updated August 16, 2019)
Candidate Amy Klobuchar timeline
Husband John Bessler
(Feb. 2019) Partner at New Partners from Jan. 2013. Campaign manager and deputy campaign manager on Klobuchar's 2012 re-election, Dec. 2010-Dec. 2012 and first worked on her 2006 campaign. Worked on Mark Dayton's 2014 and 2010 gubernatorial campaigns, John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz's re-election. Field organizer in Blaine for the Kerry/DFL campaign. B.S. in political science from University of St. Thomas. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager Julia
2019) Chief of staff in
Klobuchar's Senate office, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2019. Head of
communications at the Sheryl
Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017. Deputy
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs, Apr.
2015-Aug. 2016. Deputy chief of staff, communications director,
press secretary to Sen. Klobuchar, 2011-15. Senior advisor on
Mark Dayton for Minnesota, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Deputy press
secretary for regional media for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and
Communications Center, Jan.-June. 2011. Deputy press secretary to
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, 2009-11. Press secretary on U.S. Sen. Tim
Johnson's (SD) re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2008. Bachelor's
degree from Harvard University, 2008.
(Feb. 2019) Attorney at
Greene Espel PLLP from Feb. 2019. A candidate for Minnesota
Attorney General but withdrew before the Aug. 2018 primary. St.
Paul city attorney from mid-April 2015. Minnesota state director
and counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee to Sen. Klobuchar.
Joined the law firm of Green Espel in 2009. Clerked for Hon.
Michael J. Davis, who at the time was the Chief Judge of the United
States District Court for the District of Minnesota. J.D. from Yale Law
School, 2008; undergraduate degree from Harvard College, 2005.
(Feb. 2019) Co-founder (2003) and
executive director for seven years of
Wellstone Action, a 501(c)(4). Minnesota state director on
Obama's 2012 and 2008 campaigns. Senior advisor to Amy
Klobuchar’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2006. Oversaw
get-out-the-vote efforts in Minnesota for Kerry/Edwards in 2004.
Thirteen years as a senior aide, advisor, and campaign manager to the
late Sen. Paul Wellstone; ran all three of Wellstone’s Senate
races. Began his career as a community organizer working with
family farmers during the farm crisis of the 1980s. M.P.A. from
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; B.A. from Carleton College,
Director Lucinda Ware
(announced Apr. 22,
president/partner at the Democratic
media firm SWAY from May 2017. Director of outreach on Pete
Buttigieg's campaign for DNC chair, Feb.-Apr. 2017. Political
director on Van Hollen for Senate (MD), Apr. 2015-Nov. 2016.
Director of civic engagement for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie
Rawlings-Blake's Office of Neighborhoods, Jan.-Apr. 2015.
Regional field director for Baltimore City on Anthony Brown for
Governor, Mar.-Nov. 2014. Special assistant (July 2013-Mar. 2014)
and intergovernmental affairs assistant (Apr. 2011-July 2013) in the
Office of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. M.P.A. in
crisis/emergency/disaster management from University of Baltimore; B.A.
in urban studies/public policy from Dillard University.
National Ballot Access Director Kieran McCarney
Saint Paul-based political
consultant. Campaign manager on John Stalnaker for Legislature
and Greg Hosch for Legislature (NE), July-Nov. 2014. Campaign
manager on Brad Ashford for Congress, Feb.-May 2014. Canvass
director for NSEA/Fieldworks, May-Nov. 2014. Communications
director for the Nebraska State AFL-CIO, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2014.
Field director on John Ewing for Congress, June-Nov. 2012.
Executive director of the Douglas County Democratic Party, May
(announced Apr. 22,
manager on Harley Rouda for Congress (Orange County, CA), Sept.
2017-Nov. 2018. Account executive at Mack-Sumner Communications,
July-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on Pat Murphy for Congress
(IA-01), Jan.-June 2016. Associate at Crossroads Campaigns, June
2013-Dec. 2015. Political project advisor for Lillie
Schechter Consulting and PinPoint Public Affair, May 2012-Apr.
