updated August 17, 2019)
Candidate Beto O'Rourke timeline
Amy Sanders O'Rourke
Campaign Manager Jennifer O'Malley Dillon
(reported Mar. 25, 2019)
Precision Strategies from May 2013. Co-chair of the DNC's Unity
Reform Commission, 2017-18. Deputy
campaign manager on Obama's 2012 campaign, 2011-12. Executive
director of the Democratic National Committee from Jan. 2009 through
2010. Battleground states director on the Obama campaign,
starting in April 2008. Deputy campaign manager on John Edwards
for President after serving as state director on his Iowa caucus
campaign. Campaign manager on Rep. Jim Davis' 2006 gubernatorial
campaign in Florida. Deputy campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Tom
Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign in South Dakota. Field
director on Sen. Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign. In 2002
O'Malley served as field director for the South Dakota Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, then as field director for U.S. Sen. Mary
runoff campaign. In 2001 she was campaign manager for St. Louis
Mayor Francis Slay. In 1999-2000 O'Malley was volunteer
coordinator for Gore in the NH primary, then worked as a field
organizer in New York and Pennsylvania, and in the general election,
she was regional field director for the Missouri Coordinated Campaign
in the St. Louis Metro area. O'Malley is a 1998 graduate of Tufts
University and hails from Jamaica Plains, MA. twitter
Title? David M. Wysong
Longtime chief of staff to O'Rourke twitter
National Organizing Director Lauren
(reported by Politico on May 19, 2019) Field director for the DSCC, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Campaign director for the Virginia Democratic Party, 2017. Director of the Florida Democratic Party Coodinated Campaign through Sept. 2016; during the primaries served as the Hillary for America's Idaho director, Kansas director, and as regional field director in Davenport, Iowa in the caucus campaign from April 2015. Regional field director in Florida in Tampa/Polk counties on Obama's 2012 campaign. Field director on Mark Herring for State Senate, 2011. Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2010. Field organizer on Obama's Campaign for Change, Sept.-Nov. 2008; earlier out of state volunteer coordinator in South Dakota and student organizer at Lehigh University. Undergraduate degree in political science from Lehigh University, Jan. 2010. Originally from Oklahoma. twitter
Senior Political Advisor Nick Rathod
(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019) Founder (June 2018) of UpRising Strategies LLC. Founder and executive director of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), May 2014-Mar. 2018. Director of state campaigns for Everytown for Gun Safety. Assistant director for intergovernmental and international affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Sept. 2011-2013. Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama White House, Jan. 2009-Sept. 2011. Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama-Biden Transition Team. Senior advisor to Gov. Eliot Spitzer (NY), Apr. 2007-Nov. 2008. Senior manager of state and regional affairs at the Center for American Progress, 2005-07. Outreach director for Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), 2003-04. twitter
Political Director Adnan Mohamed
(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019) Deputy political director for Seth Moulton and for Moulton's Serve America PAC from Feb. 2018. Regional political director on Ralph Northam for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Deputy political director on Tom Perriello for Governor, Apr.-June 2017. Legislative correspondent for U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA), Jan. 2015-Apr. 2017. M.S. in public policy and security studies from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science and Arabic studies from Texas A&M University, 2013. twitter
Political Chris Chu de León
From Texas. twitter
National Director of Outreach Chrystian Woods
(reported by the AJC on June 14, 2019) Interim
and deputy executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, and
previously director of organizing and outreach for the party; deputy
field director for the 2016 Georgia Together Coordinated
Campaign. B.A. in political science from Georgia Southern
University. Georgia native. twitter
Director of African American Outreach Aisha McClendon
(reported by ABC News' Briana Stewart on July 17,
2019) Came to
the campaign from position as chief of staff to Texas state Rep. Toni
Rose. Aide in the Clinton administratino. From Texas.
States Director Lise Clavel
(reported by Politico on May
19, 2019) Senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation from May 2015. Senior advisor to the Under
Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce,
Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015. Special Assistant to the President, director
of public engagement in the Office of the Vice President, June
2013-Aug. 2014. Virginia state director on Obama for America,
Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Deputy director of the FOX campaign at Media
Matters, Feb.-Aug. 2011. Chief
Early States Director Abe Rakov
(reported by Politico on July 2, 2019) President and executive director of Jason Kander's Let America Vote from Feb. 2017. Campaign manager on Jason Kander for U.S. Senate, Jan. 2015-Dec. 2016. Deputy Missouri Secretary of State, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015. Campaign manager on Jason Kander for Secretary of State, Mar.-Dec. 2012. Communications director to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Nov. 2011-Mar. 2012. Deputy director of communications for the Missouri Secretary of State, Sept. 2009-Nov. 2011. Associate at Angle and Associates, Mar.-Sept. 2009. Campaign manager for Illinois State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, Aug.-Dec. 2008. B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, 2008. twitter
Senior Advisor Rob Friedlander
Started as senior advisor to Beto for Texas. Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 2015-Jan. 2017. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN), Jan. 2014-July 2015. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH), Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014; communications director on Kuster for Congress, July-Nov. 2012. Press assistant at the White House Office of Management and Budget, June 2011-July 2012. Confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of Education, Aug. 2010-June 2011. Field organizer on Obama for America in ME, NC and MI to Nov. 2008; started as an intern in NH in Dec. 2007. Studied at Bates College. twitter
Communications Director Chris Evans
Communications director on Beto for Texas from
Sept. 2017. Senior writer at Human Rights Campaign, Feb.-Sept.
2017. Writer fro the DSCC, June 2016-Feb. 2017.
Speechwriting and research at West Wing Writers, Jan.-June 2016.
Bachelors degree in political communications from The George Washington
University. Worked on federal policy in the DC office of Gov. Jay
Inslee, Jan.-June 2014 and the DC office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Aug.
