 2009-May 2012. Policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Sept. 2010-April 2011. Self-employed political advance consultant while doing law school, 2006-09. Assistant account executive at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. March 2005-May 2006. Worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign from June 2013 to Nov. 2014; started as regional field coordinator in Sullivan Co., then statewide political organizer and from Jan.-Nov. as national advance staff. J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2009; B.A. in anthropology and political science from Wellesley College, 2003.

Deputy Director of Advance

Caithlin Madigan, (from April 2016; started as national advance staff from Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016 and national advance lead, Feb.-April 2016) Advance associate with the White House, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015. Advance consultant to Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in anthropology, modern languages from Stanford University, 2011.

Scheduling Director

Lindsey McCune, Legislative assistant in the Iowa Senate, Jan.-May 2015. Contract attorney for Beacon Hill Legal, Feb.-July 2014. Legal website content writer for FindLaw, Jan. 2012-Nov. 2013. Judicial law clerk for the Dakota County District Court (MN), Dec. 2009-Sept. 2010. Attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Sept. 2007-April 2009. International programs coordinator at the Iowa Council for International Understanding, March 2003-March 2004. Program analyst for Popluation, Health, Nutrition Information Project, Nov. 2001-Nov. 2002. J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law, 2006; B.A. in journalism, French from University of Iowa, 2001.

National Director of Surrogates

Rania Batrice ...from June 2016 served a deputy campaign manager for the Convention (Feb. 2016) Started on the campaign in Sept. 2015 as Iowa communications director. Worked on Desmond Adams for Congress in IA 3rd CD. Iowa senior political advisor to former Sen. Jim Webb, March-May 2015. Campaign manager on George Sinner for Congress (ND), May-Nov. 2014. Communications director at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013. Executive director at The Freedom Project/Abi Ferrin Inc, in Texas, 2010-12; executive director Innocence Project of Texas, 2010-11. Campaign manager on Texans for Kinky, 2009-10; campaign manager at Texas Legends, 2009-10. Campaign manager on Loebsack for Congress re-election, Feb.-Nov. 2008. Deputy regional director/political director on John Edwards for President in Iowa, SC and OK, 2007-08. Media consultant at Rindy Miller Media, 2006-07. Field director on Gammage for Governor (TX), Dec. 2005-April 2006. Instructor of Arabic, English, test prep, translator at Princeton Review, May-Nov. 2005. B.A. in psychology and art from Austin College, 2003. Texas native.

National Surrogate Scheduler

Julielyn Gibbons (Jan. 2016; initially grassroots training director, Sept.-Dec. 2015) Independent curriculum developer and national trainer, May 2014-Sept. 2015. Senior strategist at Stagecoach Digital, Oct. 2013-March 2014. Chief engagement officer (Dec. 2012-Aug. 2013) and training director (Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012) for Democracy for America. Founder, partner, online strategist at i3 Strategies, May 2009-Dec. 2011. Senior fellow at the New Organizing Institute, June-Dec. 2010. Online campaign coordinator for Progress Michigan, Oct. 2007-May 2009; online campaign strategist and organizer for Michigan's Netroots community, Feb. 2006-May 2009. Internet outreach director for the Michigan Democratic Party, April-Oct. 2007. Studied at Michigan State University to 2007, and earlier studied criminal justice and psychology at Madonna University.

National Surrogate Celebrity Outreach

Seven McDonald (Feb.-June 2016) Artist manager at Seven McDonald Management since May 2007.

Scheduler

Emily Johnson

Press Advance Director/Director of Media Logistics

Lizzie Lewis (Aug. 2015 to April 2016) Advance associate for the White House from Sept. 2013. National advance staff on Obama for America, Sept.-Dec. 2012. Staff assistant to the COO of stadium operations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. English teacher for AMIDEAST, Nov. 2007-Aug. 2008. Masters in international relations from Hult International Business School, 2011; B.S. in sociology, environmental studies from College of Charleston, 2007.

Press Advance Director/Director of Media Logistics

Rene Spellman ...from June 2016 served as national director of surrogates (promoted in April 2016 after Lizzie Lewis left; started on the campaign as national press wrangler and director of traveling press) Independent consultant. International experience includes GOTV consultant for the prime minister race in Trinidad & Tobago, 2015; and general consultant for presidential campaigns in Ghana in 2008 and 2012. Campaign manager for Michael Blake for NY State Assembly, 2014. Vice president for local marketing at Mtheory, a music management and marketing firm, 2014. Vice president for corporate communications, youth marketing, and entertainment PR at MWW Public Relations, 2012-14. Senior advisor for Florida on Obama's 2012 campaign. Deputy to the Director of the White House Council for Community Solutions, 2010-12. Special assistant to the Office of the CEO and liaison to the White House at the Corporation for National and Community Service, 2009-10. Confidential assistant to the White House Liaison and Advance to the Secretary of Education, 2009-10. Youth vote director for ten states on Obama's 2008 campaign. Studied political science at Stanford University. Pennsylvania native.

Ground Logistics Coordinator

Joe Magee (Feb. 2016; started as an intern Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016) Student at the University of Vermont.

National Advance Desk

Nathan Ober, Fulbright Scholar in Denmark, 2014-15. Interned for Sen. Sanders in Burlington and Washington, DC. Graduate of Villanova University, 2013.

Press Advance Desk/Travel Operations Manager

Zoe Frolik (from April 2016, started on the campaign as travel operations manager, Aug. 2015-April 2016) Studying at Colorado College. From Essex Junction, VT.

Travel and Logistics Coordinator

Sarah Shaw (Dec. 2015) Manager at Burlington Hostel, May 2014-Nov. 2015. Research coordinator for Bright Blue EcoMedia, June-Sept. 2015. Bachelor's degree in global studies, community and international development and food systems from University of Vermont, 2015.

Former Director of Scheduling and Advance and Legal Advisor

Marc Levitt (June 2015 to April 2016... "built the campaign's event and travel infrastructure" and "reviewed and approved hundreds of contracts) Associate attorney at Latham & Watkins from Nov. 2012. Special assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy, April 2009-April 2010. Deputy parade director for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Senior advance desk on Obama for America, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008. Special projects coordinator for the American Jewish Committee, Mar. 2005-June 2006. Advance staff on John Kerry for President, Feb.-Nov. 2004. J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2012; A.B. in philosophy and German studies from Brown University, 2002.

OPERATIONS Chief Operating Officer

John Robinson, President of Mt. Pleasant Industries since July 2011. M.A. from The George Washington University, 1997; J.D. from Williamette University College of Law, 1993; B.A. from UC Davis, 1989.

National Operations Director

Whittney Wernsing (started as operations director for the campaign in South Carolina, Aug. 2015) Public relations coordinator at Home Team Public Relations in Charleston, SC, April-Dec. 2014. Manager of foundation and corporate relations for South Carolina Aquarium, April 2009-April 2014. Coordinator of student activities at the College of Charleston, Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009. Program coordinator for the Mayor of Charleston's Office for Children, Youth and Families, Sept. 2007-Aug. 2008. B.S. in communication, business management and sociology from Bradley University, 2007. Illinois native.

Deputy National Operations Director

Matt Marko Canvass team on Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, April-May 2013. Northern Maine regional field organizer at Equality Maine, Nov. 2012-April 2013. Server/bartender at Geaghan's Restaurant and Pub in Bangor, ME, March 2004-April 2013. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice/law enforcement from University of Maine at Augusta, 2011.

National Logistics Coordinator

Ben Meers, Political consultant based in Austin, TX. M.P.H. from Kobenhavns Universitet/University of Sheffield, 2010; bachelor's degree in government/political science from The University of Texas at Austin, 2004.

Human Resources Director

Aurora Hurd, Studied political science at University of Vermont. Deputy Human Resources Director

Sean Hood , From Burlington, VT; first political campaign.

IT Director

Ayden Hurd, (Brother of Aurora Hurd).

HQ Operations Director

Krista Harness (April 2015) Conservation development associate at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, Aug. 2013-July 2014. Youth environmental coalition coordinator for the Association of Vermont Recyclers, Sept. 2004-Dec. 2008; also radio program producer at WDEV, Jan. 2004-Feb. 2008. Mad scientist and inventory manager at Mad Science of St. Louis, Aug. 2001-July 2002. M.S. in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School, 2003; B.S. in environmental studies, oceanography from Nova Southeastern University, 2001.

Deputy HQ Operations Director

Robert Millar (June 2015) Member of the Winooski City Council, elected March 2015. Self-employed political consultant, June 2014-June 2015. State director of the Vermont Progressive Party, Jan. 2013-June 2014. Assistant campaign director (Jan. 2011-Nov. 2012) and office manager (Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010) at Friends of Bernie Sanders. Assistant to the assistant manager of field operations for the U.S. Census Bureau in Burlington, VT, March 2009-Aug. 2010. Campaign staff on Pollina for Governor, July-Nov. 2008. Studied English at the University of Vermont.

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Deputy Senior Advisor

Shannon Jackson (started on the campaign May 2015) Budget analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Dec. 2014-May 2015. Correspondence manager and staff assistant coordinator at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014. Staff assistant in the Office of Sen. Sanders, July 2012-Feb. 2013. English as a second language teacher in Kalasin, Thailand, 2011-12. B.S. in environmental science and policy from University of Maryland College Park, 2011.

Special Advisor to Jane Sanders

Ellyn Heald (started on the national advance staff, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016) New York theater artist. M.A. in classical acting for the professional theater from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 2013; studied journalism at Arizona State University. twitter

Policy Director

Warren Gunnels , Senior policy advisor in Sen. Sanders office, started working for Sanders in June 1999. Junior legislative assistant (Feb. 1997-June 1999) and grants coordinator (May 1995-Feb. 1997) to Sen. Tom Harkin. B.A. in political science/theatre from Denison University, 1993

Policy Advisor

Billy Gendell, Budget analyst and operations manager in the U.S. Senate from June 2015; Gendell has held various positions in the U.S. Senate starting as a legislative intern in Jan. 2013. B.S. in history from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012.

Foreign Policy Coordinator

Bill French, (Feb. 2016) Policy analyst for the National Security Network, July 2012-Feb. 2016. M.A. in the humanities, philosophy from The University of Chicago, 2010.

Director of Ballot Access and Counsel

Matt Berg (Aug. 2015) Counsel to FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, April 2014-July 2015. Deputy director of state affairs and policy counsel at Justice at Stake, Sept. 2010-April 2014. J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, 2010. twitter

National Delegates Director

Joan Kato (started on the campaign as Nevada state director in Nov. 2015) Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA. Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011. Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.

Director of Arts and Culture

Luis Calderin (July 2015) Brand manager (Aug. 2013-July 2015) and social media manager (May 2012-Aug. 2013) for Burton Snowboards. Owner of Okay-Okay, a full-service agency, Nov. 2006-May 2012. Marketing director/lifestyle for Fox Racing, 2004-06. Brand director/marketing for American Eagle Outfitters, 2003-04. Marketing Manager at Gravis Footwear, Jan. 2001-April 2003. Studied communications at Emerson College. [19]

FORMER

Senior Advisor

Zack Exley (reported by Politico on Aug. 18, 2015) Practice director at ThoughtWorks, Sept. 2013-April 2015. Chief revenue officer (Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013) and chief community officer (July 2010-Aug. 2012) at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia). Co-founder and president of the New Organizing Institute, Jan. 2006-April 2012. Internet campaign director for the Labour Party in Britain, Jan.-May 2005. Senior strategist at OMP in Washington, DC, Nov. 2004-Feb. 2008. Director of online communications and organizing on John Kerry's presidential campaign, March-Nov. 2004; advisor to Howard Dean's campaign. Organizing director for MoveOn.org, Jan. 2003-March 2004. Independent contractor and organizer; created the first political parody website on the Internet, GWBush.com. Labor organizer, 1993-99. Lives in rural Missouri.

Director of Jewish Outreach

Simone Zimmerman (from April 12, 2016, suspended April 14 over Facebook posts) Graduate of UC Berkeley, 2013; national president of J Street U for the 2012-13 school yearGrew up in Los Angeles.

National Data Director

Josh Uretsky (Sept. 2015-fired Dec. 17, 2015 due to accessing Clinton data in NGP VAN (+)) Pennsylvania data and targeting manager at America Votes, Nov. 2011-Sept. 2015 and at State Voices, Nov. 2011-May 2013; also Pennsylvania data and targeting manager at ISSI, Nov. 2011-Feb. 2013. C++ programmer, July 2007-Nov. 2011. Data analyst at Credo Mobile, May 2010-Jan. 2011. Has worked short stints on a number of campaigns, for example deputy campaign manger on Gordon for Congress, Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010, data director on Leslie Crocker Snyder for DA, Aug.-Sept. 2009; regional field organizer on the Committee to Elect Seth Williams, Jan.-May 2009; field director on Barbara McIlvaine Smith for PA State Rep., Oct.-Nov. 2008. Ph.D. in ABC, biophysics from University of York, 2008; B.S. in bioengineering from UC Berkeley, 1998.

