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Cory 2020

(page updated April 18, 2019)

Headquarters: Newark, NJ
announced Feb. 1, 2019.
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press releases on staff

Candidate  Cory Booker  timeline


Campaign Manager  Addisu Demissie

Principal and co-founder at 50+1 Strategies since Feb. 2011.  Most recently campaign manager on Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor of California, Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Vice president and director of grassroots advocacy at The Messina Group, Feb. 2014-Feb. 2017.  National voter outreach and mobilization director at Hillary for America, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Field director at Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Policy counsel at Google, May-Oct. 2010.  Political director at Organizing for America/DNC, Feb. 2009-May 2010.  Ohio GOTV director at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Worked on Hillary Clinton for President during the primaries, 2007-08.  Georgia field director on the Kerry campaign.  Research director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 2008; B.A. in political science from Yale University, 2001.  From Atlanta.  twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager  Jenna Lowenstein

Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (CT)'s re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2018.  Founder of Most Good, Jan. 2017.  Digital director and earlier deputy digital director on Hillary for America, from March 2015.  Vice president of digital at EMILY's List.  Deputy digital director at the DNC, Dec. 2013-June 2014.  Coordinated campaign digital director in Virginia, April-Nov. 2013.  Campaign innovation (Feb. 2012-April 2013) and senior campaigner at Change.org (Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012).  New media director on Lee Fisher for Ohio, July-Nov. 2010.  Director of communications and online organizing at National Stonewall Democrats, June 2009-July 2010.  Online strategy associate at Joe Trippi and Associates, Feb.-June 2009.  B.A. in government, English from Georgetown University.  twitter



Senior Advisor  Matt Klapper

Started working for Booker "19 years ago, when he was a councilman and I was a high school student."  Chief of staff (Nov. 2014-Jan. 2019) and senior advisor (Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014) to Sen. Booker.  Policy director on Cory Booker for Senate, June-Oct. 2013.  Chief policy advisor (2011-2013) and policy advisor (2006-08) to the City of Newark.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 2011; B.A. in history and political science from University of Pennsylvania, 2005.  twitter

Senior Strategist  Modia "Mo" Butler

Partner at Mercury from June 2018; joined the firm in 2016.  New Jersey state director to Sen. Booker.  Chief of staff to Booker while he was Mayor of Newark.  Commissioner of the Newark Housing Authority from 2006.  President and earlier executive director (from May 2003) Newark Now.  Executive director of Newark Do Something, after school program, 1993-2003.  Master's degree in public policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, 1998; B.A. in political science from Franklin and Marshall College, 1995.  twitter


Assistant to the Campaign Manager and Executive Team  Sofia Greco-Byrne

(Feb. 2019)  Deputy voter protection director for the Indiana Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Program manager at Tech4America,
Jan.-June 2018.  B.A. in politics from University of San Francisco, 2018.



POLITICAL

National Political Director  Tamia Booker

(reported by New Jersey Globe on Feb. 1, 2019...no relation)  Moves over from deputy chief of staff in Booker's Senate office, there since Sept. 2017.  African American outreach director on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Director of constituency and allied outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) from Jan. 2016.  Associate director of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of HHS, July 2010-Dec. 2015.  Executive director of College Democrats of America, March 2008-June 2010.  Co-Youth Vote director at Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008.  B.S. in political science, Spanish from Florida A&M University, 2005.  twitter

Director of Coalitions  Linh Nguyen

Special projects director on Beto O'Rourke's U.S. Senate campaign.  Campaign manager on Laura Moser for Congress (TX-7), Nov. 2017-May 2018.  Managing partner at Tanzeem Group from Sept. 2017.  Campaign manager on Brian Cunningham for NY, June-Sept. 2017.  Political director on John Wisniewski for Governor (NJ) from Nov. 2016.  Constituency director on Tom Periello for Governor (VA), April-June 2017.  Campaigner and outreach at Purpose LLC, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Outreach special projects coordinator on Bernie 2016; earlier deputy political director in Illinois and started as political and digital assistant in Iowa in Oct. 2015.  Green Party of Canada MP candidate for Mississauga Centre, Jan.-Dec. 2015.  B.A. in international economics and finance from Ryerson University.  twitter


