in beginning of April 2019 | FEC
formal announcement Feb. 9, 2019; announced Elizabeth Warren Presidential Exploratory Committee Dec. 31, 2018.
Candidate Elizabeth Warren timeline
Husband Bruce Mann
First Dog Bailey twitter
Campaign Manager Roger Lau
Chief of Staff Dan Geldon
(from the beginning; title reported Feb. 13,
Chief of staff
Warren's Senate office from Jan.-late Oct. 2018; previously deputy COS
from Dec. 2012. Senior advisor on Warren's 2012 campaign.
Warren at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2010-11.
Advisor to Warren for the Congressional Panel on TARP, 2008-09.
Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. John
(KY)'s 2008 re-election campaign. Directed the DNC's youth
outreach program in 2004. J.D. from Harvard
Law School (student of Warren and president of HLS Democrats);
undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst. From Bethesda.
National Political Director Rebecca Pearcey
Campaign manager on Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate in Ohio, 2016. Northeast regional political director at the DCCC in the 2014 cycle. Campaign manager on John Gregg's 2012 campaign for governor of Indiana. HIV counseling and testing campaign director at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2010-11. Penn National Gaming, 2009-10. Ohio political director at Obama for America, Fall 2008. Political director at the Ohio Democratic Party, March 2007-June 2008. Field director on Strickland for Governor, 2006. Deputy field director at Wal-Mart Watch, Jan. 2005-March 2006. Canvass director for ACT Florida, 2004. Regional field director on Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign in 2003-4. Administrative aide to Oregon State Sen. Margaret Carter. Graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in liberal studies, 2000 after transferring from Chemeketa Community College. twitter
National Organizing Director Richard McDaniel
(reported on Warren's team by Politico
Jan. 15, 2019) Managing director of political and public affairs
at the Peter Damon Group. Field/political director on Doug Jones
for U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama, Oct.-Dec. 2017. Senior
advisor on Randall Woodfin for Mayor (Birmingham, AL), June-Sept.
2017. Consultant, primary states regional director on Hillary for
America, July 2015-Nov. 2016. Political
director of the Georgia Democratic Party from Jan.-June 2015.
Political director on Nunn for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2014. Georgia
state director at Organizing for Action, Feb.-Dec. 2013. Georgia
field director on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. A regional
field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-June 2012.
SEIU organizer, 2010-11. Legislative coordinator (Jan.-May 2010)
and field director (May-Dec. 2009) for Planned Parenthood
Southeast. B.A. in sociology from Morehouse College, 2007. twitter
National Deputy Organizing Director Kunoor Ojha
Senior Advisor for Organizing Tracey Lewis
(reported by Politico
Jan. 15, 2019) Deputy executive director and COO at the
DSCC in the 2018 cycle, announced Feb. 16, 2017. Senior
advisor for Georgia on HIllary for America in Fall 2016; earlier
surrogate operations at the Democratic National Convention; and was
states director on Hillary for America. State
strategic advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA). Principal in the
grassroots practice at Dewey Square Group from May 2011. National
field director for the Alliance for Climate Protection. Managed
the 2010 Connecticut Coordinated Campaign. General election
director on Obama's Campaign for Change in New Hampshire, July-Nov.
2008. New Hampshire field director for Hillary Clinton's 2008
primary campaign, then served as senior staff and field advisor and
organized get-out-the-vote efforts for Clinton in six other primary
states. Campaign manager for Massachusetts Democrats'
Victory ‘06 Coordinated Campaign. Deputy director of Sen. John
Kerry's leadership committee, Keeping America's
Promise. Worked in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida
for John Kerry in 2004 and served as Kerry's credentials director
during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Worked in
Wisconsin for Gore-Lieberman in 2000. Lewis has also worked on
various local and statewide races in Massachusetts and New
Hampshire. Graduate of Colgate University. Grew up in
Syracuse, NY. twitter
Organizing Program Manager Misha Battiste
(Feb. 2019) Deputy political director on Tina
Minnesota, May-Nov. 2018. Political associate at the DSCC, Apr.
2017-May 2018. Deputy operations director, HR associate on
Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Delegate tracker for the
DNC, Feb.-Aug. 2016. B.A. in mass communication/media studies
from Xavier University of Louisiana, 2015.
Deputy Director, States Team Sarah Baron
(Mar. 2019) National campaign strategist (Mar.
and senior regional field director (Oct. 2017-Mar. 2018) at the
ACLU. Associate director of campaigns (Jan.-Oct. 2017), ealry
childhood campaign manager (Sept. 2015-Jan. 2017), state advocacy
coordinator (Nov. 2014-Sept. 2015), field associate (Mar.-Nov. 2014)
and special assistant (Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014) at the Center for American
Progress. Field organizer at Organizing for America Virginia,
July-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and disablility studies
from UCLA, 2012. twitter
Chief Mobilization Officer Caitlin Mitchell
(reported by Politico
on Jan. 15, 2019) Chief
officer at the DNC in the 2018 cycle, announced Aug.
2017 to Jan. 2019. Vice president of digital at EMILY's List
from Apr. 2015. Deputy digital director at the DNC, July
2014-Apr. 2015. Email director at Organizing for Action, Feb.
