updated June 12, 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
Deputy Organizing Director tbd
Per Politico: "O’Rourke has hired seven staffers for the national organizing arm of his campaign, all of whom worked on O’Rourke’s Senate race."
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 of staff to U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (VA-5), Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, and campaign manager of the Perriello for Congress campaigns in 2008 and 2010. Producer at Scholastic, June 2006-Jan. 2008. B.A. in English from Yale University, 2002. 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
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,
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
cabinet secretaries exec. order | climate | women's reproductive rights | immigration | voting rights | LGBTQ equality
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
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
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
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 - Maryam Amjadi - Katelyn Coghlan - Max J. Cummings - Christopher Corey - Chu De Leon - Jin Ding - Kimberly Duffy - John Matrix Elson - Shana Anne Shapiro Gallagher - Zoe Alanna Goldblum - Bryce Montrell Lacy - Sarah Jaudon Mathey - Ademali G. Sengal - Harriet Showman - Mariah Williams-Roberts
Distributed Organizing: Cassandra A. Henry, Anna Price Naim, Alexandria Sousa, Katrien Taborda; Organizing: Monique Wike; Launch Team Organizer: Obet Montalvo, Jr.
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).
Sioux City ...soft opening
417 3rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids ...opening June 9
as of May 31, 2019 the campaign reports 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.
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.
(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
(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:
Dubuque Thomas Auge fb
Endorsements (press releases)
Polk County Soil and Water Commissioner Lou McDonald (announced May 24, 2019)
former state Rep. Nate Willems (Mount Vernon) (announced June 7, 2019)
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson (announced June 7, 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
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
Regional Organizing Director Katherine Fischer
(announced May 22, 2019) Senior
2018) and field organizing manager (May-Aug.
2018) on O'Rourke's Senate campaign.
B.A. in philosophy from University of Houston, 2016.
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.
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.
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 Black Caucus, started as a special assistant. B.A. in political science and government from Benedict College, 2017.
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
Communications Director Robyn Patterson
(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019)
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
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
(reported by Jamie Lovegrove on May 20, 2019) Campaign manager on Mary Geren's campaign for Congress in SC-3, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018. President of Young Democrats of Anderson County, Apr. 2016-Dec. 2017. Compliance data analyst for Regional Management Corp. in Greenville, Jan. 2016-June 2017. Conversion consultant (Dec. 2013-Jan. 2016) and conversion data analyst/associate/specials (Nov. 2011-Dec. 2013) for Charles Schwab. Financial service representative for United Heritage Credit Union, Feb. 2010-Nov. 2011. B.S. in economics from George Mason University, 2009. twitter
Endorsements (press releases)
State Rep. Marvin Pendarvis (Dist. 113-No. Charleston) ...announced April 13, 2019
On O'Rourke campaign
David Sider and Alex Thompson. "O'Rourke stock 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