COMMUNICATIONS

National Communications Director  Jeff Giertz

(reported by the New York Times on Feb. 1, 2019)  Moves over from serving as communications director in Booker's Senate office from Feb. 2015.  Communications director on Bruce Braley's campaign for U.S. Senate in Iowa, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, Sept. 2011-Jan. 2014; campaign manager on Braley for Congress re-election campaign, Aug.-Nov 2012.  Communications director for North Carolina Senate Democrats, Jan.-Sept. 2011.  Communications director on U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon's U.S. Senate campaign in Louisiana, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, Jan. 2007-Oct. 2010.  Alaska communications director/Nevada deputy communications director on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008.  Communications director on Braley for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2006.  B.A. in history, political science from UNC Chapel Hill, 2005.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Michael Tyler

(reported by New Jersey Globe on Feb. 1, 2019)  Press secretary at the DNC from April 2017 after serving as press secretary on Perez's bid for DNC chair.  Communications director on Russ Feingold's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.  Director of African American Media and Southern regional press secretary at the DNC.  Press secretary on Michele Nunn's 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia.  Communications specialist for the Atlanta City Council from June 2011.  Strategist on a City Council campaign in Washington, DC, 2010.  A field organizer in Virginia on Obama's 2008 campaign.  B.S. in international politics from Georgetown University.  twitter 

Director of State Communications  Julie McClain Downey

(announced Mar. 11, 2019)  Senior director of campaign communications for EMILY's List, May 2017-Mar. 2019.  New Hampshire communications director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016; started out as press secretary for Clinton's New Hampshire primary campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016, then did communications for the campaign in Vermont and Maryland.  Communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2014.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen Brian Schatz (HI), March 2013-March 2014.  Deputy press secretary on Berkley for Senate in Nevada, 2011-12.  Press for U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA), March-Nov. 2011.  Policy associate on Andrew Cuomo 2010, June-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Pennsylvania, 2010.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Sabrina Singh

(announced Mar. 11, 2019)  Regional deputy communications director at the DNC in Fall 2018.  Deputy communications director at American Bridge.  A regional communications director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Communications director on Katie McGinty's campaign for U.S. Senate (PA), 2015-June 2016.  Senior associate at SK­DKnick­er­bock­er from Jan. 2015.  Deputy com­mu­nic­a­tions dir­ect­or at the DGA.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL).  Deputy press secretary at the DCCC in the 2012 cycle; started there in early 2011 as a press assistant.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary for Spanish Language Media and Nevada Communications Director  Vanessa Valdivia

(announced Mar. 11, 2019)  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Martin Heimrich from Feb. 2017 and communications director on his 2018 re-election campaign, July-Nov. 2018.  Colorado Latino vote director on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2018; regional organizing director with the Colorado Democratic Party, April-July 2016.  Associate at Gonring, Spahn  Associates, April 2012-July 2015.  M.A. in communications from University of Southern California, 2012; bachelors degree in global and international studies and communication from UC Santa Barbara, 2010.  twitter

Speechwriter  Marissa Brogger

(Mar. 2019)  Moved over from the Senate office; started working for Booker in June 2013  Speechwriter and deputy press secretary (Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019), deputy press secretary/writer (Sept. 2016-Mar. 2018), press aide (Feb. 2015-Sept. 2016) and staff assistant (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015).  Special assistant to the director of communications to Mayor Cory Booker, June-Oct. 2013.  Staff assistant at Brazile and Associates, Mar. 2012-May 2013.  B.S.F.S. in international politics from Georgetown University, 2013. 

