updated June 12, 2019)
Candidate Kamala Harris timeline
Douglas Emhoff twitter
Campaign Chair Maya Harris
litigator at Jackson
> Husband Tony West active on the campaign as well.
Campaign Manager Juan Rodriguez
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB
Strategies (previously SCN Strategies) from Jan. 2017.
Campaign manager on Harris' 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate from Nov.
2015. Senior advisor in the Office of Attorney General Harris,
2013-15. Director of state relations for Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, 2009-13. M.B.A. from Pepperdine University;
B.A. in political science from UCLA.
(Jan. 2019) Studying political science and communication at University of Southern California (2019).
Averell "Ace" Smith
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB
Strategies (founding partner of the predecessor firm SCN Public
Relations in Dec. 1996). 30-years of campaign experience.
played a lead role in Harris' campaign for California Attorney General
and Gavin Newsom's campaign for Lieutenant Governor in 2010.
State director of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign for the
CA, TX and NC primaries. Managed Jerry Brown for California
Attorney General in 2006. Managed Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor
of Los Angeles in 2005. He worked campaigns around the country
going back to Doug Wilder for Governor in 1989. Smith made his
reputation as an opposition researcher; in the mid-1990's he headed up
The Research Group. B.A. in English literature from UC
Berkeley. Son of former San Francisco District Attorney Arlo
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB
Strategies since 2008. Senior advisor and Deputy Mayor to Los
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Dec. 2005-July 2008. Founding partner
of SCN Public Relations, Dec. 1996-Nov. 2005. Account executive
at The Research Group, Feb. 1992-Nov. 1996. Press secretary on
Frank Jordan for Mayor (SF), Aug.-Nov. 1995. Staff assistant at
the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1991. Bachelor's degree in
political science from UC Berkeley, 1991. twitter
(Jan. 21) Partner at SCRB Strategies from Jan. 2019. President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 and a vice president of SEIU International to late 2018. Senior advisor on Hillary Clinton's 2016 California primary campaign. President of SEIU ULTCW – the United Long Term Care Workers’ Union. Deputy director of the property services division at SEIU. Joined SEIU in 2001. B.A in political science and government from Jackson State University (MS), 2001. twitter
(Jan. 21) Counsel and director
of delegate operations and ballot access on Hillary for America from
Associate and summer associate at Bryan Cave, 2013-15.
Founder/consultant at Win Partners LLC, 2007-13. Louisiana state
director on Obama
for America from Aug. 2008. Consultant at College Hill Strategy
Group, a boutique media consulting firm in New Orleans. Managed
Louisiana state Rep. Karen Carter Peterson's 2007 re-election campaign
and Cheryl Gray's successful campaign for state Senate. Field
director on Peterson's unsuccessful 2006 primary challenge to U.S. Rep.
William Jefferson. Managed Beasley Denson's campaign for tribal
chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. J.D. from
Howard University School of Law; undergraduate degree in
political science Loyola University in New Orleans, 2008. Morgan
City native. twitter
(Dec. 2018) Chief of staff to Sen. Harris, Jan.
2018. Chief Deputy Attorney General (July 2013-Jan. 2017) and
chief of staff (Oct. 2011-July 2013) to to Attorney General
Harris. Communications director/judiciary consultant to Senate
President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Dec. 2009-Oct. 2011. Deputy
Attorney General of California, 2007-08. Communications director
to Attorney General Bill Lockyer, 1999-2006. Legislative directo
to Senate President pro Tem Bill Lockyer, 1994-98. Fellow on the
Calif. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1992-93. B.A. in political
science, history from UC Davis. twitter
(reported by Politico on Feb. 20, 2019...electoral, political and field strategy) State director on Hillary for America general election campaign in Colorado (April-Nov. 2016) and state director for Clinton's Nevada caucus campaign (April 2015-Mar. 2016). Political director for Annie's List, a group that works to elect pro-choice women in Texas, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager for comprehensive immigration reform at Organizing for Action, March-Sept. 2013. Nevada general election director for the Obama campaign from Feb.-Nov. 2012. Nevada field director for Organizing for America, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Texas field director for the DNC, June 2009-May 2011. National field manager of Young Democrats of America, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010. Canvass director, late help and regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-May 2008. Development coordinator/grant writer at the American Red Cross, 2006-07. Bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2006. twitter
Senior Staff Director Erica Kwiatkowski
(Apr. 2019) Campaign manager on Katie Porter for
Nov. 2017-Jan. 2019. Vice president (Jan.-Nov. 2017), director
(Jan. 2015-Dec. 2016) and associate (May 2012-Dec. 2015) at SCN
Strategies. Educational leadership consultant at Alpha Phi
International Fraternity, July 2011-May 2012. B.A. in political
science from UC Santa Barbara, 2011. twitter
Co-Political Director Missayr Boker
(reported by Politico on Feb. 20, 2019) Campaign director at the DSCC, Feb. 2017-Nov. 2018. Assistant political director and PAC director (from 2013) and PAC manager (from 2011) at NARAL Pro Choice America. worked at an advocacy organization focused on improving the maternal mortality rate in Liberia, West Africa.
Co-Political Director Julie Chávez Rodríguez
(reported by Politico on Feb. 20, 2019) California state director to Sen. Harris since 2017. Five and a half years in the White House Office of Public Engagement starting on immigration and Latino issues and then special assistant to the President and senior deputy director of public engagement. Director of youth employment at the Department of the Interior and the deputy press aecretary to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Director of programs at the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. B.A. in Latin American studies from UC Berkeley, 1996. Granddaughter of Cesar Chávez.