Deputy National Data Director

Russell Drapkin (initially NH field director) LAN-My Voter assistant administrator at the AFL-CIO. A regional field director on Obama's 2011-12 New Hampshire primary campaign. B.F.A. in lighting design from DePaul University, 2002

Midwest Regional Campaign Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Andrew Virden

Other key people...

Senate Office

Senior Staff

Chief of Staff Michaeleen Crowell (from April 2013) Previously legislative director to U.S. Rep. John Lewis (GA), worked for him from 2005-13. Legislative director and counsel for the U.S. Rep. Denise Majette (GA). Practiced health care, business, and civil law in Atlanta. Undergraduate (1996) and law (1999) degrees from Boston University. Native of Lowell, MA.

Administrative Director and Scheduler

Jacob Gillison (from early 2014) Previously office manager and scheduler to U.S. Rep. John Lewis (GA) for nearly 14 years. Served in the U.S. Air Force for almost two decades. B.S. degrees in business administration and economics from Benedict College, and a degree in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Native of Beaufort, SC.

Legislative Director

Caryn Compton, Previously legislative director to U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX). J.D. from The Catholic University of America; Master's degree from University of Arizona; B.A. from Marshall University.

Communications Director

Michael Briggs. Also serving as communications director on the campaign (with Sen. Sanders since 2007) Press secretary to Sen. John Edwards (NC), 1999-2005. Spokesman for U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (IL), 1997-98. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (IL). Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Press Secretary

Jeff Frank (May 2011) A senior research assistant for the Brookings Insititution, Oct. 2010-May 2011. Co-founder of hearforward, a social media analytics firm based in Burlington, VT, Dec. 2009-Dec. 2010. Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, 2006-08. M.S. in community development and applied economics from University of Vermont, 2011; B.A. in economics and political science from University of Maine, 2006.

Former

Deputy Chief of Staff

Margaret Van Tassell. Started with Sanders as administrative director in 2007. Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, 2000-05.[20]

Campaign Operatives by State

Detroit DSA Supports Bernie Sanders

Alabama

State Director Kelvin Datcher, Experience includes work with Birmingham City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson. B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College, 1992.

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Alaska

State Director Jill Yordy. Clean water and mining program director at the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, June 2013-April 2015. Customer service rep. for Analytica Group, April 2012-June 2013. Three years of M.A. level course work and research in archaeology at University of Alaska Fairbanks; B.A. in anthropology from Luther College, 2009.

According to Sam Frizell. "Bernie Sanders Gets an Alaska ‘Super PAC’ Aimed At Millennials." Time, March 16, 2016. According to Frizell, the nominally independent America's Youth PAC "made up almost entirely of former Bernie 2016 campaign staffers" set up in March in the same shopping mall as the campaign. Chris Johnson, who had been the Alaska campaign's field director and earlier served as a regional field director in Nevada, served as executive director of the 10-person effort.

Arizona

State Director Jose Miranda. Campaign manager to U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, April 2014-Nov. 2015. District aide to Rep. Grijalva from July 2006-April 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science and business administration from the University of Arizona, 2012.

Endorsements

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (announced Oct. 9, 2015)

(Announced Feb. 8, 2016)

Arkansas

State Director Sarah Scanlon; Vice president at Natural State Strategies, a progressive campaign firm, from Jan. 2015. Deputy director of the labor program (2010-13) and senior labor trainer (2008-10) for Wellstone Action. Regional field director for HRC, 2006-08. Regional political organizer for SEIU working on campaigns in more than 10 states, 2000-05. Lobbyist for SEIU Washington State Council, 1997-2000. Legislative assistant to Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, Jan. 1994-Oct. 1997; manager on Mary Lou Dickerson's campaign for state legislature, April-Sept. 1993.. Studied at Arkansas State University. Grew up in Arkansas; her mother ran for Arkansas State Legislature.

Field Organizers, Robert Nunn, Peyton Olsen.

California

Dan R. Taylor, Runner for Bernie 2016; "Doing whatever is necessary to assist Senator Bernie Sanders win the the Democratic Nomination and then the Presidency in 2016." Previous: Law Office of Ray T. McCullough, Law Office of Dan R. Taylor[22]

State Director Robert Becker (from May 11, 2016) Becker served as state director for Sanders' Iowa caucus campaign, then deputy national field director, then New York state director. Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm. Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states. Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008. Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign. In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD. In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida. He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000.

Operations Director Charles Kitchen (from May 2016 in L.A.; initially deputy operations director in the SF Bay area starting in April 2016) Kitchen earlier served as New York State deputy operations director, Washington State operations director and Nevada deputy operations director starting in Nov. 2015. Office manager at Scheuermann Menist, Nov. 2007-May 2014. Studied philosophy, history of math and science at St. John's College.

Southern California Steering Committee

(Announced May 13, 2016)

Former State Director Michael Ceraso (Politico reported on May 11, 2016 that Ceraso has left the campaign) Served as deputy state director on Sanders' New Hampshire primary campaign from Sept. 2015. Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area. Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008. In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008. B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014. twitter

Operations Director Paul Betancourt (exit reported by Politico on May 17, 2016) Earlier served as GOTV director in NH and VA and as GOTV operations director in Ohio. Contract researcher at MIT, Feb-June 2015. M.B.A. in digital information and information systems from Pepperdine University, 2014; M.A. in communications from Cal State Fullerton, 2012; B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2005.

Constituency Outreach Director Masha Mendieta (exit reported by Politico on May 17, 2016)

Colorado

Cameron Brennan, Regional Field Director for Bernie 2016; Previously Field Organizer, Obama for America (OFA), Clean Water Action, NextGen Climate, GameStop: Education, University of Colorado Boulder[23]

State Director Dulce Saenz, Latino organizing program director at Conservation Colorado from Feb. 2014. Latino outreach director at Colorado Commits to Kids, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Soutwest Denver organizer at State for Children, Sept. 2011-May 2013. B.A. in political science from University of Denver, 2011. Grew up in the town of Hudson on the northeastern Colorado plains.

Field Director Josh Phillips, Deputy national field director at the League of Conservation Voters from Jan. 2012. Field director on McGimsey for Supervisor (Loudon Co, VA), Aug.-Nov. 2011. Communications research coordinator for the National Resource Defense Council Action Fund, April-Aug. 2011. Regional field director for the Colorado United Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Field organizer on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political communication and political science from The George Washington University, 2010; interned in Sen. Sanders' office, Jan.-May 2007.

Field Organizer Anne Taylor, Operations and Special Projects Coordinator

Connecticut

CT/RI State Director Paul Feeney. Also serving as state director for Rhode Island. Earlier served as the campaign's Massachusetts state director. Legislative director/spokesman at IBEW Local 2222, 2009-Nov. 2015. Labor director on Stephen F. Lynch for U.S. Senate, Jan.-April 2013. Selectman in the town of Foxborough, May 2007-April 2010, including chairman of the board, May 2009-May 2010. Chief of staff to a Mass. State Senator, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.

CT/RI Political Director Joe Caiazzo. Previously communications and political director on the Massachusetts. Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC since Jan. 2012. Political partner with the Truman National Security Project, since Sept. 2013. Has worked on numerous campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014. B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.

Endorsement

New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finiizio (announced June 2, 2015)

Delaware

State Director Reed Millar. Earlier served as the campaign's Hawaii state director. Principal at Bespoke Consulting in the greater Minneapolis St. Paul area since Feb. 2013. Senior project manager at Grassroots Solutions, May 2006-Jan. 2013. Political director on Bob O'Connor for Mayor, Jan.-May 2005. Consulting in Pittsburgh, 2003-05. Work for the DCCC in late 2004. Organizer on John Kerry for President, June 2003-Jan. 2004. Regional field representative on Mark Warner for Governor, July-Nov. 2001. Organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 2002. Field director for PAHDCC, May-Nov. 2000. B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1999.

Endorsement, State Rep. Kim Williams (District 19, Newport)

Florida

State Coordinator Amy Ritter (Feb. 2016) Political director at Organize Now! and civic engagement director at the Florida Institute for Reform & Empowerment, Dec. 2014-April 2015. Regional organizer for Florida Women Are Watching Political Action Committee, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Director of communications in the office of the Orange County Tax Collector, July 2013-Sept. 2014. Executive director (Jan.-July 2013) and director of research (April 2011-Jan. 2013) at Florida Watch Action, Inc.. B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2009; A.A. in political science from Broward College, 2006. twitter

The Tampa Bay Times reported on March 8 that "Bernie Sanders has a skeleton crew in Florida: four paid staffers and three campaign offices."

Georgia

Coalition work is also central to the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America local’s organizing approach, with local members participating in Georgia for Bernie. Atlanta DSA’s ties to Sanders stretch back to his first Senate run, when members did fundraising work for his campaign and Sanders was then the keynote speaker at the local’s first Douglas-Debs awards dinner in 2007.

Through the local’s organizing work with Georgia for Bernie, which includes tabling, participating in marches, and organizing forums, members of the local believe that the people they come in contact with are now one step closer to becoming socialist organizers.[24]

State Director State Rep. LaDawn Jones (from Jan. 13, 2016) Represents District 62 (Atlanta), elected Nov. 2012. Founder of LBJ Law Group, LLC, May 2010. Chief senior assistant district atttorney in the Fulton County District Attorney's office, Sept. 2005-May 2011. J.D. from Tulane University Law School, 2005; B.A. in English from Tennessee State University, 2002.

Guam

Julian C. Janssen was one of the most active Sanders supporters. Chief analyst to Sen. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas. Policy researher/analyst for Sen. Adolpho Palacios from 2010-12. Graduate of the University of Guam.

Hawaii

State Director Reed Millar. Earlier field director on Bernie 2016 Nevada caucus campaign. Principal at Bespoke Consulting in the greater Minneapolis St. Paul area since Feb. 2013. Senior project manager at Grassroots Solutions, May 2006-Jan. 2013. Political director on Bob O'Connor for Mayor, Jan.-May 2005. Consulting in Pittsburgh, 2003-05. Work for the DCCC in late 2004. Organizer on John Kerry for President, June 2003-Jan. 2004. Regional field representative on Mark Warner for Governor, July-Nov. 2001. Organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 2002. Field director for PAHDCC, May-Nov. 2000. B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1999.

Endorsement

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Resigned position as a vice chair of the DNC and endorsed Sanders on Feb. 28, 2016.

Idaho

State Director Kass Bessert. Earlier served as deputy director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign. Research assistant at the University of Oregon School of Law, April 2014-Sept. 2015. Data and technology director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013. C.S. specialist at Advanced Sterilization Products, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012. OFA / DNC state data director in Las Vegas, July 2010-Aug. 2011. Field organizer on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2008; managed offices in OR, SD and FL. B.A. in international studies from University of Washington, 2007.

Field Director Spencer Toth. Earlier served as data director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign. A regional field director in Palm Beach County on Charlie Crist's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Field organizer on Cory Booker for U.S. Senate, 2013. Field organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, April-May 2013. Field organizer on Obama's Organizing for America in Nevada, 2012. Attended the University of Connecticut.

Deputy Field Director Ernest Boston A regional field director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign. Worked on the South Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2014. B.S. in political science and history from Francis Marion University in Florence.

Caucus Director Helen Strain. Earlier serve as training director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign. Trainer for Democracy for America. Campaign experience includes field director on Sue Thorn for Congress in 2012, manager on Dave Aronberg for FL State Senate in 2000 (only non-incumbent to win), field director for Janet Reno for Governor, campaign manager for Lois Frankel for West Palm Beach Mayor, and field manager for the Angela Alioto for San Francisco Mayor.. Program manager for the Clinton Group. She has also served as VP of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of North Florida, and as vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Florida native.

Illinois

State Director Clem Balanoff. Served as political director on Jesús "Chuy" Garcia's 2015 campaign for Mayor of Chicago. Chief of staff for the Office of the Cook County Clerk. Democratic nominee for Congress in CD-11 in 1996 losing to Jerry Weller. State Representative. Head of the Department of Streets and Sanitation for the 10th Ward during Mayor Harold Washington's administration. Comes from a well known Chicago family.

Key Endorsement

Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" Garcia

Indiana

Campaign Coordinator Pete D'Alessandro. Served as campaign coordinator for Sanders in the Iowa caucuses. Founder (2001) and CEO of PAD Consulting in Des Moines. Political director for Gov. Chet Culver. Political director of Bill Bradley's 1999-2000 Iowa caucus campaign. Field director on Tom Vilsack's 1998 campaign for governor. Worked on Leonard Boswell's campaign. Graduate of Illinois State University, 1986. Berwyn native.