2013-Jan. 2014. twitter
Deputy Communications Director for Strategic Content Rachel Thomas
(reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19,
2019) Senior director
of communications at ACRONYM from July 2018. Yoga instructor at
CorePower Yoga in DC from Aug. 2017. External relations,
government and regulatory affairs at IBM, Apr. 2017-Aug. 2018.
Communications director (Feb. -Apr. 2017) and national press secretary
(Apr. 2015-Jan. 2017 at EMILY's List. Traveling press secretary
to Gov. TGerry McAulliffe, Jan. 2014-Apr. 2015; deputy communications
director on McAuliffe's transition; deputy press secretary on McAuliffe
for Governor, Apr.-Nov. 2013. Special assistant to the
Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Sept.
2011-Apr. 2013. Advance associate for the White House, June
2010-Sept. 2011. B.A. in communication and public service from
University of Pennsylvania, 2011. twitter
Deputy Communications Director for States Ofirah Yheskel
(reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19, 2019) Communications director (from Sept. 2018) and press secretary (Jan.-Sept. 2018) to Gov. Ralph Northam; senior advisor on Northam's transition; press secretary on Ralph Northam for Governor, Feb.-Nov. 2017. Wisconsin press secretary on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016. Communications assistant to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO), Nov. 2015-May 2016. Communications diirector to Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman and the Legislative Study Group, Jan. -June 2015. Deputy press secretary on Wendy Davis for Governor, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014. B.S. in political communication and B.A. in international relations and global studies from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013. twitter
National Press Secretary Aleigha Cavalier
Communications director (Dec. 2017-June 2019) and
secretary (June-Dec. 2017) for Tom Steyer's NextGen America.
Communications director on Jim Johnson for Governor, Jan.-June
2017. Pennsylvania communications director for NextGen Climate,
June-Dec. 2016. Public affairs director for Planned Parenthood of
Western Pennsylvania, Aug. 2013-June 2016; Western Pennsylvania
director for Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, Aug. 2013-June
2016. Finance/communications director on Adam Cook for Congress
(VA), Apr.-Dec. 2012. Special events coordinator for Allegheny
County, Dec. 2010-Jan. 2012. Operations manager on Onorato for
Governor (PA), Jan.-Dec. 2010. M.P.S. in strategic public
relations from The George Washington University, 2013; B.A. in
political science, English writing from University of Pittsburgh,
2010. From New Castle, PA. twitter
Director of Women's Messaging Anna Pacilio
(reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19,
director and speechwriter for U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (TX) and on
Veasey's congressional campaign, from Spring 2018. Communications
and digital campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts, Sept. 2016-Apr.
2018. Public affairs and media relations for Randle
Communications, Jan.-Sept. 2016. Public affairs and digital
strategy for Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Jan.-Dec. 2015. Intern at
Edelman, June-Dec. 2014. Degree in mass communications and media
studies from Sonoma State University, 2014. twitter
Deputy National Press Secretary and Director of African American Messaging Ian Wilhite
2019) Press secretary in the DC officeon Lambda Legal from Nov.
2017; took leave to serve as communications director for African
American outreach on Beto for Texas Senate campaign.
Communications for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI). Legislative
correspondent for U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III. twitter
Director of Latinx Messaging Claudia Tristán
(July 2019) Bilingual press secretary for the
Gov. Michelle Lujan
Grisham (NM), Jan.-July 2019. Bilingual multimedia journalist
with Sinclair Broadcast Group in El Paso, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2019.
Bilingual reporter/Spanish weather anchor for Ramar Communications in
Lubbock, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2017. Anchor/reporter/producer for
Telemundo Abilene, July-Oct. 2014. Master's degree in strategic
communication and innovation from Texas Tech University, 2016; B.B.A.
and B.A. in marketing and journalism from Texas Tech University,
Director of Rapid Response Lauren Hitt
(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019) Communications director on Hickenlooper 2020 to July 2019. Chief spokeswoman on Cythia Nixon for Governor campaign in New York, May-Sept. 2018. Communications director on Randy Bryce for Congress, Jan.-May 2018. Director of communications director for the City of Philadephia and senior advisor to Mayor Kenney, Jan. 2016-Jan. 2018. Communications director on Kenney for Mayor, Feb.-Dec. 2015. Communications director (Aug.-Nov. 2014) and press secretary (Jan.-Aug. 2014) on FitzGerald for Governor (OH). Deputy communications director on Bill de Blasio for Mayor, June-Nov. 2013. Press assistant in Philadelphia on Obama for America. twitter
Communications Micah Barton
Beto for Texas staff. Public works environmental
coordinator for the City of McKinney, TX, Feb. 2010-Dec. 2014.
Contract reporter and television host for City of McKinney, Sept.
2005-Dec. 2014. Contract public relations account executive for
SPM Communications, Nov. 2005-May 2006. Public relations account
executive with The Richards Group, May 2002-April 2005. General
assignment report at KLTV, May 2000-Mar. 2002. State government
relations coordinatore with firm in Austin, May 1999-May 2000.
Legislative aide to state Rep. Tommy Merritt, Jan.-May 1999.
Executive assistant at CBS Radio in Austin, May 1998-Jan. 1999.