Deputy National Field Director Anatole
(Mar. 2019) National GOTV director for the DCCC,
Aug. 2017-Dec. 2018. Minnesota organizing director on Hillary for
America, April-Nov. 2016; In
Director of Online Organizing Jose Nunez
(Feb. 2019) A regional mobilization director at the DNC, Nov. 2017-Feb. 2019. Digital associate at Wide Eye Creative, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Iowa deputy digital director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Political organizer/communications at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, Feb. 2015-June 2016. Digital strategist on Leticia Van de Putte's campaign for lieutenant governor, July-Nov. 2014. Studied political science and government at the University of Texas at Austin. twitter
National Digital Organizer Alaina Haworth
(per March 1 Nunez tweet) Digital writer at the
Party, May-Nov. 2018. Degree in public policy from New York
University, 2018; served as editor in chief and managine editor for NYU
Journal of Politics and International Affairs. Internships
include press intern for Sen. Harris, May-Sept. 2017; SKDKnickerbocker,
Jan.-May 2017; and battleground states intern on Hillary for America,
Jan.-Nov. 2016. twitter
Online Volunteer Manager Hester Leyser
(May 2019) Digital organizing manager for the
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018. B.A. in politics from New York
University, 2018. internships include DNC, Jan.-May 2017; and volunteer
management intern on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016. twitter
Social Media Director Jeremy Thompson
(April 2019) Global social partnerships and community strategy (from Dec. 2018) and manager of social media (from Sept. 2017) at Under Armour. Digital media strategist at Subject Matter (Feb. 2015-Sept. 2017). Social media manager/Diamond events coordinator (Sept. 2013-Feb. 2016) and kids activitites acting manager (May-Oct. 2013) at Life Time. Assistant account executive at GMMB, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014. M.A. in strategic communicaiton from American University, 2017; B.A in history from University of Mary Washington, 2013.
Deputy Social Media Director Alicia Oken
(April 2019) Senior social media strategist (Feb.-April 2019) and social media strategist (from July 2018) at Authentic Campaigns. Social media strategist (Mar. 2017-June 2018) and social media associate (July 2016-Mar. 2017) at Revolution Messaging. Communications coordinator for George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mar. 2015-July 2016. Intern at Revolution Messaging, Sept.-Dec. 2014. Master's degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University, 2014; B.A. in political science, communication studies and multimedia from Augustana College, 2013.
Director of Video Andrew Gauthier
(per May 20, 2019 tweet) Head of global
strategic products for
BuzzFeed Entertainment Group/executive producer for BuzzFeed Video;
started at BuzzFeed in 2012. Previously video producer for Mediabistro;
nonfiction programming for ITV, A&E and ESPN. twitter
Camp Kamala (announced May 7, 2019, builds on April program in Iowa)
Communications Director Lily Adams
(Jan. 21) Communications director to
Sen. Harris (reported Dec. 2016) Director of state
communications on Hillary for America; started as Iowa communications
director on the caucus campaign from March 2015. Deputy
communications director at the DNC from Sept. 2013. Press
secretary to Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) from Jan. 2013, after serving as press
secretary on his 2012 campaign. Press secretary and earlier
Connecticut press secretary to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT).
Deputy press secretary on Gov. Ted Strickland's 2010 re-election
campaign in Ohio. Part of the press team on Creigh Deeds' 2009
for governor of Virginia. B.A. in politics from Brandeis
Universlty, 2009. Daughter of Cecile Richards, president of
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and granddaughter of Ann Richards. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Rebecca Chalif
(Feb. 2019) Head of communications for the
Cheryl Sandberg &
Dave Goldberg Family Foundation from 2017. Director of women's
media on Hillary for America. Deputy national press secretary at
the DNC from Dec. 2012; started as a communications intern June
2010-Nov. 2011, then assistant press secretary, Nov. 2011-Nov.
2012. M.A. in media and politics from Georgetown University,
2011; B.A. in American history from Duke University, 2008. twitter
National Press Secretary Ian Sams
(Jan. 21) Communications director on Sen. Tim
campaign, July 2017-2018. Communications director on Tom
Perriello for Govornor
campaign in Virginia, Jan.-June 2017. A regional communications
director on Hillary for America, started as par of the rapid response
team in April 2015. A regional press secretary
at the DNC, Sept. 2013-Mar. 2015. Press secretary to Sen. Tom
(DE), June 2011-Sept. 2013; also digital director on Carper for
Delaware, June-Sept. 2013 and press secretary on Carper for Delaware,
Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from University of
Deputy National Press Secretary and Af.Am. Media Director Kirsten Allen
(Jan. 2019) Deputy communications director on
Andrew Gillum for
Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Communications director on Mahlon
Mitchell for Wisconsin, Mar.-Aug. 2018. Communications director
in the U.S. House, Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018. A regional press
secretary in Florida (Jacksonville) on Hillary for America, July-Nov.
2016. Public affairs specialist (Mar.-July 2016), lead public
affairs specialist (Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016) and public affairs specialist
(July 2012-Nov. 2015) at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
B.A. in public relations, Spanish from Howard University, 2014. twitter
Travelling Press Secretary Kate Waters
Press secretary on Hillary Clinton's campaign in Iowa in the 2016 general election after serving as press secretary in the West Virginia primary, Idaho primary, and Nebraska caucus, and deputy press secretary on her Iowa caucus campaign from April 2015. Experience also includes press assistant to U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. Graduate of James Madison University. twitter
Press Aide Ammar Moussa
(Jan. 2019) Deputy press secretary at the
Association from June 2018. Deputy press secretary to U.S. Rep.
