Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign
Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign
Presidential campaign staff
Joe Biden presidential national campaign staff, 2020.
- Greg Schultz Campaign manager Executive director, American Possibilities PAC
- Kate Bedingfield Deputy campaign manager and communications director Vice president of communications, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
- Symone Sanders Senior advisor Strategist and CNN political commentator
- Cristobal Alex Senior advisor President, Latino Victory Project
- Brandon English Senior advisor Senior advisor, GPS IMPACT
- Erin Wilson Political director State director, Sen. Bob Casey
- Kurt Bagley National organizing director National field director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- Jamal Brown National press secretary Consultant, Civic Advisors
- TJ Ducklo National press secretary Senior communications director, NBC News
- Remi Yamamoto Traveling national press secretary Communications director, Fred Hubbell for Governor of Iowa, 2018
- Katie Petrelius National finance director Director of development, Biden Foundation
State staff The table below shows the candidate's 2020 early primary state directors and state communications directors. It also includes each staff member's position in the campaign, previous work experience.
- Jake Braun Iowa State director CEO at Cambridge Global
- Julia Krieger Iowa Communications director Communications director, Heidi Heitkamp for U.S. Senate, 2018
- Ian Moskowitz New Hampshire State director Campaign manager, Steven Dettelbach for Attorney General of Ohio, 2018
- Meira Bernstein New Hampshire Communications director Communications director, Claire McCaskill for United States Senate, 2018
- Hilary Barrett Nevada State director Campaign manager, Joseph Kopser for Congress, 2018
- Vedant Patel Nevada Communications director Communications director, office of Rep. Pramila Jayapal
- Kendall Corley South Carolina State director Political director, James Smith for Governor of South Carolina, 2018
- Paige Hill South Carolina Communications director Communications, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Campaign Manager Greg Schultz (Apr. 25) Schultz served as executive director of Biden's American Possibilities PAC and started as senior advisor to Vice President Biden in Dec. 2013. Ohio state director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Chairman of Franklin County Democrats to mid-2012. State director of Organizing for America from mid-March 2009. Deputy political director on the Ohio Campaign for Change in Fall 2008. Legislative liaison for Gov. Ted Strickland in the Department of Administrative Services. First vice president of Ohio Young Democrats. B.A. in history and political science (2003) and M.Ed (2004) from The Ohio State University. twitter Assistant to the Campaign Manager Esther Ongeri (June 2019) Special projects assistant to the CFO (from Feb. 2018) and operations coordinator (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018). Staff assistant (May 2016-July 2017) and intern (Aug. 2015-May 2016) to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Saint Peter's University.
Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield (Apr. 25) Vice president of communications at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. Communications director to Vice President Biden from Aug. 2015. Chief spokeswoman and vice president of corporate communications at the Motion Picture Association of America from May 2013; started there in Nov. 2011. Associate communications director and acting director of media affairs at the White House. Communications director on Jeanne Shaheen's 2008 campaign for U.S. Senate. New Hampshire communications director (from May 2007) and earlier deputy national press secretary on John Edwards for President. DCCC Western regional press secretary in the 2006 cycle. Spokeswomen on Paul Hackett's congressional campaign in Ohio's 2nd CD (Aug. 2005 special election). Worked on the Kerry-Edwards general election campaign. Worked at the AFL-CIO. Graduate of the University of Virginia. twitter Deputy Campaign Manager Pete Kavanaugh (Apr. 25) President of Revolution Field Strategies in Boston from June 2013, and partner in Hilltop Public Solutions from June 2009. Virginia senior advisor on Hillary for America, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Director of the Obama for America campaign in New Hampshire, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012. Advisor on Jody Wagner for Lt. Governor in Virginia, 2009, and on Terry McAuliffe for Governor in Virginia, 2009. Field director on the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2008. New Hampshire deputy field director on John Edwards for President, 2007-08. Deputy director of the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2006. Field director on the Scott Lang for Mayor campaign in New Bedford, MA, 2005. Political director at IssuesMatter.org, 2004. Political director on Jim Stork for Congress in FL-22, 2004. New Hampshire political assistant on the John Edwards for President campaign, 2003-04. B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2006. twitter Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden Anthony Bernal (Apr. 25) Special Assistant to The President and Deputy Chief of Staff (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2017) and director of scheduling/trip director (from Jan. 2009) to Dr. Jill Biden in the Office of the Vice President. Director of scheduling for Dr. Jill Biden on the Obama-Biden campaign from Aug. 2008. Worked in the office of the CEO at the The Critical Path Institute. Chief of staff at the ALS Therapy Development Foundation, a Cambridge-based non-profit biotechnology company. Director of financial administration for the Democratic National Convention Committee, Inc. in 2004. He worked at AARP, and earlier worked in Coca-Cola Company’s office of international affairs in Washington, DC. Served both President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore in their respective offices of scheduling and advance at the White House and did scheduling and advance for both Clinton campaigns. Bachelor's degree in history and philosophy from the University of Texas at El Paso; also studied at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Native of Tucson, Arizona. twitter
Chief of Staff Zeppa Kreager
(April 2019) Director of the Creative Alliance at Civic Nation from Mar. 2017. Director of public engagement i(June 2016-Jan. 2017) and associate director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs (June 2015-June 2016) in the Office of the Vice President. Mobilization program coordinator for Airbnb, Apr. 2015-June 2015. Deputy operations manager at Battleground Texas, Apr. 2013-Mar. 2015. Field organizer (May-Nov. 2012) and intern (Feb. 2011-May 2012) with Organizing for America. B.A. in political science and religion from Hood College. Senior Advisor Symone Sanders (Apr. 25) Strategist and CNN political commentator. National press secretary on Bernie 2016 from Aug. 2015-June 2016. 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 Senior Advisor Cristobal Alex (Apr. 25) President of the Latino Victory Project from 2014. Deputy director of voter outreach and mobilization on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Program officer at the Ford Foundation, 2011-14. Program officer at Open Society Foundations, 2009-11. Director of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, 2006-09. Senior litigation associate at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle, 2003-06. Law clerk for the Washington Court of Appeals, 2001-04. J.D. from University of Washington School of Law, 2001. twitter Senior Advisor Brandon English (Apr. 25) Senior advisor to GPS IMPACT from June 2018. DCCC deputy executive director for digital communications and fundraising (Jan.-Nov. 2015); digital director in the 2014 and 2012 cycles; DCCC online communications manager during the 2008 cycle; managed micro-sites and e-mail campaigns for the DCCC's Independent Expenditure Program in 2006. Bachelor's degree in economics/modern culture and media from Brown University, 2006.
POLITICAL Political Director Erin Wilson
(Apr. 25) State director ifor U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (PA), Apr. 2017-Apr. 2019. Deputy Pennsylvania state director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Northeast political director at the DNC from July 2014. Longtime staffer to Sen. Bob Casey. Deputy state director (May 2011-July 2014); director of outreach and special projects (Nov. 2009-May 2011), regional representative (Feb. 2007-Nov. 2009), and started as his deputy political director, July-Nov. 2006. Assistant to the First Lady of Illinois, July 2005-July 2006. B.A. in political science and government from University of Pennsylvania, 2005. National Coalitions Director Vanessa Cardenas
(Apr. 25) Senior director of national outreach (from May 2018) and director of strategic communications (June 2016-Apr. 2018) at EMIL's List. Director of Climatico at the World Wildliife Fund, Apr. 2015-June 2016. Vice president for Progress 2050 (Jan. 2010-Mar. 2015)and director of ethnic media (June 2006-June 2009) at the Center for American Progress. Outreach coordinator/policy communications associate at the National Immigration Forum, Nov. 2002-June 2006. Public education specialist in Arlington County, VA, Nov. 2000-Nov. 2002. Outreach coordinator/media relations for Arlington Public Schools, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2000, M.P A. from George Mason University. twitter Director of African American Engagement Trey Baker
(Aug. 2019) City manager of Grenada, MS, started in that role in Nov. 2016. Legislative aide and counsel to U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS), Apr. 2014-Nov. 2016. Career consultant at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Aug. 2011-Mar. 2014. Attorney at Pryor Johnson Carney Carney Karr Nixon, P.C., Sept. 2009-Aug. 2011. J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009; B.A. in political science from Tougaloo College, 2006. Native of Grenada.
- LatinX Vote Director Laura Jimenez
Worked on Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor in Florida. Regional political director for Palm Beach, FL on Hillary Clinton's campaign, July-Nov. 2016. Communications associate for Broward Teachers Union, June 2015-Jan. 2016. Legislative assistant in the Florida Senate, Nov. 2014-June 2015. Deputy campaign manager on Maria Sachs for State Senate, July- Nov. 2014. Legislative assistant in the Florida Senate, Dec. 2013-July 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science from Florida Atlantic University. From Dominican Republic. Latinos con Biden (announced Oct. 23, 2019)
- AAPI Vote Director Amit Jani
(Sept. 2019) President and co-founder of the New Jersey Leadership Program from Aug. 2015. Contributing writer for The Huffington Post from Sept. 2014. Director of AAPI outreach on Menendez for Senate (NJ), Sept.-Nov. 2018. Director of AAPI outreach on Murphy for Governor/Victory 2017 Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2017. District representative to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ), June 2014-Jan. 2016; and legislative fellow to U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (CA), Sept. 2013-June 2014. B.A. in journalism, political science from Rutgers, 2012.