 
POLICY

EITC expansion - the Rise Tax Credit


DIGITAL

Deputy Digital Director  Alex Witt

(Feb.  2019)  Associate director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, Jan. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Digital director on Northam for Governor, Jan.-Nov. 2017.  Senior social media strategist on Hillary for America, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016.   Innovation coordinator for Cerner Corporation, May-Nov. 2015.  Digital content manager at the DNC, Sept. 2014-May 2015.  MSc in politics and communication from London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014; B.A. in political science and communication from Truman State University, 2013.  twitter


TECH

Chief Technology Officer  Michael Fisher

(Feb. 2019)  Engineering manager at Casper, Jan. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Engineering manager at the DNC, May-Nov. 2017.  Site reliability engineering manager on Hillary for America, June 2015-Jan. 2017.  Solutions engineer for Krux Digital, Inc. Nov. 2014-June 2015.  Technical account manager (ad serving)  at Google, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2014.  Client services manager at Blue State Digital, May 2011-Nov. 2012.  Online communications associate at the Center for American Progress, May 2010-April 2011.  Business consultant, retail business development for Apple, June 2007-Dec. 2008.  B.A. in American studies from UC Santa Cruz.



FINANCE

National Finance Director  Lauren Dikis

(reported by New Jersey Globe on Feb. 1, 2019)  Founder of LED Strategy Group.  Finance director for Booker since his 2013 campaign.  Campaign services director at the DSCC, Mar. 2011-Feb. 2013.  Candidate fundraising director (Aug. 2009-Mar. 2011) and Northeast regional candidate service director (May 2007-2009) at the DCCC.  Finance director for the Montana Democratic Party, May 2006-May 2007.  Regional field organizer for Carry Oregon/Democratic Party of Oregon, Aug.-Nov. 2004.  Graduate of The Ohio University, 2001.  twitter

Deputy National Finance Director-West  Lindsay Lassman

(Feb. 2019)  Northern California finance director on Hillary for America, April 2015-Nov. 2016.   District fundraiser on Jackie Speier for Congress, 2012-Dec. 2014.  Director of development at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, May-Oct. 2011.  Deputy director of development at NARAL Pro-Choice America, June 2004-July 2010.  Southern regional finance director at the DCCC, 2003-04.  Director of national development at the New Democratic Network, 2003.  Finance director for the Florida Democratic Party, 2002-03.  Deputy finance director for Brian Schweitzer for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2000.  Finance assistant to U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney, 1998.  B.S. in psychology, Spanish, anthropology from University of Florida, 1998.

SCHEDULING

Scheduling Director  Adam Topper

(Feb.  2019)  Moved to the campaign from Senate office; director of scheduling (Aug. 2017-Feb. 2019) and deputy scheduler (Dec. 2013-Aug. 2017) to Sen. Booker.  Staffer on the Committee on Rules and Administration (Feb.-Dec. 2013); a coordinator for the Joint Congressional Committe on Inaugural Ceremonies, Oct. 2012-Feb. 2013.  Account manager at Bluewolf, June-Oct. 2012.  Nuclear fuel communications assistant for Wetinghous Electric Company, Oct. 2010-Mar. 2011; independent film producer, Sept. 2010-Mar. 2011.  B.A. in advertising and public relations from Point Park University, 2010.

Trip Coordinator  Joseph Vogel

(Jan. 2019)  Advance lead on Ralph Northam for Governor, April-Nov. 2017.  National advance staff on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington Universtiy, 2018.  twitter


CFO

Chief Financial Officer  Judy Zamore

(Feb. 2019)  Founder (Jan. 2011) and CEO of Capitol Compliance Associates.  President of the Zamore Group, Jan. 2017-Mar. 2011.  Treasurer on Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007.  Assistant business manager at Manning Selvage & Lee, Nov. 2002-Dec. 2005.  Scheduler/legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, Jan. 2001-July 2002.  Editorial coordinator at Zooba.com, April-Dec. 2000.  B.A. in American literature from Middlebury College, 2000.


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Director of Human Resources  Sobaika Mirza

(Mar. 2019)  Senior operations officer (from Jan. 2019) and operations officer (from April 2014) at Avaaz.  Coordinator at PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, April 2012-Mar. 2014.  National program intern for the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom, Jan. 2010-Mar. 2011.  B.A. in political science and international affairs, 2009.