John Conyers (MI), Feb. 2017-June 2018. Field organizer for the
Colorado Democratic Party in Longmont, July-Nov. 2016. Bachelors'
degrees in international relations and affairs and political science
and government from University of Colorado Boulder, 2016. twitter
Research Director James Singer
Most recently deputy research director at the
Democratic Governors Association. Previously worked on Chris
Koster's campaign for governor; Martinn O'Malley's campaign; and for
Terry McAuliffe. Graduate of University of Virginia. twitter
Deputy Research Director Kelly Roberts
Research Associates include
(May 2019) Research analyst at the DCCC, Apr. 2017-Dec. 2018. Field organizer for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016. GOTV fellow in L.A. on Hillary for America, June 2016. B.A. in political science, international relations and affairs from UC Berkeley, 2016.
Deputy Policy Director Cory Ciorciari
Policy Chief of Staff Drew Spence
Legislative aide in the Office of Sen. Kamala D. Harris, Jan. 2017-2019. Research analyst (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2017) and staff assistant (July 2012-Sept. 2013) in the Executive Office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, July 2012-Sept. 2013. B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University.
Director of Analytics Rosa Mendoza
(reported by Politico on Feb. 20, 2019) I.E. head of analytics and senior strategist (from Mar. 2018), strategic analytics director (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018) and Mountain West targeting director (July 2015-Dec. 2016) at the DCCC. Data director on Florida Competes, Dec. 2014-June 2015. Campus data director in Broward County for NextGen Climate, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Field director on Barbara Sarief for County Commission 8 (Broward Co.), Mar.-Aug. 2014. Field and targeting organizer on Alex Sink for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2014. Fellow in Fort Lauderdale on Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.S. in economics from Florida Gulf Coast University, 2013. twitter
Digital Analytics Director Jack Welty
(Apr. 2019) Digital director for U.S. Rep.
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ),
Oct. 2017-Jan. 2019; also director of data and analytics on Sinema for
Arizona, July-Nov. 2018. Senior domain expert (July-Oct. 2017)
and domain expert (July 2016-July 2017) for Dataminr, Inc..
Research assistant on a HIV study, Feb. 2015-May 2016. B.S. in
international economics from Georgetown University. twitter
Finance Director Angelique Cannon
(Jan. 21) Self-employed
fundraising/development consultant in DC from
Deputy Finance Director Amanda Bailey
(reported by Politico
Feb. 20, 2019) Western regional finance director at the DCCC in
the 2018 cycle from Feb. 2017. (Feb.
2017) Finance director on Mike Honda for Congress (CA), June-Nov.
2016. Deputy finance director on Donna Edwards for Senate (MD),
Sept. 2015-April 2016. Finance director on Diane Sheehan for
Executive Council (NH), Sept.-Nov. 2014. Regional field director
on Steve Grossman for Governor (MA), March-Sept. 2014. Assistant
director at Grassroots Campaigns, Sept.-Dec. 2013. B.A. in
international relations and affairs from The University of Georgia,
Finance Jennifer Liu
National finance director on Kamala Harris for Senate
2015. Northeast finance director at the DCCC, Feb.-Oct.
2015. Finance director on Martha Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov.
2013-Nov. 2014. Finance director on Peter Koutoujian for Congress
(MA), July-Oct. 2013. Assistant director of government affairs
for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mar.-July 2013. Finance
director (Dec. 2010-Mar. 2013) and deputy finance director (from July
2009-Nov. 2010) for Deval Patrick's Together PAC. Communications
assistant at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Jan.-May
2009. B.A. in history, communications from Boston University,
Southwest Finance Director (Los Angeles) Katie Prisco-Buxbaum
(Jan. 2019) Finance director on Gavin Newsom for
2017-Dec. 2018. Southern California finance director and deputy
finance director on Kamala Harris for Senate, Dec. 2015-Nov.
2016. Campaign manager on Andrea Campbell for District 4 (Boston
area), Jan.-Nov. 2015. Vice president of communications for Mass.
NOW, May 2014-Nov. 2015. Call time manager on Martha Coakley for
Governor (MA), Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy press secretary, field
organizer and intern coordinator for the Massachusetts Democratic
Party, Aug-Oct. 2013. B.S. in political communication from
Emerson College, 2013. twitter
Finance Director Viktoria Cornelius
Miya Wensley twitter
Mid-Atlantic Finance Director (Philadelphia) Giancarlo Stefanoni
2019) Finance director on Tom Wolf for Governor (PA), Jan.
2017-Jan. 2019. Pennsylvania finance director on Hillary for
America from April 2015-Nov. 2016. Senior deputy finance director
on Tom Wolf for Governor, May 2014-April 2015. Deputy finance
director on Katie McGinty for Governor (PA), March 2013-May 2014.
Deputy finance director on Kathleen Kane for Attorney General, July
2012-Feb. 2013. B.S. in political science from Drexel University,
Northeast and Americans Abroad Finance Director (New York) Rachel H. Weiser
Worked for Feeding South Florida, 2018-19.
Federal and gubernatorial campaigns advisor for EMILY's List,
2016-18. National finance director and PAC director at Tom Wolf
for Governor and Rebuild Pennsylvania PAC from
June 2014-2016. Midwest
finance director at the DCCC, 2013-14. Minnesota finance director
Franken for Senate 2014 and Midwest Values PAC to Aug. 2013.