2013-July 2014. Email writer for Obama for America, Aug.
2011-Jan. 2013. Research director at AKPD Message and Media, Feb.
2009-Aug. 2011. Digital director on Chicago for Rahm Emanuel,
Oct. 2010-Mar. 2011. Staff assistant at AKPD Message and
Media/ASK Public Strategies, Feb.-July 2009. B.S. in
communication studies, public advocacy from Ohio University,
Director of Grassroots Mobilization Tessa Simmonds
(reported by Politico
15, 2019) Digital director (Jan. 2017), deputy digital director
(from May 2016) and digital organizing director (from July 2015) at the
DNC. Digital director for the Texas Democratic Party, April
2013-June 2015. Online campaigns manager at Free Press, Oct.
2009-April 2013. Teaching fellow at the New Organizing Institute,
Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013. Field director on John Olver for Congress,
June-Nov. 2008. B.A. in English, social thought and political
economy from University of Massachusetts,Amherst, 2008; A.A. from
MassBay Community College, 2005. twitter
Senior Strategist Joe Rospars
partner and CEO of Blue State Digital. Took leave from BSD to
serve as chief digital strategist on Obama's 2012 campaign and new
media director on Obama's 2008 campaign. Internet director at the
DNC, 2005-06. Part of Gov. Howard Dean's presidential campaign
Internet team, where he wrote and edited emails and also worked on
message development, online brand building, and grassroots
organizing. Prior to the Dean campaign, Rospars taught English in
Stockholm, Sweden and wrote for NotGeniuses.com, a political
blog. Bachelor's degree in political science from The George
Washington University. Originally from Long Island. twitter
Director of Project Management Julianna Egner
(Mar. 2019) Director of special projects at Blue
Apr. 2018-Feb. 2019. Project manager (Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017),
project coordinator (May 2014-Dec. 2015) and media associate (Nov.
2012-May 2014) at Blue State Digital. SEM analyst (Nov. 2011-Oct. 2012)
and digital account coordinator (July-Nov. 2011 at Integreated Media
Solutions. B.S. in applied economics and management, marketing
from Cornell University, 2011.
Tech Lead Joe Kent
(Mar. 2019) Senior JI engineer at Blue State Digital, Mar. 2018-Mar. 2019. Freelance fullstack engineer plus project manager for Let America Vote, Jan.- 2017-Aug. 2018. Software engineer (Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018), junior software engineer (July 2015-Jan. 2017) and web developer intern for DoSomething.org. twitter
Design Eric Ziminsky
Junior designer at the DNC from Mar. 2016.
B.F.A. in graphic
design from Maryland Institute College of Art, 2015; A.F.A. in graphic
design from Delaware College of Art and Design, 2013. twitter
Senior Advisor for Video and Senior Road Videographer Hope Hall
(Feb. 2019) Cinematographer, filmmaker,
photographer based in
Venice, CA, from Mar. 2017; also documentary filmmaker from June
2000. Presiden Obama's principal videographer at the White House,
May 2011-Mar. 2017. M.A. in documentary film and video from
Stanford University, 2000; B.A. in history, French from UC Berkeley,
Video Rachel Kopilow
Deputy director of video (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and
producer (Dec. 2014-Jan. 2016) at the White House. Post
production for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Aug. 2013-Dec. 2014.
Multimedia producer for the Democratic National Convention Committee in
Charlotte, Jan.-Sept. 2012. Inter for PBS Washington Week,
June-Sept. 2011. B.A. in radio/TV/film and history from
Northwestern University, 2011.
Social Sophie Ota
(Jan. 2019) Digital writer on Elizabeth Warren
May-Dec. 2018. Digital advocacy temp., intern at Planned
Parenthood Federation of America, June 2017-May 2018. B.A. in
journalism from The George Washington University. twitter
Senior Digital Organizer Katherine C. Swanson
(Jan. 2019) Digital organizing director on
for Massachusetts, Apr.-Dec. 2018. Advocacy associate for
ActBlue, June 2017-Apr. 2018. B.A. in government and politics
from University of Maryland, 2017; student body president, 2016-17,
also, political advertising fellow at Google, June-Nov. 2016. twitter
Digital Organizer Rabiah Elisa
(Feb. 2019) State email manager (from Jan.
writer/strategist (from Sept. 2015 ) and digital production assistant
(from Sept. 2015)at the DNC; also interned at the DNC in summer
2012. B.A. in political science from Spelman College, 2015.
Director of Paid Media Eric Reif
(Jan. 2019) Media director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, Sept. 2017-Jan. 2019. Email director/grassroots donor director and earlier senior email campaigner for the DNC, Nov. 2013-Sept. 2017. Senior digital strategist at Powell Tate, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Senior digital strategist at Weber Shandwick, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Senior digital advertising manager at Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013. Account supervisor at Bully Pulpit Interactive, June 2010-Aug. 2011. B.A. in history, American culture studies from Washington University in St. Louis, 2010. twitter
Communications Director Kristen Orthman
Deputy Communications Director Chris Hayden
Communications Gabrielle Farrell
Director of communications for the NHDP from Aug.