- AAPIs for Biden (announced Oct. 26, 2019)
National Women's Vote Director Carissa Joy Smith (Aug. 2019) Public relations specialist for Black Girls Rock! Fest from Mar. 2019. Regional press secretary in Cincinnati for the Ohio Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Communications and program associate for the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congres, Jan.-July 2017. Communications fellow at R&R Resources+, Aug.-Dec. 2016. B.S. in communication from Bowie State University, 2016. Women for Biden
(announced Oct. 7, 2019) Executive Director Ambassador Denise Bauer - Ambassador to Belgium from Aug. 2013-Jan. 2017. Finance chair of Women for Obama, 2011-12. Chair and co-chair of the DNC's Women's Leadership Forum, 2008-12. Served on Obama for America's Nationl Finance Committee, 2007-08. Public affairs officer for American Red Cross Bay Area, 1993-94. Worked in television and as a freelance film and video producer from 1985-1992. B.A. in political science from Occidental College, 1986. Director of Labor Engagement Erika Dinkel-Smith
(July 2019) Political and legislative department director (from May 2018) and assistant political and legislative director (from Apr. 2016) at IATSE. Staff representative/organizer at AFSCME Council 32, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2016. Organizer at AFSCME MN Council 5, Sept. 2009-Mar. 2013. Degree in political science, international relations and affairs from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2008. South and Northeast Political Director Vincent Evans ...Special assistant in the U.S. House from Jan. 2017. Aide to Commission Curtis Richardson, Office of Mayor and City Commission, Tallahassee, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2017. Policy and rules research assistant at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Apr. 2013-Aug. 2014. Legislative assistant at Lawson and Associates Government Relations, Apr. 2012-Apr. 2013. Legislative analyst in the Florida Senate, 2011-12. B.S. in political science/pre-law from Florida A&M University, 2011. West and Midwest Political Director Adam Dunstone
Principal at Freestone Strategies in Denver, CO from Jan. 2018. Principal at Tightline Strategies and Beacon Media in Denver, CO, Feb. 2015-Dec. 2017. Campaign manager on Udall for Senate, July 2013-Dec. 2014. Senior associate at RBI Strategies, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2014. Campaign manager for Proposition 103 (CO), Aug.-Nov. 2011. Campaign manager on Romer for Denver Mayor, Dec. 2010-June 2011. Deputy campaign manager on Bennet for Colorado, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010. Campaign director/media consultant at Fletcher Rowley Inc.-Apr.-Nov. 2008. Field director and earlier deputy field director and regional field director in Davenport on Biden's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign. Deputy campaign manager, Angie Paccione for Congress in Colorado, 2005-06. Previously executive director of ThisMatters.org and Be the Change USA grassroots political organizations in Denver area. B.A. from Michigan State University, 2004.
- Director of Super Tuesday States Molly Ritner (announced Oct. 28, 2019) National political director for campaigns and recruitment (Jan.- late July 2019) and Midwest regional political director (2018 cycle) at the DCCC. Campaign manager on Sue Minter's run for governor of Vermont, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager at Friends of Gary McCollum for State Senate (Virginia Beach, VA), 2015. Midwest fundraising director for the DCCC, 2013-14. Finance director on U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's (MN) 2012 re-election campaign. Finance director on Chris Donovan for Congress (CT-5) from July 2012. Deputy finance director on U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM)'s 2010 re-election campaign.
National Organizing Director Kurt Bagley (Apr. 25) National field director (from Feb. 2017) and Southern national field desk (Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016) at the DCCC. Field director on Ron Barber for Congress, Jan.-Dec. 2014. Field and data director at Utah Votes from Apr.-Dec. 2013. Field organizer at CU Boulder for Organizing for America-Colorado, Aug.-Nov 2012; organizing fellow at Obama for America Utah, Feb.-May 2012. General manager at Turbo Express Car Wash, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012. B.A. in economics from University of Utah, 2011. twitter
National Training Director Gabriella Cascone
(May 2019) Trainer for the National Democratic Training Committee from Jan. 2018. Coach for Wellstone Action from July 2017. Mobile enrollment coordinator for IDNYC for the NYC Human Resources Administration from Apr. 2017. Training director on JB Pritzker for Governor, May-Dec. 2018. Senior training manager with Indivisible Projet, Mar.-May 2018. North Carolina statewide training director (July-Nov. 2016), regional organizing director in Newport News, VA (May-July 2016) and organizer in Western Iowa on the caucus campaign (July 2015-May 2016) for Hillary for America. Regional field director (June-Nov. 2014) and field organizer (Apr.-June 2014) on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign. Public affairs coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc., Aug. 2012-Apr. 2014. Client service representative for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc., July 2009-Aug. 2010. B.A. in sociology from SUNY Geneseo, 2009. twitter
- Communications Director Kate Bedingfield
- Deputy Communications Director for Messaging Kate Berner (Apr. 25) Vice president at SKDKnickerbocker from April 2016. Special advisor to the Under Secretary at the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, May 2015-Apr. 2016. Director of outreach (from June 2014), deputy director of administration (May 2013-June 2014) and associate director of administration (May 2012-May 2013). Senior state-federal liason for the Governor's Office, State of Illinois, May 2011-May 2012. Advance and communications specialist on Quinn for Illinois, Feb.-Nov. 2010. Bachelor's degree in history at The University of Chicago, 2010.
- Deputy Communications Director for Strategic Planning Meghan Hays (Apr. 25) Executive director of enterprise communications/director of executive communications for MGM Resorts International from Apr. 2017. Deputy directro of communications/director of message planning/advance lead to Vice President Joe Biden, 2012-17. Director of scheduling and advance on Wendy Davis for Governor, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014. Press lead, national advance staff on Obama for America, 2012. Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Blumenthal (CT), Jan.-Dec. 2011. Director of research and legislative affairs at The Duberstein Group, July 2008-Jan. 2011. Deputy director for surrogate scheduling on Hillary Clinton for President, Sept. 2007-June 2008 National traveling advance team: lead site/press on Kerry-Edwards, 2004. National traveling advance team: lead site/press on Dean for America, 2003-04. Scheduler in the Office of Gov. Gray Davis, 2003. B.A. in political science from UC Davis, 2003.
- Deputy Communications Director for Press Bill Russo (Apr. 25) Communications director to former Vice President Biden. Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken. Advisor to Biden national security aide Jake Sullivan, associate director of administration, and earlier scheduling intern in the Office of the Vice President from Fall 2011. Graduate in political science, English and history from the University of Delaware, 2009. Grew up in Exton, PA.
- National Press Secretary Jamal Brown (Apr. 25) Consultant with Civic Advisors. Worked for six years at the White House, most notably as press secretary for the Office of Management and Budget. A senior legal assistant at GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). B.A. in government and women's and gender studies from Dartmouth. From Northern California.
- National Press Secretary TJ Ducklo (Apr. 25) Senior communications director at NBC News in NYC from Mar. 2018. Producer/communications for "The Circus: Inside The Biggest Story on Earth," Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018. Owner of TJD Communications, Inc., Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018. Communications director at Bloomberg Politics, Apr. 2016-Mar. 2017. Senior manager for corporate communicationat Viacom, Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016. Communications lead and advisor to the chairman on Washington 2024 (Olympic bid), July 2014-Apr. 2015. Deputy director of corporate communications (Feb. 2013-July 2014) and press assistant (Sept. 2011-Feb. 2013) at the Motion Picture Association of America. Communications aasistant at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, June-Sept. 2011. Research/staff assistant to Mary Matalin and James Carville, Aug. 2010-June 2011. B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2011.
- Traveling National Press Secretary Remi Yamamoto (Apr. 25) Communications director on Fred Hubbell for Governor (IA) from Sept. 2017. Press secretary on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Jan.-June 2017. A regional press secretary in Virginia on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Senior associate (Aug. 2015-July 2016) and communications associate (Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015) at Precision Strategies. B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2013. Served as a national headquarters paid media intern on Obama for America in summer 2012.
- Deputy Press Secretary Matt Hill Prevously media relations manager at Georgetown University from Jan. 2018. Associate at Global Strategy Group, May 2016-Jan. 2018. B.A. degrees in political science, communication from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016; communications intern in the Office of the Vice President, Jan.-May 2016.
- Deputy Press Secretary Adonna Biel (May 2019) Campaign communications assistant at EMILY's List, Jan.-Dec. 2018. B.A. in political science and government from North Carolina State University, 2017.
- Communications Director for Dr. Jill Biden Sherice Perry (Apr. 25) A vice president at Spitfire Strategies from Sept. 2017. Executive director of The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, Feb. 2016-Apr. 2017. Director of (Mar. 2014-Feb. 2016) and special assistant for (Apr. 2012-Mar. 2014) specialty and broadcast media in the secretary’s Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Health equity program manager at Families USA, June 2008-Mar. 2012.. A communications specialist with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service, June 2006-May 2008. Consultant for health policy (Sept. 2005-May 2006) and intern (Nov. 2004-June 2005) at Burness Communications. M.P.P. from Georgetown University; undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania. Author of Invincible Summer.
- Director of Rapid Response Andrew Bates (Apr. 25) Communications director for House campaigns (from Feb. 2018) and deputy communications director (Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018) at American Bridge 21st Century. North Carolina communications director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016. Press secretary (Sept. 2014-May 2016) and deputy press secretary (Dec. 2013-Sept. 2014) at the U.S. Trade Representative. Communications researcher (Aug. 2011-Dec. 2013), press assistant (March-Aug. 2011) and media monitor (March 2010-March 2011) at The White House. Development coordinator at Business Forward, Sept. 2009-Feb. 2010. Bachelor's degree in political science from North Carolina State University, 2009. Winston-Salem native.
- Director of Strategic Communications Kamau Marshall (Apr. 25) Deputy national press secretary and director of African American media at the DCCC, 2018-19. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Al Green (TX), 2017-18. Speechwriter and communications advisor at the USDA, 2016-17. Special assistant to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 2015-16. Communications and outreach coordinator (contractor) for U.S. Department of Labor, 2015. Public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker, 2014-15. Press and legislative fellow with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and Homeland and Government Affairs Committee, 2013-14. Field organizer with Obama for America, 2012. M.P.A. in public policy and B.A. in journalism and public affairs from Texas Southern University.
- Deputy Director of Strategic Comms./Hispanic Media Press Secretary Isabel Aldunate (started on the campaign as Nevada press secretary, announced May 6, 2019) Deputy national press secretary (from Mar. 2018), press assistant (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018) and intern (Oct.-Dec. 2016) to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. Deputy press secretary on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Sept.-Nov. 2018. Communications intern at ACORE, Aug.-Oct. 2016; fellow at Climate Action Campaign, June-Aug. 2016; communications coordinator for the Maryland Clean Energy Center, Jan.-May 2016; and graduate fellow on Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Apr. 2016. Master's degree in political communication from American University, 2017; B.A. in comunication and media studies from University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2015.
