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Kamala Harris for the People

(page updated June 12, 2019)

Headquarters: Baltimore, MD and office in Oakland, CA.  FEC
announced Jan. 21, 2019
.  |  @kamalaharris

Candidate  Kamala Harris  timeline

Husband Douglas Emhoff  twitter

Campaign Chair  Maya Harris

(Jan. 21)  Political analyst for MSNBC.  Senior policy advisor on Hillary for America.  Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.  Served five years as vice president of Democracy, Rights and Justice and an officer of the Board of Trustees at the Ford Foundation.  Executive director of the ACLU of Northern California.  Senior associate at PolicyLink.  Dean and CEO of Lincoln Law School of San Jose.  Civil litigator at Jackson Tufts Cole and Black, LLP, from 1994.  Law clerk to U.S. District Judge James Ware.  J.D. from Stanford Law School, 1992; bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, 1989.  Younger sister of Sen. Harris.  twitter
 > 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.

Assistant to the Campaign Manager  Rachel Chiu
(Jan. 2019)  Studying political science and communication at University of Southern California (2019).

Senior Advisors
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.  Smith 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 Smith. 

Sean Clegg

(Jan. 21)  Partner at SCRB Strategies since 2008.  Senior advisor and Deputy Mayor to Los Angeles 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

Laphonza Butler

(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

David Huynh

(Jan. 21)  Counsel and director of delegate operations and ballot access on Hillary for America from April 2015.  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

Nathan Barankin

(Dec. 2018)  Chief of staff to Sen. Harris, Jan. 2017-Dec. 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

Emmy Ruiz

(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 Congress (CA), 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 Jenkins

(Mar. 2019)  National GOTV director for the DCCC, Aug. 2017-Dec. 2018.  Minnesota organizing director on Hillary for America, April-Nov. 2016; In the primaries Jenkins served as political director/lead organizer on the North Carolina primary campaign (Feb.-April 2016), and started as deputy organizing director on the Nevada caucus campaign (April 2015-Feb. 2016).  Coordinated campaign field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2014.  Worked Organizing for Action, the grassroots organization supporting President Obama, as deputy national regional director (April-July 2014), Maryland and DC coordinator (Dec. 2013-April 2014) and Maryland fundraising manager (Sept.-Dec. 2013).  Regional field director at Obama for America in Nevada, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012;  field organizer at Organizing for America in Las Vegas, June-Dec. 2011.  B.A. in political science and pre-law from The Catholic University of America, 2015.  twitter


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 Arizona Democratic 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 Nevada State 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 campaign 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 Kaine (VA)'s re-election 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 Carper (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 Alabama. twitter

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 Democratic Governors 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
Mario Mejia
(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.

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Deputy Policy Director  Cory Ciorciari

Policy and strategy director at Democracy Forward from Mar. 2017.  Policy advisor to Hillary for America, April 2015-Nov. 2016.  Policy associate in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office, May 2011-July 2012.  Policy and research analyst on Chicago for Rahm, Dec. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Associate at the White House, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011.  J.D. degrees from New York University School of Law and University of Chicago Law School, 2015; B.S. in economics and international studies from University of Miami, 2009; interned on Obama's 2008 campaign.  twitter

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 2017.  Interim national finance director at the DNC in Fall 2016 after serving as deputy national finance director for the Mid-Atlantic region ("super regional") on Hillary for America from April 2015.  Finance director at the DSCC in the 2012 and 2014 cycles, announced Feb. 2011.  Director of major gifts at EMILY's List.  Development director for Third Way.  Finance director on Mark Warner's 2008 campaign for U.S. Senate; deputy finance director for Mark Warner's Forward Together PAC.  Worked on Patty Murray's 2004 re-election.  Finance director for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's 2002 campaign for governor of Maryland.  Western regional finance director at the DSCC in 1999.

Deputy Finance Director  Amanda Bailey

(reported by Politico on 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, 2013.  twitter

Finance  Jennifer Liu

National finance director on Kamala Harris for Senate from Oct. 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, 2009.  twitter

Southwest Finance Director (Los Angeles)  Katie Prisco-Buxbaum

(Jan. 2019)  Finance director on Gavin Newsom for Governor, Feb. 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

    Deputy Southwest Finance Director  Viktoria Cornelius
    Miya Wensley  twitter

Mid-Atlantic Finance Director (Philadelphia)  Giancarlo Stefanoni

(Feb. 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, 2012.

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 at Al 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 Austin.