Iowa

According to a Sept. 4 press release from the campaign there are more than 50 Iowa staff. As of mid-July 2015 campaign reported a total of 10 offices.[25]

  • Robert Becker is Sanders' Iowa State Director, (announced June 22, 2015) Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm. Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states. Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008. Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign. In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD. In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida. He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000.
  • Pete D’Alesandro is Sanders’ Iowa campaign coordinator. The Des Moines Democratic operative has worked on campaigns for two decades, including for former Govs. Chet Culver and Tom Vilsack.[26] Founder (2001) and CEO of PAD Consulting in Des Moines. Political director of Bill Bradley's 1999-2000 Iowa caucus campaign. Field director on Tom Vilsack's 1998 campaign for governor. Worked on Leonard Boswell's campaign. Graduate of Illinois State University, 1986. Berwyn native.
  • Lilia Chacon is serving "as press secretary in Iowa." During her career as a journalist, Chacon won "six Emmys, a Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award." [27] Director of public relations for Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2015. Reporter/anchor at WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago, March 1989-July 2010. Reporter, weekend anchor and producer at Channel 13 in Albuquerque, June 1985-Feb. 1989. B.S. in broadcast journalism from Northern Illinois University, 1979.
  • Brendan Summers, Caucus Director (announced June 22, 2015) Executive director (Jan. 2013) and deputy executive director (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013) for the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus. 2012 presidential caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Feb. 2010-Jan. 2012. Assistant analyst at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010. Caucus to convention manager for the Iowa Democratic Party in 2008. Graduate of All America PAC's Camp Bayh program.
  • Tara Thobe, Deputy Director of Organizing (announced as operations director on June 13, 2015) "Worked in New Mexico in the last election cycle [2014]."
  • Pinky Weitzman, Digital Director; Associate director for digital communications at the ACLU in New York, as well as being a string multi-instrumentalist. Graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Tavis Hall, Senior Advisor; Served as vice chair of the Black Hawk County Democrats and political committee chair of the Black Hawk County chapter of the NAACP. Regional outreach representative for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley from Feb. 2008. Managed a mayoral campaign in 2009. Field organizer in East Waterloo for Obama for America, 2007-Jan. 2008. Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006. A.A. in general studies from Hawkeye Community College, 2006.
  • Sarah Bacon, Operations Director; Held more than a dozen campaign and organizing positions over almost a decade. Recent experience includes Western KY organizer for Smoke-free Kentucky, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015; director at Buzzards Bay Strategies, June-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Adams for Montana, Jan.-March 2014; and state canvass director for Grassroots Solutions, based in Norfolk, VA, July-Nov. 2013. She started as Southern Oregon field director on Westlund for Governor, Jan.-Aug. 2006. Bachelor's degree in sociology from Southern Oregon University, 2011.

Regional Field Directors

  • Des Moines Zach Fang, Previous: 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.
  • Cedar Rapids Adam Kofoed (June 2015) Previous: Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in the Cedar Rapids area, May 2014-May 2015. Communications supervisor for the U.S. Army from Jan. 2009. B.A. degrees in political science and economic from Coe College, 2015; A.S. in golf course and athletic field maintenance from Kirkwood Community College, 2008.
  • Council Bluffs Cameron Brennan (July 2015) Previous: Political consultant for Clean Water Action in Denver, CO, Nov. 2014-March 2015. Field organizer for NextGen Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Obama for America in Boulder, Aug.-Dec. 2014. Bachelor's degree in sociology and English from University of Colorado Boulder, 2014.
  • Burlington Chris Bowen (July 2015) Previous: 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.

Field Organizers

  • Becca Bacon (Des Moines suburbs)
  • Sakina Bennett (Cedar Rapids area) Field organizer for the DCCC, July-Nov. 2014. Deputy field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Hampton, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Degree in political science from Hampton University, 2014.
  • Esam Boraey (Des Moines) (June 2015) Social media coordinator for the U.S. Institute of Peace, Aug. 2014-April 2015. Program director at the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Jan.-Aug. 2014. Assistant program officer for the International Republican Institute, July 2011-Oct. 2013. Master's degree in history from Cairo University, 2011. Originally from Egypt; moved to the United States in 2013.
  • Melina Cohen (Omaha)
  • Colin Cole
  • Ari Davis (Sioux City area)
  • Justin Henry (Sioux City area), Sierra Holstad (Mason City), Attended North Iowa Area Community College.
  • Justin Jacobsen
  • David Kelso
  • Christopher Klarich
  • Meredyth Krug (Cedar Rapids) Field organizer on Al Franken for Senate, June-Nov. 2014. B.A. in urban studies/affairs, sociology from Augsburg College, 2014.
  • Julia McMekan (Quad Cities)
  • Michael Plantenberg (Ames) Iowa State University campus organizer for Run Warren Run. From Grand Island, NE.
  • Kate Revaux (Iowa City)
  • Nathan Rifkin (Iowa City) (July 2015) B.A. degrees in political science and sociology from Middlebury College, 2015.
  • Kim Robinson
  • Simone Thibodeau
  • Sophia Tieman Field organizer or Forward NC in Charlotte, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Corps member for City Year in South Bronx, Aug 2012-June 2013. B.A. in political science and goverment from Occidental College, 2015.
  • Cameron Brennan (initially Council Bluffs) (July 2015) Political consultant for Clean Water Action in Denver, CO, Nov. 2014-March 2015. Field organizer for NextGen Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Obama for America in Boulder, Aug.-Dec. 2014. Bachelor's degree in sociology and English from University of Colorado Boulder, 2014.
  • Sierra Holstad (Mason City). Attended North Iowa Area Community College.
  • Simone Thibodeau
  • Sophia Tieman. Field organizer or Forward NC in Charlotte, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Corps member for City Year in South Bronx, Aug 2012-June 2013. B.A. in political science and government from Occidental College, 2015.

Events Coordinator

  • Evan Burger (announced June 13, 2015 as college outreach director) Farming and environment organizer at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement from May 2013. Graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013.

According to a Sept. 4 press release from the campaign there were more than 50 Iowa staff.

Deputy Political Director Susana Cervantes (initially RFD in Sioux City, announced June 22, 2015) Western regional field director on the Run Warren Run campaign. Worked for the Nevada Democratic Party, Organizing for Action in Chicago and in 2012 as a field organizer for President Obama's re-election campaign in Las Vegas, and started as an organizer for the United Farm Workers in California.

Senior Advisors Kevin Perkins and [Rene Dickerson], Co-owners of Black and Blue LLC in Davenport. Senior Advisor Tavis Hall Hall has served as vice chair of the Black Hawk County Democrats and political committee chair of the Black Hawk County chapter of the NAACP. Regional outreach representative for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley from Feb. 2008. Managed a mayoral campaign in 2009. Field organizer in East Waterloo for Obama for America, 2007-Jan. 2008. Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006. A.A. in general studies from Hawkeye Community College, 2006.

Communications Director Rania Batrice (Sept. 2015) Most recently worked on Desmond Adams for Congress in IA 3rd CD. Iowa senior political advisor to former Sen. Jim Webb, March-May 2015. Campaign manager on George Sinner for Congress (ND), May-Nov. 2014. Communications director at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013. Executive director at The Freedom Project/Abi Ferrin Inc, in Texas, 2010-12; executive director Innocence Project of Texas, 2010-11. Campaign manager on Texans for Kinky, 2009-10; campaign manager at Texas Legends, 2009-10. Campaign manager on Loebsack for Congress re-election, Feb.-Nov. 2008. Deputy regional director/political director on John Edwards for President in Iowa, SC and OK, 2007-08. Media consultant at Rindy Miller Media, 2006-07. Field director on Gammage for Governor (TX), Dec. 2005-April 2006. Instructor of Arabic, English, test prep, translator at Princeton Review, May-Nov. 2005. B.A. in psychology and art from Austin College, 2003. Texas native.

Press Secretary Lilia Chacon (Aug. 28, 2015 tweets; announced Sept. 4) Director of public relations for Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2015. Longtime award-winning journalist. Reporter/anchor at WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago, March 1989-July 2010. Reporter, weekend anchor and producer at Channel 13 in Albuquerque, June 1985-Feb. 1989. B.S. in broadcast journalism from Northern Illinois University, 1979.

Political and Digital Assistant Linh Nguyen (latter part of 2015) Deputy provincial leader for the Green Party of Ontario from Sept. 2014; Green Party of Canada MP candidate for Mississauga Centre, Jan.-Dec. 2015.. B.A. in international economics and finance from Ryerson University.

Operations Director Sarah Bacon (June 2015) Bacon has held more than a dozen campaign and organizing positions over almost a decade. Recent experience includes Western KY organizer for Smoke-free Kentucky, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015; director at Buzzards Bay Strategies, June-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Adams for Montana, Jan.-March 2014; and state canvass director for Grassroots Solutions, based in Norfolk, VA, July-Nov. 2013. She started as Southern Oregon field director on Westlund for Governor, Jan.-Aug. 2006. Bachelor's degree in sociology from Southern Oregon University, 2011.

Senior Consultant Peggy Huppert (Dec. 2015) State director for No Labels from March to Dec. 2015. Senior market manager for community engagement (Sept. 2013-Feb. 2015), Minnesota state leadership director (Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013) and Iowa director of government relations (Jan. 2008-Oct. 2012) for the American Cancer Society. State director at Iowans for Sensible Priorities, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2008. Development director for the Iowa Association of School Boards Foundation, March 2004-Aug. 2005. Executive director of the Chrysalis Foundation (serving women and girls in Central Iowa), Jan. 2000-Dec. 2003. B.A. in new-editorial journalism from Drake University, 1980.

Field Director Justin Huck (announced June 13, 2015) Youth outreach program manager in Des Moines for the League of Conservation Voters, Aug. 2013-June 2015. Government relations specialist for the American Cancer Society in Des Moines, March 2010-July 2013. Deputy field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2010. Nebraska state director for Repower America, March 2009-June 2010. Regional field director in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Obama's Campaign for Change, June-Nov. 2008. Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party in Council Bluffs, March-June 2008. Field organizer in Sioux City on Obama for America, March 2007-Jan. 2008. Field organizer on the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, April-Nov. 2006. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from South Dakota State University, 2006. Heavy equipment operator for the South Dakota Army National Guard, March 1997-Aug. 2004.

Deputy Field Director Tara Thobe (announced as operations director on June 13, 2015) "Worked in New Mexico in the last election cycle [2014]." Studied political science at Ohio State University.

Deputy Field Director Shelby Iseler Initially regional field director in Ames. Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Des Moines from Sept. 2014. B.A. in comparative culture and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.

Regional Field - 183 full and part-time organizers -

Regional Field Directors

Des Moines Zach Fang (June 2015) 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.

Des Moines Beth Farvour (announced June 22, 2015) Regional field director for Run Warren Run in Iowa’s 2nd CD. Worked on Mary Burke's 2014 gubernatorial campaign and is from Wisconsin.

Ames Rameera Robbalaa. Account executive at CSA Inc. in the New York City area from May 2015. Regional field director for Airbnb, Aug. 2014-May 2015. Organizer at Citizen Action of New York, March-Dec. 2013; and field organizer at Nextdoor.com in Brooklyn, July-Nov. 2013; deputy campaign manager on Kirsten John Foy for City Council in Brooklyn, July-Sept. 2013. Field organizer in Shelby, NC on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Masters in human resources management and services from Walden University, 2015; bachelor's of Arts and Science in political science and government from University of Oklahoma, 2012. (initial Ames RFD was Shelby Iseler...she moved to deputy field director)

Cedar Rapids Adam Kofoed (June 2015) Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in the Cedar Rapids area, May 2014-May 2015. Communications supervisor for the U.S. Army from Jan. 2009. B.A. degrees in political science and economic from Coe College, 2015; A.S. in golf course and athletic field maintenance from Kirkwood Community College, 2008 . Dubuque Margaret Jarosz (announced June 22, 2015) Northeast regional field director on Run Warren Run. Field organizer on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign in Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on Sara Geenen for Wisconsin State Assembly, March-Aug. 2014. Volunteered with the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (March-June 2012) and with President Obama’s re-election campaign (Sept.-Nov. 2012). Milwaukee native. Attended Loyola University Chicago.

Council Bluffs Mackenzie Ewing. Chef at Nike from July 2013. Director at FieldWorks, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Lead assistant director at Grassroots Campaigns, March-Aug. 2012. Medication care manager at Sunrise Senior Living, Sept. 2011-March 2012. Taught English in the Czech Republic. B.A. in political science and government from University of Arizona, 2001. (initial Council Bluffs RFD from July 2015 was Cameron Brennan)

Sioux City Michelle Bruggenthies. Studied History, English Literature at Loyola University Chicago. (initial Sioux City RFD was Susana Cervantes...she moved to deputy political director in Des Moines)

Burlington Chris Bowen (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.

Waterloo Hassan Ali (July 2015) Cultural trainer at the Washington Language Center. B.A. in political science from South Dakota State University, 2013.