- Surrogates Director Michelle Kwan Outreach coordinator on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016. American Public Diplomacy Envoy, appointed by Secretary of State Condolezza Rice in Nov. 2006. Champion figure skater from 1995-2005. Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, 2011; undergraduate degree in international studies from the University of Denver, 2008.
- Deputy Research Director Sharmeen Khan (April 2019) Research associate at American Possibilities PAC, July 2018-Apr. 2019. Research analyst at Democracy Forward, Sept. 2017-July 2018. B.A. in political science and government from New York University, 2017. Internships include research intern on Hillary for America (Sept.-Nov. 2016), office of Sen. Gillibrand (June-Aug. 2016), and research intern on Hillary for America, June 2015-May 2016. Pakistani American from Louisville, KY.
- Policy Director Stef Feldman (April 2019) Director of policy at the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, Apr. 2017-Apr. 2019. Deputy director for domestic and economic policy (Mar.-July 2015), associate director for policy (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015), assistant director for policy (July 2012-Nov. 2013) and policy analyst (June 2011-July 2012) in the Office of Vice President Biden. J.D. from Yale Law School; B.A. in public policy studies from Duke University.
- Briefings and Deputy Policy Director Grace Landrieu (April 2019) Special projects director for the Nevada State Democratic Party 2018 Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2018. Deputy director of product design and previously senior business analyst for New Classrooms, July 2013-July 2016. Associate product manager, UX designer atAmplify, Aug. 2012-July 2013. Teach for America Corps member and 8th grade math teacher at Miller-McCoy Academy in New Orleans, May 2010-July 2012. M.P.P. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2016; B.A. in government, social justice analysis from Georgetown University, 2010.
- Director of Digital Content PJ Alampi (Apr. 25) Director of accounts (from Feb. 2019) and associate director of new business and social video strategy (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2019) at Fullscreen. Social media strategist at Epic Signal, Mar.-Sept. 2017. Senior account manager, social video strategist (Jan.-Mar. 2017) and account manager, social video strategist (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and social video coordinator (Apr. 2015-Jan. 2016) at Fullscreen. Associate producer at PBS, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015. B.F.A. in fine arts, film from Syracuse University, 2014.
- Traveling Digital Director Courtney Corbisiero (Apr. 2019) Digital director at End Citizens United, Nov. 2017-Apr. 2019. Digital director on the Drive for Our Lives bus tour (Affordable Care Act), July-Aug. 2017. Chief digital officer at Rapid Returns, Apr.-July 2017. Digital director on the Save My Care bus tour, Jan.-Mar. 2017. Wisconsin digital director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016. Digital associate at 270 Strategies, Jan. 2015-May 2016. Deputy digital director at Braley for Iowa (U.S. Senate) June-Nov. 2014. Digital director for state support at 270 Strategies, Dec. 2013-May 2014. Deputy digital director at Business Forward, Feb.-Dec. 2013. Digital organizer in Ohio (July-Nov. 2012), tech and field intern (Jan.-July 2012) and Illinois digital state lead (Sept. 2011-Feb. 2012) on Obama for America. B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2013.
- Director of Online Fundraising Elana Firsht Principal (Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019), director of email strategy (May-Dec. 2018), managing strategist (Sept. 2015-May 2018) and digital strategist (Feb.-Sept. 2015) at Mothership Strategies. Communications intern in the Office of the Vice President, Jan.-May 2014. B.A. in organizational studies, history from University of Michigan.
- Director of Digital Advertising Patrick Bonsignore (Apr. 2019) Senior vice president (Jan.-Mar. 2019) and vice president (Mar. 2017-Dec. 2018) at GMMB. Lead media buyer on Hillary for America, Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016. Principal (April-Oct. 2015) and senior associate (May 2014-April 2015) at Precision Strategies. Manager/director of business development at Devine Mulvey, Oct. 2009-Jan. 2013. M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, 2014; bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Boston College, 2008.
ANALYTICS Chief Analytics Officer Becca Siegel (Apr. 25) Director of data science at BlueLabs from Feb. 2015. Ohio data and analytics director (Apr.-Nov. 2016) and national analytics (Jan.-Apr. 2016) on Hillary for America. Data science and strategy at BlueLabs Analytics, 2015. Battleground Texas deputy data director, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy regional field director in Fort Collins on Obama for America, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012; deputy field organizer on Obama's 2008 campaign. B.A. in history from Stanford University, 2013. twitter
Deputy Chief Analytics Officer Molly Graepel
(May 2019) Analytics director, advocacy and engagement (Oct. 2018-May 2019) and data scientist (May-Oct. 2018) for the ACLU. Analytics at Blue State Digital, June 2017-Apr. 2018. Digital analytics on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016; took a year and a half leave of absence from graduate studies at Harvard to work on the campaign. Program analyst (Oct. 2013-June 2014) and associate program analyst (Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013) at Charity Navigator. M.P.P. from Harvard University, 2018; undergraduate degree in East Asian studies, economics from Haverford College, 2010.
IT Deputy CTO Laila ElGohary
(July 22, 2019 tweet) Chief solutions officer at TargetSmart Communications, LLC, Mar. 2018-July 2019. Senior analytics consultant for The Messina Group, Mar. 2016-Sept. 2017. Director of technology and operations at The White House, Sept. 2015-Apr. 2016. Senior analytics strategist at UFCW, Mar.-Sept. 2015. Data director on Alison Lundergan-Grimes for U.S. Senate, June-Dec. 2014. Database administrator for SEIU Local 32BJ, May 2013-June 2014. Data and digital strategies on Obama for President, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012. Freelance communications consultant in Bahrain, 2010-11. Junior account executive at Hill & Knowlton, 2009-10. B.A. in political science, philosophy from The American University in Cairo. twitter
Engineering Director Matt Hodges
(June 2019) Software engineer at Harmony Labs, Apr.-July 2019. Technology consultant at Alloy, Feb.-June 2019. Infrastructure engineer at Datadog, Dec. 2017-Apr. 2019. Senior software engineer for The Groundwork / Timshel (software engineer on the digital platform supporting Hillary for America) Feb. 2015-Dec. 2017. Web and mobile application engineer for Lisnr, Aug. 2013-Feb. 2015. Mobile application engineer at Cardinal Solutions, June 2012-Aug. 2013. Web engineer for Rosetta, May-Oct. 2011. B.S. in computer science from Miami University, 2012. Lead Software Engineer Nick Catalano
FINANCE Finance Director Katie Petrelius (Apr. 25) Director of development at the Biden Foundation from May 2017. Northeast finance director at the DSCC, Mar. 2014-May 2017. National finance director at Joe Kennedy for Congress, Feb. 2012-Mar. 2014. West deputy finance director at the DSCC, Mar. 2011-Mar. 2012. Finance associate at 4C Partners, LLC, Sept. 2009-Feb. 2011. Finance assistant at the Public Justice Foundation, May 2008-Sept. 2009. B.S. in political science and government, French from Drew University, 2008. Deputy National Finance Director Sharon Weber
(April 2019) Midwest and South finance director at the DSCC, Mar. 2017-Feb. 2019. Illinois finance director on Tammy for Illinois, Apr. 2015-Dec. 2016. Political fundraiser for New Chicago Consulting LLC, Nov. 2014-Apr. 2015. Political fundraiser at Nancy Kohn Consulting, LLC, Apr. 2011-Nov. 2014. Deputy finance director on Toi for Illinois, Dec. 2012-Mar. 2013. Field staffer (Sept.-Nov. 2010) and finance assistant (June-Oct. 2010) at Alexi for Illinois. B.A. in political science from DePaul University, 2010.
PA and DE Finance Director Evan Seltzer (April 2019) Deputy finance director on Tom Wolf for Governor, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018. Deputy finance director (in-state) on Katie McGinty for Senate, Sept. 2015-Nov. 2016. Finance director on Paul Steinke for City Counci At-Large (Philadelphia), Jan.-May 2015. Finance assistant ant tracker (May-Nov. 2014) and finance intern (Oct. 2013-May 2014) on Sean Eldridge for Congress (NY). B.A. in political science from Vassar College, 2014. Finance Director of the South Central Region Crystal Kay Perkins
(May 2019) Senior advisor (from Mar. 2019) and executive director (Feb. 2015-Feb. 2019) for the Texas Democratic Party. Finance director on Mark Schauer for Governor, June 2013-Dec. 2014. Regional campaign services for the DCCC, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013. Southern deputy finance director for the DSCC, Feb.-Dec. 2011. Deputy campaign manager on Jullie Lassa for Congress (WI), July-Nov. 2010. Deputy finance director on Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate (NC), Jan.-July 2010. Finance director on Jack McDonald for Congress in TX-13, Feb.-Dec. 2009. Finance consultant with Progressive Capitol Group, May 2008-Dec. 2009. B.A. in public relations and political science from Texas State University-San Marcos. Deputy So. Calif Finance Director Haley Jones
(April 2019) Junior associate (Sept. 2018-Mar. 2019), account assistant (Mar. 2017-Sept. 2018) and executive assistant (June 2016-Mar. 2017) at Gonring, Spahn & Associates. B.A. in political science and govenrment from UCLA, 2016; internships include finance intern in the SW regional finance office on Hillary for America (Mar.-June 2016). Southeast Deputy Regional Finance Director (Miami) Georgette Brammer
(May 2019) Tri-state finance director at the DNC, Feb. -May 2019. Finance director on Donna Shalala for Congress, Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019. Finance director (Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018) and deputy finance director (May-Aug. 2017) for the Florida Democratic Party. Sales coordinator for the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Aug. 2016-May 2017. Welcome desk agent at W Fort Lauderdale, Nov. 2015-Aug. 2016. Director of scheduling and advance in the USTR, Nov. 2013-Aug. 2015. Director of scheduling and advance (Feb.-Nov. 2013), associate director of scheduling and advance (Dec. 2010-Feb. 2013) and special assistant to the White House liaison and scheduling and advance for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Florida finance assistant on Obama for America, June 2007-Nov. 2008. Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Miami, 2007. Deputy Regional Finance Director (Houston) Atissa Ladjevardian
(June 2019) Finance associate at Fulkerson Kennedy and Company, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2019. Finance assistant on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Yale University, 2016. Director of Strategic Initiatives Karla Frank
(April 2019) Finance manager at American Possibilities PAC, July 2017-Apr. 2019. Deputy West finance director at the DSCC, Mar.-July 2017. Deputy No. California and Northwest finance director at the DNC, Feb. 2015-Nov. 2016. National finance associate on Allison for Kentucky, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Client staff assistant at Burson-Marsteller, Oct. 2013-July 2014. B.A. in political science and government from Georgetown University, 2013. Finance Chief of Staff Meredith Jachowicz
(April 2019) Finance chief of staff (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2019), deputy events director (Apr. 2015-Mar. 2017), Senate services director (Dec. 2012-Mar. 2017) and assistant to the finance director (Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012) at the DSCC. Member services assistant, marketing intern at EMILY's List, Jan.-Nov. 2010.
