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formal announcement Apr. 14, 2019; announced Pete for America Exploratory Committee Jan. 23, 2019.
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Candidate Pete Buttigieg timeline
Campaign Manager Mike Schmuhl
Senior advisor, treasurer of Buttigieg's Hitting Home
PAC; Consultant to Mel Hall's 2018 campaign against U.S.
Walorski (R) in IN-2. Chief of staff to Mayor Buttigieg through
12, 2013 after managing his 2011 campaign. Campaign manager on
U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly's 2010 re-election campaign, a narrow win over
state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R). "Radio and television producer
for The Washington Post for
See: Nov. 17, 2011 article in The Observer.
National Political Director Stephen Brokaw
(Jan. 2019) Marketing manager for Grow
with Google (from Apr. 2017) and metro expansion lead (Jan. 2016-Mar.
2017) at Google. Principal (May-Dec. 2015) and senior vice
president and general counsel (May 2014-May 2015) at 270
Strategies. Associatae at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, Jan.
2013-Mar. 2014. Digital project manager at Obama for America,
Aug.-Nov. 2012. Senior political generalist on the Ohio campaign
(July-Nov. 2008), delegate tracker for OH, IN, WV and KY (Mar.-July
2008), constituency director on the Nevada caucus campaign (Oct.
2007-Jan. 2008) and assistant to the national field director (Feb.-Oct.
2007). Bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University,
National Organizing Director Greta Carnes
Texting director on the 2017 Virginia Coordinated
digital lead (May-Nov. 2016) and social media lead on the Iowa caucus
campaign (April 2015-Feb. 2016) for HIllary for America. Deputy
digital director on Alison for Kentucky, July-Nov. 2014. Press
assistant at 270 Strategies, June 2013-July 2014. Field organizer
in the Dubuque area on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Degree
in political science and government from University of Minnesota-Twin
National Constituency Director José Morales
(started May 3, 2019) Community engagement and projects director (from Jan. 2018) and director of special projects (from Feb. 2017) at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Executive assistant to the executive director at the DCCC from Feb. 2015. Programs associate (Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015), events fellow (Sept.-Dec. 2013) and election administration fellow (June-Sept. 2013) at the New Organizing Institute. B.A. in political science and sociology from American University, 2013. twitter
Communications Director Lis Smith
Co-founder of 50 State Communications, July 2016. Deputy campaign manager on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016; senior communications advisor to O'Malley's O'PAC, Jan. 2013-May 2015. Also in the 2014 cycle served as a consultant to the Democratic Governors Association; and communications consultant to Adriano Espaillat's challenge to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in the June 2014 primary. Spokeswoman on Bill de Blasio's campaign for Mayor of New York City, Sept.-Dec. 2013. Spokeswoman for Eliot Spitzer's campaign for city comptroller in the Sept. 10, 2013 Democratic primary. Director of rapid response on Obama's re-election campaign from Jan. 2012. Communications director for the Democratic Governors Association under O'Malley (announced Jan. 2011). Communications director on Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's 2010 campaign, and in 2009 worked for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Worked on Dan Seals' congressional campaign in Illinois. Campaign manager on Sen. Chris Koster's campaign for Attorney General in Missouri, 2007. Press secretary on Sen. Claire McCaskill's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2005. twitter
National Press Secretary Chris Meagher
Communications director on Montanas for Tester,
Jan.-Nov. 2018. Senior communications advisor for the Montana
Democratic Party, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018. Senior communications
advisor for the Colorado Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2016.
Communications manager for General Motors, July 2015-Mar. 2016.
Communications director for U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (CA), June 2013-July
2015; also press secretary on Capps for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2014. News
reporter for the Santa Barbara
Independent, Apr. 2007-June 2013.
News reporter for The Santa Barbara
Daily Sound, Mar. 2006-Mar.
2007. Internships for The
Modesto Bee, and The Oakland
(MI). General assignment sports reporter for The State
East Lansing, Jan.-May 2005. J.D. from Santa Barbara College of
2013; B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University, 2005. twitter
Rapid Response Director Rodericka Applewhaite
(Apr. 2019) Research manager (July 2018-Apr.