Political outreach and development at American Association for Justice,
2009-11. Political and fundraising consultant/director of special
programs at Yost Gold Consulting, Inc. 2008-10. Project
manager/environomental consultant for Bureau Veritas.
Environmental consultant at QORE Property Sciences. Environmental
law and public policy aide at Vinson and Elkins. Finance
assistant on Ron Kirk for U.S. Senate, 2002; field coordinator and
assistant scheduler at the Texas Democratic Coordinated Campaign,
2002. B.A. in political science from the University of Texas at
Finance Director Aaron Wodka twitter
Southern Finance Director (Miami)
(Jan. 2019) Finance director (Aug.-Nov.
2018) and deputy finance director (Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018) on Bill Nelson
for U.S. Senate. Florida deputy finance director on Hillary for
America, May 2015-Nov. 2016. Miami director for the Jewish
National Fund, Jan.-May 2015. Finance director (Mar.-Nov. 2014),
deputy finance director (Sept. 2013-Mar. 2014) and finance associate
(May-Sept. 2013) on Joe Garcia for Congress (FL). Field organizer
in Florida on Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.S. in
environmental management, public affairs, Spanish from Indiana
University Bloomington, 2012.
Finance Associate Patrick Denny
Finance Associate and Call Time Manager Stephen Jordan
Finance Chief of Staff Nick Schumaker
(Feb. 2019) Deputy major donor director at the Democratic Governors Association, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2019. Mid-Atlantic finance operations director (Aug.-Nov. 2016), Mid-Atlantic regional finance assistant (June 2015-Aug. 2016) and political assistant (from April 2015) on Hillary for America. Deputy finance director and senior policy advisor June-Nov. 2014) and finance assistant (April-June 2014) on Amanda Renteria's congressional campaign. Shift supervisor and quality assurance partner at Starbucks, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science from Cal State University Fresno, 2014. twitter
Director of Scheduling and Strategic Planning Ellie Caple
(from Apr. 2019; started Feb. 2019 as senior staff
Senior associatew at SCN Strategies,
2019. Special assistant and personal aide on Kamala Harris for
Senate, May 2015-Jan. 2017. Policy associate at FWD.us, Nov.
2014-May 2015. Special assistant to the EVP for policy at the
Center for American Progress, May 2013-Nov. 2014. B.A. in peace
and justice studies from Tufts University, 2013. Experience
includes half a dozen internships. twitter
Deputy Director of Scheduling Marguerite Biagi
(May 2019) Scheduler in Harris' U.S. Senate
office, Apr. 2018-May
2019. Scheduler ito U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, July 2016-Mar.
2018. Coordinator for government affairs at the Retail Industry
Leaders Association, May 2015-July 2016. B.A. in political
science and international affairs from Marquette University, 2015.
Scheduling Assistant Bawornluck "Lucky" Sasiphong
(May 2019) Came to the campaign after serving as
scheduling/operations intern in Harris' Senate office, Jan.-May
2019. B.A. in political science; women gender and sexuality
studies from American University, 2019.
Director of Advance Joyce Kazadi
(reported Feb. 14, 2019) Director of partner engagement at Axios, July 2018-Jan. 2019; director of events Axios 360, Jan. 2017-July 2018. National advance lead (full time) on Hillary for America, June 2015-Dec. 2016. North region program manager for The Congressional Award, Oct. 2012-Oct. 2014. Product development coordinator at Habitat for Humanity International, Aug. 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in political science from Georgia State University. twitter
National Advance Desks
(April 2019) Founder (May 2012) and director of
Young Men with
POWER in Baltimore, MD, Operations (Feb.-Apr. 2019) and youth
engagement (Apr. 2017-Feb. 2019) in the Mayor's Office of Human
Services, Baltimore; legislJative assistant in the Mayor's Office of
Government Relations, Baltimore, Jan.-Apr. 2017. Assistant in the
Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, Aug. 2015-Dec.
2016. Advance associate on HIllary for America, Apr.-Nov.
2016. Constituent services representative in the U.S. Senate,
Oct. 2014-July 2015. Assistant community director for the
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Aug. 2013-May 2014.
M.P.A. (2015) and B.A. in jurisprudence (2013) from University of
Baltimore. Baltimore native. twitter
(April 2019) Candidate services coordinator at
the DCCC, Mar.
2017-Jan. 2019. National advance staff on Hillary for America,
May-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and
government from Arizona State University, 2016. twitter
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Executive Assistant to the COO and CFO Lorraine Basch
(May 2019) Program assistant at the Center for Native American Youth, Dec. 2018-May 2019. Policy associate and special assistant to the executive director (June-Dec. 2018) and fellow (July 2017-June 2018) at the National Congress of American Indians. Bachelor's degree in politics and government from Pacific University, 2017.
Deputy COO Allie Aguilera
(Apr. 2019) Policy and legislative affairs
manager (Dec. 2017-Apr. 2019) and press secretary (Feb.-Dec. 2017) at
Young Invincibles. Director of Government, International and
Public Affairs/Special Assistant to the Administrator at the U.S.