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
- Deputy Director of Advance Jaclyn Gelfond (April 2019) Operations manager at ACRONYM, Aug. 2018-Apr. 2019. Leadership recruiting for Tesla, Feb. 2017-Aug. 2018. Deputy director of advance (Oct. 2016-Jan. 2017) and associate director of advance (Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016) in the Office of the Vice President; advance associate (May 2015-Sept. 2015) and scheduling and advance intern (Jan.-May 2015) at the White House. B.A. in political science and communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015.
National Advance Lead Valentine Sanders
(May 2019) Director of advance in the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Jan. 2018-May 2019. White House advance lead (Apr. 2014-Jan. 2017) and White House advance associate (Aug. 2011-Apr. 2014) for the Office of the Vice President. Press advance leader on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Advance lead on Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Scholarship in Oman, May-Aug. 2011. Studied political science and Arabic at CUNY Hunter College. Communications intern in the Office of the Vice President, Dec. 2010-June 2011. Deputy Wisconsin GOTV director (May-Nov. 2008) and field organizer (Jan.-June 2008) on Obama for America. Junior analyst at Caine Mitter & Associates, Jan.-Sept. 2007. Director of Production Ari Krupkin
(May 2019...May 20 tweet) Manager at The Markham Group, Jan. 2015-May 2019. Campaign manager on Edwin Edwards for Congress, July-Nov. 2014. Advance associate at the White House, Feb. 2012-June 2014. National advance staff on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Studied at Louisiana State University. twitter Trip Director Ashley Williams (Apr. 25) Senior advisor at director of special projects for the Ambassador at the U.S. Department of State, Feb. 2014-Aug. 2016. National advance staffer on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Special assistant (Apr. 2011-Aug. 2012) and intern (Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011) in the Office of Dr. Jill Biden at the White House. J.D. candidate at University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2019. Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2018; B.S. in international politics from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2010.
COO and CFO Daniel McCarthy (Apr. 25) Principal and CEO at Blue Ledger Group, LLC (BlueMissionOps) from May 2017, and director of finance and operations at Resources for Human Development from Apr. 2017. Deputy CFO and controller (from Aug. 2016) and deputy controller and accounts payable (from Apr. 2015) on Hillary for America. Board treasurer and financial controller for the Gateway Men's Chorus, 2013-15. Senior internal revenue agent in the special enforcement program at the IRS in St. Louis, 2012-15. M.B.A. from Webster University, 2013; M.A. in accounting (2009) and bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration (2008) from University of Illinois. Director of Operations Andrew Schreyer
(April 2019) Operations at Everytown for Gun Safety, Apr. 2018-Apr. 2019. Manager of field operations for Mesmerize Marketing: Point-of-Care Media, May 2017-Mar. 2018. Accounting systems manager on Hillary for America, July 2015-Jan. 2017. Fleet performance and monitoring for Sungevity in Oakland, CA, from April 2014. B.A./B.S. in philosophy, business administration, French from Chapman University, 2014.
Deputy Director of National State Operations DeUndre Eberhart
(May 2019) Executive assistant to the executive director at the Democratic Governors Association, Feb.-May 2019. Deputy logistics director fo the DSCC on the Florida recount, Nov. 2018. Director of operations for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Director of logistics/special assistant to the candidate on Stacey Evans for Georgia Governor, July 2017-May 2018. Special assistant to the Commissioner/trasition executive for DeKalb County Commissioner, Jan.-April 2017. National chief operating officer fo the National Black MBA Association, Leaders of Tomorrow, Sept. 2014-June 2015. Executive assistant to the executive director at Tomorrow's Luminaries Foundation, Aug. 2012-Feb. 2014.
Director of Travel Operations Adrian Culea
(May 2019) Field/political director on Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress (NY), Feb.-Nov. 2018. Production assistant/replay operator for the National Basketball Association, Sept. 2014-Feb. 2018. Campaign manager for Stronger New Castle slate (NY), July-Nov. 2017. Deputy GOTV/operations director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016. General manager for Hoop1Video, Aug. 2014-May 2016. Basketball operations intern for the Brooklyn Nets, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2014. Deputy field director on Colorado Commits to Kids, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Field director in IA-04 for the Iowa Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2012. Public relations associate for Men's Health Network, Dec. 2011-Mar. 2012. B.A. in political science from Hofstra University, 2011. Deputy Director of Travel Operations Susanna Billings
(June 2019) Executive assistant (July 2018-June 2019) and leadership recruiting coordinator (June 2017-July 2018) at Tesla. Administrator at the Maryland Addictions Directors Council, Feb.-June 2017. B.A. in political science from American University, 2017; internships include operations intern in the Office of the Vice President, Sept. 2016-Jan 2017. Chief People, Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CHRO) Michael Leach
(June 2019) Senior manager of labor relations (Feb.-June 2019), manager of labor operations (July 2015-Feb. 2019) and labor operations coordinator (May 2014-July 2015) for the NFL Management Council. Assistant to the head coach at the Chicago Bears, June 2011-May 2014. Football operations assistant (Jan.-May 2011) and media relations assistant (May 2010-May 2011) at the Miami Dolphins. Defensive charter/manager for the University of Illinois football team, Mar. 2006-Feb. 2009. M.S. from St. Thomas University; B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
LEGAL General Counsel Dana Remus
(Apr. 25) General counsel of the Obama Foundation and the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama. Senior ethics counsel at the White House from 2016. Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, from 2013. Prevously taught at the University of New Hampshire School of Law from 2009, and Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law, 2006-08. Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York, 2002-05. J.D. from Yale Law School, 2002; A.B. in East Asian studies from Harvard College, 1997.
CO-CHAIRS U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-2) (announced May 31, 2019)
OTHER NATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS
International Association of Fire Fighters (announced Apr. 29, 2019) 133 former national security officials (announced Nov. 12, 2019) National Association of Government Employees (NAGE-SEIU) (announced Dec. 9, 2019)
opening events: Aug. 1 - Council Bluffs, Sioux City (with Dr. Jill Biden) Aug. 7 - Iowa City (with Joe Biden), Davenport, Dubuque (with Dr. Jill Biden) Sept. 6 - Mason City (with Dr. Jill Biden) Sept. 7 - Des Moines (with Dr. Jill Biden) Sept. 27 - Carroll, Fort Dodge (with Sen. Tom Carper) Oct. 5 - Fort Madison, Burlington (with Dr. Jill Biden) Nov. 2 - Des Moines south side (with Jill and Joe Biden) Nov. 8 - Muscatine (with former Labor Sec. and L.A. Supervisor Hilda Solis) Nov. 9 - Newton (with former Sen. Bob Kerrey)
State Director Jake Braun (reported by DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel on May 17, 2019) CEO at Cambridge Global from 2013; faculty/lecturer at University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. White House liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010. Deputy national field director on Obama's 2008 campaign; earlier did some consulting for Chris Dodd's presidential campaign. Field director on the Michigan Coordinated Campaign in Fall 2004; headed up John Kerry's Dubuque office during the 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign. Worked on local campaigns in Dubuque in 2002. Master's degree in international relations and affairs from Troy University; master's degree in education from National Louis University; bachelor's degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. From Omaha.
Senior Advisor Jessie Harris (reported by DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel on May 17, 2019) Partner at the LS2group in Des Moines from June 2017; started as a senior account executive in Nov. 2010. A senior aide to Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro, 2010. Iowa state director on SEIU Change That Works, 2009. Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Feb. 2008-Jan. 2009. Political director on Citizens for Tom Harkin, Apr. 2007-Feb. 2008. Iowa field director on Tom Vilsack for President, 2007-08. Field director for the Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign. Field director on the Chet Culver for Governor campaign. Regional field director for the 2004 Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign (Linn County). Field staffer on John Edwards' Iowa caucus campaign (Warren County). B.A. double major in political science and history from Simpson College, 2003.