B.S. degrees in television and radio and politics from Ithaca College,
Research Director Morgan Hill
(reported by Politico on July 19, 2019) Research director on Richard Cordray’s campaign for governor of Ohio, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Senior research associate at the Democratic Governor's Association, July 2015--Mar. 2018. Multimedia research analyst at American Bridge 21st Century, Jan.-July 2015. Tracking/research associate for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, Jan.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in international relations and affairs from Hendrix College, 2013.
cabinet secretaries exec. order | climate | women's reproductive rights | immigration | voting rights | LGBTQ equality |
women and minority owned businesses | veterans | Social Security/caregiver credit | structural inequity in education | hate and gun violence
Senior Advisor for Policy Ali Zaidi
(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019) Of Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP from Aug. 2018. Of counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP, Feb. 2017-Aug. 2018. Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at OMB, 2014-17. Deputy Director for Energy Policy in the White House Domestic Policy Council, 2011-14. Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, 2010-11. Worked at OMB, 2009-10. NH organizer on Obama for America, 2007-09. J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center; A.B. in government from Harvard College. twitter
Policy Director Carmel Martin
(reported by Politico on June 23, 2019) Executive vice president at the Center for American Progress. Assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy at the U.S. Department of Education to Apr. 2013. General counsel and deputy staff director to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy on the H.E.L.P. Committee, 2005-08. Associate director for domestic policy at the Center for American Progress, 2004-05. Chief counsel and senior policy adviser to U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, 1999-2004. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, 1998-99. Associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP, 1995-98. Special counsel to U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle. J.D. from University of Texas School of Law and M.A.P.A. from University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1994; B.A. from Manhattan College. 1989. twitter
Deputy Policy Director Zayn Siddique
(reported by Politico
23, 2019) Clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, OT
2019. Senior policy advisor to O'Rourke on his Senate
campaign. J.D. from Yale Law School, 2016; undergraduate degree
Associate Policy Director Brendan Duke
(reported by Politico
23, 2019) Tax policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities from July 2017. Associate director for economic policy
at the Center for American Progress, Apr. 2014-July 2017.
Campaign communications specialist at SEIU, Aug. 2010-Apr. 2012.
Communications specialist at Save the Children, Feb. 2009-July
2010. Communications associate at Families USA, June 2008-Jan.
2009. M.P.A. in economics and public policy from Princeton
University, 2014; B.A. in political science from Macalester College,
Policy Associate Devon Gray
(reported by Politico
23, 2019) J.D. from Stanford University Law School and M.A. in
education policy from Stanford University Graduate School of Education,
2019; B.A. in political science and government from Chapman University,
2015. Orange County native. twitter
Policy Chief of Staff Allison Hunn
(reported by Politico
23, 2019) Legal policy analyst at Democracy Forward, Aug.
2018-June 2019. Special assistant and advisor to the White House
Office of Cabinet Affairs, May 2013-June 2015. Policy assistant
(Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) and assistant to the director of media planning
(Aug.-Nov. 2011 on Obama for America. J.D. from UC Berkeley,
2018; B.A. in foreign affairs, French from University of Virginia, 2011.
Digital Director Rob Flaherty
(reported by Politico
7, 2019) creative director at the progressive super PAC
Priorities USA. Deputy digital communications director on Hillary
for America from June 2015. Director of digital media (Feb.-June
producer/youth media coordinator (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015) at the
DNC. Digital and press assistant at Terry
Governor, June-Nov. 2013. Communications coordinator for
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012. Communictions
director on Myrick for Ithaca, March-Sept. 2011. B.A./B.S. in
politics/television from Ithaca College, 2013. twitter
Director of Creative and Product Robyn Kanner
Video Editor Stephanie Parajon
(Mar. 2019) Video editor on Beto for Texas from
Marketing staff at ZeeMee from Mar. 2018. Owner of Artemisia
Media in Redlands, CA from Feb. 2018. Actor with Core Talent from
Data Director Anna Korman
(reported by Politico
on July 19, 2019) Principal
America from Aug. 2015-Apr.
2016. Data associate at Precision Strategies, Jan.-Aug.
2015. Deputy data director on the North Carolina Coordinated
Campaign, June-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science
and government from The George Washington University. twitter
Senior Advisor for Delegate Strategy Jeff Berman
(announced May 9, 2019) Founder of Berman Strategies
LLC. Consultant on delegate operations for Hillary for
Lobbyist, worked in the public policy and governmental affairs group of
Magic Number: Inside Obama's Chase for
the Presidential Nomination (2012) (+)
Member of the DNC's Unity
Reform Commission, 2017-18 and Democratic Change Commission, 2009.
Road Manager Cynthia Cano
Deputy campaign manager/events and logistics director on Beto for Texas from April 2018. District director to O'Rourke in Congress from Jan. 2013. twitter
National Recruiting Manager Monique (Grigg) Wike
(May 2019) Field organizing manager in Dallas/Fort Worth (from June 2018) and field organizer (May-June 2018) on Beto for Texas. Staffing manager at Robert Half from May 2018. Front desk administrative assistant at Cushman & Wakefield, Mar.-Sept. 2016. Master's degree in international affairs from UC San Diego, 2016; B.A. in industrial and organizational psychology from Azusa Pacific University, 2013.
Digital Advertising Middle Seat
Accounted for $1.28 million of the $2.51 million in
total disbursements from Mar. 14 to Mar. 31, 2019.
From FEC Q1:
It is unclear if these people are still on the campaign. There were a number of launch team organizers who worked April-May
Stephanie M. Acosta twitter - Maryam Amjadi - Katelyn Coghlan - Max J. Cummings - Christopher Corey - Jin Ding - Kimberly Duffy - John Matrix Elson - Shana Anne Shapiro Gallagher - Bryce Montrell Lacy - Sarah Jaudon Mathey - Ademali G. Sengal - Harriet Showman
Distributed Organizing: Cassandra A. Henry, Anna Price Naim, Alexandria Sousa, Katrien Taborda
Jody Casey - Campaign manager on Beto for Texas starting in Sept. 2017. Eighteen-year career in the private sector; with GE from 1999, mostly in the energy industry. B.S. in management from Georgia Institute of Technology. twitter
four endorsements on day of announcement, March 14, 2019:
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-4)
U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16)
(See for example: Abby Livingston. "4 members of Congress endorse Beto O'Rourke within hours of his campaign launch." The Texas Tribune, Mar. 14, 2019).
11 Offices by July 21:
Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.
