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Inslee for America Organization

(page updated March 1, 2019)

announced March 1, 2019  |  @jayinslee

Candidate  Jay Inslee  timeline

Campaign Manager  Aisling Kerins

Principal at AK Consulting from Jan. 2017.  Campaign manager on Gov. Inslee's 2016 re-election, Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016.  Director of external relations to Gov. Inslee, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on Jay Inslee for Washington, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign director on Suzan DelBene for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2010.  Campaign director for No on I-1033, June-Nov. 2009.  GOTV director for, March 2008-June 2009.  Associate and interim executive director at Futurewise, Jan. 2007-March 2008.  Campaign director for No on I-933, Jan. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Field director for Yes on 297, June 2004-Dec. 2005.  Field director at WashPIRG, Aug. 2000-June 2004.  B.A. in English, art history from University of Richmond, 2000.

Sky Gallegos

(reported by Politico Feb. 28. 2019)  Executive vice president for political strategy for NextGen Climate for five years.  [gap]  Deputy CEO for intergovernmental relations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, announced April 12, 2007)  Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions in Washington, DC.  Campaign manager on Jim Pederson for U.S. Senate in Arizona in Fall 2006.  California state director on Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc..  Deputy campaign manager/political director for Sen. John Edwards' presidential primary campaign (announcement that she had joined the campaign came in March 2003) then ran his One America Committee.  COO and political director of EdVoice, a California education and advocacy organization.  In the 2000 campaign she was California state director for the Gore primary campaign, and Western Regional Political Director for the Gore/Lieberman campaign.  Prior to the campaign she was Western political director for Leadership '98, Gore's leadership PAC.  Gallegos worked in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.  She served as deputy political director for the Clinton/Gore '96 campaign in California.  B.A. in political science from Stanford University.  Native of Colorado.

Ben Unger

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Self-employed political consultant from July 2018.  Executive director of Our Oregon, July 2014-July 2018.  State representative in the Oregon Legislature from Hillsboro, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Self-employed political consultant (ran the Democratic Party of Oregon's coordinated field campaign in 2012, ran school bond campaigns, the re-election campaign for Oregon's Attorney General, a Portland City Council campaign, and more), June 2011-June 2014.  Director of Portlanders for Schools, Jan.-May 2011.  Executive director of the (Oregon) Senate Democratic Leadership Fund, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Special assistant to the Attorney General of Oregon, Jan.-Oct. 2010.  National field director on Work for Progress, June-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in English language and literature from University of Oregon, 1998.  twitter


Communications  Jared Leopold

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Communications director at the Democratic Governors' Association for the 2018 and 2016 cycles, announced Feb. 18, 2015. Communications director to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell for four years; also communications advisor on Cantwell's 2012 re-election campaign.  Deputy communications director at the DSCC in Fall 2010.  Campaign manager on Cal Cunningham's 2010 U.S. Senate primary race in North Carolina.  Virginia Victory 2008 communications director.  Worked with the Virginia House and Senate caucuses on the 2007 elections.  Graduate of Northwestern University.  Philadelphia native. twitter

Communications  Jamal Raad

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Political spokesman to Inslee.  Communications director for the Washington State Democratic Party from March 2015.  Communications director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's 2014 re-election campaign.  Communications director for the Oregon Democratic Party, March-May 20014.  Press secretary/new media director(2013-2014), deputy press secretary (2011-13), legislative correspondent (2010-11) and stff assistant (2009-10) to Merkley.  Started out working for Merkley’s 2008 Senate campaign.  Undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  Born and raised in Olympia, Washington.  twitter


Digital  John Brougher

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)   Principal at Brougher Strategies.  Deputy campaign manager fro organizing and outreach at Martin Heinrich for Senate (NM) re-election campaign, 2018.  COO at ShareProgress, 2016-17.  CTO at NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2015-16.  CTO at Wendy R. Davis for Governor (TX), 2013-14.  Vice president of marketing and nonprofit sales at NGP VAN, 2012-13.  Fellow at PFAW's Front Line Leaders Academy, 2011-12.  Political manager at Salsa Labs, Inc. 2010-12.  Fellow at The New Leaders Council, Jan.-May 2010.  New media communications manager at teh Democratic Governors Association, 2009-10.  Computer education specialst at Brown University, 2006-08.  AB in political science from Brown University, 2006.  twitter


Finance  Tracy Newman

(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019)  Principal at Newman Partners "a top level consulting firm, focused on fundraising and strategy for progressive political campaigns in Washington state." 

National Deputy Finance Director  Erica Slates
(Feb. 2019)   Western finance director (Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019) and Northwest finance director (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018) at the DNC.  Senior manager for donor relations at Evidence Action, Mar. 2016-Sept. 2017.  Major gifts officer at Americans for Repsonsible Solutions, April 2015-Mar. 2016.  Seasonal account mangare at Petel & Co., Sept.-Dec. 2014.  Deputy national finance director on Hanabusa for Hawaii, May 2013-Aug. 2014.  National finance assistant on McCaskill for Missouri, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2011.

Tri-State Finance  Hailee Greene
(Feb. 2019)  Deputy finance director on Andrew Cuomo 2018, Nov. 2017-Feb. 2019.  Development director at Ditto Consulting, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2017.  Development director at Berger Hirschberg Strategies, 2011-Feb. 2013.  B.A. in political science, business from Drew University, 2011.

Northern California Finance Director  Daniel Martin
(Feb. 2019)  Deputy campaign manager/finance director on Harder for Congress (CA), Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Executive assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran (AZ), Jan.-Sept. 2017.  Deputy finance director and call time manger on Tom O'Halleran for Congress, Dec. 2015-Sept. 2017.   Bachelor's degree in physics from Arizona State University, 2015.

Jim Brunner.  "Gov. Jay Inslee's 2020 presidential campaign announcement expected this week."  Seattle Times, Feb. 27, 2019.
Daniel Strauss.  "Washington Gov. Inslee bolsters political team with eye on 2020."  Politico, Feb. 28, 2019.

Also note:
- Inslee filed with the FEC to form a political action committee, Vision PAC, on Oct. 4, 2018; this was first reported in early December.

- Independent from the campaign on Feb. 21, 2019 a pro-Inslee super PAC, Act Now on Climate, launched.