2019) and research
coordinator (July 2017-June 2018) at EMILY's List. Research
director on John Wisniewski for Governor (NJ), Dec. 2016-June
2017. Research director on Jim Barksdale for Senate (GA),
Sept.-Nov. 2016. Research associate at Opposition Consulting,
Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Research intern at Jones Mandel, Apr.-July
2015. Special assistant to the executive director at Veterans
Campaign, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015. B.A. in political science and
government, Japanese from The George Washington University. twitter
National Press Assistant Andrew Mamo
(Mar. 2019) Founder and lead coordinator
at UChicago Votes, July-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in public
policy from University of Chicago, 2018. twitter
Experience Director Bridget Halligan
Senior vice president (June 2016-Jan. 2019), director of digital engagement (Dec. 2014-June 2016) and digital project manager (Mar. 2013-Dec. 2014) at 270 Strategies. Engagement program manager - call tool on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science, Arab and Islamic studies, philosophy from Villanova University, 2011; student body president, 2010-11. Halligan worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as an Organizing Fellow in June 2008, and served as a field organizer in Sarasota County, FL in the Fall.
National Investment Director Anthony Mercurio
Finance director for Forward Majority from Feb. 2018. Fundraising
manager for Everytown for Gun Safety, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018.
finance team on Hillary for America, April 2015-Jan. 2017.
manager for All Out, May 2014-Mar. 2015. Finance and development
associate (April 2013-April 2014) and executive assistant to the
founder (Nov. 2012-April 2014) for SumOfUs. Lead organizer for
HERE Local 2, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Assistant store manager at Philz
Coffee, Mar. 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in international relations,
from Boston University, 2011. twitter
FInance Sarah Barry
Deputy finance director (from May 2018) and staff assistant (from Apr. 2018) on Mel Hall for Congress (IN). Technical recruiter for Insight Global, Aug. 2017-Apr. 2018. Interned in U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna's District Office, Jan.-Aug. 2017. Bachelor's degreee in political science and environmental studies from Santa Clara University, 2017.
National Investment Assistant Alexis Gonzaludo
(Mar. 2019) Finance assistant on Antonio Delgado
(NY), July-Nov. 2018. Finance fellow on Patrick Ryan for Congress
(NY), Mar.-June 2018. Campus organizing fellow on Chris Hurst for
Delegate (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2017. Bachelor's degree in
communications and media studies from Radford University, 2017. twitter
Director of Campaign Operations Max Harris
(Jan. 2018) Campaign manager on Mel Hall for
Congress (IN) from
Jan. 2018. Special assistant to U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL),
Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Special assistant (June-Nov. 2016) and
national finance assistant (June 2015-June 2016) on Tammy for
Illinois. Fellowship/internship with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth,
May 2013-May 2015. B.A. in political science and government from
Georgetown University, 2015. twitter
Legal Previn Warren
Attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in New York.
Buttigieg's at Harvard.
Special Assistant to Mayor Pete Buttigieg Saralena Barry
(Jan. 2019) Deputy finance director
2018) and operations (Apr.-Nov. 2018) on Mel Hall for Congress
(IN), Technical recruiter for Insight Global, Aug. 2017-Apr.
2018. Bachelor's degree in political science and environmental
studies from Santa Clara University, 2017. twitter
Treasurer Lily Ross
Design Team Hyperakt
Principal and Creative Director Deroy Peraza
Founding partner (Sept. 2001) of Hyperakt, based in
Brooklyn, NY ("We
create powerful design experiences to shape a more equitable and
creative world.") Professor at the
Parsons School of Design, 2004-May 2008. B.F.A. in illlustration
from Parsons School of Design - The New School, 2001.
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Five former Ambassadors who served under Obama: Timothy Broas (Netherlands), Bill Eacho (Austria), David Jacobson (Canada), John Phillips (Italy), Tod Sedgwick (Slovakia). See: Jonathan Easley. "Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg." The Hill, April 19, 2019.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer
(VA-8) (April 24, 2019)
(reported May 6,
2019) Campaign manager on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Nov.
28, 2017-Aug. 2018. Senior advisor on Joe Khan for District
Attorney (Philadelphia), Jan.-May
2017. Political director on Pete for DNC, Feb. 2017.
Pennsylvania political director on Hillary for America, May-Nov.
2016. Campaign manager on John Fetterman's 2016 primary
campaign for U.S. Senate, Oct. 2015-April 2016. Campaign manager
on Helen Gym’s successful campaign for Philadelphia City Council,
Feb.-Nov. 2015. Campaign manager on Kevin Strouse’s 2014
congressional race in PA-8 in Bucks County, Jan.-Nov. 2014.