Department of Transportation, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2017. Policy analyst
(July 2014-Nov. 2015) and project manager (Mar.-July 2014) in the
Office of the Mayor of New York City. Director of operations on
TransitionNYC, Nov. 2013-Mar. 2014. Deputy director of operations
on Terry McAuliffe for Governor/Virginia Coordinated Campaign,
Mar.-Nov. 2013. Operations manager for Organizing for America and
executive assistant to the COO at the DNC, May 2011-Mar. 2013.
B.A. in political philosophy, policy and law, media studies from
University of Virginia.
Human Resources Director Yahaira Lopez
(May 2019) Administrative assistant for the
Commission of Montgomery County, Nov. 2018-May 2019.
Administrative and operations for Alcoa, Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018.
White House liaison/deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Department
of Transportation, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2017. Special assistant to the
White House liaison to the U.S. Department of Defense, July 2014-Sept.
2015. Special assistant/confidential assistant for senior
officlals at the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, June
2009-July 2014. Office manager for the Student Conservation
Association, Jan. 2007-May 2009. M.S. in biology, environmental
education from Southern Oregon University, 2006; B.S. in biology,
wildlife management from University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, 2003.
Headquarters Director of Operations (Baltimore) Kevin Seymore
(May 2019) Operations associate at The Democracy
2018-May 2019. Staff assistant t the Ballot Initiative Strategy
Center, Feb. 2016-Nov. 2017. Human resources assistant at Amazon,
Oct. 2014-Feb. 2016. Emergency management planner/writer/analyst
for Williamson County Government, Sept. 2013-July 2014.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University
of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2012.
General Counsel Marc Elias
counsel for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in
2004. Committee clients include the Democratic National
Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Governors Association,
National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Priorities USA, Senate
Majority PAC, House Majority PAC and EMILY’s List.
Digital Mark Nellis, Authentic Campaigns
Director of Digital Persuasion Loren Merchan
(Feb. 2019) Vice president (from Jan. 2019) and
digital advertising (from April 2018) at Authentic Campaigns.
Vice president of advertising (Dec. 2016-April 2018), ad operations
manager (April 2015-Nov. 2016) and media operations associate (July
2014-Mar. 2015) at Revolution Messaging. Account manager
(Mar.-July 2014) and junior account manager (Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014 at
Bayard Advertising. Media scheduler at Discovery Communications,
Sept. 2012-Mar. 2013; started as an intern. Master's degree in
advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications,
2012; Bachelor's degree in creative writing, business, sociology from
SUNY Geneseo, 2011. twitter
Polling David Binder, David Binder Research
Media Jim Margolis, GMMB
(reported by Politico on Apr. 29, 2019) Senior partner at GMMB. Medial advisor to Hillary for America from early 2015. Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and on Obama's 2007-08 campaign. Senior strategist/media consultant on John Kerry's 2003-04 presidential campaign through the primaries. Worked on the ad team for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. Joined Greer & Associates in 1985, and has been with the firm since then, except for leave to serve as chief of staff to Sen. Kent Conrad, Jan. 1987-Jan. 1988.. Worked on Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign as state director for the Illinois primary, the North Carolina primary, and as deputy communications director in the Fall campaign. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe; managed Wolpe's upset win for Congress in Michigan in 1978. B.A. degrees in government and communication studies from Oberlin College, 1978. Grew up in Kalamazoo, MI.
Not sure where fit in
Dorien Paul Blythers
(Apr. 2019) Field organizer in West Palm Beach for the Florida Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Research manager (Jan.-July 2018) and research associate (Nov. 2016-Jan. 2018) at Exiger Diligence. Associate director for the regional research fellowship program at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Master's degree in peace studies and conflict resolution from The George Washington University, 2016; bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from UC Santa Barbara, 2014.
Vetting Analyst Nate Jara
(June 2019) Associate at CLS Strategies, Nov.
2019. Mailroom assistant (June-July 2017), intern, press fellow
(Feb.-June 2017) and intern (Jan.-May 2015) for U.S. Sen. Tammy
Duckworth. Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party,
June-Nov. 2016. B.A. in government from Cornell University, 2016.
Briefings Manager Spencer Perry
(May 2019) Speical assistant and legislative
2018-May 2019), special assistant (July 2017-Aug. 2018) and staff
assistant (Mar.-July 2017) in the Office of Sen. Harris. B.A. and
B.S. in political science with public policy and economics from The
George Washington University, 2017.
Indian American Impact Fund (Apr. 17, 2019) (+)
Headquarters: 3810 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines
Campaign Chair Deirdre DeJear
(reported by CNN on
2019) Democratic nominee for Iowa
Secretary of State in 2018. President and owner of Caleo
Enterprises in Des Moines from 2009; consulting jobs include African
American Leadership Forum-Des Moines (from Mar. 2013), Oakridge
Neighborhood (from Feb. 2016) and United Way of Central Iowa (Feb.