Endorsements

  • Former Iowa Senator Daryl Beall (on July 2, 2015 at Fort Dodge event)
  • Women for Bernie (announced Oct. 7, 2015) over 400 Women for Bernie.
  • Iowa Latino Leadership Committee(announced Dec. 1, 2015) 20 Latino activists and community leaders. Latinos for Bernie includes community leaders, students, DREAMers, and supporters.
  • Rural Iowa Leadership Committee (announced Dec. 7, 2015) 47 Iowans from across the state, including current and former Democratic county chairs and elected officials, Bernie 2016 volunteers, agriculture activists and campus leaders.
  • Iowa Labor Leadership Committee (announced Jan. 5, 2016) 39 labor leaders, activists, volunteers, and community members.

Kansas

State Director Shelby Iseler, Previously the campaign's Kansas director (March 5 caucuses) and started out in Iowa first as a regional field director in Ames and then as a deputy field director. Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Des Moines from Sept. 2014. B.A. in comparative cultures and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.

State Coordinator Brooklynne Mosley (Jan. 2016) A regional field organizer in Douglas County (June-Nov. 2014), volunteer coordinator (April-June 2014) and data entry (Jan.-April 2014) on Paul Davis for Governor. OFA Fall organizing fellow, Sept.-Dec. 2013. KC-10 inflight refueler in the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 2002-Aug. 2013.

Kentucky

State Director Kass Bessert. Earlier served as Sanders' Idaho state director and before that as deputy director on South Carolina primary campaign. Research assistant at the University of Oregon School of Law, April 2014-Sept. 2015. Data and technology director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013. C.S. specialist at Advanced Sterilization Products, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012. OFA / DNC state data director in Las Vegas, July 2010-Aug. 2011. Field organizer on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2008; managed offices in OR, SD and FL. B.A. in international studies from University of Washington, 2007.. twitter

Field Director Mike Barney. Started on the campaign in Nov. 2015 as deputy field director in Nevada, then field director in Washington. Deputy field director for Conway/Overly for Kentucky/Kentucky Democratic Party in Louisville, KY, July-Nov. 2015. Regional field director for Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Denver, July-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Doug Gansler for Governor in Southern Maryland, Jan.-June 2014. B.A. in political science/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013. Summer fellow for OFA in Western PA, May-Aug. 2012.

Louisiana

State Coordinator Sarah Slamen (from early Jan. 2016) Did GOTV on John Bel Edwards' gubernatorial campaign. Gained noteriety in July 2013 after state toopers escorted her out during her testimony against an anti-abortion bill in Texas. Campaign manager on Green Party candidate Amy Price for Houston City Council At-Large in 2011. From Texas.

Maine

Evan LeBrun, Regional Field Director for Bernie 2016; Previous: The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, Starting Point Ops[32]

State Director Ben Collings. Consultant in the Portland area. Attended University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Bernie 2016 Maine Working Class Cabinet (announced Jan. 19, 2016) More than 60 leaders and activists

Chairman Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, and including... House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe, 4 State Senators, 30 State Representatives (plus McCabe makes 31).

Maryland

State Director Pete Clerkin. Earlier served as the campaign's Virginia state director. Experience includes campaign manager on Mike Hymes campaign for Virginia State Senate in the Aug. 19, 2014 special election, general campaign consultant to Rep. Raul Grijalva, and campaign manager on Kevin Kamenetz for Baltimore County executive in 2010.

Field Director Zach Fang. Field director on the Oklahoma primary campaign, and earlier regional field director for Polk County on the Iowa caucus campaign from June 2015. 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.

Maryland Steering Committee

(Announced Mar. 28, 2016)

Chair Benjamin Jealous (Baltimore)

(Announced Feb. 5, 2016) Currently a partner at Kapor Capital. President and CEO of the NAACP, 2008-13. President of the Rosenberg Foundation, 2005-08. Director of the U.S. Domestic Human Rights Program at Amnesty International, 2005-05. Executive director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, 1999-2002. Managing editor at the Jackson Advocate, 1993-95. M.S. in comparative social research from University of Oxford, 1998 (Rhodes Scholar); B.A. in political science from Columbia University in the City of New York, 1996.

  • 10 Social Justice Leaders (announced Apr. 7, 2016)
  • Former Del. Heather Mizeur - a 2014 candidate for governor and also a member of the DNC (i.e. superdelegate) (announced April 15, 2016)

Massachusetts

State Director Paul Feeney (Nov. 2015; reported by State House News Service on Dec. 29, 2015) Legislative director/spokesman at IBEW Local 2222, 2009-Nov. 2015. Labor director on Stephen F. Lynch for U.S. Senate, Jan.-April 2013. Selectman in the town of Foxborough, May 2007-April 2010, including chairman of the board, May 2009-May 2010. Chief of staff to a Mass. State Senator, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.

Communications and Political Director Joe Caiazzo (Dec. 2015) Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC since Jan. 2012. Political partner with the Truman National Security Project, since Sept. 2013. Has worked on numerous campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014. B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009. twitter

Field Director Andrew DeStefano (Dec. 2015) Financial representative for Northwestern Mutual, Feb.-Aug. 2015. Field and communication coordinator for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2015. B.A. in political science and government from Boston College, 2012. Also, campaign manager on Paul Sullivan for State Rep., Jan.-Sept. 2010.

Michigan

State Director Ryan Hughes. Business development manager for Energy Pioneer Solutions, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2015. Cuyahoga County GOTV director at Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Grassroots manager at Dewey Square Group, Feb. 2007-June 2011. Deputy GOTV director in Ohio on Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2008. Campaign manager on Scott Kleeb for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2006. First campaign was Shannon O'Brien's 2002 race for governor against Mitt Romney. B.A. in international affairs and political science from Northeastern University. Originally from Syracuse, NY.

Deputy Field Director Sean Ward. Started on the campaign in Sept. 2015 as a field organizer. Lead organizer and communications director for the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, Dec. 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager on John Wallace for New Mexico, Jan.-Nov. 2014. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2013; bachelor's degree in political science from The University of New Mexico, 2010.

Labor Outreach Director Alex van Schaick. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor since Sept. 2013. Union organizer with SEIU/Doctors Council, Jan.-Aug. 2009. Fulbright scholar in Bolivia, 2007-08. Union organizer for Teamsters Local 805 in New York, May-Oct. 2007. J.D. from CUNY School of Law at Queens College, 2013; B.A. in history from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2006.

Minnesota

Andrew Virden, Events 2014 State Delegate, Minnesota DFL Party; Board President, Nokoma Cooperative, "The Nokoma is a unique limited equity housing cooperative, located in Stevens Square neighborhood of Minneapolis." [33]

State Director Robert Dempsey (Nov. 2015) Executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2014. Campaign manager on Scott Peters for Congress (CA), Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012. Staffer in the U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2011. Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, May 2009-March 2011. Midwest candidate service director at the DCCC, June 2007-Dec. 2008. Director of Ohio Senate Democrats, June 2005-May 2007. Regional representative for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Dec. 2002-June 2005; campaign manager on Kaptur's 2004 re-election. Field director on Jacobs for Congress, July-Nov. 2002. Regional director for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Dec. 2001-June 2002. Campaign manager on Kalamazoo Against Discrimination, July-Nov. 2001. Legislative assistant in the PA House of Representatives. Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2000. Campaign coordinator on Coleman for Mayor in Columbus, OH, Fall 1999. B.A. in English from Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY, 1999.

Field Director John Gallagher (Dec. 2015) Consultant at Indigo Strategies, Sept. 2014-July 2015, including Jim Glenn for Kentucky State Treasurer, April-May 2015 and NY-01 GOTV director, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager for a State Senate primary in Queens, NY, April-Sept. 2014. Account executive at Apollo Political LLC, Jan. 2013-June 2014. A regional GOTV director in Virginia for the Obama campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2012.

Regional Director Pearl Shapland. Experience includes work on former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell's campaign for mayor of Houston (lost Nov. 3, 2015 general election).

Field Organizers

Regional Director Jared Fischedick. Graduate of Stony Brook University, 2009

Caucus Director Emily Jensen, Candidate for State Representative in House District 13A (...St. Joseph...southern and central Stearns County) in Nov. 2014. Graduate of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.

Caucus and Iowa Micala Tessman

Endorsements

After the Caucuses

Mississippi

State Director Keelan Sanders, Accounting supervisor at the Hinds County Chancery Clerk from Oct. 2013; political consultant at KLS Consulting Group, Inc. from Jan. 2009. Executive director of the Mississippi Democratic Party, 2004-08. B.B.A. from Belhaven University; studied mathematics at Tougaloo College.

Missouri

State Director Tony Anthony. Consultant (organizing director-Caribbean) for 270 Strategies, Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015. Project manager for Grassroots Solutions, June 2013-Mar. 2014. Regional director for Voting for America (Project Vote), Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012. Director of political and media affairs at A Solutions, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011. Project manager for Independent Strategies, Mar. 2008-Nov. 2010. Political director on For Maryland for Our Future, Mar.-Nov. 2008. Project manager at The Saint Group, Mar. 2006-Nov. 2007. Media and political strategist at Concepts & Strategies, April 2004-Sept. 2007. Campaign manager for Voting is Power, Mar. 2004-July 2005. Deputy political director at the DNC, 2003-04. Media and political strategist at The Rendon Group, Dec. 2001-Mar. 2003. Deputy executive director for the Georgia Democratic Party, June 2000-Nov. 2001. Director of intergovernmental relations in the Office of the County Executive, Hudson County, NJ, Jan. 1998-Dec. 2000. Worked on multiple campaigns, 1995-2000. Administrative assistant/assistant field director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman's re-election campaign, June-Nov. 1994. B.A. in political science from the University of New Mexico, 1994.

Montana

Field Director Chris Klarich. Started on the campaign in Iowa. Studied at the University of Dayton, Ohio. From Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

Nebraska

State Director Bill Romjue. Veteran political consultant based in Missouri (Ten Mile Associates). Managed Chuck Hassebrook's 2014 campaign for governor in Nebraska. Managed Elizabeth Colbert Busch's congressional campaign against Mark Sanford in South Carolina in 2013. Campaign manager on Andrew Romanoff's campaign for U.S. Senate in Colorado, 2010. State director on Joe Biden's Iowa caucus campaign in 2007-8. Managed Dina Titus' gubernatorial campaign in Nevada during Fall 2006. Lobbyist for the Missouri Biotechnology Association to 2004. Director of Rep. Dick Gephardt's political action committee, the Committee for Effective Government, starting in 1985 as Gephardt was looking towards his 1988 presidential campaign. Started working for Sen. Gart Hart in Iowa in the latter part of 1982. Managed Del. Erwin S. Solomon for Attorney General in Virginia, 1981. State coordinator for the Carter Mondale 1980 Iowa caucus campaign. Managed Chuck Robb for Lt. Gov. of Virginia in 1977. Served in Army Intelligence, 1966-70.

Volunteer Coordinator Melina Cohen.

Nevada

Total of 70 staff (36 staff as of Nov. 28, 2015; seven staff as of Oct. 13, 2015)

State Director Joan Kato (succeeded Jim Farrell Nov. 2015) Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA. Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011. Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.

Digital Director Jose Martinez Diaz de Rivera (Nov. 2015) Digital director at Americans for Tax Fairness from Oct. 2014. Deputy director in new media (June 2012-Aug. 2014) and campaign manager (July 2011-June 2012) at SEIU. Research associate at Global Integrity, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011. Marketing manager at Nestle de Mexico, March 2005-June 2007. M.A. in international development from American University, 2011; B.A. in international relations from Universidad de las Américas, A.C., 2003.

Communications Director Emilia Pablo Experience includes Nevada state director of Mi Familia Vota. Worked in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. Press secretary for the Nevada Democratic Party in Fall 2008. Eight years of journalism experience including producer and reporter for the 6 p.m. newscast of Univision in Las Vegas, and work at Dateline, Frontline and the Ventura County Star. Bachelor's in mass communication and master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

Data Director Joe Njoroge

GOTC Director Vitali Shkliarov (Jan. 2016) Career Transition Center at the Foreign Service Institute at U.S. Department of State, Jan.-June 2015. Digital organizing on Ro Khanna for Congress, Sept.-Dec. 2014. Campaign manager for Moscow City Duma election-Civc Platform, June-Sept. 2014. Online campaign manager for Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation election, March-June 2014. Southeast VA field director for NextGen Climate, 2013. Vice president of ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. 2012-13. Deputy GOTV director for Grassroots Solutions in Wisconsin; summer fellow on Obama for America; organizer on the Scott Walker recall, 2012. Director of business development for Fyber in Berlin area, 2009-11. Co-founder, managing director of King Ring Russia (music label and publisher), 2005-09. Junior business consultant with Kienbaum Executive Consultants, 2003-04. Ph.D. in social and political sciences (2013) and Master's in political science (2002) from Universität Vechta; bachelor's degree in Germanic language, literature and linguistics from Universität Osnabrück (Germany), 1998.

Operations Director Karina Thomas, Bachelor's degree in physiology, general from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Deputy Operations Director Charles Kitchen (Nov. 2015) Office manager at Scheuermann Menist, Nov. 2007-May 2014. Studied philosophy, history of math and science at St. John's College.