POLITICAL Political Director Will McIntee
(June 2019) Midwest outreach director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Feb. 2017-June 2019. Lead advance representative with the U.S. Department of the Interior, June 2015-Jan. 2017. Account executive for Cambridge Global Advisors, Dec. 2014-June 2015. Deputy district director for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2015. Deputy political director on Braley for Senate, July-Nov. 2014. Field director on Braley for Congress, May-Nov. 2012. B.A. in politics/international studies from Loras College, 2011. Deputy Political Director Lucas Oglesbee
(July 2019) Political director on Patty Judge for U.S. Senate, May-Nov. 2016. Field director in Des Moines for the Iowa Democratic Party, Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016. Legislative clerk in the Iowa House, Jan.-Mar. 2015. Field director for the House Truman Fund, Jan.-Dec. 2014. Legislative clerk in the Iowa House, Jan.-May 2013. Campaign manager for the House Truman Fund, May-Nov. 2012. Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2010. Campaign coordinator on the Yes for All campaign (Johnson Co.), Mar.-May 2009. Canvasser for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2008. Assistant field organizer in Johnson County on Joe Biden for President, July 2007-Jan. 2008. Political Associate Elizabeth Baer
(July 2019) Assistant account executive at Resoluted Consulting LLC, Jan.-May 2019. Copywriter with Dover Strategy Group, June-Nov. 2018. B.A. in political science from University of Iowa, 2017. twitter
Youth Vote Director Wesley Crew
(Aug. 2019) Constituent affairs liaison in the New York State Assembly, May-Aug. 2019. Regional field director for the Florida Democratic Party, May-Aug. 2018. Eligibility specialist (June 2015-Aug. 2017) and counselor/navigator (Dec. 2014-June 2015) for the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. Field organizer in Coral Springs for the Florida Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The University of Alabama, 2019. twitter
ORGANIZING Organizing Director Adrienne Bogen
(reported by the Des Moines Register on May 17, 2019) Deputy Coordinated Campaign director for the Florida Democratic Party in Fall 2018. Statewide field director on Philip Levine for Governor (FL), Mar.-Aug. 2018. Feld director for St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's re-election in 2017. Worked on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign in Florida. Worked on Charlie Crist's campaign for governor in 2014. twitter Deputy Organizing Directors Rachel Niemerski
(May 2019) Organizing director on Andrew Cuomo 2018. NYC organizing director for the New York State Democratic Party, Feb.-June 2018. Field director on Sheehan for Mayor, May-Nov. 2017. Regional organizing director in Mason for the Ohio Democratic Party/Hillary for America, Apr.-Nov. 2016; regional organizing director in Boise, ID (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and field organizer in the Des Moines area (July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Operations manager (2014-June 2015) and policy associate and executive assistant (Feb. 2013-Aug. 2014) at the Environmental Working Group. B.S. degree, program in the environment from University of Michigan, 2012. twitter
- Scott Genzink (May 2019) Organizing and youth vote director on Deidre DeJear for Secretary of State, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Aide to the Secretary of State of New Jersey, Jan.-Aug. 2018. Deputy field director on Murphy for Governor (NJ), Jan.-Nov. 2017. Regional organizing director in Wausau for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Milwaukee, WI, York, ME and Knoxville, IA on Hillary for America, July 2015-Apr. 2016. Regional field director for the New York State Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Cory Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013. B.A. in political science and sociology from Calvin College, 2013.
Regional Organizing Directors
- Polk County Ben Hoffman Deputy sector director in Orlando on the Florida Recount for the DSCC, Nov. 2018. Deputy field director (Western Iowa, Polk County and Cedar Rapids) for the Iowa Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Dan Koh for Congress, Jan.-Sept. 2018. Field organizer in Prince William County for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017; organizer on Ralph Northam for Governor, Mar.-June 2017. Field organizer on Anna Throne-Holst for Congress, July-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University, 2016.
- Western Iowa Jacob Spreyer (June 2019) Regional field director (May-Nov. 2018) and field organizer (Oct. 2017-May 2018) on JB Pritzker for Governor. Master's degree in sport administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018; bachelor's degree in sports management from University of Connecticut, 2016. twitter
- Iowa City Tripp Frank Campaign manager on Jennifer Boysko for State Senate (VA) special election. Field director on Raul Ruiz for Congress (CA), Apr.-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Jennifer Boysko for Delegate, June-Nov. 2017. Field director on Jennifer Boysko for Delegate, May-Nov. 2015. Degree in political science and government from American University, 2015.
- Eastern Iowa (River Counties between Dubuque and Lee) Annalee Garrity (May 2019) Staffer/executive assistant at Cambridge Global Advisors from Nov. 2018. GOTV director in CD-1 for the IDP, Oct. 2018. Paid canvass director in Iowa CD-1 for the DCCC from Sept. 2018. Field director for County IDEA from June 2018. Political organizer for the Illinois Beveraga Association from Feb. 2018. Native English teacher in Japan, June 2016-July 2017. B.A. in classics and classical languages from Bryn Mawr College, 2011.
- Elizabeth Glad (May 2019) Deputy field director/fellows coordinator on Melinda Katz for District Attorney (Queens), Apr.-May 2019. Deputy field director/regional field director (Feb.-Apr. 2019) and field organizer (Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019) on Toni for Chicago. Field organizer on Gina Raimondo for Governor/Democratic Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2018. Campaign fellow on London Breed for Mayor (SF), Apr.-June 2018. B.A. in marketing from SFSU, 2015.
Communications Director Julia Krieger
(May 2019) Communications director for the start up of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's presidential campaign (first six weeks). Communications director on U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)'s re-election campaign, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2018. Deputy communications director (Feb.-Nov. 2017) and press secretary to Sen. Heitkamp. New media press secretary to the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, July 2013-Aug. 2014. Media analyst for American Bridge 21st Century, Feb. 2012-July 2013. Researcher at Media Matters for America, June 2010-Feb. 2012. B.A. in journalism, gender, women and sexuality studies from University of Minnesota, 2009. twitter Press Secretary Sean Higgins
(Sept. 2019) Communications director for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Dec. 2018-Sept. 2019. Press secretary on Heidi Heitkamp for North Dakota, Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018. Press secretary (Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017), speechwriter and press assistant (Nov. 2015-Sept. 2016) and legislative corresspondent and staff assistant (Feb.-Nov. 2015) to U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos. B.A. in political science and African-American studies from University of Mississippi, 2015. twitter Press Assistant Connor Coughlan
Press secretary on Gary Chico's campaign for Mayor in Chicago to Mar. 2019. Worked on Chris Kennedy's campaign for Governor of Illinois, 2017-Apr. 2018. B.A. in political science from Creighton University. Digital Director Ben Cobley
(Oct. 2019) Comms. director for Iowa Voices from June 2019. Digital and communications specialist on Friends of John Delaney, Feb.-June 2019. Senior digital strategist for GPSIMPACT from June 2017. Press aide in Des Moines on Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Deputy campaign manager on Rob Hogg for U.S. Senate, Jan.-June 2016; also legislative aide to Sen. Hogg, Jan.-April 2016. Bachelor's degree in international/global studies from University of Iowa, 2016. twitter
DATA Data Director John Miller
(June 2019) Data director on Beto for Texas, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Data director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, July-Dec. 2017. Battleground states analyst on Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016. New Hampshire data director for NextGen Climate, July-Sept. 2016. California data director (May-June 2016) and national data desk (Jan.-May 2016) on Bernie 2016. Data director and deputy state director on Give Arkansas a Raise, Cot.-Nov. 2014. Data director/deputy state director on Arkansas Voter Registration Project, May-Oct. 2014. Degree in politics from Hendrix College, 2013. Fellow in Little Rock on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. Fellow in San Antonio on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008.
OPERATIONS Operations Director Bill Doerrer (June 2019) Executive director of Chicago Victory PAC (Rahm Emanuel), May 2018-May 2019. Deputy campaign manager on Kennedy for Illinois, May 2017-Apr. 2018. Campaign manager on Morrison for State Senate (IL), May-Dec. 2012. Chief of staff to State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (IL), Sept. 2011-May 2012. Regional director on For A Better Chicago PAC, Jan.-May 2011. Regional field director for the Colorado Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2010. Field organizer in Montcalm Co. for the Michigan Democratic Party, July-Oct. 2008. J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2016; B.A. in history and economics from Marquette University, 2010. Training Director Bobby Brady-Sharp
National field director (Mar. 2018-Mar. 2019) and deputy national training director (Apr. 2016-Mar. 2018) at Organizing for Action. Field director in San Antonio for Brass Tactics, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016. Deputy field director on Adrian Garcia for Mayor, July-Nov. 2015. Regional field director for Battleground Texas, Feb.-Nov. 2014. Senior field organizer in the Milwaukee area on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer in Waukesha (June-Nov. 2008) and deputy field organizer in Houston (Feb.-Mar. 2008) on Obama for America. twitter
Field Organizers include: Sabrina Bousbar Iowa City Tavis Cote twitter Connor Culloton Council Bluffs Peter Danos twitter Grace Darrah Kelsey Fitzpatrick Ottumwa Camilo Haller Storm Lake Andrew Hernandez Jack Hurley Cedar Rapids Kyle Jaffe [Gabriella Johns] Cedar Rapids Tiffany Louk Fort Dodge Robert Lyons SW Iowa Grace Meyer Des Moines Zach Moneypenny Dubuque Haley Ring NW Iowa Riley Robinson Davenport Sebastian Rozo Denisse C. Cedar Rapids On July 30, 2019, DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel reported, "The campaign says it will have about 75 total staff members in Iowa by Aug. 1."