2013. Camapign manager on Donna O'Connor for State Rep. (OH),
Jan.-Mar. 2012. Campaign manager on Babur Lateef for Chair (VA),
Dec. 2010-Nov. 2011. Campaign manager on Walt Waite for State
Rep., Aug.-Nov. 2010. Regional field director for Minnesota DFL,
Mar.-Aug. 2010. Deputy finance director on Ken Lewis for U.S.
Senate (NC), Jan.-Mar. 2010. Deputy campaign manager and director
of field operations on Jeanette Rishell for Delegate, June-Nov.
2009. Bachelor's degree in political science and diplomacy and
international relations from Seton Hall University.
Field and Political Enid Swaggert
Outreach director/political director on Tim Walz for
Governor from Feb.
2018. Campaign manager on Ryan Winkler for Attorney General, Dec.
2017-Jan. 2018. Field director on Jacob Frey for Minneapolis,
Apr.-Nov. 2017. Political director on Nolan for Congress, Dec.
2016-Apr. 2017. Field and constituent service representative,
grants coordinator for U.S. Rep. Nolan, Dec. 2014-Dec. 2016.
Financial assistant on Nolan for Congress, May-Nov. 2014. Studied
at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
VAN Administrator Hannah Slovut
(Apr. 2019) Deputy field director (Aug.-Nov.
organizing/training director (Jan.-Aug. 2018) on Angie Craig for
Congress/Minnesota DFL. Campaign manager on Phillip Cunningham for
Minneapolis, Aug.-Dec. 2017. B.A. in political science from
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2019.
Communications Director Tim Hogan
(announced Apr. 22, 2019) National press
secretary for The Hub Project from Mar. 2017. Rapid response
spokesman on Hillary for America (from June 2016) ; earlier
communications director for the Arizona and
Kentucky primaries, and started as
communications director on
the Nevada caucus
campaign in April 2015. Communications advisor to U.S. Rep. Tulsi
Gabbard (HI), Jan-Apr. 2015. Deputy chief of staff and
communications director to U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (NV), Jan.
2013-Jan. 2015; also press secretary on Horsford for Congress in 2012
and 2014. Director of social media for the Culinary Academy of
Las Vegas, Sept. 2011-March 2012. Press secretary on Kate
Marshall for Congress in NV-02 special election. Senate Democrats
caucus communications director, Dec. 2010-July 2011. Campaign
manager for Nevada Senate Democrats, April-Dec. 2010. Press
assistant and outreach coordinator for the Earth Day Network,
Jan.-April 2010. Press assistant/intern to U.S. Sen. Amy
Klobuchar (MN) Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010. Degree in political science,
international relations and affairs from University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities, 2008. twitter
National Press Secretary Carlie Waibel
(Feb. 2019) Senior spokesperson on Andrew Gillum
for Governor (FL). Communications director on Bill Nelson for
U.S. Senate, April-Sept. 2018. Press secretary in the Office of
Sen. Bill Nelson, Aug. 2017-March 2018. Public affairs-New
England for Uber Technologies, Jul. 2015-Aug. 2017. Deputy
communications director on Charlie Crist for Governor, July-Nov.
2014. Government relations at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Jan.
2013-July 2014. Deputy communications director for the Minnesota
DFL, July 2011-Feb. 2012. Field organizer on Jim Meffert for
Congress, June-Nov. 2010. Undergraduate degree from University of
St. Thomas, 2011. From Minnesota. twitter
Director of Rapid Response Max Steele
(May 2019) Communications director on Bob Casey
for Senate (PA),
Apr.-Nov. 2018. Senior communications advisor to the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018. Communications director
(July 2015-Mar. 2017) and press secretary (May 2013-July 2015) at the
Florida Democratic Party. Press secretary on Alex Sink for
Congress (FL), Jan.-Mar. 2014. Press assistant at the Florida
Democratic Party, Feb. -May 2013; research assistant FDP/Bill Nelson
for Senate, May-Nov. 2012; research assistant on a U.S. House race,
Mar.-May 2012. B.S. in political science and history from Florida
State University, 2012. twitter
(Feb. 2019) Digital director on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, April 2017-Nov. 2018. DFreeputy digital director on Maggie for NH, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Account executive at Fenton, May 2015-Jan. 2016. Field organizer in Davenport for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.Nov. 2014. Postgraduate fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, July 2013-June 2014. B.A. in English, women's studies from Duke University, 2013. twitter
Research Director Anjan Mukherjee
(announced Apr. 22, 2019) Comes to the campaign
from position as
research director to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
(DLCC). Previously research director at the League of Conservation
Voters from April 2015. Research director on Chris Coons for
Delaware, April 2014-Feb. 2015. Research assistant to Sen. Chris
Coons, 2013-April 2014. Research associate at the DSCC, Feb.