IOWA
Headquarters: 3315 70th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

State Director  Michael Frosolone

(announced Feb. 4, 2019; reported by CNN on Feb. 1)  Caucus director for Iowa House Democrats from June 2015.  Field director on Appel for Iowa, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Organizer for Michigan House Democrats, Jun. 2011-May 2012.  Iowa House Democrats campaign manager for Dan Muhlbauer, April-Nov. 2010.  Organizer for SEIU in Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 2008-Feb. 2010.  B.A. in communications, political science from Western Michigan University, 2008.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Joe O'Hern

(announced Feb. 4, 2019; reported by CNN on Feb. 1)  Directed Ohio Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in the 2018 midterms.  Campaign manager on Nate Boulton's gubernatorial primary campaign, 2017-18.  Iowa caucus director on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016.  Deputy director/voter contact director of the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign for the 2014 cycle.  Field director on U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA-3)'s 2010 campaign.  O'Hern also ran congressional campaigns in Illinois and worked for the DCCC.  twitter


POLITICAL

Political Director-East  Rishi Bharwani

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28, 2019)  Research manager at The Hub Project in DC from Dec. 2015.  Senior political research analyst (Feb.-Dec. 2015) and research associate (May 2014-Feb. 2015) for Everytown for Gun Safety.  Research at Center for American Progress, April-May 2014.  Field organizer on Cory Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013.  B.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America.

Political Director-West  Francesca Lucia

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28, 2019)  Experience includes deputy campaign manager on Cindy Axne's congressional campaign.


COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Director  Tom Pietrykoski

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Moves over from position as New Jersey press secretary to Sen. Booker, started in that role Oct. 26, 2015.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ) from July 2012.  Worked for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for nine years finishing as director of public affairs.  B.S. in environmental studies from Montclair State University.  Originally from Bloomfield, NJ.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Tess Seger

(announced Feb. 4, 2019; reported by CNN on Feb. 1)  Communications director at the Iowa Democratic Party, July 2017-Jan. 2019.  Associate at SKDKnickerbocker in Los Angeles, June 2015-June 2017; started as an intern in Washington, DC.  B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2015.  twitter

ORGANIZING

Organizing Director  Sarah Sterner

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Statewide organizing director for the Ohio Democratic Party’s 2018 coordinated campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Deputy organizing director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer for Hillary for America in Ames, Iowa, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Field energy specialist for Solar City in Bethesda, MD, Feb.-April 2015.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party in Davenport, April-Nov. 2014.  Spring trainer in New Hampshire for Organizing for Action, Jan.-Apr. 2014.  Deputy regional field director on the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2013.  Volunteer organizer for Bend the Arc, Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Field organizer on Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in international studies from Miami University, 2012.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Zach Bernstein

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28, 2019)  In 2018 served as field director on Aftab Pureval's congressional campaign in OH-1 and before that on Nate Boulton's gubernatorial primary campaign.  Has also worked on AARP's "Take A Stand" campaign in Ohio.   twitter

Regional Organizing Directors 
Polk County  Adam Henderson

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Managed Kenan Judge's successful bid for the Iowa House in 2018.  "Prior to that, he organized for several different Iowa campaigns, including the 2016 Iowa Coordinated Campaign.  twitter

Central Iowa  Caroline Closson

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28, 2019)  Candidate finance and communications director (from May 2018), candidate services director (Aug. 2017-May 2018) and campaign manager on Phil Miller for Iowa House (June-Aug. 2017) for Iowa House Democrats.  Campaign manager on Jennifer Konfrst for Iowa House (May-Nov. 2016) and campaigns and finance assistant (Sept. 2015-May 2016) for Iowa House Democrats.  Bachelor's degree in political science and strategic political communications from Drake University, 2017.  twitter

Iowa City  Jacob Ross Hamblin

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28, 2019)  Regional field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2018.  Deputy field director on Alex Triantaphyllis for Congress primary campaign in TX-7, Jan.-April 2018.  Campaign manager on Citizens for Ryan Messer (CPS Board of Education in Cincinnati), Mar.-Nov. 2017.  Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, Aug.-Dec. 2016.  Studied international relations and affairs at the University of Cincinnati.  twitter