Endorsements (press releases)
...announced June 11, 2019 Betty Brim-Hunter, Former Political Director, Iowa Federation of Labor Teri Hawks Goodman, Community Leader Bruce Hunter, State Representative Jim Lykam, State Senator Mary Maloney, Polk County Treasurer Jackie Norris, President & CEO, Goodwill of Central Iowa; Former Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Tom Powers, Former Councilman, City of Waterloo Ken Runde, Former Dubuque County Sheriff & Obama Administration United States Marshal ...announced June 25, 2019 Dennis Cohoon, State Representative (District 87, Burlington) Roxanna Moritz, Scott County Auditor Bill Gluba, Former Mayor of Davenport Jerry Messer, Former Quad City Federation of Labor President Jim Hancock, Former Scott County Supervisor Highland Nichols, Former Clinton County Democratic Chair ...announced July 26, 2019 NW Iowa leaders: Tim Kacena, State Representative (District 14, Sioux City) David O'Brien, longtime lawyer and 2014 congressional candidate Cindy Waitt executive director of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention Terry O'Brien, community leader and attorney Dave Somsky, former Woodbury County Democratic chairman Connie Gronstal, community leader and retired social worker ...announced Aug. 7, 2019 Sarah Orwig, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) member and Iowa Professional Fire Fighters (IPFF) Executive Board Trustee Rev. Dr. Frantz Whitfield, Senior Minister, Mount Carmel Baptist Missionary Church Megan Rucker, Educator from Davenport Patrick Riley, Attorney and Community Activist from Cedar Rapids Kyle Cirkyl, U.S. Army Veteran and Engineer from Cedar Rapids Miyoko Hikiji, Veteran and Advocate from Urbandale Ellen Goodmann Miller, Community and Resource Development Specialist from Dubuque Jesse McCunniff, Iowa National Guard Veteran and Community Activist from Waterloo ...announced Aug, 15, 2019
former Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal
...announced Sept. 26, 2019 Educators for Biden
...announced Oct. 3, 2019 18 community leaders
...announced Oct. 10, 2019 Bill Gerhard, President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council
...announced Nov. 8, 2019 10 current and former elected officials John Lundell, Mayor of Coralville David Neil, Mayor of La Porte City Dick Gruber, Mayor of Pocahontas Deb Larsen, Mayor of New Hampton Susan Marie Webster, Mayor of Rowley Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City Dwight Lamb, former Mayor of Onawa Ric Jones, Dubuque City Council JR Ackley, Marble Rock City Council Martin Larsen, former Chickasaw County Sheriff ...announced Nov. 13, 2019 Lee County leaders: George Morgan of Keokuk, former Lee County Veterans Affairs Commission Chair, Lee County Supervisor and Keokuk Police Chief Ron Fedler of West Point, Lee County Supervisor Gene Fraise of Fort Madison, former State Senator Vernon Benjamin of Argyle, former Lee County Democrats Chair Christine Spann, Lee County Treasurer ...announced Nov. 23, 2019 Former Gov. Tom Vilsack and First Lady Christie Vilsack
...announced Dec. 13, 2019 Dr. Tammy Wawro, former President of the Iowa State Education Association ...announced Dec. 16, 2019 Davenport Mayor-elect Mike Matson ...announced Dec. 17, 2019 25 Iowa leaders including state Sen. Herman Quirmbach (District 23, Ames) ...announced Dec. 23, 2019 Brent Oleson, Linn County Supervisor ...announced Jan. 2, 2020 U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-1), Dubuque
opening events: Manchester (reported June 11 by WMUR's John DiStaso), Nashua (Aug. 19 with Dr. Jill Biden), Concord (Aug. 26 with former Gov. John Lynch), Keene (Sept. 4 with Cheshire County Administrator Chris Coates), Dover (Sept. 14 with Dr. Jill Biden), Berlin (Sept. 19).
State Director Ian Moskowitz
(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019) Campaign manager on Steve Dettelbach's run for Ohio Attorney General, May 2017-Nov. 2018. Account executive at AL Media, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on Galbraith for Vermont, Mar.-Aug. 2016. Political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2016. NH Senate Democratic Caucus campaign manager for state Sen. David Watters re-election and for Maureen Manning for state Senate, May-Nov. 2014. Special assistant to New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, Mar. 2013-May 2014. Research assistant at D Squared Tax Strategies, Jan.-May 2013. Finance assistant on Mark Murphy for Congress (NY), June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from Boston University, 2012. twitter
- Deputy State Director Laura O'Neill (reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019) Has worked in the office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from Jan. 2018. Director of the NH Senate Democratic Caucus, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Worked on Hillary for America in NH, ME and WI, July 2015-Nov. 2016. Executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, July 2013-July 2015. B.A. in political science and public and community service studies from Providence College, 2013.
- Political Director Kaytlynn Jacobs-Brett (early July 2019) Government affairs specialist at Bianco Professional Association from Dec. 2018. Managed Joe Pace's campaign for Executive Council District 3, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Political director on Maura Sullivan for Congress, Nov. 2017-Sept. 2018. Managed Sen. Martha Fuller Clark's re-election campaign, June-Dec. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from UNH, 2015.
- Organizing Director Peter Dougherty (reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019) Southern regional field director at the DCCC from June 2018. Campaiign manager on Bobby Kaple for Congress (GA), Jan.-May 2018. Campaign manager on Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board in Fairfax, VA, June-Sept. 2017. Campaign manager on Sara Townsend for Delegate, Feb.-June 2017. Regional GOTV director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Field director on DPV/LuAnn Bennett for Congress (VA), Mar.-Nov. 2016. Political director on Kathy McGuiness for Lt. Governor of Delaware, Jan.-Mar. 2016. Field director on Ginny for Mayor (Charleston, SC), June-Nov. 2015. Field director on Dan Storck for Supervisor of Mount Vernon, Apr.-June 2015. Regional field director (July-Dec. 2014) and field organizer (Apr.-June 2014) for the Arizona Democratic Party. Regional field director for the Utah Democratic Party, Jan.-Mar. 2014. Communications intern at the DCCC, Sept.-Dec. 2013. B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2013.
- Deputy Organizing Director Catherine Vegis (May 2019) Deputy field director (May-Nov. 2018) and regional field director (June 2017-May 2018) on JB Pritzker for Governor (IL). Field organizer in greater Philadelphia area for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Experience also includes fellow on Hillary for America in Chicago, Feb.-Mar. 2016, Rahm Emanuel's mayoral campaign, Jan.-Apr. 2015. Studied political science and government at DePaul University.
Regional Organizing Directors include
- Joe Scheidler (May 2019) Special assistant on the Warrior-Scholar Project, Mar.-May 2019. Campaign manager on Martha Fuller Clark for State Senate, Sept.-Dec. 2018. Regional field director (Sept. 2018) and field organizer (June-Sept. 2018) and Intern (Jan.-May 2018) on Maura Sullivan for Congress (Portsmouth, NH). B.A. in political science and government from University of New Hampshire, 2018.
Ben Kochenburger Regional field director for the Arizona Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018. Regional program director for the Locust Street Group (NY), July 2017-May 2018. Field organizer on Hillary for America in Jefferson County, Colorado, June-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University, 2016.
- Nashua Alyssa Walker (May 2019) Site lead in Tampa/St. Pete on the Flordia Recount, Nov. 2018. Regional field director for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, June-Nov. 2018. Political advocate for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc., May 2017-June 2018. Organizer in Claremont for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer on Brad Schneider for Congress (IL-10), Feb.-Mar. 2016. Organizing fellow on Hillary for America, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. M.A. in international relations and affairs from University of Kent, 2015; B.A. in political science and government from Merrimack College, 2014.
- Kevin Pallasch GOTV director on Chris Pappas for Congress, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Regional communications director for We Are Missouri, Apr.-Aug. 2018. March into 18 organizer in DuPage, IL for the Democratic Party, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018. Field organizer in Bucks County for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. B.A. in international relations and affairs from The George Washington University, 2016.
- Manchester Milton R. Patch III
- Concord Niki Wagner (July 2019) Recount site lead for the DSCC in Miami, Nov. 2018. Field organizer in Carbondale on JB for Illinois, Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Illinois at Urbandale, 2017; Associate's degree in political science from John A. Logan College, 2015.. Field organizer on Scott Bennett for Illinois Senate, Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016.
- Communications Director Meira Bernstein (reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019) Communications director on McCaskill for Missouri, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Communications director for the Missouri Democratic Party, ,JUly-Dec. 2017. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, Jan.-July 2017; press secretary on Maggie for NH, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Senior associate (June 2014-Dec. 2015) and associate (Apr. 2013-May 2014) at Global Strategy Group. Associate account executive at Kwittken & Company, Jan.-Mar. 2013. B.A. in history, leadership studies and international studies from Williams College, 2012.
Press Secretary Emma Riley (reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019) Associate press secretary (from Mar. 2018) and assistant (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018) to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Regional organizing director in York (July-Nov. 2016) and field organizer (May-July 2016) fo rthe Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Organizing fellow in Nashua, NH for Hillary for America, May 2015-May 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government, strategic communications from High Point University, 2016.
- Press Assistant Ike Hajinazarian (July 2019) Deputy press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security/Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, Jan.-July 2019. Press assistant , Apr.-Dec. 2018) and press intern (Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018) in the Office of U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (IN). Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2018; Bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, 2016.
Digital Director Eisha Misra (reported by Union Leader's Kevin Landrigan on July 2; July 3 tweet) Digital director for the NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Dec. 2018. Digital strategist at Run the World Digital, Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018. Communications and digital coordinator at the Toxics Action Center, Feb.-Aug. 2017. Digital content lead in Philadelphia on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016, Studied public relations, advertising and applied communication at Penn State University.
Data Director Evan Medina (reported by Union Leader's Kevin Landrigan on July 2) Data and analytics manager at The ONE Campaign, Apr. 2017-June 2019. Deputy state director, data and analytics for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2016. Lead organizer in Fort Dodge on Hillary Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2016. Regional field director on Anthony Hardy Williams for Mayor (Philadelphia), Jan.-Mar. 2015. Field director on Kelly Westlund for Congress, July-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Alex Sink for Congress (FL), Jan.-Mar. 2014. Field organizer on the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2013. Field organizer in Miramar on Organizing for America-Florida, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
- Laura DeLucia Project manager at The MIS Department, Inc. from Dec. 2013. Operations manager for Tough Mudder LLC, July 2012-Nov. 2013. Operations associate at the Center for a New American Security, Sept. 2010-July 2012. Director of operations for presidential personnel (Aug. 2009-May 2010) and staff assistant (Jan.-Aug. 2009) in the EOP at The White House. Director of operations in NH, TX, IN and PR on Obama for America, Apr. 2007-Nov. 2008. Client services manager and personal assistant to the CEO/President at NGP VAN, May 2004-Apr. 2007. B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2004.