2011-Dec. 2012. Research assistant at New Partners Consulting,
Feb. 2010-Jan. 2011. Intern to U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Sept.
2009-Jan. 2010. B.A. in music from Davidson College, 2009.
infrastructure | mental health | supporting farmers | first 100 days | education | seniors | affordable housing | agricultural and rural communities
combating hate and domestic terrorism
Policy Director Rosa Po
(Feb. 2019) Deputy chief of staff to Klobuchar
from Dec. 2016. A regional policy director on Hillary for
America, 2014-Nov. 2016. Policy advisor at the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, March 2011-Sept. 2013. Legislative
Deputy Poliicy Director Tommy Walker
(Apr. 2019) Deputy chief of staff (Jan.-Apr.
legislative director (May 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette
(CO). Legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Oct.
2015-May 2017. Legislative assistant (Mar. 2012-Oct. 2015),
legislative aide (Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012), legislative correspondent (May
2010-Apr. 2011) and staff assistant (Oct. 2009-May 2010) for U.S. Rep.
Diana DeGette. M.S. in applied economics from the Johns Hopkins
University, 2013; B.A. in political science from Carleton College, 2008.
National Finance Director Michael Schultz
(Feb. 2019) Finance director on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (MD)'s 2018 re-election campaign. Maryland and Delaware finance director on Hillary for America from April 2015. Southwest finance director at the DSCC, Jan.-April 2015. Finance director at Friends of Anthony Brown, April 2013-Dec. 2014. Development director at Berger Hirschberg Strategies, Nov. 2011-April 2013. Finance director at Jeff Anderson for Congress, June-Nov. 2011. LGBT outreach director and deputy scheduler at Citizens for Lisa Madigan, July 2010-Feb. 2011. Constituent services for U.S. Rep. Jan. Schakowsky, Aug. 2009-July 2010. Degree from DePaul University.
Deputy National Finance Director Elise
(Feb. 2019) Finance director on Klobuchar for
Minnesota, July 2017-Feb. 2019. Consultant at New Partners, March
2015-July 2017. Deputy finance director for the Minnesota DFL,
March 2012-March 2015. Finance consultant at The Southpaw Group,
July 2011-March 2012. Finance assistant on Jim Meffert for
Congress (Edina, MN), Jan.-Nov. 2010. Degree in international
affairs from University of Colorado at Boulder. twitter
Deputy National Finance Consultant Tina
(Feb. 2019) President of Campaign Finance
Consultants from 1991. Senior advisor to Engage Cuba,
2015-16. National finance director to Michelle Nunn,
2013-14. Senior advisor and Mid-Atlantic and Southeast finance
director to Forward Together FAC, 2006-08. Finance director to
Sen. Carl Levin, Feb. 1989-Dec. 1990. Campaign manager on Pooler
for Congress, Oct. 1987-Nov. 1988. Political assistant and
national fundraiser on Leahy for Senate, June 1985-June 1987.
Junior analyst/tabling supervisor at Peter Hart Research, July
1983-July 1985. B.A. in history and political science from
Binghampton University, 1980.