Cedar Rapids  Katie Brennan

(Mar. 2019)  Regional campus organizing director in Cedar Rapids for NextGenAmerica, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Freelance photographer (Imperatrix Media in New York City area, 2015-Dec. 2017.  Field organizer for Gopal, Houghtaling and Downey for LD11 in New Jersey, Aug.-Nov. 2017.   Field organizer on Tom Perriello for Governor, (VA), May-June 2017.  Field organizer in Sarasota for the Florida Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  M.A. in history from University of St. Andrews, 2015.  twitter

Field Organizers include:
Deepak Jonnalagedda


DATA

Data Director  Matthew Lee

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28, 2019)  Experience includes data director for NextGen Iowa in 2017-18.


OPERATIONS

Director of Operations and Special Projects  Haley Hager

(announced Feb. 4, 2019; reported by CNN on Feb. 1)  Iowa director for NextGen America (Tom Steyer), Jan.-Nov. 2018.  LD-11 (Ocean Township) field director for NJ Victory 2017, May-Nov. 2017. Midwest regional organizing director for 360 Campaign Consulting, Jan.-April 2017. Regional organizing director for the Florida Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Regional organizer on Monica Vernon for Congress, April-June 2016.  Public affairs specialist at Planned Parenthood California Central Coast, June 2015-April 2016.  Field organizer for David Ryu for Los Angeles City Council, Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Field organizer on Battleground Texas, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Compliance and operations assistant (Jan.-Feb. 2014) and intern (Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014) on Wendy Davis for Governor (TX).  Bachelor's degree in social work from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013.  twitter


Endorsements (press releases)

State Rep. Amy Nielsen (District 77-Johnson Co)  ...Feb. 26, 2019 1, 2

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Headquarters: 225 Eddy Road, Manchester 
...lease signing reported Mar. 19, 2019 by Paul Steinhauser

State Director  Erin Turmelle

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Coordinated Campaign director (April-Nov. 2018) and political director (Mar. 2017-April 2018) for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Deputy organizing director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, April-Nov. 2016.  Regional organizing director for Portsmouth and the Seacoast for the NH primary campaign, then Maine and Wisconsin, on Hillary for America, April 2015-April 2016.  A regional field director for the NH Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2014.  Program coordinator for strategic partnerships for the Sierra Club, Aug. 2011-July 2014.  Media fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Jan.-July 2011.  Bachelor's degree in international affairs and political science from The George Washington University, 2010.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Emma Tyler

(announced Feb. 4, 2019) Deputy executive director at the New Hampshire Democratic Party from Dec. 2018; organizing director on the New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Project manager fro the City of New Orleans, June 2017-April 2018.  Regional organizing director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, April-Nov. 2016.  Organizer  NH, VT, ME and WI (Sept. 2015-April 2016) and fellow in NH (June-Aug. 2015) on Hillary for America.  B.A. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, 2015; student body president, Sept. 2014-April 2015.   twitter

Senior Advisor  Sean Downey

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Partner with Hilltop Public Solutions New England.  Northeast regional organizing director on Ready for Hillary.  District director in the office of U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH) from Jan. 2013-March 2014.  Political director on Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Executive director of New Jersey Democratic State Committee from Jan. 2011.  Senior political and field advisor on the John Lynch for Governor 2010 campaign.  Political director on Sen. Chris Dodd's NH primary campaign (reported Feb. 2007).  Northeast political director for Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC in 2006; the PAC paid for Downey to work as finance director for the NH Democratic State Senate Caucus starting roughly May 2006.  Deputy scheduler for Sen. Joe Lieberman in his Washington, DC office.  Worked on Sen. Joe Lieberman's NH primary campaign starting in July 2003, doing advance and driving the Joe car.  Field and political director for Manchester City Democrats during the 2002 elections.  Undergraduate degree in political science from Holy Cross College, 2002.  Grew up in Long Valley, NJ.  twitter