Ames: 410 5th St., Ames, IA 50010-6104
Burlington: 231 South 3rd St., Burlington, IA 52601 .
Cedar Rapids: 417 3rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids
Council Bluffs: 500 Willow Avenue, Suite 204 Council Bluffs IA 51503
Davenport: 601 Brady St.Suite 211, Davenport, IA 52803
Des Moines: 1925 High Street, Des Moines, IA
Dubuque: 962 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
Iowa City: 412 Highland Ave., Suite D, Iowa City
Ottumwa: 408 E. Main St., Ottumwa
Sioux City: 1308 Pierce St., Sioux City
Waterloo: 313 E. 5th St., Waterloo 50703
office openings: Cedar Rapids June 9; most office openings on July 16
as of May 31, 2019 the campaign reported 37 organizing staff, and 44 Iowa staff overall.
State Director Norm Sterzenbach
(March 2019) Consultant to the IDP on the 2020
caucuses to early
Sterzenbach is taking leave from his position a principal at GPS
Impact, where he started Feb. 2013. Executive director of the
Party to Jan. 2013; started as political and caucus director for IDP
for the 2008 Caucuses from Dec. 2006. Deputy campaign manager on
Chet Culver's campaign for governor, Nov. 2005-Dec. 2006.
Campaign manager on Bekki Cook for Lt. Governor, May-Nov. 2004.
Caucus director for the American Association of Retired People (AARP),
2004. Field director on Jim Humphries for Congress, 2002.
Eastern Iowa Field Director on Bill Bradley’s campaign. B.A. in
political science from University of Iowa, 1998. Cedar Rapids
Caucus Director Margaret Jarosz
(reported by DMR April 24, 2019) Senior trip advisor to Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH), when he was considering a run. Chief organizational officer on Fred Hubbell for Governor from June 2018. Campaign manager on Pete for Iowa, Jan.-July 2018. Field manager for 270 Strategies, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018. Distributed organizing director on Tom Periello for Governor, Feb.-July 2017. Field director in Manchester, NH for NextGen Climate, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017. Regional director for Dubuque on Bernie 2016, then to Nebraska, Wisconsin, and cocluded as deputy field director in So. Calif.. Northeast regional field director on Run Warren Run. Field organizer on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign in Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on Sara Geenen for Wisconsin State Assembly, March-Aug. 2014. Volunteered with the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (March-June 2012) and with President Obama’s re-election campaign (Sept.-Nov. 2012). Milwaukee native. Attended Loyola University Chicago. twitter
Deputy Caucus Director Caroline Grey
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Co-founder,
vice president of
Civis Analytics in Chicago, Nov. 2012-Nov. 2015. Director of
analytics operations on Obama for America, July 2011-Nov. 2012. Targeting
Political Director Rep. Chris Hall
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Represents
District 13 Sioux City in the State House, first elected in 2010.
Grants coordinator at Western Iowa Tech Community College since Nov.
2011. Policy director on Fred Hubbell's 2018 gubernatorial
campaign. Deputy finance director on an Iowa gubernatorial
campaign, June 2009-Mar. 2010. B.A. in political science from
Grinnell College, 2007. Born and raised in Sioux City. twitter
Deputy Political Director Alex Freedman
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Campaign manager
on Tim Gannon’s 2018 campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Worked
on Hillary Clinton's campaign. Regional field director in Waterloo on
Martin O’Malley's presidential campaign from June 2015. Campaign
manager on Rostom Sakissian for L.A. City Council, Jan.-March
2015. Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov.
2014. Research analyst/tracker at Friends of Chris Murphy,
June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in international relations and affairs from
Syracuse University, 2013. twitter
Organizing Director Cyrus Shick
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Coordinated
Campaign director for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2018.
Virginia field director for Let America Vote, May-Nov. 2017.
Field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov.
2016. Statewide deputy field director on Koster for Missour,
Mar.-Sept. 2016. Regional GOTV director in Portsmouth, NH on
Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016. GOTV director for
Tennesse Democrati Party in the Nashville mayoral runoff, Aug-Sept.
2015. Field director on Freeman for Mayor (of Nashville), Dec.
2014-Aug. 2015. Regional field director for the Michigan
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Quinn
for New York, May-Sept. 2013. Field organizer for the Missouri
Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer on Eric
Stewart for Congress (TN), May-Sept. 2012. Degree in political
communication from The George Washington University. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Sioux City Zachary Amos
(Apr. 2019) Deputy field director for West
Memphis) on the
Tennessee Coordinated Campaign, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Content
coordinator for the Illig Family Enterprise Company in Leawood, KS,
Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018. Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and
field organizer (May-Aug. 2016) on Chris Koster's gubernatorial
campaign. Degree in journalism, international strategic
communications from University of Missouri-Columbia. twitter
(Apr. 2019) Deputy field director for Middle
Bredesen for U.S. Senate/Tennessee Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov.
2018. Regional field director for Lift Up Houston PAC (ballot
initiatives supported by Mayor Sylvester Turner), June-Nov. 2017.
Assistant canvass director for Environment Washington, Feb.-May
2017. Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov.
2016. Executive recruiter (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016) and operations
center staff (Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015) for United Recruiters in
Murfreesboro, TN. Project coordinator at XM Solutions, May
2013-Nov. 2014. B.S. in criminal justice administration (pre-law)
from Middle Tennessee University, 2014.
(Apr. 2019) Regional field director in Tucson
Arizona Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Regional field
director for Palm Beach County on Philip Levine for Governor of
Florida, May-Aug. 2018. Field organizer on Kriseman fo rMayor of
St. Petersburg, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Studied communication and
political science at Eckerd College. twitter
Davenport Michael Johnakin
(Apr. 2019) Field director in the 6th CD for the
Kentucky Democratic Party,
June-Nov. 2018. Field director on Amy McGrath for Congress (KY),
April-May 2018. Major sales for Costco Wholesale, Nov. 2017-Mar.