2013-Oct. 2015). African American Vote director in Iowa for Obama
for America, July-Nov. 2012; started out as a field organizer,
April-July 2012. Assistant girls basketball coach for Des Moines
Public Schools, April 2008-April 2012. Marketing assistant at
Bankers Trust, May 2006-Mar. 2011. Degree in broadcast journalism
and politics from Drake University, 2008. twitter
State Director Will Dubbs
(reported by CNN on Jan. 28,
2019) Coordinated Campaign director
for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Feb.-Nov. 2018. Organizing
director for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign; May-Nov. 2016;
organizing director on Hillary for America for the Nebraska caucus and
New York primary campaigns, Feb.-May 2016; regional organizing director
in Soux City for Hillary for America Iowa caucus campaign, April
2015-Feb. 2016. Seacoast area regional field director for the NH
June-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Obama for America in
Bradenton, FL, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government from Wesleyan
University, 2014. twitter
Senior Advisor Zack Davis
Political Director Nora Walsh-DeVries
(reported by Iowa Starting
Line on Feb. 12, 2019) Iowa outreach
for Need to Vote from July 2018. Campaign manager (Feb.-June
2018) and field director (from Nov. 2017) on John Norris' campaign for
governor. Field director on Kopser for Congress (Austin, TX) from
July 2017. Deputy field organizer on Ossoff for Congress (GA),
Feb.-June 2017. Regional field director for the North Carolina
Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016; field organizer for the Democratic
Party of Wisconsin, May-July 2016; field organizer and deputy field
organizer (from Oct. 2015) on Hillary for America. Senior college
access manager (Dec. 2014-Sept. 2015) and program manager (April
2012-Sept. 2015) at Let's Get Ready. B.A. in political science
and government from Fordham University, 2012. twitter
Organizing Director Erin Phillips
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Apr. 19,
2019) Statewide field
director for the Pennyslvania Democratic Party from Mar. 2018.
Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov.
2017; regional field director on Ralph Northam for Governor (VA),
Mar.-June 2017. Regional organizing director in Harrisburg, VA
(June-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Charlottesville (Apr.-June 2016) for
the Democratic Party of Virginia. Organizer in Olympia, WA,
(Feb.-Mar. 2016), Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 2016) and Charles City, IA (Aug.
2015-Mar. 2016) on Hillary for America; started as an organizing fellow
in Mason City (June-Aug. 2015). Project assistant at the National
Democratic Institute, Sept. 2014-May 2015. Bachelor's degree in
economics, history, sustainability,/energy/environment from University
of Dayton 2014.
Regional Organizing Directors
Polk, Story, Boone, Jasper, Marshall Kevin Lo
(May 2019) Field director and deputy campaign
manager on Lauren
Baer for Congress (FL), Apr.-Nov. 2018. COO at Brigaid in New
London/Norwich, CT, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Regional organizing director
for the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov.
2016. Worked on Hillary for America from May 2015-May 2016,
starting as a fellow in Iowa, deputy field organizer in Nevada,
organizer in Louisiana and finishing as a regional organizing director
in State College, PA. B.A. in government and business
administration from Georgetown University, 2015. twitter
Polk, Dallas, Warren, Marion, Madison Natalie Lynch
(May 2019) Regional field director (June-Nov. 2018) and district organizer (Nov. 2017-June 2018) for the Iowa Democratic Party. Inbound sales specialist for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, June-Nov. 2017. Lynch has also worked as an assistant teacher and was a fellow with NextGen Climate from Aug.-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Iowa, 2017. twitter
Cedar Rapids Emily Dean-McKinney (Emily
(May 2019) Session aide for Virginia Del. Wendy
Jan.-Mar. 2019. Regional field director for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Helen Tai for
State Rep. special election in PA 178th, Apr.-May 2018. Field
organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017;
organizer on Ralph Northam for Governor, Mar.-June 2017. Regional
GOTV director in Phoenix (Oct.-Nov. 2016) and Democratic Party of
Virginia field organizer for Hillary for America, May-Oct. 2016.
B.A. in political science and women, gender and sexualities studies
from The College of Wooster, 2016. twitter
Iowa City and SE Iowa Mariah Gould
(May 2019) Session aide to Virginia Del, Mike
2019. Florida recount
for the DSCC, Nov. 2018. Regional field director in Southwest PA
for the Pennsylvania Democratic Paty, May-Nov. 2018. Session aide
for Virginia Del. Debra Rodman, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer
for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Field
organizer in Norfolk for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov.
2016. Degree in political science, interational relations and
affairs from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016. twitter
Council Bluffs and SW Iowa Jess Montgomery
From Omaha, NE.
Bachelor's degree in neuroscience and gender,
sexuality and women's
studies from Bowdoin College, 2019. twitter
Communications Director Miryam Lipper
(starting first week of Feb.
2019; Feb. 1 tweet...moving to Iowa)
communications director (June-Nov. 2016) and state surrogate booking
manager (Nov 2015-June 2016) on Hillary for America. Deputy
national press secretary and director of broadcast media (announced
March 30, 2015) and press assistant (from June 2013) at the DNC, and
spent time working on campaigns in Georgia during the 2014
midterms. Undergraduate degree in political science and
journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013; while a student
worked at Slavica Publishers and did several internships including at
the DNC from May-Aug. 2012. twitter
supporters in all 99 counties (announced Mar. 11, 2019)
IDP Women's Caucus Chair Jean Hessburg (announced Apr. 11, 2019)
Coralville City Councilwoman Meghann Foster (announced May 21, 2019)
also note: Camp Kamala - April 16-18
State Director Craig Brown
(reported on Jan. 24, 2019)
Campaign manager on
campaign for Governor of New Hampshire from April 2018. Campaign
manager on Joyce Craig's campaign for Mayor
of Manchester, May-Nov. 2017. State operations manager for Sen.
Maggie Hassan. Operations director for Sen. Al Franken (DFL-MN)'s
2014 re-election. Deputy field director on Hassan's 2012 campaign
for governor. Manchester native. twitter
Political Director Meredith Shevitz
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Feb. 11,
assistant for policy and projects to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan from Jan.