- Training Director Aaron Thomas (July 2019) Constituent advocate for U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Jan.-July 2019. Regional field director in the greater Philadelphia area for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer in Greensboro for the North Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2016. Degree in political science and government from Millikin University, 2015
Field Organizers include:
- Lauren Anderson
- Cari Berlin
- Jake Blaut Peterborough
- JD Brennan
- Stephen Cekuta
- Genevieve Cickavage Concord
- Sal DeFrancesco
- Brady Easterling Portsmouth
- Syrena Falkengren
- Tiff Fontaine
- Daniel Gessen
- Jacob Link
- Aislinn Lowth
- Quinn Mannard Seacoast
- Hannah Peyton
- Tiffany Renee
- Jason Scheuchenko
- Jillian Singer
- Michael Slatery
In a Nov. 3, 2019 memo, Biden for President New Hampshire state director Ian Moskowitz reported the campaign has over 50 staff.
Reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019.
- Former Gov. John Lynch served four terms from 2005-13
- Terry Schumaker served as ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago from 1997-2001, co-chaired Bill Clinton's NH primary campaigns
- Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, served as chief justice 2004-10 and associate justice 1995-2004
- Former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea Porter
- Dana Hilliard, Somersworth Mayor and Middle School principal
...reported by WMUR on July 8, 2019 Ned Helms, former chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; former Commissioner of Health and Human Services ...reported by NBC News embed Amanda Golden on July 15, 2019 Rep. Denny Ruprecht (Landaff) Rep. Richard Komi (Manchester) Strafford County Commissioner George Maglaras Substance misuse treatment advocate Olivia Dupell
...reported by WMUR on Aug. 12, 2019 (>) Dick Swett, former Ambassador and Congressman ...reported by the Union Leader on Aug. 17, 2019 (>) State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro (District 20-Manchester) ...reported by the Union Leader on Sept. 9, 2019 (>) former New Hampshire Democratic party chairs Michael King and Chris Spirou ...announced Sept. 25, 2019 New Hampshire Educators for Biden ...announced Oct. 2 2019 nine state representatives: Rep. David Cote (Nashua) Rep. Tim Egan (Sugar Hill) Rep. Mary Freitas (Manchester) Rep. Julie Radhakrishnan (Amherst) Rep. Beth Rodd (Bradford) Rep. Catt Sandler (Somersworth) Rep. Charlie St. Clair (Laconia) Rep. Ken Vincent (Somersworth) Rep. Kermit Williams (Wilton) ...reported by WMUR on Oct. 31, 2019 (>) Rep. Laura Pantelakos (Portsmouth), longest serving member of the House Rep. Paul Berch (Westmoreland) Rep. John Cloutier (Claremont) Rep. Bruce Cohen (Nashua) Rep. Jim Maggiore (North Hampton) ...reported by WMUR on Dec. 4, 2019 (>) former NH State Senate Majority Whip Deb Reynolds, served 2006-10 ...announced Dec. 11, 2019 former state Sen. Bette Lasky, represented Nashua in the Legislature from 1998-2018 ...announced Dec. 12, 2019 six mayors and former mayors: Kendall Lane, Mayor of Keene Paul Grenier, Mayor of Berlin Bob Lister, former Mayor of Portsmouth TJ Jean, former Mayor of Rochester Jack Buckley, former Mayor of Dover William Boc, former Mayor of Dover
...announced Dec. 18, 2019 Speaker of the House Steve Shurtleff
State Director Hilary Barrett
(announced May 6, 2019) Campaign manager on Joe Kopser for Congress in TX-21, June-Nov. 2018. Director of operations and scheduling on John Chiang for Governor (CA), Mar.-June 2018. Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (NV), Nov. 2016-Mar. 2018. A deputy political director (focused on coordinated table; also principal trip lead) in Nevada on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016. Operations and training (Feb.-May 2016) and deputy training director-presidential caucus (Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) for the Nevada State Democratic Party. Bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from University of Utah, 2015. twitter
POLITICAL Political Director Divya Narala
Development office and program manager for the South Asian Council for Social Services in NYC from May 2018. Assembly Education Committee manager and personal attache to Chairman Tyrone Thompson, Jan.-June 2017. Personal secretary to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, Jan.-June 2015. Intensive case manager for HELP of Southern Nevada, July 2013-Apr. 2014. AmeriCorps VISTA for Clark County Social Service, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013. Bachelor's degree in biology from University of Nevada, Reno 2011.
- Organizing Director Jennifer Sosa (announced May 6, 2019) Western regional field director at the DCCC from Jan. 2018. Vice president of operations for California Young Democrats from Feb. 2018. Field representative for U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA), Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017. Field director in the greater San Diego area for the California Democratic Party (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and for the DCCC (Mar.-July 2016). Deputy campaign manager for Yes on A (Carlsbad), Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016. Campaign manager on Jerry Velasco for El Monte City Council and Andre Quintero for Mayor, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Field organizer with the California Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree from UC San Diego, 2014.
- Deputy Organizing Director Lucia Nunez (announced May 6, 2019) Field director for CA-10 (July-Nov. 2018), organizing director for CA-10 (Nov. 2017-June 2018) and senior regional organizer in Modesto (Feb.-Nov. 2017) for the California Democratic Party (Josh Harder). Field organizer in Sacramento area for the California Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Research associate at briliant corners Research & Strategies, Dec. 2015-June 2016. B.A. in environmental analysis, Hispanic studies from Scripps College, 2015.
- Communications Director Vedant Patel (announced May 6, 2019) Communications director to U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) from July 2018. Regional press secretary and director of AAPI media at the DNC, Apr. 2017-July 2018. Communications director on Mike Honda for Congress, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2017. Deputy communications director to U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (CA), Jan. 2013-Nov. 2015. M.B.A. from UF Hough Graduate School of Business, 2017; B.S. in biology from UC Riverside, 2012.
- Press Secretary Kevin Munoz (started as deputy press secretary in Sept. 2019) Account executive (from July 2019) and account coordinater (from June 2018) at SS+K. Bachelor's degree in political science, Latin American studies from Vanderbilt University 2018.
- Note: Isabel Aldunate served as the initial Nevada press secretary (announced May 6, 2019), moved to national: deputy director of strategic comms. and Hispanic media press secretary.
- Operations Director Brooks Mears (July 2019) Project management consultant/operations analtys for Booz Allen, July 2015-June 2019. B.A. in history, politics-foreign affairs from University of Virginia, 2015.
Field Organizers include:
- State Senator Yvanna Cancela (District 10, Las Vegas...Co-Majority Whip) (reported by AP on Apr. 25, 2019) >
Nevada System of Higher Education Regent and former Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party Sam Lieberman
- Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
- Former Congressman Jim Bilbray
- Former Speaker of the Nevada Assembly Richard Perkins
- Assemblymember Susie Martinez (District 12, Las Vegas)
- Assemblymember Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (District 34, Las Vegas)
- Assemblymember Ozzie Fumo (District 21, Las Vegas)
Former Assemblymember Elliot Anderson Former Las Vegas Councilmember Bob Coffin Former Chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party Adriana Martinez Ashok Mirchandani, Community Leader (announced Oct. 8, 2019) Former President of the Nevada State Education Association Ruben Murillo Community Leader and Documentary Filmmaker Christopher Scott Clark County Democratic Club Member Ellen Fumo Former Clark County School Board Trustee, Former Vice Chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party Jose Solorio Registered Nurse and Filipino Community Leader Doris Bauer Business Leader Abbi Whitaker Business Leader Prymas Vaz University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Ivet Adalba Business Leader Phil Satre Former Chancellor of Nevada System of Higher Education Dan Klaich Sierra Vista High School Principal John Anzalone
(announced Oct. 16, 2019) 35 Nevada educators
(announced Nov. 15, 2019)
- Roberta Lange, Former Dem Party Chair, Current President Women's Dem Club
- John Oceguera, Former Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly
- Kerin Scianna Rodgers, Former President, Women's Democratic Club
- Mary Ann Hebinck, Former President, Women's Democratic Club
- Katy Simon Holland, Board President, Washoe County School District Board of Trustees
- Hanadi Nadeem, Local Business Owner
- Nadeem Tariq, Physician and Community Activist
- Kurt Thigpen, Former President of American Advertising Federation, Reno, LGBTQ Activist
- Steven Evans, Former Clark County Planning Commission
- Larry Mosley, Former Director of the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (announced Nov. 25, 2019)
- U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (NV-3) (announced Dec. 4, 2019)
- Former Gov. and Sen. Richard Bryan (governor from 1983-89 and U.S. Senator from 1989-2001) (announced Dec. 9, 2019)
- Dr. Robert Green, civil rights leader
- State Director Kendall Corley (reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019) Political director on James Smith's 2018 campaign for governor. Helped lead DNC turnout efforts on behalf of Doug Jones' campaign for U.S. Senate in Alabama (>). Strategist on Archie Parnell's campaign for Congress against Ralph Norman in the June 20, 2017 special election to succeed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in the 5th CD. South Carolina political director on Draft Biden, Sept.-Oct. 2015 (>). Has worked for Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. Midlands regional field director on Obama's 2007-08 South Carolina primary campaign.
- Deputy State Director Mariah Hill (reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019) Campaign manager on Joe Cunningham for Congress in the 1st CD, Feb. 2018-Feb. 2019. Deputy political director (June-Nov. 2016) and scheduler and political assistant (Feb.-June 2016) on Jason Kander for U.S. Senate (MO). Field organizer in New Hampshire on Martin O'Malley for President, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016. Intern for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), Feb.-June 2015. B.A. in political science from Albion College, 2012.
- Political Director Scott Harriford (reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019) Field director for U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham from Jan. 2019. Owner and CEO of Jah Roots (hydroponic farm/consulting) since Aug. 2012. Deputy political director on James Smith's campaign for governor, Oct. 2017-Dec. 2018; assistant to state Rep. James Smith, May 2017-Dec. 2018. Catering manager, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2017. Managing partner of Royal Greens in Punta Gorda, FL, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015. Studied at University of South Carolina-Columbia.
- Coalitions Director Rosalyn Glenn (reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019) Financial advisor. Democratic nominee for South Carolina Treasurer, def. by incumbent Curtis Loftis (R) by 56.0% to 42.5%. President and CEO of Glenn Destiny Consulting, LLC from 2007. President and CEO of Brookland Federal Credit Union, 1999-2007. B.A. in sociology from University of South Carolina, 1991. Raised in Wellford, SC.