Scheduling Director Anissa Parra, Degree in film studies and production from University of Kansas, 2002.

Outreach Director Juan Rodriguez, President and manager partner at Rodriguez Hispanic Concepts, LLC from Aug. 2000. Director of government affairs at Sanchez Healy, Inc./Sanchez & Associates, Feb. 1997-May 2003. Legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Jan. 1993-July 1995. Legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, Aug. 1989-May 1992. B.A. in political science and government from Western Illinois University, 1987. Silvis native (East Moline area).

Deputy Outreach Director Electra Skrzydlewski (initially regional field director for Southern Nevada) Literacy coordinator in Las Vegas (from June 2015) and administrative aide to the president and CEO (from Sept. 2014) at the Public Education Foundation. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Penn State University, 2015.

Outreach Coordinators: Phillip Kim, Andee Sunderland, Harold Tavarez, Adriana Arevalo, Kelly McCurdy, Kevin Solis, Carol Cizauskas.

Field Director Reed Millar Principal at Bespoke Consulting in the greater Minneapolis St. Paul area since Feb. 2013. Senior project manager at Grassroots Solutions, May 2006-Jan. 2013. Political director on Bob O'Connor for Mayor, Jan.-May 2005. Consulting in Pittsburgh, 2003-05. Work for the DCCC in late 2004. Organizer on John Kerry for President, June 2003-Jan. 2004. Regional field representative on Mark Warner for Governor, July-Nov. 2001. Organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 2002. Field director for PAHDCC, May-Nov. 2000. B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1999.

Deputy Field Director Mike Barney (Nov. 2015) Deputy field director for Conway/Overly for Kentucky in Louisville, KY, July-Nov. 2015. Regional field director for Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Denver, July-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Doug Gansler for Governor in Southern Maryland, Jan.-June 2014. B.A. in political science/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013. Summer fellow for OFA in Western PA, May-Aug. 2012.

Deputy Field Director Bridget Lavington Experience includes field organizer on Organizing for America-Nevada in 2012. B.A. in political science and government from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000.

Regional Field Directors

North Las Vegas Bill Hairston (Nov. 2015) Joint committee staff at West Virginia legislature, Jan 2012-15. Field director for Kanawha County Democratic Party, July 2010-12. Field organizer for SEIU Political Action in FL, LA, NJ, NY, and PA, July 2004-08. Studied political science and theater at Wagner College, West Virginia native.

Field Organizers: Ananiya Asrat, Lynn Wiggins, Persephone Bellows,

Rolando Aguire Northeast Las Vegas. ; Field organizer for Jack Conway for Governor in Louisville, KY, Sept.-Nov. 2015. Latino outreach director for Grace Yoo for L.A. City Council District 10 in Los Angeles, CA, Feb.-Mar. 2015. Field organizer for Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate in Louisville, KY, Aug-Nov. 2014. Deputy field organizer for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in Alexandria, VA, June-Aug. 2014. B.A. in political science from UC Santa Barbara, 2014.

Field Organizers: Ace Acosta, Austreberto Hernandez, Eliana Jimenez.

Deputy Field Organizer: Alonso Montes.

UNLV Kyle Warren (Nov. 2015) Field organizer/intern program director for Jack Conway for Governor of Kentucky, June-Nov. 2015. Recruiter for International Student Volunteers, Mar.-Nov. 2014. AmeriCorps NCCC team leader, Jan.-Dec. 2013. B.A. in mathematics and B.A. in political science from the University of San Diego, 2012.

Field Organizers: Evin Phoenix, Farah Melendez, Ricky Cardenas, Shiela Angelo.

Deputy Field Organizer: Bradley Combs.

Field Organizer, Henderson Doug Urban

Field Organizers: Alex Leichenger, Andrew Nonnenmacher, Belen Sisa, Francesca Edmonds.

Southwest Kyle Sullivan (Nov. 2015) Field organizer on Jack Conway for Governor (KY), July-Nov. 2015. Studied political science and government at University of Iowa.

Field Organizers: Carly Rodman, Chao Huang, Elliot Gonzales, Julia Doubleday, Keith Brekhus.

Westside Jordan Barbeau (Nov. 2015) Post-bar clerk in the Office of the District Attorney of Santa Clara County, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015. J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, 2014; B.A. in government, sociology from Smith College, 2009.

Field Organizers: Ari Mitropoulos, Colleen Potocki, David Arcibar, Mahdi Manji, Taylor-Ryan Nedd. Lyon Douglas, Cooper McCollum, Savonnah Viegas, Anthony Garcia, Bill Ellis, Cole Richardson, Matt Glasgo, Suhagey Sandoval, Jacob Daruvala, Jeremy Cohen, Leah Gregory, Marc Leonard, Cassandra Tommerdahl,

Jane Sheehan (Dec. 2015) Fundraising and training manager (April 2012-March 2015), traveling coaching manager (March-June 2014), program manager (June 2010-April 2012), fundraising supervisor (Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010), and fundraiser (May-Oct. 2009) for Public Outreach Fundraising. Studied NGO marketing communications at Simmons College.

Field Organizers: Paul Himmelstein, Sarah Scott.

Endorsements include:

  • Sen. Tick Segerblom (District 3, Las Vegas) reported by National Journal Aug. 27, 2015
  • Erin Bilbray (announced Dec. 28, 2015) DNC member and founder of Emerge Nevada.
  • Former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (Jan. 19, 2016 fb posting) served two terms, first elected in 2010; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014 and 2016 candidate for Congress in CD-4

See: Emily Schultheis. "Bernie Sanders Has a Nevada Problem." National Journal, Aug. 27, 2015.

Former State Director Jim Farrell (reported by Associated Press on Oct. 6, 2015; left the campaign as reported by the New York Times on Nov. 8, 2015) Deputy state director of Bill Richardson's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign. Executive director of the Montana Democratic Party from Sept. 2005 to Oct. 1, 2007. Communications director for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) from Nov. 1998-2002. Communications director on Bill Bradley's Iowa caucus campaign, 1999-2000. Prior to joining Wellstone, Farrell worked on international and governmental affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Served in the press office of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown. Worked on the Clinton '92 and '96 campaigns. B.A. and M.A. in political science from the University of Delaware. Originally from Wilmington, DE.

New Hampshire

  • State Director Julia Barnes (reported July 23, 2015; start first week of Aug. 2015) Comes to the campaign from position as executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, started May 2012. New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign field director, July-Nov. 2010. State field director at Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Dec. 2009-Oct. 2011. Policy and business analyst for Defined Business Solutions, Jan.-Nov. 2009. Deputy field director for Gov. Jon Lynch's successful re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2008. Special assistant for Citizen Services for Gov. Lynch, Jan.-June 2008. Regional field coordinator in Hillsborough County for Joe Biden's NH primary campaign, May 2007-Jan. 2008. Senior staff fellow at Wider Opportunities for Women, Jan. 2004-Dec. 2005. B.A. in political science and women's studies from The George Washington University, 2005. New England native.
  • Political Director Kurt Ehrenberg is Sanders’ New Hampshire field director (until Julia Barnes starts). Political and legislative director of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. Served over seven years as the Sierra Club representative in New Hampshire and throughout New England. Resident of Rye; has lived in NH for over 35 years. He comes to the Vermont senator from his role as field director for “Run Warren Run,” the draft effort that was pushing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for president Feb.-May 2015. He has also previously worked as a political and legislative director for the AFL-CIO’s New Hampshire branch.[34]

Deputy State Director Michael Ceraso (Sept. 2015) Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area. Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008. In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008. B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014.

Constituency Director Michele Gilliam (Sept. 2015) Political organizer for the Transport Workers Union of Greater New York AFL-CIO Local 100, March 2013-Sept. 2015. Political fundraising assistant at Bliss Street Strategies, LLC, Oct. 2012-March 2013. B.A. in political science, French from Hunter College, 2012.

Assistant to the Deputy State Director Michael Dewar (from Sept. 2015...started on the NH campaign as a full time intern, July-Aug. 2015) Student on leave from University of Chicago. From Guilford, CT.

Communications Director Karthik Ganapathy (reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on Oct. 19, 2015) Comes to the campaign from position as U.S. communications manager for 350.org. Deputy managing director for communications at Red Horse Strategies in Brooklyn. Communications director on Rob Zerban for Congress (Kenosha, WI), July-Nov. 2012. Press officer for the New York City Public Advocate (Bill de Blasio), Aug. 2010-July 2012.

Deputy Communications Director Carli Stevenson (reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on Oct. 19, 2015) Comes to the campaign from doing strategic communications for AFSCME in Indiana from May 2014. Communications specialist at UNITE HERE in Chicago area, June 2012-May 2014. Field organizer at Every Child Matters, Sept. 2011-May 2012. Communications assistant/researcher for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Dec. 2010-April 2011. Campaign manager on Jackie Cilley for State Senate, NH District 6, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Campaign coordinator on Denise Garlick for State Representative, May-Aug. 2010. Organizer in training with AFSCME, Dec. 2008-July 2009. B.A. in history and women's studies, sociology from UNH, 2008.

Digital Director Melissa Byrne (reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on Oct. 19, 2015) Has worked as a consultant since 2012. Digital director for OurDC, May-Dec. 2011. Digital director, acting field director on the Campaign to Strengthen Social Security/Social Security Works, May 2010-May 2011; national climate rally field director for Earth Day Network, Feb. 2010-May 2011. Senior field on Citizens for Alan Khazei, Sept.-Dec. 2009. Political desk at SEIU, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Organizer on Obama for America, Feb.-Aug. 2008. Coalition manager for Win Without War, April 2007-Feb. 2008. Political coordinator at the AFL-CIO, May-Nov. 2006. Field mobilization organizer for the SEIU, 2005-06. Field organizer for America Coming Together, 2005. Canvasser on Dean for America.

Deputy Digital Director Aisha Naseem. Degree in history from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Director of Campaign Operations Michael Thorp. (Oct. 2015) Operations director at Kind Mind Inc., Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015. Director of operations for Why Marriage Matters Ohio/operations consultant for Equality Ohio, Jan.-Oct. 2014. Director of operations at New Jersey United for Marriage, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Kitchen manager at the Portland Pie Company, Aug. 2012-July 2013. Studied at Southern Maine Community College.

Operations Director Susan Roman. Attorney in Durham, NH. J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, 1981; B.A. from University of New Hampshire.

Deputy Operations Director Matt Marko. Canvass team on Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, April-May 2013. Northern Maine regional field organizer for Equality Maine, Nov. 2012-April 2013; operations intern on Mainers United for Marriage, June-Nov. 2012. Server/bar tender at Geaghan's Restaurant and Pub, March 2004-April 2013. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice/law enforcement administration from University of Maine at Augusta, 2011.

Operations Assistant Tyler Beaulieu Equipment operator at Inland Technologies in Portland, ME, Jan.-Dec. 2015; also worked with Mad Science Group, Sept.-Dec. 2015. Operations manager (July-Dec. 2014) and outreach specialst (Feb.-July 2014) at Starting Point Ops in Portland, ME. B.A. in astrophysics from Alfred University, 2013.

Administrative Assistant Leslye Dedopoulos. Administrative assistant III at UNH from 2009. A.A.S. in culinary arts from Southern New Hampshire University, 1995; B.A. in political science from UNH, 1990.

Data Director Delia Gorham (Sept. 2015) Data and targeting director at Voices Votes Now in Portland, ME, June 2012-Sept. 2015. Program director for the League of Young Voters in Portland, ME, Aug. 2011-May 2012. Member coordinator for Working America in ME and NH, April-Aug. 2015. DNC/OFA regional field director in Central and mid-Coast Maine, July 201-April 2011. Repower America campaign field organizer (Alliance for Climate Protection, April 2009-July 2010. Field organizer for the Maine Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2008. B.A. in government and American studies from Smith College, 2008.

Deputy Data Director Mitchell Sandquist

Field Director Scott Siebel (from Sept. 2015, succeeded Russell Drapkin) Initally a RFD. Field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), starting Aug. 2013. Regional field director at the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Regional field director on We Are Ohio, July 2011-Feb. 2012. Field director on Congressman Paul Kanjorski's 2010 re-election campaign in Pennsylvania, 2010. State field organizer for the Energy Action Coalition on the Power Shift Ohio campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2009. Canvass director in Ohio for Grassroots Campaigns, March-Sept. 2008. B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2004.

Deputy Field Director Erin Shipley (started Aug. 2015 as regional field director in Concord) Deputy campaign manager on Alderman Michele Smith's re-election campaign in Chicago (April 2015). Outreach director on David Pepper for Ohio Attorney General, June-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), Oct. 2013-June 2014. Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2012. B.A. double major in Spanish and international studies from Allegheny College, 2012.