ORGANIZING

Organizing Director  Teddy Smyth

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on Mar. 14, 2019)  New Hampshire state director for NewGen America, Mar. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Campaign manager on Jessica Morse for Congress (CA), Jan.-Mar. 2018.  Campaign manager on Jennifer Carroll Foy for Delegate (VA), July-Dec. 2017.  Virginia political coordinator for the Progressive Campaign Change Committee, Feb.-July 2017.  Regional organizing director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  New Hampshire deputy youth vote director (July-Aug. 2016) and campus organizer in Upper Valley (June 2015-June 2016).  B.A. in environmental studies from Middlebury College, 2015.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Autumn Schoch

(Mar. 2019)  Campaign manager at Yes on Prop E for San Franciscans for the Arts, July-Dec. 2018.  Occupancy specialist for BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco, 2017-May 2018.  Field organizer on Tim Canova for Congress (FL), June-Aug. 2016.  Field staff on Bernie 2016 in NH, MI and Indiana, Dec. 2015-June 2016.  Field manager for Vermont Public Interest Research Group, May-Aug. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in English language and literature, global studies from University of Vermont, 2016.

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Director  Chris Moyer

(announced Mar. 11, 2019)  Communications director for Molly Kelly’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign, May-Nov. 2018.  Communications director for the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at the NYU School of Law from Oct. 2017.  Deputy communications director for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.  Director of media relations for the American Gaming Association for three years, 2014-17; took leave to serve as a regional press secretary on Hillary for America in Ohio, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen Kay Hagan (NC), April 2012-April 2014.  Deputy press secretary to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Dec. 2010-April 2012.  Body man/press secretary on Friends for Harry Reid, July-Nov. 2010.  Deputy press secretary to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Feb.-July 2010.  Press assistant to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Aug.-Dec. 2009.  B.S. in communications from Boston University.  From Hempstead, NH.


DATA

Data Director  Ethan Lopez

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on Mar. 14, 2019)  Deputy data director on the Arizona Democratic coordinated campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer on Fred Hubbell's 2018 primary campaign for Governor of Iowa.  Data research analyst at Kingland Systems, April 2016-May 2017.  B.S. in computer science from Iowa State University 2018.

OPERATIONS

Operations Director  Shwetika Baijal

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on Mar. 14, 2019)  Vice president (from Sept. 2017) and political consultant and campaign strategist (Mar. 2015-Sept. 2017) at 50+1 Strategies, LLC.  Campaign director for Forward Progress PAC's Pacific Resource Partnership indep. expenditure, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Field operations on Andria McClellan for Senate (Norfolk, VA), Nov. 2013.  Finance and events assistant on Northam for Lt. Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  Columnist for PolicyMic, Jan.-Nov. 2013.  Product manager for Shmoop, Aug. 2012-April 2013.  Curator for short films at the Center for Asian American Media, Aug. 2010-April 2013.  Product analyst for Readyforce, Oct. 2011-June 2012.  Administrative assistant for CSI Capital/A SunTrust Group, Aug. 2009-Oct. 2011.  B.A. in cultural analysis, South Asian studies from Boston University, 2009.


Endorsements (press releases)

State Sen. Jon Morgan (District 23-Brentwood / Rockingham Co.)  ...April 8, 2019
State Sen. David Watters (District 4-Dover / Strafford Co.)  ...April 18, 2019


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NEVADA

Deputy National Press Secretary for Spanish Language Media and Nevada Communications Director  Vanessa Valdivia

(announced Mar. 11, 2019)  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Martin Heimrich from Feb. 2017 and communications director on his 2018 re-election campaign, July-Nov. 2018.  Colorado Latino vote director on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2018; regional organizing director with the Colorado Democratic Party, April-July 2016.  Associate at Gonring, Spahn  Associates, April 2012-July 2015.  M.A. in communications from University of Southern California, 2012; bachelors degree in global and international studies and communication from UC Santa Barbara, 2010.  twitter