2018. Press secretary on Elizabeth for MA from Jan. 2018.
Press secretary on the Committee to Elect Martin J. Walsh (Mayor of
Boston), May-Nov. 2017. Deputy chief of staff, communications for
Boston Public Schools, May 2016-June 2017. Associate press
secretary (Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016) and press assistant (Mar. 2014-Feb.
2015) to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Associate at The Partnership,
Inc., Jan. 2013-June 2014. External affairs associate (July
2013-Mar. 2014) and public relations, communications associate (Nov.
2012-July 2013) at Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger. M.S. in
communication and media studies from Northeastern University College of
Professional Studies, 2017; B..A. in French and political science from
Bryn Mawr College, 2012. twitter
Communications Saloni Sharma
Speechwriter Christopher Huntley
Research Director Vriti Jain
Moved over from research/policy advisor to the Senate
Research associate at the DSCC. Research
associate at Obama for America, April-Nov. 2012. Policy associate
in the City of Chicago Mayor's Office, June 2011-May 2012; previously
research assistant on the transition and on Chicago for Rahm.
A.B. in public policy and economics from University of Chicago, 2011.
(ultra-milionaire tax) | universal child care and early learning | tech reform | housing | ag. economy | corporate profits tax | public lands
student debt/college affordability | military housing | debt relief to Puerto Rico | opioid crisis | corporate influence at the Pentagon | abortion
no president above the law | economic patriotism / green manufacturing
Senior Advisor and
Policy Director Jon Donenberg
Chief counsel and legislative director to Sen. Warren from Jan. 2013. Chief counsel to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT). Policy advisor on Warren's Senate campaign. Law clerk to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (MA). J.D. from Yale University, 2008; Fulbright scholar, M.Phil. in technology policy from University of Cambridge; A.B. in political science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Head of Media Analytics Samantha Hicks
(Mar. 2019) Associate director for
insights at OMD USA, May 2018-Mar. 2019. Senior manager for
marketing sciences (Aug. 2017-Apr. 2018) and manager for marketing
sciences (Mar.-Aug. 2017) at PHD. Battleground states analyst at
Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Relationship
IT Director Todd Ching
Founder (June 2017) and principal consultant for Data
in the Greater Boston area. Senior IT manager for Root Capital,
Aug. 2015-Feb. 2017. Manager of technology operations and data
security for Health Leads, Aug. 2014-July 2015. Non-profit IT
client manager at Insource Services, Inc., Jan. 2010-Aug. 2014.
IT and Medford volunteer coordinator on Mike Capuano for Senate,
Sept.-Dec. 2009. Administrator/IT at Corporate Accountability
International, Mar. 2008-Feb. 2009. Program associate at Youth
Advocacy Project, July 2005-Nov. 2007. B.A. in political science,
history from Boston College, 2005.
2019 fundraising email, Warren
announced she will not hold big money fundraisers or do call time to
ask wealthy donors for support. See: MJ Lee. "Elizabeth
Warren's finance director leaving campaign." CNN, Mar. 31, 2019.
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
Senior Advisor for Planning Kaaren Hinck
Scheduler to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI). Advisor to Sen. Warren. Deputy state director to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN). Deputy chief of staff/executive assistant to Sen. John Kerry (MA) to 2013. Scheduling director on John Kerry for President primary campaign, 2003-Spring 2004.
Advance Director Andrea Sun
Marketing, communications and brand consultant at
Andrea Sun Consulting
from Jan. 2013. Press advance on Hillary for America, July-Nov.
2016. Account director, West Coast for Bullfrog & Baum, April
2010-Dec. 2012. Public relations for SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills,
June 2008-April 2010. Marketing manager for SBE Hotel Group-Las
Vegas, Aug. 2007-May 2008. Marketing coordinator from
VEGAS.com/Greenspun Media Group, May 2006-Aug. 2007. B.A. in
international business from UC Irvine, 2005.
Deputy Advance Director Brencia Berry
Started with Warren in mid-2018. 2018 New
Leaders Council fellow;
Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.
Government relations legislative assistant for the City of Austin, Feb.
2015-June 2016. M.P.A. from the University of Texas at Austin-LBJ
School of Public Affairs, 2016; Bachelor's degree in political science
and government from Louisiana State University, 2013.
Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Gramling
Chief operating officer at Rising Tide Interactive from Jan. 2017. Director of headquarters operations and services on Hillary for America, April 2015-Jan. 2017. Chief operating officer (Jan. 2013-April 2015) and director of operations (March 2007-Dec. 2012) at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Operations on John Kerry for Senate/Keeping America's Promise, March 2005-March 2007. Voter contact and targeting at the DNC, Sept. 2004-March 2005. B.A. in liberal studies, humanities and social sciences from Rowan University.
Operations Sara Morris
(Jan. 2019) A regional field director (June-Nov. 2018) and field organizer (Jan.-June 2018) on Elizabeth Warren for MA. Manager of the Downtown Center for Community Engagement at Stonehill College, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018; AmericaCorps VISTA coordinator for the Downtown Center, May 2016-Aug. 2017. Bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from Stonehill College, 2016; internships include constituent services in the office of Sen. Warren, Jan.-May 2016.