Deputy Field Director Conor Hand (started Sept. 2015 as North Country regional field director) Most recently an education policy fellow at the Center for American Progress, June-Aug. 2015. Corps member at Teach for America, May 2013-June 2015. Field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and summer fellow (June-July 2012) in Virginia on Obama's re-election campaign. Bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Tech, 2013.

Regional Field Directors

Greater Concord and Plymouth Paul Fellows (Nov. 2015) Field director on Anne Mahoney for Mayor in Quincy, MA, Aug.-Sept. 2015. Field organizer and finance fellow on Jeremy McPike for Senate primary in Virginia, March-June 2015. Deputy field organizer in Richmond, VA with Brass Tactics, Jan.-Feb. 2015. Field organizer on Alison for Kentucky, July-Nov. 2014. Membership coordinator/admin. for the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, Feb. 2011-July 2014. Field manager and initially canvasser for the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Oct.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer on Jamie Eldridge re-election campaign in Hudson, MA, June-Nov. 2010. B.A. in political science from University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010.

Field Organizers: Cara Bates, Erica Lee, Brian Maier, Connor Ruby, Harrison Weber.

Connecticut River Valley/Keene Rivka Maizlish. Graduate student in American intellectual history at UW Madison. B.A. from Brandeis University, 2010. Native Texan.

Field Organizers: Mario Ferone, Dave Hinckley, Megan Harris, Lindsay Hunn, Nate Ruby.

Greater Manchester Hugo Palma. From Colorado Springs, CO.

Field Organizers: Juan Ayon, John Crowley, Peyour Guguai, Ihaab Syed, Yesenia Vergara.

Greater Nashua Whitney Horton (Dec. 2015) Managing director for Health Students Taking Action Together, Inc. in Atlanta, April-Dec. 2015. Regional organizing lead (May 2014-Feb. 2015) and field organizer (Sept. 2013-May 2014) at Enroll America. B.S. in public management and policy, public and nonprofit human resource policy from Georgia State University, 2013.

Field Organizers: Brian Bees, Sam Deeran, Marissa Deerwester, Francisco Diez, Larissa Fallon, Emma LaBounty, Pedro Eron Lira.

Strafford County/Dover Evan LeBrun (one of the original field organizers, started in June 2015) Campaign ambassador on The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, April-June 2015. Outreach specialist for Starting Point Ops in Portland, ME, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2015. Field manager for the Maine Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in English from University of Maine, 2014, after attending Hampshire College.

Field Organizers: Alex Brill, Lev Hirschhord, Tim Pham, Meg Reilly, Wesley Zoroya.

Rockingham County/Portsmouth Jacob Roche (Nov. 2015) Regional field director (June-Oct. 2015) and field organizer (June 2014-June 2015) in Portsmouth, NH for the League of Conservation Voters. Attended Southern Maine Community College.

Field Organizers: Mariel Brown-Fallon, Matthew Craig, Alex Cronheim, Melanie Fenzel, Michael Hall, Oliver Larkin, Jonathan Nathan.

North Country/Littleton Sean Ward (Nov. 2015) Lead organizer and communications director for the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, Dec. 2013-Aug. 2015. Campaign manager on John Wallace for New Mexico, Jan.-Nov. 2014. Marketing and customer service for car2go N.A., LLC, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2013; bachelor's degree in political science from University of New Mexico, 2010.

Field Organizers: Julia Ackerly, Connor Gallivan, Kevin Lata, Colin O'Neill, Henney Sullivan, Emma Zschunke.

Training Director Kim McMurray (from Oct. 2015 ...started in Sept. 2015 as deputy field director) Southern regional director (Jan.-Sept. 2015), regional mobilization director (May 2013-Dec. 2014), Pennsylvania state director (July 2011-May 2013) and community organizer (April 2010-June 2011) for Working America. State associate at Environment New Mexico, Aug. 2009-March 2010. M.A. (2009) and B.A. (2008) in political science from Villanova University.

Out-of-State Organizing Director James Jameson (Oct. 2015) Southern Maine regional education manager for FairVote Maine, June-Sept. 2015. Canvass director in Portland, ME for Starting Point Ops. Deputy canvass director at Oregon United for Marriage, June 2013-Jan. 2014. Senior fundraising team leader for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, Feb.-May 2013. Deputy grassroots fundraising director on Mainers United for Marriage, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Beer delivery representative for Mariner Beverages, Oct. 2011-Feb. 2012. Studying at Goddard College.

Deputy Out-of-State Organizing Director Erika Uyterhoeven (Nov. 2015) Senior analyst at for Compass Lexecon Research, Paris, France from April 2014. Assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan. 2010-July 2012. Research assistant at MIT, Dec. 2008-Dec. 2009. Studied at the Toulouse School of Economics, 2012-14; graduate of Wellesley College.

Out of State Field Organizers: Jensen Cook, Katy Hellman, Casey Pease, Sam Underwood, Gillian Ganesan, Jordan Renouf.

Campus Director Kunoor Ojha (initially regional field director in Nashua) Field director on Bill Hughes' campaign for Congress in Atlantic City, NJ, July-Dec. 2014. Regional field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), Jan-July 2014. B.S. in political science from Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013. Experience also includes field organizer on Obama for America in Chicago, May-Sept. 2011.

Campus Organizers: UNH - Zacharie Boisvert and Daniel Hinton. Dartmouth - Kyle Butts. Plymouth State - Chloe Stryker. Keene State - Alex Melman. SNHU - Donna Waterman.

Canvass Director Derek Lane(Nov. 2015) Canvass program director for Maine Votes, Oct.-Nov. 2015. Statewide canvass director on Maine Citizen for Clean Elections, July-Nov. 2015. Independent consultant, Dec. 2014-July 2015. Regional field director (March-Nov. 2014) and canvass director (Jan.-March 2014) for the Maine Democratic Party. Outreach team leader for StartingPointOps in Portland, ME, July 2013-Jan. 2014. Canvass director on Mainers United for Marriage, May-Nov. 2012; team leader for Equality Maine, June 2011-May 2012. Degree in political science from University of Maine, 2013.

Deputy Canvas Directors Daniel Cmejla (Sept. 2015) Canvass director, assistant director, advocate and organizer at VPIRG, April 2012-Sept. 2015. Solar canvasser, consultant, canvass director at SunCommon, Oct. 2014-Jan. 2015. Studied at the University of Vermont.

Chris Johnson

Elizabeth Walp. Experience includes fellow at VPIRG. Studied at the University of Vermont.

Deputy Field Organizers: Brooke Adams, Megan Arsenault, Sarah Ashman, Dennis Austin, Jarret Bodo, Ezra Brown, Hanna Caldwell, Elliot Cavnaugh, Cara Corcoran, Blynn Curtis, Emily DiVito, Tim Ellis, Sonya Ellison, John Gamino, Tom Giancola, Thomas Gilroy, Tucker Harwood, Griffith Hibbard-Curto, Joshua Johnson, Grayson Lookner, Don Marietta, Autumn McNabb-Schoch, Michelle Merola, Zack Michel, Kazavee Ogletree, Jeremy Parkin, Lokotah Sanborn, John Glen Vandermark, Jessica Moore, Sam Pelletier, Susan Rivera, Tina Taboada, Nick Wahlers, Tyrone Williams, Bradley Williams, Zachary Zeliff. [persuasion door-to-door canvassing]

GOTV Regional Coordinators

Meredith Segal (Jan. 2016) Director of strategy and analysis (July 2015-Jan. 2016) and chief of staff (sept. 2014-June 2015) at Match Education in the Boston area. Founding director of operations and student services at the Alma del Mar Charter School, April 2011-July 2014. Disabilities specialist at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., March 2009-April 2011. B.A. in neuroscience, psychology from Bowdoin College, 2008. Founder and national director of Students for Barack Obama, July 2006-Nov. 2008, and a national co-chair of Obama for America, Aug. 2007-Nov. 2008.

Paul Betancourt (Dec. 2015) Contract researcher at MIT, Feb-June 2015. M.B.A. in digital information and information systems from Pepperdine University, 2014; M.A. in communications from Cal State Fullerton, 2012; B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2005.

Ryan Mulcahy (Jan. 2016) Campaign director for the North Hempstead Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2015. Archival consultant for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Dec. 2014-July 2015. Field director in MI-1 for the Michigan Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2014. Field director on Swati Dandekar for Congress (IA), Feb.-June 2014. Field organizer for the Suffolk County Democratic Committee (NY), June-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political science and government from University of Dayton, 2013.

Adam Conrad (Jan. 2016) Graduate research assistant at the University of Utah, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016. Interim neighborhood marketing manager/neighborhood marketing coordinator at Next Step Living in New Haven, CT, Aug. 2014-May 2015. Editorial assistant at the University of Utah, Aug. 2012-May 2014. M.A. in speech communication and rhetoric from University of Colorado Boulder, 2012; B.S. in accounting from University of Florida, 2005.

Sean McGrady (Jan. 2016) National frontline director, West Coast regional director, senior Los Angeles coordinator for Greenpeace, Sept. 2008-2015. Chief strategic officer at Multiversal Entertainment, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2007. Author and novelist; Eamon Wearie series published in the earlie 1990s by Pocket Books. Studied at Yale University.

David Zachary (Jan. 2016) Experience includes writing instructor and private tutor, writing center fellow. Field director for NW Democracy Resources in Upland, CA, Jan.-May 2014. Class teacher at the Waldorf School of San Diego (Aug. 2007-Feb. 2009); educational support teacher/PE teacher at Pasadena Waldorf School (July 2003-June 2007); class teacher at Westside Waldorf School in Santa Monica (July 1999-June 2003).

Robert Doole (Jan. 2016) Global business development director at Waysact, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2016. Fundraising director for Greenpeace Southeast Asia in Bangkok, July 2013-June 2014. Face-to-face fundraising consultant for Greenpeace, Jan.-April 2012. National outreach manager (June 2009-Oct. 2011), community fundraising coordinator (Sept. 2007-June 2009), face-to-face team leader (Dec. 2006-Sept. 2007) for Greenpeace New Zealand. B.A. in environmental planning and management from Bangor University, 2006.

New Hampshire Steering Committee 53 state legislators, labor leaders and progressive activists (announced Nov. 10, 2015)

Early Endorsements include:

  • Burt Cohen, former New Hampshire Senate majority leader (reported by Seven Days on May 26, 2015)
  • Emily Hague, at-large Keene City Council member (announced June 6, 2015)
  • Dudley Dudley, longtime Democratic activist; Executive Councilor in the 1970s (reported July 3, 2015)
  • New Hampshire Postal Workers Union (announced Sept. 19, 2015)
  • IBEW Local 490 in Concord
  • SEIU Local 560 in Hanover (both announced Oct. 31,

New Jersey

State Chair John Wisniewski (announced Jan. 6, 2016) Represents District 19 (Sayreville); first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1995, and re-elected nine times since; Deputy Speaker since 2004. Attorney and managing partner of Wisniewski & Associates, Inc.. Served as chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, elected Jan. 2010 through to June 2013. J.D. from Seton Hall, 1987; B.A. in English/economics from Rutgers University.

State Director Robert Dempsey (late April 2016) Earlier Dempsey served as state director for the campaign in Minnesota and then Wisconsin. Executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2014. Campaign manager on Scott Peters for Congress (CA), Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012. Staffer in the U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2011. Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, May 2009-March 2011. Midwest candidate service director at the DCCC, June 2007-Dec. 2008. Director of Ohio Senate Democrats, June 2005-May 2007. Regional representative for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Dec. 2002-June 2005; campaign manager on Kaptur's 2004 re-election. Field director on Jacobs for Congress, July-Nov. 2002. Regional director for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Dec. 2001-June 2002. Campaign manager on Kalamazoo Against Discrimination, July-Nov. 2001. Legislative assistant in the PA House of Representatives. Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2000. Campaign coordinator on Coleman for Mayor in Columbus, OH, Fall 1999. B.A. in English from Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY, 1999.

New Mexico

New York

State Director Robert Becker. Becker served as state director for Sanders' Iowa caucus campaign, and subsequently became deputy national field director. Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm. Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states. Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008. Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign. In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD. In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida. He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Statewide Field Director Tony Anthony. Earlier served as the campaign's Missouri state director. Consultant (organizing director-Caribbean) for 270 Strategies, Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015. Project manager for Grassroots Solutions, June 2013-Mar. 2014. Regional director for Voting for America (Project Vote), Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012. Director of political and media affairs at A Solutions, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011. Project manager for Independent Strategies, Mar. 2008-Nov. 2010. Political director on For Maryland for Our Future, Mar.-Nov. 2008. Project manager at The Saint Group, Mar. 2006-Nov. 2007. Media and political strategist at Concepts & Strategies, April 2004-Sept. 2007. Campaign manager for Voting is Power, Mar. 2004-July 2005. Deputy political director at the DNC, 2003-04. Media and political strategist at The Rendon Group, Dec. 2001-Mar. 2003. Deputy executive director for the Georgia Democratic Party, June 2000-Nov. 2001. Director of intergovernmental relations in the Office of the County Executive, Hudson County, NJ, Jan. 1998-Dec. 2000. Worked on multiple campaigns, 1995-2000. Administrative assistant/assistant field director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman's re-election campaign, June-Nov. 1994. B.A. in political science from the University of New Mexico, 1994.