2017. Deputy political director on Maggie for NH, Nov. 2015-Nov.
2016. Deputy political director at the New Hampshire Democratic
Party, Feb.-Nov. 2015. Deputy political director on Maggie Hassan
for Governor, May-Nov. 2014. A field organizer in Strafford Co.
on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science
from New York University, 2014; experience includes seven
Deputy Political Director Jeffrey Taylor
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Apr. 18, 2019) Political director of IBEW Local 2320 and the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. Campaign manager on state Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh's re-election, July-Nov. 2018. Campaign finance fellow on Chris Pappas for Congress, May-Jul. 2018. Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rochester, 2018.
Organizing Director Pavitra Abraham
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Mar. 21,
2019) Director of
live training and political partnerships at the National Democratic
Training Committee, besed in the Chicago area, from Aug. 2017.
Iowa training director (May-Nov. 2016), organizing director in the
greater Detroit area (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer (July 2015-Feb.
2016) on Hillary for America. Field organizer in Ann Arbor, MI on
Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and
government from University of Michigan, 2015. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Jack Alex Stuart
(May 2019) A regional field director on the Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Finance assistant for the North Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus, July 2017-Mar. 2018. Organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA), Mar.-June 2017. Organizer for the North Carolina Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. B.A. in political science from The American University in Cairo, 2015.
Communications Director Nate Evans
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio on Mar. 21, 2019) Deputy communications director and spokesperson for Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election campaign in Florida, June-Nov. 2018. Associate communications director at Media Matters for America, Jan. 2017-June 2018. Deputy press secretary in Madison, WI on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Press advance associate for the White House, Aug. 2015-July 2016. Iowa communications fellow on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016. Regional coordinator on Martha Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014. Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, July-Nov. 2013. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington University. twitter
Director Ernesto Aprenza
Senior Advisor Megan Jones
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019)
from Brigham Young University,
Political Director Gabriel Uy
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019) Officer in the U.S. Army from Oct. 2015. Organizing director on Mike Johnston for Colorado, Jan.-Dec. 2017. Colorado deputy organizing director for CD6 on Hillary for America, April-Nov. 2016. Press assistant and regional representative to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, June 2013-May 2016. Deputy field director at the Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Staff to the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus at the California State Assembly, Feb.-May 2013. Sales associate at Gap Inc. June 2005-May 2013. Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (March-Aug. 2012) on Obama for America. B.S. and B.A. in nutritional science and speech communication from University of Nevada Reno, 2010. twitter
Deputy Political Director Lauren Brooks
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29,
Deputy director of government affairs at R&R Partners in Las Vegas
from Jan. 2019. Advisor on Jacky Rosen's and Kate Marshall's
campaigns in 2018. Policy analyst at McDonald Carano in Las Vegas
from Jan. 2017. Legislative assistant to the Democratic Minority
Leader in the NV State Legislature, Jan.-June 2015. Legislative
assistant to Sen. Aaron Ford, Jan.-June 2013. Account executive
and assistant account executive at R&R Partners in Las Vegas, Oct.
2010-Jan. 2011. Assignment manager at KWU Fox 5 in Las Vegas,
Nov. 2007-April 2009. Weekend assignment editor at KSNV-TV in
Las Vegas, Oct. 2004-Sept. 2006. Associate producer at Alabama's
13 WVTM, Oct. 2003-Sept. 2004. Bachelors degrees in English and
journalism and mass communications from Stillman College, 2003. twitter
Organizing Director Christiana Ho
(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29,
Western political and organizing director and states program manager
(from June 2018) and organizing manager (May 2017-May 2018) at the
DNC. Regional political director on Tom Perez for DNC Chair,
Jan.-Feb. 2017. REgional organizing director (July-Nov. 2016) and
field organizer (April-June 2016) for the Colorado Democratic
Party. Field organizer in Chicago (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and Las Vegas
(Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America, B.A. in creative
writing from Scripps College, 2015. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Las Vegas Nicole Otake
(May 2019) Field director on Mina Malik for
Jan.-Apr. 2019. Regional organizing director in Las Vegas for the
Nevada State Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Organizer for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, Mar.-Nov. 2017. Fellow in Billings,
MT for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, July-Aug. 2017.
Organizer in the Charlottesville area for the Democratic Party of
Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Intern for the U.S. Department of
State, sept. 2015-May 2016. B.A. in international/global studies
from American University, 2015. twitter
(per May 27, 2019 tweet) Field director in IA-03
(Axne) for the
DCCC, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Carolyn Bourdeaux for
Congress (GA), Mar.-Aug. 2018. Field director on Wendy Gooditis
for Delegate (VA), Sept.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer on Jon Ossoff
for Congress (GA), Mar.-June 2017. Fiedl organizer for the Nevada
State Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Fellow in Reno, NV on
Hillary for America, June-Aug. 2015. Studied psychology and
political science at Sonoma State University. twitter
Press Secretary Renzo Olivari
Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (NV) from Jan. 2019. Constituency media press secretary for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Communications director on Leslie Cokburn for Congress (VA), Mar.-Aug. 2018. Session aide in the Virginia House of Delegates, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer in Harrisonburg for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017. B,A. in political science, history from James Madison University. twitter
also note: National Senior Advisor Emmy Ruiz (above) has significant Nevada experience.