(reported by National Law Journal's C. Ryan Barber on April 17, 2019)
Progressive Campaign Change Committee (Feb. 9, 2019) (+)
(at announcement event, Feb. 9, 2019)
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (MA)
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-4)
U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-3)
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins
Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera
U.S. Rep. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2) ...Feb. 14, 2019 "on the radio show Congressional Corner with Alan Chartock on WAMC. That just happened to be the first time he was asked about it."
State Director Janice Rottenberg
(reported on Warren's team by CNN on Jan. 2, 2019;
reported as state director by DMR on Feb. 7, 2019) Directed the
Iowa Democratic Party's
2018 Coordinated Campaign. Organizing director for Ohio
Democrats' Coordinated Campaign (Ohio Together), April-Nov. 2016;
started on the Clinton campaign in April 2015 as regional
director in Iowa City on the Iowa Caucus campaign, then served as
Minnesota organizing director and Washington Caucus director.
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign field director, March-Nov.
2014. A regional field director on Terry McAuliffe for Governor
(VA), Jan.-Nov. 2013. Regional field director in Nashua for
Organizing for America-NH, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer for
Obama in the
Cincinnati area, June-Nov. 2008; started on the campaign as a
fellow. B.A. in political science from
University of Pennsylvania, 2011. twitter (+)
(reported by CNN on Jan. 2,
Partner at Wildfire Contact LLC; she launched the firm's direct mail
division in 2015. Senior vice president at tThe Pivot Group, Jan.
2011-Feb. 2015. Senior account executive at MSHC Partners,
2009-10. Indiana state director on Obama's 2008 campaign after
starting out as political director on his Iowa caucus campaign.
Managed Iowa Senate Democrats' political operation during the 2004 and
2006 elections (Democrats picked up a net gain of nine seats and took
control of the Iowa Senate for the first time since 1996). GOTV
desk on Wes Clark for President. A regional field director (NW)
on Rep. Dick Gephardt's 2004 Iowa caucus campaign. Fundraiser on
Sen. Tom Harkin's 2002 re-election campaign. Rural GOTV director
fo the Iowa Democratic Party, 2002. Worked on Al Gore's Iowa
caucus campaign. Studied history at Wartburg College.
Native Iowan; grew up in Mount Pleasant. twitter
(reported by CNN on Jan. 2, 2018) Campaign manager on Abby Finkenauer's campaign for Congress in CD-1. Iowa state director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016; started as regional organizing director for the Des Moines area on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign in April 2015. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei (NY-24)'s 2014 campaign. North Carolina deputy field director on Obama's 2012 campaign. Field director at Anthony Foxx for Mayor, latter part of 2011. A regional field director at Organizing for America, Jan. 2010-June 2011. Field organizer at Obama for America, Fall 2008. B.S. in psychology from North Carolina College and State University, 2009. twitter
(reported by CNN on Jan. 2, 2018) Senior advisor in NH (from July 2018) and campaigns director in DC area (June 2017-July 2018) for Let America Vote. Senior account executive at Wildfire Contact, June-Dec. 2016. Caucus director on Bernie 2016, announced June 2015. Executive director (Jan. 2013) and deputy executive director (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013) for the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus. 2012 presidential caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Feb. 2010-Jan. 2012. Assistant analyst at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010. Caucus to convention manager for the Iowa Democratic Party in 2008. Graduate of All America PAC's Camp Bayh program. twitter
Political Director Daniel Wasta
(reported by the Des Moines Register on Feb. 7, 2019) Experience includes legislative liaison in Iowa Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald's office and several state and legislative campaigns. Iowa native. twitter
Deputy Political Director Tova Yampolsky
Campaign manager on Annie Kuster for Congress
(NH), Jan.-Dec. 2018. Campaign manager on Djuna Osborne for
Delegate (Roanoke), April-Nov. 2017. Regional organizing director
for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer on
Hillary for America in NH, ME, PA, Sept. 2015-April 2016; started as an
organizing fellow in Manchester, NH, June-Aug. 2015. B.S. in
social policy, violin performance from Northwestern University,
African American Political Coordinator Jonathan Jarmon
Regional field director in Cedar Rapids on the
Campaign for Iowa from
June 2018. Field organizer on Hubbell for Governor, Nov.