- Faith Outreach Director Rev. Michael McClain (announced Aug. 22, 2019) Pastor of Hisotric Liberty Hill MIssionary Baptist Church in Catawba, and founder and president of Green Bulb Lighting of Columbia, SC. Most recently national outreach coordinator for the National Religious Partnership for the Environment in Washington DC. Native of Statesville, NC.
- Communications Director Paige Hill (reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019) Communications at Bloomberg Philanthropies from Jan. 2019. Communications and policy director on former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's campaign for governor in Tennessee, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Traffic anchor (Sept. 2016-Jan. 2018) and reporter (Oct. 2014-Sept. 2016) for "Good Morning Nashville" (ABC). Reporter for KFOR in Oklahoma City, May 2013-Oct. 2014. B.A. in journalism from Lindenwood University, 2013.
- Press Assistant Johnnie Lynch (July 2019) Master's in teaching (2019) and undergraduate degree in history (2018) from University of South Carolina. Page for the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus from Nov. 2017.
- Digital Director Jamie Green (Aug. 8, 2019 tweet) Social content manager at the DNC from May 2018. Press assistant (Feb. 2017-May 2018) and staff assistant (May 2016-Feb. 2017) in the Office of U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond. Bachelor's degree in pulblic relations from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015.
- Director of Operations De'Marcus Finnell (July 2019) Grassroots/grasstops associate at Dewey Square Group, July 2018-July 2019. Special assistant to the COO at the DNC, July 2017-July 2018. Staff assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Apr. 2015-July 2017. Bachelor's degree in communications from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2014.
Field Organizers include:
- Matthias Tillmann York, Chester and Lancaster Cos.
23 political and community leaders including one state senator and five state representatives:
Sen. Dick Harpootlian (District 20, Columbia) Rep. Jimmy Bales (District 80, Eastover) Rep. Robert Brown (District 116, Hollywood) Rep. Bill Clyburn (District 82, Aiken) Rep. Joseph Jefferson, (District 102, Pineville) Rep. David Mack, III (District 109, No. Charleston)
11 elected officials and community leaders led by:
- Inez Tenenbaum, former State Superintendent of Education and Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
...announced Jun 20, 2019 11 current and former mayors
...announced June 25, 2019 (+) Sen. Kevin Johnson (District 36, Manning) Rep. Carl Anderson (District 103, Georgetown) Rep. Beth Bernstein (District 78, Columbia) Rep. Will Wheeler (District 50, Bishopville) ...announced Aug. 22, 2019 39 faith leader endorsements
...announced Sept. 9, 2019 Sen. Vincent Sheheen (District 27, Camden) Dick Riley, former Governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education ....announced Sept. 12, 2019 Rep. Robert Q. Williams (District 62, Darlington) ...announced Dec. 3, 2019 Rep. Marvin Pendarvis (District 113, No. Charleston) ...Pendarvis had backed Beto O'Rourke
...announced Dec. 10, 2019 former Richland County Council Chair Bernice G. Scott and her "Reckoning Crew" ...had backed Kamala Harris
...announced Dec. 11, 2019 14 elected officials and community leaders
...announced Dec. 17, 2019 Sen. Darrell Jackson (District 21, Richland Co.) ...Jackson had backed Kamala Harris
...announced Dec. 18, 2019 South Carolina Faith Coalition now includes 105 pastors and faith leaders from every region of the state
MARCH 3, 2020 - 14 States plus American Samoa and Democrats Abroad AL, AS, AR, CA, CO, DA, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA
CALIFORNIA State Director Jessica Mejia
(announced Oct. 28, 2019) Western regional director at EMILY's List. Western state regional director during the primary campaign on Hillary for America from Apr. 2015. Southern regional organizing director at Ready for Hillary super PAC. Campaign manager on Anthony Rendon for California State Assembly. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez's 2010 re-election campaign. Field director on Judy Chu for Congress. Field director for Ricardo Lara for Assembly (CA). Statewide Get-Out-The-Vote director for the California Democratic Party “Yes We Can! California ’08” campaign. Deputy director of political affairs for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee. State field director for Hillary Clinton for President in Colorado. Volunteer coordinator for Barbara Boxer for U.S. Senate, 2004. Midwest deputy regional field director for the DNC, 2004. Attended California Lutheran University. Los Angeles native. Experience also includes working as an organizer for SEIU 1928. twitter
Endorsements press releases U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein ...reported by the Washington Examiner on May 8, 2019 (>), official announcement on Oct. 8, 2019 U.S. Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) ...announced Aug. 22, 2019 Jim Cooper, CA State Assemblyman ...announced Sept. 12, 2019 ...announced Nov. 26, 2019 21 elected officials and community leaders: Melissa Hurtado, State Senator Tom Umberg, State Senator Steve Glazer, State Senator Tom Daly, Assemblymember Timothy Grayson, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell , Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, Assemblymember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember Adele Andrade-Stadler, Alhambra Mayor Andre Quintero, El Monte Mayor Gustavo Camacho, Pico Rivera Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Velasco, El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Esmeralda Hurtado, Sanger City Councilmember John J. Kennedy, Pasadena City Councilmember
- Jamison Power, Westminster School Board Member
- Kerry Townsend Jacob, California Democratic Party Delegate
Tony Hale, California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Kerman Maddox, Democratic Stakeholder and Community Leader Reverend Dr. Shane Scott, Democratic Stakeholder and Community Leader Conway Collis, Former Member of the California State Board of Equalization ...announced Nov. 30, 2019 U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (CA-3) ...announced Dec. 3, 2019 U.S. Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7) ...announced Dec. 11, 2019 15 elected officials including six who formerly backed Kamala Harris
- Bob Archuleta, State Senator
- Jerry Hill, State Senator
- Autumn Burke, Assemblymember
- Mike Gipson, Chair, Assembly Democratic Caucus
- Mike Eng, Former Assemblymember
- Ari Ruiz, Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance
- Mike Gomez, Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission
- Mike Fong, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee
- Frank Lima, International Association of Fire Fighters 10th District Vice President
- Bob Mulholland, Democratic National Committee Member
- William Smart, CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California
- Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County Supervisor
- Bryan Urias, Councilmember, City of Duarte
- Suzie Price, Councilmember, City of Long Beach
- Brigette Hunley, Chair, California Democratic Party Computer and Internet Caucus
Announced Dec. 13, 2019
- U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Announced Dec. 23, 2019
- U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA-29)
State Director John Laadt (announced Oct. 28, 2019) M.P.A. candidate at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service from Jan. 2018. Campaign manager on Marty Walsh for Mayor, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018. Director of Boston 311, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017. Regional organizing director in Lebanon and Berks Cos. on PA Victory 2016. Special assistant/sustainability advisor to the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space (Sept. 2015-July 2016) and neighborhood coordinator for Allston-Brighton (Jan. 2014-Sept. 2015), City of Boston. Boston regional organizer on Hillary for America, Feb.-Mar. 2016. Field organizer on Marty Walsh for Mayor, July-Nov. 2013. Field fellow on Ed Markey for Senate, Apr.-June 2013. B.A. in history and political science from Boston College, 2013.
- State Director Travis Brimm (announced Dec. 31, 2019) Senior advisor on McCready for Congress (NC-09) from June 2019. Campaign manager on Richard Bew for Congress (NC-03), Feb.-May 2019. Southern candidate fundraising director at the DCCC, Apr. 2017-Jan. 2019. Finance director on Julia Brownley for Congress (CA), Aug. 2015-Mar. 2017. Client manager/candidate committee coordinator at Evans & Katz LLC, Mar. 2013-Aug. 2015. Campaign manager on Linda Fondren for Mayor (Vicksburg, MS), Jan.-Mar. 2013. Deputy finance director on Lampson for Congress (TX), Apr. 2012-Jan. 2013. B.A. in history, business, English from University of Mississippi.
- State Director Jane Hamilton (announced Nov. 12, 2019) "A Democratic strategist and campaign veteran who has spearheaded the electoral victories of Democrats across Texas." Based in Dallas.
- State Director Fernando Mercado (announced Dec. 31, 2019) Iowa deputy organizing director on Kamala Harris for the People to early Dec. 2019. Director of Latino outreach for Gov. Ralph Northam. Political director on Virginians for Mark Herring from Feb. 2017. Regional organizing director in Prince William Co. on Virginia Victory 2016. Orgnizer in Muscatine and Louisia Counties on Hillary for America, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. Community outreach specialist for the Legal Aid Justice Center, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015. Field organizer in Arlington for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science, government, history from University of Virginia, 2014.
- Senior Advisor Jackie Lee
The Biden campaign provided a list of community members Joe Biden is speaking with at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, today.
The list includes members of the faith community, law enforcement officials, activists and small business owners, among others.
- Tim Mahone, chair of Mahone Foundation
- Jonathan Barker, reverend of Grace Lutheran Church
- Rev. Monroe Mitchell III, senior pastor at Agape Love Christian Ministries
- Anthony Kennedy, Kenosha Common Council president
- Dena Feingold, rabbi at Beth Hillel Temple
- Tim Thompkins, Kenosha resident and former Marine
- Lori Hawkins, Kenosha County Democratic chair
- Angela Cunningham, attorney with ADC Law Office
- David Andrea, co-owner of Jack Andrea, a small business in Kenosha
- Katherine Marks, CEO of the United Way of Kenosha County
- Jeff Weidner, former president of Kenosha Local IAFF 414
- Carlos Florez, pastor with St. Mark’s Church
- John Morrissey, Kenosha city administrator and former police chief of the City of Kenosha
- Aaron White, police officer
- Barb DeBerge, owner of DeBerge Framing & Gallery
- Tod Ohnstad, Wisconsin State representative and UAW member
- Mary Ann Pevas, Dominican Sister of the Racine Dominicans
- Jessie Metoyer, police lieutenant
- Peter Barca, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue
- Porsche Bennett, organizer for Black Lives Activists Kenosha (BLAK)