Midwest Finance Director Eli Wald
(Apr. 2019) Financial advisor at HLM Capital
Dec. 2017-Apr. 2019. Regional director-leadership and advocacy
for AJC Global, June-Dec. 2017. Chicago director (Aug. 2013-June
2017) and Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas director (Sept. 20111-Aug.
2013) for AIPAC. Federal lobbyist and assistant legislative
director for AJC Global, Sept. 2008-Sept. 2011. Degree in Middle
East politics and languages (individual plan of study) from University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Finance Chief of Staff Mike Schmandt
(Mar. 2019) Fellow at No Labels, May 2018-Mar.
in political science from Vanderbilt University, 2018.
Director of Scheduling Asal Sayas
Most recently director of government affairs at amfAR,
Foundation for AIDS Research. Worked as Sen. Klobuchar's director
of scheduling for three years.
Deputy Scheduler Grace Waltz
Special assistant on Tina Smith for Minnesota,
Deputy director for external relations to Gov. Mark Dayton, Jan.-June
2018. Senior aide (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) and scheduler (June
2016-Jan. 2017) to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Bachelor's degree in
political science and government, English from University of St.
Director of Operations Heidi Kraus Kaplan
client services manager at Minneapolis-based Synergetic
Endeavors from Jan. 2017. Operations director (from Jan. 2016)
and events and conventions director (Jan. 2014-June 2015) at the
Minnesota DFL. Leadership assistant to Senate Majority Leader
Larry Pogemiller, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011. Campaign manager on Mark
Dayton for a Better Minnesota, Jan.-July 2009. Political director
to Mark Dayton, Apr. 2007-Jan. 2009. A director on Hillary
Clinton's 2008 campaign. Director of communications and special
project to Sen. Mark Dayton, 2005-07. Surrogate director on
Kerry-Edwards (July-Nov. 2004) and field/political on John Kerry
for President (2003-04). Deputy field director at the New
Hampshire Democratic Party, 2001-02. Bachelor's degree in
history, political science from Glenville State College, 2000. twitter
Deputy Operations Director Rosa Colman
(Mar. 2019) Operations director for the
Minnesota DFL Coordinated
Campaign, July-Dec. 2018. Deputy campaign manager and operations
director (Sept. 2017-June 2018) and scheduling and advance director
(Jan.-Aug. 2017) on Rebecca Otto for Governor (MN). Deputy
finance director on Terry Bonoff for Congress (MN), May-Nov.
2016. Bachelor's degree in political science, educational studies
from Macalester College, 2016.
Reearch Advisor Fred Yang
(announced Apr. 22, 2019) Partner at Hart Research
Associates and founding principal of its political
division—Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group.
Media Advisors Roy Temple, Jay Howser and Andi Johnson, GPS Media
(announced Apr. 22, 2019) Principals at GPS Media.
Senior Advisor Pete Giangreco
(announced Apr. 22, 2019) Partner at The Strategy
Group's Chicago office. Longtime political advisor to Sen.
Klobuchar., including her 2006 race.
Special Assistant Hannah Grace McDonald
Executive assistant to the president at Grunwald
Communications, Aug. 2017-Dec. 2018. Phone canvasser for NARAL
Pro-Choice America, Jan.-Oct. 2018. Deputy organizer on Danica
Roem for Delegate, July-Nov. 2017. B.S. in Earth and Space
Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen, 2016.
from Q1 2019 report include:
Biggest expenditure in Q1 2019 was a bit more than $625,000 to this firm for list acquisition.
Kieran McCarney -
Hannah Hankins - Vice President at Civic Advisors LLC.
Field Office: 1221 Center St., Suite 3, Des Moines, IA 50315
Chair Dr. Andy McGuire
(per Klobuchar Feb. 21, 2019 event, reported by
NBC's Vaugh Hillyard) Candidate for the 2018 Democratic
nomination for governor, finishing fourth with 5.3% in the June
primary. Iowa Democratic Party chair, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2017. President
Iowa, a managed care company, 2012-15. Mike
Blouin's running mate on his 2006 primary campaign for governor (Blouin
finished second to Culver). M.B.A. from Kennesaw State
University, 2001; M.D. from Creighton University School of Medicine,
Undergraduate degree in chemistry from Creighton University,
Born in Waterloo, Iowa. twitter
State Director Lauren Dillon
(Feb. 2019) Deputy director at the DSCC in
2018. Research director at the DNC for five years after serving as
deputy research director; senior research associate, 2011-12; and
starting at the DNC as a research associate in 2009.