2017-June 2018. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of
Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Claims process analyst for Mutual of
Omaha, April 2014-May 2017. B.A. in psychology from University of
Rural Political Coordinator John Russell
(April 2019) Owner and operator of Fall Creek Farm, LLC in Galeno, OH. Candidate for Congress in the OH-12 special election, Nov. 2017-May 2018. Candidate for state Representative in Ohio's 68th District, Jan.-Nov. 2016, Legislative associate for Cornell University Government Relations. Founder and designer of Russell Biodiesel, May 2003-Aug. 2009. B.S. in agricultural science from Cornell University, 2012; started at The College of Wooster. twitter
Youth Political Coordinator Trent Seubert
(April 2019) Experience includes Iowa organizing
Studied health and human physiology at University of Iowa. twitter
Womens Political Coordinator Samantha Slaton
Field director in MI-11 (Haley Stevens) for the Michigan Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Executive director for New Virginia Way (NVW PAC), Jan.-NAug. 2018. Regional political director at WinVirginia, July-Nov. 2017. Field organizer (Mar. -June 2017) and petition organizer (Jan.-Mar. 2017) on Tom Perriello for Viriginia. Organizer in Stafford for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2016. Experieence also includes communication fellow in Des Moines on Hillary for America, June-Aug. 2015. B.A. in sociology from The University of Chicago, 2016. twitter
Political Coordinator Roy Pagans
Human resources and operations director (May 2018-Jan. 2019), deputy finance and operations director (Jan. 2017-May 2018) and deputy operations director (Apr. 2016-Jan. 2017) for the Iowa Democratic Party. Tracking associate in Des Moines for the DNC/IDP, Mar. 2015-Mar. 2016. Regional GOTV director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Pennsylvania for Allyson, Feb.-May 2014. Assistant director in Philadelphia for Grassroots Campaigns, July 2013-Feb. 2014. B.S. in political science from Radford University, 2013. Combat photographer for the U.S. Marine Corps, Nov. 2005-Nov. 2009. twitter
Organizing Director Juliana Amin
(reported by the Des
on Feb. 7, 2019) Field director for the Democratic Party of New
Mexico, June-Nov. 2018; field director on New Mexicans for Michelle
(for Governor), Mar.-June 2018. Organizing director for Town Hall
Project, Oct. 2017-Feb. 2018. Public advocacy for voter
protection project specialist for LWVUS, Mar.-Oct. 2017. Deputy
organizing director for the Ohio Democratic Party, April-Nov.
2016. Deputy organizing director in Seattle area (Feb.-Mar.
2016), regional organizing director in Las Vegas (Feb. 2016) and
organizer in Iowa City (April 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for
America. Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party,
April-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Alex Sink for Congress,
Jan.-Mar. 2014. Field organizer in Alexandria for the Democratic
Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political science from
The George Washington University, 2013. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Rachel Cowell
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28,
Deputy organizing director for the Nevada State Democratic Party,
April-Nov. 2018. Deputy organizing director on JB for Governor,
Jan.-Mar. 2018. Account executive at WayUp, April-Dec.
2017. Field contractor in Des Moines for Organizing for Action's
healthcare organizing initiative, Jan.-Mar. 2017. Regional
organizing director in Iowa City for the Iowa Democratic Party,
April-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing director in Salt Lake City,
UT (Feb.-April 2016) and organizer in Mount Pleasant, IA (Oct.
2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Regional field director
in Cedar Falls for NextGen Climate, April-Oct. 2015.
Communications intern for Iowa House Democrats, Jan.-April 2015.
Field organizer in Waterloo for the Iowa Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, June-Nov. 2014. Digital team leader, fellow on
Organizing for Action in Iowa, Jan.-June 2014. Fall fell on
Organizing for America in Cedar Rapids area, Sept.-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in English language and literature, women's studies from Cornell
College, 2014. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Chelsea Carrier
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28,
In the 2018 cycle worked for Arizona Democrats and on the Fred Hubbell
for Governor campaign. Regional organizing director for the Iowa
Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2016. Organizer for Hillary for
America, starting in Davenport, IA (Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) then KS and WY
to April 2016. B.A. in political science and government from
Mount Holyoke College, 2015. Other experience includes national
constituency engagement fellow for Enroll America, June-Aug. 2013, and
field organizer and summer organizing fellow in Orlando on Obama for
America, May-Nov. 2012. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Council Bluffs Fleming Beaver
(Feb. 2019) Deputy organizing director
(Jan.-Nov. 2018) and
regional organizing director (Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018) for the Democratic
Party of Wisconsin. Regional organizing director (July-Nov. 2016)
and organizer (Apr.-July 2016) for the Democratic Party of
Virginia. Field organizer in Denver (Feb.-Mar. 2016), deputy
field organizer in Cedar Rapids (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) and fellow
(Sept.-Nov. 2015) on Hillary for America. Bachelor's degree in
politics from Sewanee-University of the South, 2015. Internships
include DNCC, May-Sept. 2012. twitter
Sioux City Leslie Joy
Deputy field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Regional field director for Lift Up Houston PAC, June-Nov. 2017. Field director on Jansen for Delegate (Gainesville, VA), Mar.-June 2017. Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Deputy field organizer on Van Hollen for U.S. Senate (MD), Jan.-April 2016. Degree in political science and government from University of Maryland College Park, 2017. twitter
(Feb. 2019) Staff on on Warren's presidential exploratory committee, Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019. Regional field director (June-Nov. 2018) and field organizer (Jan.-May 2018) on Elizabeth Warren for Senate, . Bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University, 2018; graduated a semester early. Immigration affairs intern in Warren's Senate Office, Jan.-May 2017. twitter
Des Moines Anna Kucher
Deputy field director (52 counties in North Central and Eastern Iowa) for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018. Regional field director (April-July 2018) and field organizer in Dubuque (Dec. 2017-April 2018) on Fred Hubbell for Governor. Field organizer in Norfolk for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017; field organizer on Northam for Governor, April-June 2017). Field director on Cheryl Turpin for House of Delegates, Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017. Field organizer for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Studied political scienc and government at Oberlin College. twitter
Experience includes Mike Espy for U.S. Senate (MS), 2018; Ethan Pham for Congress May 2018 primary campaign in GA-7; Doug Jones for U.S. Senate (AL) Dec, 2017 election; and Randall Woodfin for Mayor of Birmingham, AL. twitter
(Feb. 2019) Field staff on Abby Finkenauer for Congress, 2018. Field organizer in Knox Co., Ohio on Hillary for Americas, July-Nov. 2016. B.A. in journalism, broadcast journalism from Indiana University at Bloomington, 2016. twitter
Regional organizing director in Reno for the Nevada State Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2018. Deputy training directo on JB for Governor (IL), Feb.-Mar. 2018. Organizer in Alexandria for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from The George Washington University, 2016. twitter
Dubuque Rachel Okrent
Field organizer in Alexandria for the Virginia
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2017; field organizer on Northam for
Governor, April-June 2017. Field organizer in Boca Raton for the
Florida Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Deputy field organizer
in Charlottesville, VA on Hillary for America, Feb.-Mar. 2016.