Communications Karthik Ganapathy. Previously served as the campaign's communications director for the New Hampshire primary. Came to the campaign from position as U.S. communications manager for 350.org. Deputy managing director for communications at Red Horse Strategies in Brooklyn. Communications director on Rob Zerban for Congress (Kenosha, WI), July-Nov. 2012. Press officer for the New York City Public Advocate (Bill de Blasio), Aug. 2010-July 2012.

Endorsements include:

North Carolina

State Director Aisha Dew (Jan. 2016) President of the Dew Group in the Charlotte area from 2015. Project coordinator for TIAA-CREF in the Charlotte area, May 2013-2015. Actress, theater director and production manager at On Q Productions in the Charlotte area, Jan. 2007-2012. Campaign manager on Kelly Alexander re-election campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2010. Theater director, 2007. Founder and program director of performing arts program at Hall Neighborhood House, Aug. 2000-Aug. 2006. B.A. in arts administration from Salem College in Charlotte, 2000; studied theater at Wake Forest and Yale.

Regional Field Director Nida Allam.

North Dakota

State Director Jake Sanders. Before directing the North Dakota effort, Sanders worked on the campaign in four states, and earlier served on the leadership team of MN4Bernie. Small businessman and DFL leader in Glenwood, MN (St. Cloud area).

Ohio

State Director Jeff Rusnak. President and CEO of R Strategy Group; has worked on numerous campaigns at the municipal, county, state and federal level. Consultant at Burges and Burges, joined the firm in 1991. Early experience includes assistant to the campaign manager of Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign. Youth coordinator for Gov. Dick Celeste's re-election in 1986. Native of Youngstown, Ohio.

Endorsements include:

  • Former State Sen. Nina Turner
  • U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (introduced/endorsed Sanders at Mar. 11, 2016 rally in Toledo)

Oklahoma

State Director Tiffany Phillips, Administrative assistant at the Northeastern Oklahoma Labor Council from Nov. 2011. Secretary of the Tulsa County Democratic Party, April 2009-April 2011. Service coordinator for the Mental Health Association Tulsa, Aug. 2007-March 2011. Studied in the CLEG program at American University.

Field Director Zach Fang, Regional field director for Polk County on Bernie 2016 Iowa caucus campaign from June 2015. 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.

Oregon

State Director Monte Jarvis. Previously served as the campaign's state director in Utah. Self employed project manager and political strategist based in Portland, OR. Senior project manager and director of staff development at Grassroots Solutions, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2014. Worked on several campaigns, June 1997-Dec. 2001. Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1995. Culinary arts professional, 1987-96. Diploma in culinary arts from Mitchell Technical College, 1989.

Regional Field Director (4th CD - Lane Co.) Eliza Walp. Field Organizer Nick Wahlers

Endorsement U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (April 13, 2016 op-ed in the NYT)

Pennsylvania

Zachary Ising, Volunteer, Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign [35]

State Director Ryan Hughes. Business development manager for Energy Pioneer Solutions, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2015. Cuyahoga County GOTV director at Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Grassroots manager at Dewey Square Group, Feb. 2007-June 2011. Deputy GOTV director in Ohio on Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2008. Campaign manager on Scott Kleeb for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2006. First campaign was Shannon O'Brien's 2002 race for governor against Mitt Romney. B.A. in international affairs and political science from Northeastern University. Originally from Syracuse, NY.

Field Director Andrea Putnam. Did GOTV for Obama's 2012 campaign. Course supervisor for Landmark Education, 2007-11. Co-founder of Beneficas, Inc., June 2006-Oct. 2009. Worked on the press and media team on Obama's 2008 primary campaign. B.B.A. from Santa Monica College.

Commmunications Aneesa McMillan. Previously served as the campaign's communications director for the South Carolina primary. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell from Oct. 2011; left to join the campaign. Staff writer and research director for the Birmingham Business Journal, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2011. MPA from University of Alabama, 2012; bachelor's degree in journalism, political science from University of Alabama, 2007.

Endorsements

  • State Sen. Arthur Haywood (District 4, Philadelphia) (announced Mar. 30, 2016)
  • Hip hop artist and Philadelphia native Freeway

If the vote were taken for the Democratic presidential candidate at the Harrisburg Hilton on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, would likely have won by a landslide.

Pittsburgh supporters

That was the spirit in the hotel ballroom as Sanders addressed the 800 people gathered for the PA Progressive Summit. The annual meeting, sponsored by Keystone Progress, brought together progressive activists—community and trade union organizers, women’s right and civil rights groups, hopeful candidates and door knockers—all of whom made up the democratic wing of the Democratic Party, from all across the Keystone State.

The key organizers for Sanders appearance in Harrisburg were the Progressive Democrats of America, especially its 12 CD chapter in Western PA. They organized a morning fundraising breakfast where Sanders also spoke, attended by more than 150 people and raising over $10,000 on the spot.

“We need progressives like Sanders, who support working families, running for President, for Senate, and for Congress wherever possible,” said Randy Shannon, convener of the Sanders for President PA Exploratory Committee. “A Democratic victory in 2016 with a bigger progressive caucus can tax Wall Street, end austerity and discrimination, and put the nation to work building the solar infrastructure we desperately need.”[36]

Fundraising Event in Philadelphia

951 Frankford Ave, # 2FL, Philadelphia Wednesday 23 March 2016. Organized by : Edward B. Gieda III

Printing/flyering graciously donated by Weston Kessler, Campaign/donation buttons donated by Jimmy Turri, Philly Socialists tabling for info on how to get involved locally.

Those indicating intention to attend on Wherevent included Elaine Tripoli, Caitlin Walker, Sarah Ferguson, Emily Calvanese, Avery Bacchues-Wilson, Stephanie Marsh, Brian Lonergan, Kaleigh Schott, Amber Helene, Brenna Cagwin, Ashley Tancredi, Elise Marie, Rachel A. Sanchez, Erica Petrini, Christina Porcelli, Elizabeth Peterson, Nina Antanina, Jennifer Juju, Lizz Page, Angie J. Easley, Ashley Beverstein, Gina Hadji, Kirsten Ide, Rackel Stucasa, Steve Bùrroughs, Jady Young, Kate Collins, Annie Fraser, Amy Balawejder, Kellie Taylor, Kristin Guessford, Marisa Vanella, Maureen McCloskey, Lou Taylor, Sarah Squadrito, Ellen Balkovec, Amanda Gallagher, Emy Keller, Elizabeth Laila, Page Hamrick, Sara Ayyash, Alexandra Sawyer, Brenda Leiva, Shelly Lubetkin, Nicole Tergeist, Rosie Kress, Kristin Sharonstone, Sarah Odle, Bethany Willis, Candace Skinner, Christina Clark, Caprice Sun, Stephanie Fala, Kira Bandan, Jen Sanders, Ashley Matlock, Michelle Caroline, Kat Rola, Kendall Elizabeth, Stephanie Oleyar, Kay Bee, Brittany Nicole, Caitlyn Williams, Marissa Jane, Meaghan Hughes, Luna Fett, Laura Petey, Jenna Denlinger, Shannon Niland-Yerk, Jenna Strusowski, Amanda Baletti, Sabrina Beth.[37]

Rhode Island

CT/RI State Director Paul Feeney. Also serving as state director for Rhode Island. Earlier served as the campaign's Massachusetts state director. Legislative director/spokesman at IBEW Local 2222, 2009-Nov. 2015. Labor director on Stephen F. Lynch for U.S. Senate, Jan.-April 2013. Selectman in the town of Foxborough, May 2007-April 2010, including chairman of the board, May 2009-May 2010. Chief of staff to a Mass. State Senator, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.

CT/RI Political Director Joe Caiazzo. Previously communications and political director on the Massachusetts. Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC since Jan. 2012. Political partner with the Truman National Security Project, since Sept. 2013. Has worked on numerous campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014. B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.

Field Director Evan LeBrun. One of the campaign's original field organizers in New Hampshire, started there in June 2015. Campaign ambassador on The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, April-June 2015. Outreach specialist for Starting Point Ops in Portland, ME, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2015. Field manager for the Maine Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in English from University of Maine, 2014, after attending Hampshire College.

Regional Field Director Cara Bates. Earlier worked on the campaign in Missouri.

Endorsement

State Sen. James C. Sheehan (District 36, North Kingstown, Narragansett)

South Carolina

  • Andrew Springer, formerly the senior editor of social media at ABC News, joined Sanders' South Carolina team as the state communications director
  • Christale Spain, the deputy executive director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, "will start her role as Sander's political outreach director there on Sept. 15th."[38] Came to the campaign from position as deputy executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party; started at the party in 2012. M.A. in human behavior and conflict management from Columbia College; B.A. in sociology (human services) from University of South Carolina at Aiken. Native of Columbia, SC.
  • State Director Chris Covert (reported by Post and Courier's Schuyler Kropf on Aug. 11, 2015) Has worked on over a dozen races in South Carolina as either manager or field director, including field director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch's campaign for Congress in the May 2013 special election in the 1st CD. Also worked on other races on the East Coast and served as field strategist for UNITE HERE in New Haven, CT. California native. Arrived in South Carolina in 2011 and is a resident of James Island.
  • Operations Director Whitney Wernsing Wernsing moved to South Carolina to take a position with the City of Charleston. Her career includes working with Title I schools through her work at the College of Charleston, in addition to statewide management of foundation, corporate and government relations for a local non-profit. Illinois native.

Regional Field Directors

  • Charleston Loreen Myerson Legislative liaison for the South Carolina AFL-CIO. Stay at home mom. Studied medical anthropology at UC Berkeley.
  • Charleston Ashley Bynum College coordinator on Fedcap's Washingtonians for Children from Jan. 2015. Field organizer for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Mark Warner for Senate in Alexandria, VA, July-Nov. 2014. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from St. Bonaventure University, 2012. New York native.

Deputy Director Kass Bessert (Oct. 2015) Student at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. Data and technology director at the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug. 2012-March 2013. C.S. specialist at Advanced Sterilization Products, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012. OFA state data director in Nevada, July 2010-Aug. 2011. Field organizer at Obama for America, managed offices in OR, SD and FL, March-Nov. 2008. B.A. in international studies from University of Washington, 2007.

Political Director Lawrence Moore Co-chairman of the [[Labor/Progressive Caucus of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Organizer for Rainbow PUSH. Played a key role in Jesse Jackson's SC primary campaign in 1988. Worked on Sen. Ted Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign.

Deputy Political Director Alex Askew (Aug. 2015) Deputy political director on Sheheen for South Carolina, March-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Believe in South Carolina, Aug. 2013-March 2014. Regional field director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, March-May 2013. Field organizer at Organizing for America Virginia, March-Nov. 2012. B.A. in history from Hampton University, 2007.

Commmunications Director Aneesa McMillan (Dec. 2015) Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell from Oct. 2011; left to join the campaign. Staff writer and research director for the Birmingham Business Journal, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2011. MPA from University of Alabama, 2012; bachelor's degree in journalism, political science from University of Alabama, 2007.

Deputy Communications Director Nathaniel Meyersohn (Nov. 2015) Research assistant at HBO, July-Aug. 2015. Bachelor's degree in American history from Emory University, 2015.

Operations Director Whittney Wernsing. Wernsing moved to South Carolina to take a position with the City of Charleston. Her career includes working with Title I schools through her work at the College of Charleston, in addition to statewide management of foundation, corporate and government relations for a local non-profit. Illinois native.

Scheduling and Advance Director David Cosgrove (Dec. 2015) Director of operations at New York University, May 2006-May 2011. Communications director for Oak Knoll School (NJ), Oct. 2004-April 2006. Reporter with The Star-Ledger, Oct. 1999-Oct. 2004; also subsitute teacher for the Westfield Board of Education, Nov. 2001-Nov. 2003. B.A. in communication, journalism, public relations and broadcasting from Monmout University, 1999.

Training Director Helen Strain. Trainer for Democracy for America.

Deputy Field Director Loreen Myerson. Legislative liaison for the South Carolina AFL-CIO. Stay at home mom. Studied medical anthropology at UC Berkeley.

Regional Field Directors

Anderson/Northwest Canyon Woodward (Oct. 2015) Graduate of Harvard College 2015. Professional whitewater raft guide at Nantahala Outdoor Center, May 2011-June 2015. Studio director at Quincy Pottery Studio, Aug. 2013-May 2015.

Columbia/Midlands Carl Holland III; from Jan 2, 2016 Melanie McRae

Florence/Pee Dee Ernest Boston, Jr., Worked on the South Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2014. B.S. in political science and history from Francis Marion University in Florence.