Correspondence and judicial appointments coordinator in the Office of
Gov. Culver and Lt. Gov. Judge, 2006-09. English teacher at Hebei
Normal University 2005-06. B.A. degrees in politics and
psychology from Drake University, 2005. Originally from Brooklyn,
Political Director Jamie Woods
(announced April 19, 2019) Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party's Black Caucus and is on the board of directors for Emerge Iowa. Helped to elect Rep. Phyllis Thede and Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad to the Iowa House. African-American outreach coordinator in the Davenport office for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Candidate for Davenport 8th Ward in Nov. 2013. Worked on Obama's presidential campaigns. From Davenport.
Organizing Director Andrew Nelson
(reported by the DMR on Mar. 16, 2019) Canvass
director on Iowa Democrats' 2018
coordinated campaign and field director for the Iowa House Truman Fund
in 2016. Deputy field director on Anthony Brown for Governor,
Apr. 2013-Nov. 2014. IN-2 field director for the Indiana
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2012. Field organizer on John Delaney
for Congress, Mar.-Apr. 2012. Field organizer on Tom Henry for
Mayor (Fort Wayne, IN), Aug.-Dec. 2011. IA-03 field organizer for
the Iowa Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2010. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Andrew Larabee
(announced April 19, 2019) Records archivist and
clerk in Bloomington, IN, Mar. 2014-Dec. 2015. Bloomington
regional lead organizer for Freedom indiana, Sept. 2013-Feb.
2014. Field organizer at Joe McNamara for Mayor (Toledo),
Aug.-Sept. 2013. Assistant recruitment director at Fund for the
Public Interest, Feb.-May 2013. Field organizer in Wood County,
Ohio for Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
English-creative writing from Ohio University, 2012.
Regional Organizing Directors
Davenport Seth Barnes
(May 2019) Constituency organizer
(political/field on Xochitl for New Mexico/New Mexico Democratic Party,
July-Nov. 2018. Program assistant for nonproliferation/science
engagement at CRDF Global, July 2010-Aug. 2013. International
M.B.A. from University of Denver-Daniels College of Business, 2015;
B.A. in internationsl studies from Michigan State University, 2005.
Iowa City Molly Ingalls
Regional organizing director in La Crosse for the
Democratic Party of
Wisconsin, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer in Blacksburg for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017. GOTV lead on Ralph
Northam for Governor, May-June 2017. Organizer for theDanville
area for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2016. B.A. in
political communication from The George Washington University, 2017.
(June 2019) Bachelor's degree in political
science from The Johns
Hopkins University, 2019. Internships include legislative intern
to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Jan.-May 2018. twitter
Sioux City Katie Rose Epstein
(May 2019) Bachelor of political science, bachelor of
and sexuality studies from Penn State University, 2019; president of
Penn State College Democrats, 2018-19. twitter
Press Secretary Courtney Rice
(reported by the DMR on Mar. 16, 2019) Deputy
press secretary at
the DSCC from Feb. 2017. Press
and local management from American
University, 2016; B.A. in history from Allegheny College. From
Digital Media Manager Alli Peters
(announced April 19, 2019) Photographer and
designer at Alli Peters LLC
Minneapolis-St. Paul from Sept. 2016; did photography on Erin Murphy
for Governor and Dean Phillips for Congress campaigns in Minnesota,
2018. Project coordinator (Oct.-Dec. 2016), graphic production
coordinator (June-Dec. 2016) and editorial intern (Jan.-May 2016) at
Tiger Oak Media in Minneapolis-St. Paul. B.S. in business and
marketing education and B.A. in political science and government from
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016.