Deputy field director on the Albemarle County Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2015. Undergraduate degree in American government
and politics from University of Virginia, 2016. twitter
Voter Contact Program Director Dan Bram
(May 2019) Organizing director for ACRONYM, Feb.
2019. GOTV director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov.
2018. Organizing director for MobilizeAmerica, June 2017-Feb.
2018. Peoples Climate Movement national march volunteer
coordinator, Apr.May 2017. Worked on Hillary for America, Apr.
2015-Nov. 2016 including as organizing director for the West Virginia primary
Missouri. Field associate at Jill Schupp for
Missouri State Senate, June-Nov. 2014. Organizing fellow at Ready
for Hillary, June-Aug. 2014. B.A. in political science from
Washington University in St. Louis, 2015. twitter
Communications Director Jason Noble
(reported by the Des
on Feb. 7, 2019) Communications director at Let America Vote from
April 2018. Chief political reporter (May 2016-April 2018) and
reporter (Aug.2011-May 2016) at the Des
Register. Missouri Capitol correspondent (Jan.
2008-Aug. 2011) and community reporter (May 2006-Dec. 2007) for the Kansas City Star. M.P.A. from
University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012; B.A. in journalis from Iowa
State University, 2006. twitter
Digital Director Emma Welsh-Huggins
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Feb. 28,
2019) Digital organizing director for the Ohio Democratic Party,
Feb.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer in Virginia Beach for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer for
the Knox County (Ohio) Democratic Party, Jan.-May 2017.
Bachelor's degree in sociology from Kenyon College, 2017. twitter
Data Director Alex Barbieri
Training Director Bobby Bauch
Training director at the Nevada State Democratic
Party, June-Nov. 2018. Regional field director for the Democratic
Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2017. Regional organizing director in
far Northeast Philadelphia on Hillary for America, June-Nov.
2016. Field organizer in Dubuque on Martin O'Malley's
presidential campaign, May 2015-Feb. 2016. Legislative assistant
for Iowa House Democrats, Jan.-May 2015. Field organizer in
Dubuque for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Sales
associate at Lori's Gifts, Oct. 2013-May 2014. B.A. in English
literature from Loras College, 2013. twitter
Field Organizers include:
Angel A. Alicea Iowa City - twitter
Jessie Baron Des Moines - twitter
Maya Benson Waterloo - twitter
Connor P. Duff Sioux City - twitter
Matthew Felsenfeld Ames - twitter
Ale Gomez Sioux City - twitter
Paige Harrington Iowa City - twitter
Lynsey Hart Council Bluffs - twitter
Emilia Delgado Heinz Davenport - twitter
Camryn Hicks Cedar Rapids - twitter
Jarae A Hines - twitter
Andrew Klutey Waterloo - twitter
Sam Kovacs Burlington - twitter
Cale Lockhart Cedar Rapids - twitter
Josie Mitz Dubuque - twitter
Karen Opoku - twitter
Lindsey Rayner Ottumwa - twitter
Eli Seo NE IA - twitter
Morgan Sperry Waukee - twitter
Jamie Stevenson Sioux City - twitter
Vicram Vettiyil Ames - twitter
Lorraine (Ngakay) Wong - twitter
Brianne Pfannenstiel. "Elizabeth Warren builds out Iowa staff as part of presumed 2020 run." Des Moines Register, Feb. 7, 2019.
MJ Lee and Gregory Krieg. "Warren hires Iowa aides, including top Sanders and Obama alums, ahead of visit." CNN, Jan. 2, 2019.
State Director Liz Wester
Political Director Kate Moore
(announced on Warren team Jan. 18, 2019)
Political director on
Elizabeth for MA,
the re-election campaign, starting Oct. 2017. Regional
director to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Jan. 2013-Oct. 2017.
Leave to serve as New
Hampshire deputy political director on Hillary for America, July-Nov.