2018. Distributed regional organizer on Tom Perriello for
Virginia, Mar.-June 2017. Regional field director for the Montana
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Field organizer on Bernie 2016,
starting in Muscatine, IA in Oct. 2015, and subsequently in Richmond,
VA to Feb. 2016. Deputy canvass director in Saint Lucie, FL for
FieldWorks. Field organizer and petition organizer on Chopra for
Virginia, Feb.-June 2013. Field organizer on Miami Dolphins
stadium refereendum, April-May 2013. Field organizer (Mar.-Nov.
2012) and summer organizer (June-Aug. 2011) in Richmond, VA on Obama
for America. Studied political science at J Sargeant Reynolds
Community College. twitter
(Apr. 2019) Regional field director in Phoenix
Arizona Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018. Degree in history and
political science from University of Iowa, 2018 president of University
of Iowa's Dream Iowa chapter. Field consultant on Zach Wahls for
Iowa Senate District 37, Feb.-Mar. 2018. Campaign manager on Ryan
Hall for City Council in Iowa City, June-Oct. 2017. Field
organizer in Iowa City for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov.
2016. Campaign fellow in Iowa City on Hillary for America, Dec.
2015-Feb. 2016. twitter
(Apr. 2019) Most recently field director on Andy Kim for Congress (NJ). twitter
Communications Director Geoff Burgan
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Senior
communications advisor (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and communications director on
Andrew Gillum for Governor. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2017. Deputy communications
director for the Louisiana Democratic Party, Nov. 2015.
Communications research manager in the Office of Gov. Martin O'Malley,
Nov. 2013-Jan. 2015. Account executive at Powell Tate, June
2012-Nov. 2013. Call time manager and personal aid on Rob
Garagiola for Congress, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012. B.A. in journalism,
government and politics from University of Maryland College Park,
Press Secretary Frances Swanson
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Iowa state media
manager (Apr. 2018-Jan. 2019) and communications intern (Dec. 2017-Mar.
2018) for NextGen America. B.A. in environmental studies from
Lewis and Clark College, 2017. twitter
Press Assistant Danya Rafiqi
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Campaign
communications manager (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and campaign manager
(May-Sept. 2018) for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund. B.A. in
political science from the University of Southern California, 2018.
Internships include SKDKnickerbocker, Smoot Tewes Group and Devine
Mulvey Longabaugh. twitter
Operations Director Jennifer (Komos) Fiihr
(reported by DMR Apr. 24, 2019) Owner of
Jennifer Fiihr Consulting LLC in Des Moines from Feb. 2015; clients
have included Iowa Conservation Voters, Stacy Walker for Supervisor,
Cindy Axne for Congress, Finkenauer for Congress and Leann Jacobsen for
Congress. Election cycle human resources director for the Iowa
Democratic Party, June 2006-Dec. 2018 Compliance officer on Olson
for Iowa, Aug. 2013-Mar. 2014. Budget assistant on Obama for
America, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008. Office of the Commissioner of the
Iowa Department of Public Safety, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2006. Office
manager on Citizens for Harkin, Jan.-Dec. 2002. Legislative
liaison/administrative rules coordinator for the Iowa Department of
Inspections and Appeals, Oct. 1999-Dec. 2001. Logistics
coordinator for the Iowa 2010 Strategic Planning Council, Mar.-Oct.
Assistant to the chief of staff/office manager for Sen. Tom Harkin,
Aug. 1997-Mar. 1999. District field coordinator for Polk County
Democrats, Aug.-Nov. 1998. Assistant to the executive director of
the DCCC, May-Aug. 1997. Assistant to the campaign manager/office
manager/finance assistant on Citizens for Harkin, Mar. 1995-May
1997. B.A. in political science and history from Drake
Field Organizers include:
Joe Aguilar Cedar Rapids twitter
Levi Asher Council Bluffs twitter
Thomas Auge Dubuque fb
Elizabeth Berg twitter
Sofia "Alex" Cangiano Iowa City twitter
Jacob Cogdill Des Moines twitter
David Hennenhoefer Ames twitter
Zoe Goldblum Waterloo twitter
Justin Kroll twitter
Ronnie Minkoff Davenport twitter
Santiago Palomino twitter
Sandie Raines Ames twitter
Nick Starost Des Moines twitter
Jake Steen Ottumwa twitter
Bryanna Sterzenbach Iowa City twitter
Owen Townsend Council Bluffs twitter
Josh Varcie Des Moines twitter
Endorsements (press releases)
Polk County Soil and Water Commissioner Lou McDonald (May 24, 2019)
former state Rep. Nate Willems (Mount Vernon) (June 7, 2019)
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson (June 7, 2019)
Dubuque County Recorder John Murphy (July 10, 2019)
22 grassroots endorsements (July 15, 2019)
State Director Mike Ollen
(announced May 22, 2019) Previously state director (May 2017-May 2019) and deputy state director (Jan.-May 2017) to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Political director on Maggie Hassan for New Hampshire, Mar.-Dec. 2016. Deputy political director on Hillary Clinton's NH primary campaign, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016. Associate at Hilltop Public Solutions,Jan-Apr. 2015. Deputy political director on Shaheen for Senate, April-Dec. 2014. Constituent services coordinator/veterans and military families liaison for U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, Jan. 2013-April 2014. Regional field director in Strafford County for Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012; field organizer for Organizing for America-NH in Nashua, Feb.-July 2012. Inventory manager for Boston City Properties, March 2011-Feb. 2012. Speech writing assistant in the Office of Gov. Deval Patrick, Sept. 2011-Jan. 2012. B.A. in communications, public advocacy and rhetoric from Northeastern University, 2011. twitter
Deputy State Director Soham Pandit
(announced May 22, 2019) Political director on
Chris Pappas' 2018
congressional campaign; managed Pappas' 2016 Executive Council
re-election campaign. Other campaigns worked on include Bao
Nguyen for Congress (CA), Aug. 2015-June 2016; Van Ostern for New
Hampshire, Jan.-Aug. 2015; the New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, Mar.-Nov. 2014; Alex Sink for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2014; Cory
Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013; the League of Conservation Voters,
Apr. 2012-2013; Patrick Murphy for Attorney General (PA), 2011-12; and
Patirick Murphy for Congress, June-Nov. 2010. twitter
Political Director Laura Bryant
(reported Aug. 16, 2019) Campaign manager for
Sen. Donna Soucy from June 2018. Bachelor's degree in political
science from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018. twitter
Deputy Political Director Doug Marino
(reported Aug. 16, 2019) Most recently a
legislative aide in the NH State Senate. Field director to Sen.