Pennsylvania organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March
2013-Jan. 2014. Regional field director in Bucks County on the
Obama campaign, March-Nov. 2012. Regional field
director/assistant community manager for Draftfcb, March-Oct.
2011. Special projects director on Hoosiers for Hill, June-Nov.
2010. B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of
Notre Dame, 2010; transferred from San Jacinto College. twitter
Communications Director Ben Halle
(reported May 6, 2019) Press secretary at Planned Parenthood Federation of America from Sept. 2015. Communications director (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2015), policy aide (Mar.-Sept. 2012), staff assistant (Jan. 2011-June 2012) and paid intern (Aug.-Dec. 2010) for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith. B.A. in history, anthopology from University of Iowa, 2010. twitter
Outreach Coordinator Sydney Throop
Iowa regional organizer for
Reason to Believe PAC (Deval Patrick) from Sept. 2018. Field
director (May-Sept. 2018) and regional organizer (Jan.-April 2018) for
Committee to Elect Josh Zakim (MA). Organizing director (May
2017-Jan. 2018) and community organizer (June 2016-May 2017) at Fair
Shot For All (Boston). Event organizer for Food Tank, Feb.-April
2017. B.S. in public relations, communication and media studies
from Boston University, 2016. twitter
Regional People Director (Iowa City) Sara Goldstein
(reported May 6,
Regional field director in Iowa City for
the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Director of beverage
and training for Picnik, Aug. 2017-May 2018. Organzer in Greene
County for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Degree in
political economy, social sciences from Antioch College, 2016. twitter
State Director Michael Ceraso
(reported May 6, 2019) Co-founder of
Winning Margins, from Apr. 2017. Candidate for Claremont City
Council, July-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Krish Vignarajah for
Governor (MD), Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018. Worked for the SCDP, May-June
2017. Worked on Jimmy Gomez for Congress special election
campaign in Los Angeles, Jan.-May 2017. Did mail for SG&A
Consulting, Inc., Feb.-Apr. 2017. Policy researcher in the U.S.
House, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017. Campaign manager on Alan Grayson for
Senate (FL), May-Aug. 2016. California state director (Mar.-May
2016), Northeast director (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and deputy
director on the NH primary campaign (Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016) for
Bernie 2016. Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept.
2015 in the Los Angeles area. Ceraso has worked on numerous
campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy
field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012
and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov.
2008. In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a
training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in
the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008. B.S. in political science
and government from Pitzer College, 2014. twitter
Communications Director Kevin Donohoe
(reported May 6, 2019) Senior communications
adviser and chief spokesperson (from Mar. 2019) and gubernatorial race
spokesman (2018) for the Florida Democratic Party.
Communications director for the Democratic Party of Virginia's 2017
Coordinated Campaign. From North Hampton, NH. twitter
Outreach Coordinator State Rep. Cole Riel
Filmmaker. Elected state Rep. for Hillsborough District 6 (Goffstown) in Nov. 2018. Execcutive director of Manchester City Democrats, May-Nov. 2018. Managed Hassan Essa for Manchester Alderman and Kelly Boyer for Goffstown Select Board campaigns. Assistant to the executive director of NH Young Democrats, Mar.-May 2018. Intern at GraniteRoots Public Solutions, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2018. Campaign assistant and communications on Hassam Essa for Alderman (Manchester), July-Nov. 2017. B.A. in communication arts, cinema and media arts from UNH, 2017. twitter
Kate Ackley. "K Street gets behind Mayor Pete Buttigieg." Roll Call, April 22, 2019.
Steve Peoples and Hunter Woodall. "Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum." AP, April 22, 2019.
Elena Schneider. "Buttigieg dashes to catch up with newfound fame." Politico, April 1, 2019
Communications director on Mel Hall for Congress, Dec. 2017-Nov. 2018. Press intern for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Sept.-Dec. 2017. B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of Notre Dame, 2017. Communications director for College Democrats of Indiana, Aug. 2016-April 2017. Party coordinator for St. Joseph County Democrats, June-Nov. 2016. Field organizer and campaign fellow on Durbin for Senate, May-Aug. 2014.
Political Matthew Cruz
Political director of Hitting Home PAC from Aug. 2017; campaign director on Pete for South Bend from July 2017. Executive assistant and director of special projects in the City of South Bend Office of the Mayor, Dec. 2016-July 2017. Deputy finance director on Shelli Yoder for Indiana, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Finance director (June-Dec. 2015) and field director (March-May 2015) on Pete for South Bend. B.A. in political science and government from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013. twitter