2016. Regional GOTV lead for the MA Democratic Party
coordinated campaign, Oct.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on
Elizabeth Warren for MA, May-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government from
Smith College, 2012; president of College Democrats of Massachusetts,
2010-12. Interned on Hillary for President, July 2007-Jan.
Regional Political Director Claire A. Cheramie
(Feb. 2019) Campus organizing director for the
Democratic Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2018. Field organizer
on Alison Friedman for Congress, Mar.-June 2018. Interned for GQR
(Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018) and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (Sept.-Dec.
2017). Bachelor's degree in political science and
government from College of Charleston, 2017. twitter
Regional Political Director (Nashua) Joseline Mata
(Mar. 2019) Vice chair of the Arizona Democratic
2017-Jan. 2019. Deputy political director on Sinema for Arizona,
June-Dec. 2018. Assistant finance director on Matiella for
Congress (AZ), Aug. 2017-June 2018. Consultant to
Arizona List, Feb. 2016-Aug. 2017. National
president (Oct. 2017-Aug. 2018) and national development director (July
2016-Oct. 2017) of College Democrats of America; president of Young
Democrats of Arizona, April 2016-April 2017. Field organizer for
the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, April-Nov.
2016. Studied at University of Arizona; president of University
of Arizona Young Democrats, Dec. 2014-Apr. 2016. twitter
Organizing Director Katherine Rogers
(Feb. 2019) Coordinated Campaign director for
Democratic Party, April-Dec. 2018. Deputy field director of
Democratic Party of Virginia, July -Nov. 2017. Deputy organizing
director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2016.
Regional organizing director in Dover (Oct. 2015-April 2016) and
organizer in Keene (April-Oct. 2015) on Hillary for America.
Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2014) and field organizer (July-Aug.
2014) for the Kentucky Democratic Party. Bachelor's degree in
public relations and public science from Western Kentucky University,
Deputy Organizing Director Eleanor Wood
(Feb. 2019) Deputy field director on Elizabeth
Warren for MA,
May-Dec. 2018. Organizing director on Setti Warren for Governor
of Massachusetts, Mar. 2017-May 2018. Regional organizing
director in St. Paul, MN (Apr.-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Fort Dodge,
IA: Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA (Oct. 2015-Mar. 2016) on Hillary for
America. Bachelor's degree in government from Skidmore College,
Regional Organizing Directors include
Manchester Tyler Green
(Feb. 2019) Regional field director for the
Party, May-Nov. 2018. GOTV and special projects director on Conor
Lamb for Congress, Feb.-Mar. 2018. Organizer for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign/Hillary for America in
Pittsburgh, May-Nov. 2016 Degree in international relations and
political science from Tufts University, 2016. Internships
include Office of Sen. Warren, Sept.-Dec. 2015. twitter
(Feb. 2019) Regional organizing director in
Rockingham County for
the New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018.
Regional organizing director on JB for Governor, Feb.-Mar. 2018.
Field organizer for Crossroads Campaigns, Nov.-Dec. 2017. Field
organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017.
Field organizer for the Florida Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University
of North Florida, 2015. twitter
Keene Will Stockton
(Mar. 2019) Organizer for the Nevada State
May-Nov. 2018. Regional organizing director (Jan.-Apr. 2018),
organizer (Sept.-Dec. 2017) and campaign fellow (Apr.-Aug. 2017) on
Setti Warren for Governor of Massachusetts. B.S. in chemical
engineering, chemical and biological engineering from Tufts University,
Nashua Lillian Welch
(Mar. 2019) Regional field director (from May 2018) and field organizer (Jan.-May 2018) on Elizabeth Warren for MA. Bachelor's degree in political science, American politics and government from Emmanuel College, 2017; interned in Warren's Senate office, Jan.-May 2017.
(Mar. 2019) Field organizer in Portsmouth for
the NHDP, June-Nov. 2018. Intern and interim office assistant for
the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Jan.-June 2018.
B.A. in political science and government from New York University,
2017; other internships include for Kirsten Gillibrand (Sept.-Dec. and
Jan.-May 2017) and battleground states (May-Nov. 2016) and travel
(Mar.-May 2016) on Hillary for America. twitter
Press Secretary Kristen Morris
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on Apr. 29, 2019) Previously New Hampshire media manager for NextGen. Regional organizing director in Gastonia, NC on Hillary for America in Fall 2016. twitter
Field Organizers include:
Casey Accardi - twitter
Mark Akpaninyie Dover - twitter
Timothy LaRose - twitter
Misha Linnehan Salem - twitter
Shannon Morrell - twitter
Jackie Rothmeier Exeter - twitter
State Director Suzy Smith
(Feb. 2019, reported by Politico on Mar. 3,
director of Let America Vote from July 2018. Freelance digital
strategist from 2011. Digital director on Jason Kander for U.S.
Senate (MO), Feb.-Nov. 2016. Digital director on Sylvester
Turner for Mayor (Houston), April-Dec. 2015. Digital director for
the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2014.
Freelance brand director for Chalkfly, April-Oct. 2014.
Digital media strategist for Rational 360, May 2012-Aug. 2014.