    Deputy Northwest Finance Director  Aaron Wodka  twitter

    Northwest Finance Associates
    Rose Wallace  twitter
    Malia Aiavao  twitter

Southern Finance Director (Miami)  Stephanie Sass

(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 director)  Senior associatew at SCN Strategies, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Special assistant and personal aide on Kamala Harris for Senate, May 2015-Jan. 2017.  Policy associate at, 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 
Keenen Geter

(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

Jordan Uter

(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


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 Housing Opportunities 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 Alliance, Apr. 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

(Jan. 21)  Chair of the Perkins Coie Political Law practice.  General counsel to Hillary for America, 2015-16 and general 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.  Master's in political science from Duke University and J.D. from Duke University Law School, 1993.  Bachelor's degree from Hamilton College, 1990.  twitter


Digital  Mark Nellis, Authentic Campaigns

Director of Digital Persuasion  Loren Merchan

(Feb. 2019)  Vice president (from Jan. 2019) and director of 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 GMMBMedial 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. 

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Vetting Analyst  Alexander Frances
(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. 2017-May 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 correspondent (Aug. 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.

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Headquarters: 3810 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines
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Campaign Chair  Deirdre DeJear

(reported by CNN on Jan. 28, 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 Democratic Party, 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

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 12, 2019)  Most recently Iowa state director for Let America Vote.  Previously at the Iowa Center for Economic Success and Bluprint Consulting.  twitter


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 Elyse)

(May 2019)  Session aide for Virginia Del. Wendy Gooditis, 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 Mullin, Jan.-Mar. 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.

Raquel Santizo

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)  Battleground 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 Molly Kelly's 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, 2019)  Senior 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 internships.  twitter

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


(press releases)

State Director  Ernesto Aprenza

(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019)  Colorado deputy communications director/regional press secretary on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  PR specialist for Amazon in Seattle, WA, May 2015-June 2016.  Consultant to La Gloria Market, Inc., Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Latino organizing, regional field director and deputy press secretary on Battleground Texas, May-Nov 2014.  State outreach director for Students First in Columbus, OH, Jan. 2013-May 2014.  East Las Vegas field organizer and spokesperson on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Internships in the White House Office of Public Engagement and with Sen. Patty Murray (WA).  B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2011.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Megan Jones

(reported by The Nevada Independent on Mar. 29, 2019)  Partner in the Nevada office of Hilltop Solutions since June 2014, and owner of MJK Consulting since Jan. 2011.  Nevada trip/surrogate director on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Political director (Mar. 2009-Dec. 2010) and Nevada finance director (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2009) on Friends for Harry Reid.  Nevada state director for ONE Campaign, June 2007-Nov. 2008.  Deputy campaign manager on Hafen for Congress (NV), Jan.-Dec. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Friends for Harry Reid, April 2003-Dec. 2004.  Account executive at Rogich communications group, June 2001-Mar. 2003.  Director of government affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jan. 1999-June 2001.  Press assistant/deputy press secretary to U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jan. 1997-Jan. 1999.  B.A. in American/United States studies from Brigham Young University, 1997.  twitter


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, 2019)  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, 2019)  Deputy 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 District Attorney, 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

Allie Boyer

(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)


(press releases)

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

(reported by AP on Feb. 8, 2019)  Chief of staff (Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019) and director of the office of diversity (Feb. 2017-Dec. 2018) at the DCCC.  Deputy political director (Dayton) and women's outreach director on Hillary for America Ohio campaign, June-Nov. 2016; coalition director for the Oregon primary campaign; political director on Clinton's South Carolina primary campaign from April 2015.  Public and government affairs director at Austin & Rogers P.A. in Columbia, SC, Aug. 2012-April 2015.  Bachelor's degree in economics from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2010.  twitter

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

(reported by SC outlets on Mar. 13, 2019)  Most recently national field director (from May 2017) and deputy field director (from Feb. 2015) at NARAL Pro-Choice America.  Campaign marketing consultant for Winning Connections, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign director for Progressive States Network, July 2013-July 2014.  Integrated campaign coordinator (May 2011-June 2013), operations manager (July 2009-Oct. 2011) and assistant (Nov. 2008-June 2009) for the government relations department at SEIU.  M.P.P. from the George Mason University, 2010; B.A. in political science, English form University of South Carolina, 2006.  Anderson native.


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

More Endorsement
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)

Constance Anastopoulo, former Democratic nominee for Attorney General (announced May 21, 2019)
Susan Riordan, co-founder of Emerge SC (announced May 21, 2019)


(press releases)


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 Francisco 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 University.  twitter

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 (announced Feb. 15, 2019)
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).

March 7, 2020


(announced June 6, 2019)
New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno
State Rep. Ted James

See also:
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.


Senate Office

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.