Senior Advisor

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SOUTH CAROLINA

State Director  Christale Spain
Senior executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn from Jan. 2018.  Executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party from May 2016.  Political outreach director on Bernie Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Deputy executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party; started at the party in 2012.  Director of activities and education programs at the Carolina Childrens Home, Mar. 2005-Aug. 2011.  M.A. in human behavior and conflict management from Columbia College, 2010; B.A. in sociology (human services) from University of South Carolina at Aiken, 1999.  Native of Columbia, SC. twitter


Senior Advisor  Clay Middleton

(announced Feb. 4, 2019)  Director of business services for the City of Charleston since Mar. 2017.  A regional political director in Florida on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016; state director on Hillary for America's South Carolina primary campaign, Mar. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Special advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Congressional, Intergovernmental and External Affairs from Aug. 2014.  Congressional affairs liaison at the National Nuclear Security Administration Office of External Affairs, June 2013-Aug. 2014.  Special advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Aug. 2012-June 2013.  Associate director for faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Corporation for National and Community Service, May 2011-Aug. 2012.  Lowcountry director for U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, May 2003-May 2011.  South Carolina political director on Obama for America, Aug.-Dec. 2008.  Regional field organizer for the South Carolina Democratic Party, July 2005-Dec. 2006.  Master's (2011) and B.A. in political science (2003) from The Citadel.  Major in the SC Army National Guard, Jan. 2000-present.  twitter


POLITICAL

Political Director  Mayor Terrence Culbreath

(announced Mar. 15, 2019)  Mayor of the town of Johnston since April 2014.  Political consultant at E3MC from May 2017.  Independent consultant to the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017.  Chairman of Edgefield County Democratic Party, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2016.  Riley Institute diversity fellow at Furman University, Jan.-June 2017.  Johnston City Councilman, April 2012-April 2014.  Creative director for the Knightheet Music Group, Feb. 2007-July 2011.  Audio engineer at Stankonia Recording Studio, Mar. 2005-June 2010.  B.A. in political science and government from University of South Carolina-Aiken, 2015; B.S. in audio engineering from Full Sail University, 2005.  twitter


ORGANIZING

Regional Organizing Director  Mary Geren

(announced Mar. 15, 2019)  Geren was the Democratic nominee for Congress in SC-3 (Anderson area) in 2018, def. by U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R).  She has worked on campaigns for Jane Dyer, Barack Obama and Vincent Sheheen.  English instructor at Tri-County Technical College from 2009; Engish lecturer at Clemson University, 2003-09.  M.A. in English literature (2003) and B.A. in English (2002) from Clemson University.  Grew up in Northeast Georgia.  twitter


Endorsements (press releases)
State Rep. John R. King (District 49 - Rock Hill)  ...Mar. 22, 2019
Brady Quirk-Garvan  stepped down from position as Charleston County Democratic Party chair to endorse  ...Mar. 8, 2019



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NEW JERSEY
National Headquarters: New Jersey Bell Building, 540 Broad St., Newark

See: Jonathan D. Salant.  "Cory Booker just set up his presidential campaign operation in this historic Jersey building."  NJ.com, Mar. 1, 2019.

Endorsements

> From the beginning:
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ)  .
..Feb. 1, 2019 >
Gov. Phil Murphy (NJ)  ...Feb. 1, 2019 >
Assemblyman John McKeon (West Orange)  ...Feb. 1, 2019 >


> On Feb. 21, 2019 the campaign
announced endorsements of 52 New Jersey Democratic officials including:
Gov. Phil Murphy
First Lady Tammy Murphy
Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver
Sen. Robert Menendez
every Democratic member of the U.S. House from New Jersey
the New Jersey Senate president
the New Jersey Assembly speaker
all four Democratic county executives
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and every member of the Newark city council
and all 21 county Democratic party chairs


[The 11 Congressmen are: U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross (NJ-1), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2), Andy Kim (NJ-3), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Frank Pallone (NJ-6), Tom Malinowski (NJ-7), Albo Sires (NJ-8), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)].




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