Endorsements (press releases)
...July 11, 2019
Bill Witt – Former Iowa State Representative from Black Hawk County. Bill is known for his environmental and long-term care reform advocacy. Shirley McAdon – Adel City Council member.
Jackie Wellman – Community Activist, Super Volunteer. Jackie is a former Precinct Captain for both the Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns.
Ruth Thompson – Community Activist, The Caucus Couple.
Scott Thompson – Community Activist, The Caucus Couple.
Melissa Fath – Community Activist, Cancer Researcher.
Swati Dandekar, former U.S. Ambassador and state legislator ...Aug. 12, 2019
...Aug. 16, 2019
Pam Johnson - Former President of the National Corn Growers Association, corn and soybean farmer (Floyd, IA)
Dave and Mary Jensen - Retired commodity crop farming family (Iowa Falls, IA)
Dan and Allison Sorenson - Cattleman, commodity crops farmers (Dickens, IA)
State Director Scott Merrick
(announced Apr. 10, 2019) Vice president of business development for Athenium Analytics, a technology company based in Dover, NH, Aug. 2016-Nov. 2018. Deputy state director for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2016. State representative from Coos County, including assistant majority floor leader, Dec. 2004-Oct. 2009. B.A. in political science and government from Tufts University, 2008. New Hampshire native.
Deputy State Director Sondra Milkie
(announced Apr. 10, 2019) Senior associate at The Strategy Group, June-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Aruna Miller for Congress (MD), Nov. 2017-May 2018. Email marketing coordinator for Rising Tide Interactive, May-Oct. 2017. Training director for Wisconsin Progress, June 2012-Feb. 2017. Campaign manager on Melissa Sargent for State Assembly (WI), Apr.-Aug. 2012. Campaign coordinator on Citizens for Dane County's Future, Nov. 2011-April 2012. Field organizer on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008. B.A. in history and political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011. twitter
Political Director Ben Ernst
(announced Apr. 10, 2019) Moves to the campaign from position as political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, started Jan. 2019. Campaigns director for the New Hampshire State Senate Democratic Caucus, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Legislative director to Del. David Reid (VA), Jan.-Feb. 2018. Campaign manager on Laurie Cumbo's campaign in Brooklyn, June-Sept. 2017. Deputy campaign manager on Kathy Tran for Delegate (VA), Apr.-June 2017. Legislative assistant in the Virginia House of Delegates, Nov. 2016-Mar. 2017. Regional organizing director (June-Nov. 2016) and organizer (May-June 2016) for the Democratic Party of Virginia. Delegate protection organizer in Des Moines (Feb.-May 2016), organizer in Las Vegas (Feb. 2016) and deputy organizer in Mason City, IA (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) on HIllary for America. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2015. Bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, 2015. twitter
Organizing Director Nicholas Maines
organizer and distributed director on the Tennessee Coordinated
Campaign, June-Nov. 2018. Field director on Dan Helmer for
Congress (VA), Mar.-June 2018. Campaign manager on Ann Messenger
for Congress (NY), Jan.-Feb. 2018. Campaign manager on Pam Keith
for Congress, July 2017-Jan. 2018. Field director on Colleen
Deacon for Congress (NY), May-Nov. 2016. Political organizer
(delegates) in Nevada on Hillary for America, Apr.-June 2016.
Director of advocacy for the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood
Affiliates, Apr.-Oct. 2015. Regional manager in Kansas City, MO
for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association,
Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015. Field director in Florida CD-18, Apr.-Nov.
2014. ACA outreach for National Family Planning &
Reproductive Health Association, 2014. Campaign manager on
Evandra Thompson for House Delegate (VA), May-July 2013.
Political and legislative coordinator in Missouri for AFSCME, Feb.
2012-Mar. 2013. Relational voter program director for We Are
Wisconsin, Feb.-June 2012. Organizer for the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin, Nov. 2011-Feb. 2012. Organizer in Ironton for We Are
Ohio, Sept.-Nov. 2011. Field organizer on Jaime Ariezaga Sot for
State Senate (VA), June-Sept. 2011. Regional field director in
Sioux City for the Iowa Democratic Party, Oct. 2009-Nov.