Martha Fuller Clark. Worked on Organizing for America.
Graduate of UNH. From Newfields, NH. twitter
Organizing Director Sydney Watnick
(announced May 22, 2019) Field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party from May 2018. Outreach consultant for WomenCount, from Feb. 2018. Regional field director in Charlottesville area on Ralph Northam for Governor, July-Nov. 2017. Coordinator for arts and entertainment engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jan.-June 2017. Regional organizing director in Wilkes Barre, PA (May-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Charleston, SC (Aug. 2015-Apr. 2016 on Hillary for America. Regional organizing director in Ames, IA for NextGen Climate, Apr.-Aug. 2015. Field assistant for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Lavianna Felder
(reported Aug. 16, 2019 Deputy field director
for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov.
2018. Regional organizing director on JB Pritzker for Governor,
Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer in Petersburg for the Democratic
of Virgina, June-Nov. 2017. Organizer in the Philadelphia area
Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Operations
Alex Law for Congress (NJ), Apr.-June 2016. Cashier sales
produce clerk at ShopRite Supermarkets in Glassboro, NJ, June 2014-Feb.
2016. Studied at Rowan University. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
(announced May 22, 2019) Senior field manager (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and field organizing manager (May-Aug. 2018) on O'Rourke's Senate campaign. B.A. in philosophy from University of Houston, 2016.
Manchester Austin Hunter Noble
(July 2019) Florida recount site lead in Tampa
for the DSCC, Nov. 2018. Regional organizing director in the 5th CD
(Waturbury) for Connecticut Democrats, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer
on JB for Governor, Jan.-Mar. 2018. GOTV organizer on Doug Jones
for U.S. Senate, Nov.-Dec. 2017. Deputy field organizer for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, Oct.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer on
Randall Woodfin for Mayor (Birmingham, AL), May-Oct. 2017. B.S.
in political science from University of Montevallo, 2017. twitter
(June 2019) Field organizer for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018. Assurance staff for EY in the Philadelphia area, Sept. 2017-May 2018. Undergraduate degree from Villanova University, 2017. twitter
Nashua Taylor Jones
Communications Director Wyatt Ronan
(June 2019) Communications director for U.S.
Rep. Chris Pappas,
Dec. 2018-June 2019. Communications director on Chris Pappas for
Congress, June-Dec. 2018. Communications director for the New
Hampshire Democratic Party, Feb. 2017-June 2018. Regional press
secretary in Youngstown, OH on Hillary for America July-Nov.
Hampshire press secretary at NextGen Climate, June 2015-May 2016.
Public relations assistant at Solomon McCown & Co. (Boston),
July-Dec. 2014. Communications director on Bill Walczak for Mayor
of Boston, April-Sept. 2013. Field organizer at Organizing for
America in Nashua, NH, July-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
communications studies and political science from Northeastern
University, 2015. twitter
Press Secretary Will Simons
(July 2019, reported Aug. 16, 2019) Press
secretary at Need to
Impeach, Feb.-July 2019. Deputy press secretary (Oct. 2017-Jan.
2019). communications associate (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) and
communications assistant (June-Nov. 2016) for NextGen America.
B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2016. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Emma Sands
(July 2019, reported Aug. 16, 2019) Deputy
communications (Jan.-July 2019) and assistant communications director
(May-Dec. 2018) for the Massachusetts State Treasury. Bachelor's
degree in mass communications/public relations from Boston University,
Digital Director Roger Lis
(July 2019, reported Aug. 16, 2019) Manager for social media strategy (Jan.-July 2019), lead social media and advocacy strategist (Apr.-Dec. 2018) and social media and advocacy strategist (July 2017-Mar. 2018) at Mothership Strategies. Communications assistant (Apr. 2016-July 2017), scheduler/staff assistant (June 2015-Mar. 2016) and intern (Jan.-June 2015) to U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins (NY). B.S. in American government and politics from University at Buffalo, 2015. twitter
Scheduling Director Valerie Oreliana
(announced May 22, 2019) Health Professions
(from Jan. 2016) and an assessment coordinator for the Office of
Residential Life (from Sept. 2017) at Dartmouth College. B.A. in
neuroscience from Dartmouth College, 2015. twitter
Operations Director Anya Lehr
(announced May 22, 2019) Director of business
operations for VICE
Asia Pacific (Jan. 2018-Mar. 2019) and operations manager (Jan.
2017-Jan. 2018) and executive assistant and coordinator (Dec. 2014-Jan.
