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Kamala Harris for the People

(page updated April 17, 2019)

Headquarters: Baltimore, MD and office in Oakland, CA.
announced Jan. 21, 2019

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  Ellie Caple

(Feb. 2019)  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


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


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

Press Aide  Ammar Moussa

(Jan. 2019)  Deputy press secretary at the Democratic Governors Association from June 2018.  Deputy press secretary to U.S. Repj. 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


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

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.

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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


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

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.

    Deputy Southwest Finance Director  Viktoria Cornelius

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
    Northwest Finance Associate  Rose Wallace

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 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 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; legislative 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


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

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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

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)

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

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

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


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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

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)


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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

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

(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)

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

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)
Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and 20 members of the California Senate
Democratic Caucus (announced Feb. 7, 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 

See also: 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.