Greenville/Lowcountry S. Prescott Harris II. Most recently outreach director for Pennsylvania Democrats from June 2015. Field organizer for the York County (PA) Democratic Committee. Other experience includes Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate. Worked as a client relations executive and offshore project manager. Graduate of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's leadership program.

Rock Hill/Northeast Mickey Stuber

Endorsements include:

  • Executive Board of the South Carolina AFL-CIO (resolution passed June 13, 2015)
  • State Rep. Justin Bamberg (had endorsed Clinton in Dec. 2015 but announced switch on Jan. 25, 2016)
  • State Rep. Joe Neal (announced at Feb. 2, 2016 press conference)
  • Former SCDP Chair Dick Harpootlian (announced Feb. 3, 2016)

Former

Communications Director Andrew Springer (reported by CBS News on Sept. 8, 2015) Senior editor for social media (March 2013-Sept. 2015) and producer for social media integration (March 2012-Feb. 2013) at ABC News; associate producer for social media (March 2011-March 2012) and production coordinator (Aug. 2010-March 2011) at ABC News' "Good Morning America." M.S. in digital media from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, 2011; B.A. in religion from The George Washington University, 2009.

Scheduling Director / Advance Lead Ashley Bynum (Aug. 2015; initially seen as RFD for Charleston) College coordinator on Fedcap's Washingtonians for Children from Jan. 2015. Field organizer for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Mark Warner for Senate in Alexandria, VA, July-Nov. 2014. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from St. Bonaventure University, 2012. New York native.

South Dakota

Tennessee

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America organizing committee in Knoxville are working as individuals with local progressive groups to get Sanders on the ballot for the presidential primary.

These petitions are a great organizing tool, and as a result local members are having weekly conversations with people about socialism.

Travis Donoho, of the Knoxville committee, joined the New American Movement when he was just 18 years old, and became a member of DSA when it merged with the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in 1982. Travis says that now is the time to recruit people to DSA.

He told me: “There's never been a better time to ask people to join DSA. Bernie is making it okay to talk about democratic socialism. And we haven't seen that in 40 years.”[39]

State Director Matt Kuhn, Partner and senior campaign strategist at New Blue Strategies in Memphis. Project manager at The Saint Consulting Group, May 2011-Dec. 2012. Development director at Caissa Public Strategy, Jan.-May 2012. Policy advisor to the Mayor in Shelby County Government, Dec. 2009-Sept. 2010. Senior director of franchise development for Lenny's Sub Shop, 2007-10. Political operative with The Saint Consulting Group, Aug. 2002-June 2005. CAO for the Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk's Office, Aug. 2001-Aug. 2002. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 1997; B.S. in political science and government from University of Evansville, 1994.

Texas

Austin Democratic Socialists of America ended up doing work through Texans for Bernie after they developed relationships with a number of local progressive groups while organizing an event for Sanders and Jim Hightower last spring. The Austin local, which was officially chartered last February, has 60 members who are participating as individuals in Texans for Bernie.

This level of participation, combined with DSA members being open about their membership at Texans for Bernie meetings and events, makes it possible for DSAers to have plenty of discussions about socialism with potential members.

Many members of the Austin local also have strong ties to local labor unions and progressive groups, which provides them with an immediate network of potential recruits.[40]

Offices and Regional Directors:

  • Austin/Central - 1105 E. 6th St., Suite 2, Austin, Texas 78702 ...Chau Lan Ngo
  • North Texas - 1408 N. Washington Ave, Suite 204, Dallas, Texas 75204 ...David Sanchez
  • Houston/East - 1629 Bonnie Brae St., Houston, Texas 77006 ...Theresa Haas
  • San Antonio/Corpus Christi - c/o Bexar County Democratic Party, 3000 W I-10, San Antonio, Texas 78201 ...Ananda Tomas
  • Rio Grande Valley - 106 12th St., Edinburg, TX 78539 ...Cristina Garcia
  • El Paso - 119 Los Angeles, El Paso, TX 79902 ...Alex Burnside

State Director Jacob Limon (Oct. 2015; reported by The Texas Tribune on Nov. 3, 2015) Chief of staff to state Rep. Nicole Collier of Fort Worth from Jan. 2013. Deputy executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, June 2012-Jan. 2013. Urban planner at Knight and Partners, Jan. 2009-June 2012. B.A./M.P.A. in political science, urban planning from Texas State University, 2001.

Deputy State Director and North Texas Regional Director David Sanchez (Oct. 2015) Consultant at Solidarity Strategies, June-Oct. 2015. In Chicago served as campaign manager on an aldermanic campaign and political director for a progressive Latino PAC M.P.A. from DePaul University. Candidate for Congress in TX-26 in 2012, losing to incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess. Native Texan.

Latino Outreach Director Sergio Feliciano Cantu, Vice president of business development and project management at EOS Consulting Group from Aug. 2009; director of marketing and public affairs at Alameel Holding from Jan. 2014. Director of Hispanic marketing at EnviroMedia, March 2008-Aug. 2009. Senior consultant at Message, Audience and Presentation, Jan.-March 2008. Director of operations at EOS Consulting Group, Aug. 2004-Dec. 2007. Senior consultant at Publicum Consultores, July 2001-Aug. 2004. Senior consultant at Quali Consulting Group, 1999-July 2001. B.S. in communication, government from The University of Texas at Austin, 1999.

Operations Director Samantha Davis

Utah

State Director Monte Jarvis. Self employed project manager and political strategist based in Portland, OR. Senior project manager and director of staff development at Grassroots Solutions, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2014. Worked on several campaigns, June 1997-Dec. 2001. Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1995. Culinary arts professional, 1987-96. Diploma in culinary arts from Mitchell Technical College, 1989.

Vermont

Nick Carter (Sept. 2014; also for Progressive Voters of Vermont) Public affairs coordinator of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, April 2012-Sept. 2014. Project manager/network coordinator for CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, Feb. 2009-April 2012. Field organizer for the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, Jan.-April 2009. Scheduler and organizer for the Vermont Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science, economics from University of Vermont, 2008.

Robert Millar, Deputy Director of Operations at Bernie 2016, Vermont; Previous Vermont Progressive Party, Friends of Bernie Sanders [41]

Virginia

State Director Pete Clerkin, Experience includes campaign manager on Mike Hymes campaign for Virginia State Senate in the Aug. 19, 2014 special election, general campaign consultant to Rep. Raul Grijalva, and campaign manager on Kevin Kamenetz for Baltimore County executive in 2010.

Operations Director Ashley Bynum (started on the campaign in South Carolina) College coordinator on Fedcap's Washingtonians for Children from Jan. 2015. Field organizer for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Mark Warner for Senate in Alexandria, VA, July-Nov. 2014. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from St. Bonaventure University, 2012. New York native.

Washington

Offices and Organizers:

State Director Dulce Saenz. Served as the campaign's state director for its Colorado caucus campaign. Latino organizing program director at Conservation Colorado from Feb. 2014. Latino outreach director at Colorado Commits to Kids, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Soutwest Denver organizer at State for Children, Sept. 2011-May 2013. B.A. in political science from University of Denver, 2011. Grew up in the town of Hudson on the northeastern Colorado plains.

Field Director Mike Barney. Started on the campaign in Nov. 2015 as deputy field director in Nevada. Deputy field director for Conway/Overly for Kentucky/Kentucky Democratic Party in Louisville, KY, July-Nov. 2015. Regional field director for Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Denver, July-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Doug Gansler for Governor in Southern Maryland, Jan.-June 2014. B.A. in political science/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013. Summer fellow for OFA in Western PA, May-Aug. 2012.

Operations Director Charles Kitchen, Deputy operations director for the Nevada caucus campaign. Office manager at Scheuermann Menist, Nov. 2007-May 2014. Studied philosophy, history of math and science at St. John's College.

Joan Kato, who earlier served as state director for Sanders' Nevada caucus campaign. Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA. Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011. Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.

The Seattle Times reported on March 6, 2016 that the campaign had 20 paid staffers in the state.

West Virginia

Director Helen Strain, (West Virginia for Bernie facebook page on April 5, 2016) Training director on the campaign in South Carolina, then worked as caucus director in Idaho and on the campaign in Alaska. Trainer for Democracy for America. Campaign experience includes field director on Sue Thorn for Congress in 2012, manager on Dave Aronberg for FL State Senate in 2000 (only non-incumbent to win), field director for Janet Reno for Governor, campaign manager for Lois Frankel for West Palm Beach Mayor, and field manager for the Angela Alioto for San Francisco Mayor.. Program manager for the Clinton Group. She has also served as VP of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of North Florida, and as vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Florida native.

Wisconsin

State Director Robert Dempsey. Earlier Dempsey served as state director for Bernie 2016's Minnesota caucus campaign, from Nov. 2015. Executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2014. Campaign manager on Scott Peters for Congress (CA), Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012. Staffer in the U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2011. Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, May 2009-March 2011. Midwest candidate service director at the DCCC, June 2007-Dec. 2008. Director of Ohio Senate Democrats, June 2005-May 2007. Regional representative for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Dec. 2002-June 2005; campaign manager on Kaptur's 2004 re-election. Field director on Jacobs for Congress, July-Nov. 2002. Regional director for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Dec. 2001-June 2002. Campaign manager on Kalamazoo Against Discrimination, July-Nov. 2001. Legislative assistant in the PA House of Representatives. Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2000. Campaign coordinator on Coleman for Mayor in Columbus, OH, Fall 1999. B.A. in English from Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY, 1999.

Endorsements

  • Former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton (announced Mar. 28, 2016)
  • State Rep. Justin Brostoff (District 19, Milwaukee) (Mar. 30, 2016)
  • Former Secretary of State Vel Phillips - first African-American to serve as Wisconsin's Secretary of State, elected in 1978 and served one term (Mar. 31, 2016)

After the Primary

Wyoming

State Director Shelby Iseler. Previously the campaign's Kansas director (March 5 caucuses) and started out in Iowa first as a regional field director in Ames and then as a deputy field director. Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Des Moines from Sept. 2014. B.A. in comparative cultures and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.

District of Columbia

Donni Turner, Campaign Staffer at Bernie Sanders 2016, formerly at Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Podesta Group, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Howard University School of Law, "Donni began her career as a congressional staffer in the office of former U.S. Senator Max Cleland. She received two awards during her tenure with Senator Cleland: the Bill Johnstone Public Policy Award in 2002 and Employee of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2001."[42]

DC/MD/Northern VA. Democratic Socialists of America members canvassed with fliers for the Bernie Sanders campaign at the Takoma Park Maryland Farmers Market in August 2015. They were Bill Mosley and Andy Feeney; Ingrid Goldstrom, Kamron Burt, Carlos McKnight, Woody Woodruff and Merrill Miller.

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Tabling at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival for DSA and Bernie: from left, Woody Woodruff, Lisa Foley Stand, Kurt Stand and Lucy Duff.

DSA for Bernie meeting

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A forum and rally featuring the acerbic and hilarious populist Jim Hightower on Oct. 22, 2015 stands out among many Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America activities planned on behalf of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in October.

This event, among many others, is part of the larger Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) We Need Bernie campaign.

The event was held at Busboys and Poets on 5th and K St. Among other speakers, were Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal, labor leader Larry Cohen. The keynote for the event will be the entertaining and always on-point progressive agitator Jim Hightower... a powerful force to be reckoned with in American culture and a persuasive advocate for Bernie Sanders’s campaign.[43]

"Never a better opportunity"

In Washington, D.C., We Need Bernie work has energized members and motivated them to get more involved in local work. This is the case in other locals, as well.

The D.C. local recently organized a We Need Bernie rally with writer and progressive political activist Jim Hightower and author and DSA honorary chair Barbara Ehrenreich earlier this fall. The event had around 100 attendees. The New York City local also organized an event with Hightower last month.

Coleson Breen, a member of Washington, D.C. DSA, says that Sanders’ campaign presents DSA with a historic moment to get the word out about democratic socialism.

“We’ll never have a better opportunity to do this work,” Coleson said. “This is the time to really step up and get involved.”[44]

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Native American advisor

February 24, 2016, Bernie Sanders has named a new Native American advisor to the campaign. Tara Houska (Ojibwe) is a tribal rights attorney, as well as an environmental activist and a contributing columnist to Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN)

In her new role, Houska, who is Couchiching First Nation, will field press inquiries, recruit voters – particularly Native Americans – and assist with drafting Sanders’ Native American policy.

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, has said he will “work with the Native American community in preserving their heritage, and their way of life” and that he will do “everything” he can to “redress [treaty violations].”

Houska is also a National Campaigns Director with the environmental justice group, Honor The Earth, led by Native American leader and activist, Winona LaDuke. She is also founding board member of Not Your Mascots.

“I hope to elevate Native American issues at a high level,” she said. “Too much of America is unaware of the plights our communities face, and we are tired of hearing more of the same from politicians. I look forward to continued and expanded outreach in Indian country. Our voices and our votes matter.”[45] ·

PDA 2016 endorsements

In 2016 Progressive Democrats of America endorsed;

Donors

Key endorsers

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