2017) at VICE. Administrative and marketing assistant, booker at
The Bowery Electric, Sept.-Dec. 2014; media and development manager at
Intersection Research (May-Dec. 2014) B.A. in cinematic arts from
University of Southern California, 2014; served as general manager of
KXSC Radio. New York native. twitter
Special Projects Director Sam Sands
(July 2019) Research fellow at UNH's Carsey
School of Public
Policy, Aug. 2018-July 2019. Master's degree in community
development policy and practice from UNH, 2018; B.A. in political
science and government from University of Redlands, 2011. twitter
Field Organizers include:
Erica Boucher twitter
Karla Ilse Cruz twitter
Benjamin Biko Donnelly-Fine twitter
Salvador Espinoza twitter
Gita Khote Manchester twitter
Jared Solomon twitter
Avery Whitehead Nashua twitter
Jessica Xiong twitter
25 staff as of Aug. 16, 2019 more
State Director Marina Negroponte
(announced July 22, 2019) Vice president of strategy and external affairs for We Are All Human, Nov. 2018-May 2019. New markets analyst (Nov. 2017-Oct. 2018) and philanthropic partnerships officer (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) for Vulcan Inc. Government relations officer (June-Nov. 2016) and deputy head of programme (Jan. 2014-June 2016) and country coordinator (Purchase for Progress) (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014) in Tanzania, and programme officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011) for the World Food Programme. Consultant to the Division of Instructional and Information Technology at the NYC Department of Education, Jan.-June 2009. Programme officer (Food for Education) in India (Aug. 2005-Dec. 2006) and new graduate in the policy, strategy and programme support division (July 2004-Aug. 2005) at World Food Programme. M.P.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, 2009; B.A. in interational relations from University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
Political Director Cameron “CH” Miller
(announced July 22, 2019) Independent entertainment consultant and executive producer since 2000. "Has worked closely in all three re-election campaigns of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson." Operations manager/program director/executive producer for Studio 11 Films, Jan. 2012-July 2016. B.A. in ministry leadership from Northwest University, 2019. Nevada native, born and raised in the Las Vegas Valley.
Organizing Director Sean Hoey
Senior associate for mobilization and campaign management at Precision Strategies, Apr. 2018-June 2019. Deputy field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. New Jersey field director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Apr.-Aug. 2017. North carolina deputy organizing director (July-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Council Bluffs, IA, Omaha, NE, Rochester, NY and Las Vegas, NV on Hillary for America (June 2015-June 2016). Communications assistant at Clean Wisconsin, Nov. 2014-May 2015; campaign manager on Madden for Madison city council race, Nov. 2014-April 2015. Fellow on Obama's re-election campaign in Madison, WI, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in English and political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. twitter
Regional Organizing Director Aman Afsah
Regional field director in Santa Fe for the Democratic
Party of New Mexico, July-Nov. 2018. Finance assistant on
Madaleno for Maryland, May 2017-June 2018. Regional campaign
director (Dec. 2016-May 2017) and field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2016) for
the Maryland Democratic Party. Bachelor's degree in political
science from St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2016. twitter
Headquarters: 500 Lawand Dr., Columbia, SC ...keys mid-June 2019
State Director Lauren Harper
(reported by McClatchy on Apr. 22, 2019) CEO of
CityBright, LLC from Oct. 2018. Advisor for policy and
communications to Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, July 2016-Apr.
2019. Social media coordinator for then Rep. Mia McLeod, Jan.
2014-July 2016. B.A. in public relations from University of South
Carolina-Columbia, 2016. twitter
Tyler M. Jones
(reported by McClatchy on Apr. 22, 2019) President and CEO of SPEAK Strategic from Jan. 2016. Consultant to Joe Cunningham for Congress, 2017-18. South Carolina state director on O'Malley for President, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016. Senior advisor and spokesman (Jan. 2009-Jan. 2017) and executive director (2008-09) for the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus. Lowcountry field director on John Edwards for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008. B.A. in political science from Charleston Southern University, 2007. twitter
Deputy State Director Sean Butler
(reported by Post
and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019) Deputy
field director for the Indiana Democratic Party from May 2018.
Communications director with the New York City Council, Sept. 2017-Feb.
2018. Regional organizing director in Keene for the New Hampshire
Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Maquoketa, Iowa on
Hillary for America, Aug. 2015-Apr. 2016. B.A. in English,
political science from Furman University, 2015. twitter
Political Director Brian Butler
(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019) Associate/lobbyist for The Campbell Consulting Group from Nov. 2017. IT coordinator for Morris Funeral Home, LLC from 2011. Vice president of operations for McLeod Butler Communications, 2016-17. Assistant campaign manager on Mia for Senate campaign/Water-Spider, LLC, Jan.-Dec. 2016. Deputy campaign manager for state Sen. Mia McLeod, 2016. Bachelor's degree in political scienc and government from Presbyterian College, 2016. twitter
Deputy Political Director Devon Owens
Executive director of the South Carolina Legislative
started as a special assistant. B.A. in political science and
government from Benedict College, 2017. twitter
Director Austin Lyle
(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)
for the Montana Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Campaign
manager for the Senate Democratic Majority in New Jersey, May-Nov.
2017. Deputy organizing director for the Florida Democratic
Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Organizing director in Wyoming (Mar.-Apr.
2016) and Kansas (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Clinton, Iowa (Apr.
2015-Feb. 2016) on Hilary for America. Regional field director on
Kay Hagen for Senate (NC), Mar.-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager
(Jan.-Feb. 2014), regional field director (Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014) and
field organizer (Apr.-Nov. 2013 for the Democratic Party of
Virginia. Deputy finance director/candidate services director for
the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Apr.-Nov.
2012. B.A. in polical science, history from Carroll College,
2011; president of the College Democrats of Montana, 2009-11. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Charleston Mariah Williams-Roberts
(June 2019...started on national organizing team
April-May and launch
team March-April) Development and external affairs coordinator at
Third Way, Jan.-Mar. 2019. Collin County field manager (July-Nov.