State Sen. Pat Spearman (District 1, N. Las Vegas) (announced Mar. 4, 2019)
Former Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Miller (announced Apr. 22, 20190
Henderson Councilwoman Gerri Schroder (announced May 8, 2019)
Sen. Darrell Jackson (District 21, Hopkins)
Rep. Pat Henegan (District 54, Bennettsville)
Rep. JA Moore (District 15, North Charleston)
Berkeley County Democratic Party Chair Melissa Watson
former candidate for Governor and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis
(announced Mar. 28, 2019)
former state representative and 2014 nominee for Lt. Governor Bakari Sellers
(announced Apr. 15, 2019)
State Director/National Deputy Political Director Jalisa Washington-Price
Deputy State Director Reggie Abraham
Statewide political coordinator on Stacey Abrams'
campaign for governor
in Georgia. Organizer on Hillary Clinton's South Carolina primary
campaign. Orangeburg native. twitter
Organizing Director Anne Bailey
SC outlets on Mar. 13, 2019) Most recently national field
deputy field director (from Feb. 2015) at NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Communications Director Jerusalem Demsas
(Jan. 2019) Communications director on Ben
Jealous for Governor,
July 2017-Nov. 2018. Political consultant for the Climate Action
Campaign, May-Aug. 2017. Worked on Obama for America in
Maryland, June-Nov. 2012, starting as a summer fellow in Kensington and
serving as regional data lead for PG County and the Eastern Shore for
the closing months. twitter
State Sen. John Scott (District 19, Richland Co.) (announced May 8, 2019)
State Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers (District 31) (announced May 28, 2019)
Spartanburg Councilwoman Erica Brown (announced May 28, 2019)
Former State Rep.
I.S. Leevy Johnson
(announced Apr. 23, 2019)
Former State Rep. Brenda Lee Pryce (announced May 28, 2019)
Susan Riordan, co-founder of Emerge SC (announced May 21, 2019)
Gov. Gavin Newsom (announced Feb. 15, 2019)
Labor and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta (announced Feb. 15, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (announced Feb. 14, 2019)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
State Treasurer Fiona Ma (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (named as co-chair May 31, 2019)
State Director Courtni Pugh
(reported by the San
Chronicle on Feb. 22, 2019) Partner at Hilltop Public
Solutions from Aug. 2014, and heads California-based operations for the
firmIn 2018 Pugh served as campaign manager on Kevin de León's
challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and strategic consultant on
Treasurer John Chiang's primary campaign for governor. Deputy
state director on Hillary for America, announced May 2016; also
political advisor to California Senate Democrats in the 2016
cycle. Executive director of SEIU Local 99, Sept. 2012-June 2014,
after serving as special assistant to the previous executive director,
Dec. 2010-Sept. 2012. Ran labor’s independent expenditure
campaign in support of Jerry Brown for Governor. Executive
director of the California State Council of the Service Employees
International Union, June 2008-Oct. 2011. Political director of
the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, 2006-07.
Western region political director for SEIU, 2004-06. California
political director on John Edwards' 2004 campaign. Manager of
government relations mCapitol Management (mCM), Inc. National
field director at Rock the Vote, 2001. Deputy base vote director
and national director of Asian Pacific American outreach at the DNC for
the 2000 cycle. Worked for U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis
(D-Chicago), including as legislative director, 1997-99.
Community organizer for the Chinese American Service League in Chicago,
1994-96. B.A. in political science from Ball State
Super Tuesday Coordinator Madeline Franklin
(May 2019) Campaign manager on Tony
Thurmond for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction, May 2017-Dec.
2018. Campaign consultant on Anna Pletcher for Marin County
District Attorney, Jan. 2017-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on
Lateefah Simon for BART Board Director, District 7, Sept. 2015-Dec.
2016. B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley, 2015. twitter
Endorsements by Elected Officials
Gov. Gavin Newsom
Five Statewide Constitutional Officers (announced Feb. 26, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) (announced Feb. 14, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (CA-25) (Jan. 29, 2019 on MSNBC)
U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26) (announced Feb. 28, 2019)
U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33) (Jan. 28, 2019 tweet)
U.S. Rep. Nanette Barrigan (CA-44) Jan. 29, 2019 tweet)
21 members of the California Senate including Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (announced Feb. 7, 2019)
33 members of the California Assembly including Speaker Anthony Rendon (announced May 30, 2019)
California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (announced Mar. 28, 2019)
Mayors of San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland and Compton (announced Mar. 7, 2019)
...Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced earlier, at the Jan. 27, 2019 launch rally
additional endorsements bringing the total to 80 (announced May 31, 2019)
ed. note: More than half of the Democraic state legislators in each chamber have endorsed Harris. This includes 22 members of the State Senate (Ben Allen added May 31) and 33 members of the Assembly. (The balance in the legislature following the 2018 elections was 29D-11R in the Senate and 60D-20R in the Assembly).
(announced June 6,
New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno
State Rep. Ted James
Christopher Cadelago. "Kamala Harris hires famed admaker Margolis in boon to her campaign." Politico, Apr. 29, 2019.
Kyung Lah. "Kamala Harris chooses women of color to drive her campaign." CNN, Apr. 24, 2019.
Shane Goldmacher. "Inside Kamala Harris's Small-Dollar Fund-Raising Operation." New York Times, Mar. 26, 2019.
Chief of Staff Rohini Kosoglu
(announced Dec. 18, 2018) Previously deputy
chief of staff from
Jan. 2017. Policy director and senior advisor to U.S. Sen.
Michael Bennet (CO), 2009-16. Legislative aide to U.S. Sen.
Debbie Stabenow, 2006-09. Master's degree in legislative affairs
from The George Washington University; bachelor's degree in English
from University of Michigan. Sri Lankan American.