2010. Lead organizer in Indianapolis for Change That Works,
June-Oct. 2009. Organizer for the Minnesota DFL, June-Nov.
2006. Assistant political director on Rosalind Kurita for Senate
(TN), Dec. 2005-Feb. 2006. Opposition research director for the
Oakland County (MI) Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2005. Campaign
manager on Ramzi Dalloo for City Council (Troy, MI), July-Nov.
2005. Team lead in Portsmouth, OH for SEIU HERO, June-Nov.
2004. B.A. in history from Berea College, 2005. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Nick Paul
(May 2019) Campaign manager on Jon Morgan for
(Brentwood, NH), Mar.-Nov. 2018. Grassroots organizer for Protect
the Granite State, Apr. 2017-Mar. 2018. Field organizer for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Contractor for
RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, Dec. 2016-Apr. 2017. Field
organizer in Green Bay for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Aug.-Nov.
2016. Senior election and advocacy fellow for RESULTS and RESULTS
Educational Fund, July 2015-July 2016. Canvasser for NextGen
Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2014. twitter
Regional Organizing Director Josh Troop
(July 2019) Consultant on Landon Lemoin for
Boston City Council,
Mar.-June 2019. Regional field director on the Committee to Elect
Jay Gonzalez (MA), Jan.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on Stephanie
Hirsch for Alderman at Large (Somerville, MA), Sept.-Nov. 2017.
B.A. in government and mathematics from Hamilton College, 2017. twitter
Communications Director Kelsi Browning
(announced Apr. 22, 2019) National
communications director on Paul Davis
in KS-2, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Communications director on Farley for
Arizona, Mar.-Sept. 2018. Senior associate at SKDKnickerbocker,
Feb. 2017-Mar. 2018. Central PA regional press secretary on
Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Press secretary to U.S.
Rep. Mark Takai, Sept. 2015-May 2016. Press fellow to U.S. Rep.
Charles Rangel, Dec. 2014-Sept. 2015. Assistant to the executive
director at the DSCC, Feb. 2013-March 2014. Staff assistant to
U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, May 2012-Feb. 2013. B.A. in
political communication from The George Washington University,
Endorsements (press releases)
Executive Councilor Deborah Pignatelli, Nashua
Former Ambassador Jim Smith, Salem
Former New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster, Nashua
Former Representative Ricia McMahon, Sutton
Rich Sigel, Manchester
Helen Honorow, Nashua
Michael Atkins, Peterborough
Jim Callahan, Hancock
Founder of Hard Count Strategies in Charleston, July 2018. Political advisor to EMILY's list, Feb.-July 2018. Chief of staff/fixer to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, May-Nov. 2017. Director of legislative affaris (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and deputy director of legislative affairs, NPPD (Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) at the Department of Homeland Security. Director of congressional, legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Apr. 2014-July 2015. President and CEO of Hard Count Strategies, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, May 2011-Nov. 2012. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009. Political desk at the DCCC, May-Dec. 2006. Political director for veterans and millitary families on Jonh Kerry for President, Apr.-Dec. 2004. Legislative aide on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Oct. 2001-Apr. 2004. B.A. in political science and goernment from College of Charleston, 2000. twitter
Chief of Staff Elizabeth (Lizzy) Peluso
Note: Klobuchar's "Minnesota nice" image sustained damage shortly before her announcement when HuffPost reported she had abused staff. See: Molly Redden and Amanda Terkel. "Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Mistreatment Of Staff Scared Off Candidates To Manage Her Presidential Bid," HuffPost, Feb. 6, 2019; Molly Hensley-Clancy. "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar's Wrath Toward Her Aides." HuffPost, Feb. 8, 2019; and Molly Redden and Amanda Terkel. "Harry Reid Rebuked Amy Klobuchar For Mistreatment of Staff," HuffPost, Feb. 8, 2019. The story did not go away. Several weeks later there was this: Matt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember. "How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff." New York Times, Feb. 22, 2019.