2018) and field organizer (May-June) on Beto for Texas. B.S. in
policy, planning and development from University of Southern
Rock Hill Laura Cantwell
(June 2019) Field manager in the Dallas/Fort
Worth area on Beto
for Texas, 2018. Growth at Hive, 2017-18. Instructor at
Pure Barre, 2015-18. Inside sales at Luxe, 2016-17. Social
content at Kel & Partners, 2014-15. Digital marketing at
Millward Brown Digital, 2013-14. Development, marketing and
communications for the ALS Therapy Development Institute,
2012-13. B.A. from Northeastern University. twitter
Florence Jeff Popkin
(June 2019) Field manager in Houston on Beto for
2018. Communications associate at the NRDC Action Fund, Oct.
2015-June 2018. B.A. in public policy, economics from UNC Chapel
Hill, 2015. twitter
Communications Director Robyn Patterson
(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019) Communications director to U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (NV), Jan.-May 2019. Senior communications advisor to the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Communications manager for The Hub Project, Nov. 2016-Feb. 2018. Deputy press secretary and spokesperson on Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2015-Sept. 2016. Account coordinator at Cerrell Associates, Jan.-June 2015. B.A. in political science and journalism from University of Southern California. twitter
Press Secretary Christina Wilkes
(July 8, 2019 tweet) Senior press assistant in
the Office of
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Jan.-June 2019); press assistant in the Office of
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, June 2017-Dec. 2018. Bachelor's
degree in political science and communication (double major) from
University of Southern California, 2017; president of USC College
Democrats, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2016. twitter
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
Scheduling and Advance John Moffett
(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)
Vice president of
political affairs at SPEAK Strategic in Charleston from Mar.
2019. Executive director of the People's House Project (a
$750,000 PAC focused on income diversity in the U.S. House), Oct.
2017-Jan. 2019. Grassroots associate at Dewey Square Group, Aug.
2016-Sept. 2017. Senior associate at Clyde Group, Nov. 2015-Aug.
2016. Campaign manager on Friends of Mike Hein (Kingston, NY),,
Jan.-Nov. 2015. Finance director and political director on
Friends of Don Beyer (VA-8), Jan.-Aug. 2014. Finance director on
Jennifer Garrison for congress (OH), Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014.
Advance staff for the White House/Obama for America, Feb. 2012-June
Director Phil Dudley
Chair, South Carolina
Students for Beto Jacob Gamble twitter
Endorsements (press releases)
State Sen. Thomas McElveen (Dist. 35-Sumter) ...reported by Post & Courier's Jamie Lovegrove on June 20, 2019
State Rep. Marvin Pendarvis (Dist. 113-No. Charleston) ...announced April 13, 2019
Endorsement (press releases)
U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24)
On O'Rourke campaign
David Siders and Daniel Strauss. "O'Rourke bolsters senior staff with five hires." Politico, July 19, 2019.
David Siders and Alex Thompson. "O'Rourke stocks campaign with Obama and Clinton alums." Politico, May 19, 2019.
Alex Thompson and David Siders. "Beto hires digital guru amid staff scramble." Politico, May 7, 2019.
Ryan Grim. "Beto O'Rourke was threatening to run a new kind of campaign. Not anymore." The Intercept, Apr. 23, 2019.
Ruby Cramer and Molly Hensley-Clancy. "A Top Adviser To Beto O'Rourke Has Left His Presidential Campaign." Buzzfeed, Apr. 20, 2019.
Eric Bradner and Jeff Zeleny. "Beto O'Rourke in talks with veteran Democratic strategist to become campaign manager." CNN, Mar. 17, 2019.
Paul Hentz. "The Ex-Bernie Staffers Behind Beto's Campaign." Seven Days, Mar. 14, 2019.
Sasha Issenberg. "Here's What Beto O'Rourke Could Unleash on Trump." Politico Magazine, Feb. 22, 2019.
David Siders. "Beto skips town while his brain trust sketches 2020 plans." Politico, Jan. 16, 2019.
Daniel Marans. "The Real Reason Why Some Bernie Sanders Fans Have It In For Beto O'Rourke." Huffington Post, Dec. 29, 2018.
Brian Schwartz. "Beto O'Rourke's team has been talking to Obama political operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire as 2020 momentum builds." CNBC, Dec. 6, 2018.
Also see press
Apr. 15, 2019 - Beto O’Rourke’s Grassroots Campaign Completes Historic First Month on the Road
Apr. 14, 2019 - Beto O’Rourke’s Grassroots Campaign Launches National Voter Contact Program With 623 Canvasses Scheduled and Counting
For the first month
of the campaign; Buzzfeed reported on April 20 they have left:
Worked on Beto for Texas. Co-founder (Mar. 2018) of The Social Practice, "an ideologically driven political consultancy." Co-founder (Feb. 2017) of The Real Justice PAC. Organizer on Beto for Texas, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018. Senior advisor for distributed organizing on Bernie 2016, Oct. 2015-May 2016. Senior fellow and advisor to the CEO (from March 2016) and vice president and political director (April 1999-Oct. 2015) at CREDO Mobile (Working Assets). Online editor at SF Weekly, April 1998-April 1999. B.A. in political science from Williams College, 1992. Co-author of "Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything." twitter
Field director on Beto for Texas, 2018. National
director for NexGen Climate, May-Nov. 2016. Deputy director of
distributed organizing (Feb. -May 2016) and Texas digital director
(Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Bernie 2016. Campaign
manager at Credo Mobile from July 2012. Online organizer at
Water Defense, Jan.-July 2012. B.A. in political science from
CUNY-Hunter College, 2012. twitter
Emily Guzman Sufrin ...served as national scheduling director, Mar.-Apr. 2019
Deputy distributed organizing director (July-Nov.
distributed organizer (Feb.-May 2018) and field organizer (Feb. 2018)
on Beto for Texas. Curatorial assistant (Aug. 2014-July 2017) and
curatorial project assistant (Dec. 2013-Aug 2014) and intern at the
Whitney Museum of American Art. B.A. in art history from Vassar