Intern for Sen. Tom Carper (DE), Feb.-May 2012. Director of
online marketing and intern coordination for Hollywood Locations, Aug.
2010-Dec. 2011. Assistant researcher at UCLA, Feb. 2009-Dec.
2010. B.A. in political science from UCLA, 2009. twitter
Political Director Michelle Villegas
(Feb. 2019, reported by Politico on Mar. 3,
2019) Field director
on Nevadans for a Clean Energy Future, Mar.-Dec. 2018. Regional
organizing manager for Organizing for Action, April 2017-April
2018. Regional organizing director on Hillary for America,
June-Nov. 2016. Organizer on Hillary for America Iowa
caucus campaign July 2015-Feb. 2016. Organizer with the Heartland
Worker's Center, Jan.-June 2015. Degree in political science from
Creighton University. twitter
Organizing Director Luke Tonat
Field director (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and deputy field
2018) for the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Field
director for Lift Up Houston PAC, May-Nov. 2017. Regional field
director for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Field
organizer on Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate (MD), July 2015-April
2016. Graduate of the College of Wooster, 2015.
Deputy Organizing Director Emily Doran
(Mar. 2019) Field director on Leslie Cockburn for Congress (VA), Dec. 2017-Dec. 2018. Field organizer in Albemarle County for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Field organizer on Tom Perriello for Virginia, May-June 2017. Business development associate for Politico, Nov. 2016-May 2017. Field organizer for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Aug.-Nov. 2016. AmeriCorps VISTA, June 2014-June 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Miami University, 2014. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
Las Vegas Amy Laube
(Mar. 2019) Regional field director for
the Missouri Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer
for Lift Up Houston PAC, July-Nov. 2017. Field organizer in
Cincinnati for the Ohio Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016. B.S.
in political science from University of Oregon, 2017. twitter
Reno Cassidy Chassagne
Legislative secretary in the Maryland General Assembly
2019. Regional organizing director for the Montana Democratic
Party, June-Nov. 2018. Field organer and regional digital
organizing lead (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and organizing fellow (June-Aug.
2016) in Dayton for Hillary for America. B.A. in government
from University of Maryland, 2018. twitter
Communications Director Terrence Clark
(Mar. 2019) Deputy communications director on Bob Casey for
Senate (PA), April-Nov. 2018. Deputy press secretary (Jan.-Mar.
2018) and communications associate in the war room (Sept.
2016-Dec. 2017) at the Center for American Progress. Public
affairs intern at SKDKnickerbocker, Mar.-Sept. 2016. Contract
with the public affairs and communications division of Coca-Cola North
America, June 2015-Mar. 2016. B.B.A. in marketing, communications
from Georgia State University, 2014.
DATA AND ANALYTICS
Director of Data and Analytics Adrienne Michelson
Field Organizers include:
Ashley Everett Las Vegas - twitter
Field office: 717 Lady St, Columbia
State Director Alycia Albergottie
(announced Mar. 11,
2019) Research technician for ICF (management consulting) from
June 2017. Executive assistant at Allen University (Columbia,
SC), Nov. 2016-June 2017. Chair of the Richland County Democratic
Party in 2016-17. South Carolina state director on
Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Program coordinator for the
South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Mar.
2015-June 2016. Executive assistant at Dickey Law Group, LLC from
June 2014-Mar. 2015. Campaign manager on Val Applewhite for Mayor
(Fayetteville, NC), July-Oct. 2013. Deputy campaign manager on
Benjamin for Mayor of Columbia, SC, May-July 2013. Regional field
director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, Jan.-March
2013. Regional field director (West) for Organizing for America
South Carolina, 2012. Project coordinator (Oct. 2010-Dec. 2011)
and research coordinator (Oct. 2008-Aug. 2011) at the University of
South Carolina. B.S. in biology from Allen University, 2008.
Organizing Director Ebenezer Abolarin
(announced Mar. 11,
2019) Statewide field director on Walt Maddox's
2018 gubernatorial campaign in Alabama. A
regional field director
on Doug Jones’s successful 2017 U.S.
Senate campaign in Alabama. GOTV
director on Randall Woodfin's Birmingham mayoral race in 2017.
Regional Organizing Directors include
Columbia Zohaib Qadri
(started May 30, 2019) Legislative assistant to Texas state Rep. Eric Johnson, Feb.-May 2019. Political outreach director on Beto for Texas, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Research analyst at Reform Austin, May-Sept. 2018. Campaign and research associate on Laura Moser for Congress, Mar.-May 2018. M.A. in global affairs from Rice University, 2019; M.A. in public administration from Texas State University, 2017; B.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, 2013. twitter
Communications Director Sam Coleman
(announced Mar. 11,
2019) Press secretary for the Democratic Party of New
Mexico. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Doug Jones from Jan.
2018. Assistant communications director to Gov. Terry McAuliffe,
Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017. Communications director on Lynne Abraham's
campaign for Mayor of Philadelphia, Mar.-June 2015. Regional
field director for Michigan Conservation Voters PAC (LCV), Oct.-Nov.
2014. Press secretary on Florida for All, April-Oct. 2014.
B.A. in English language and literature from Virginia Commonwealth
University, 2013. twitter
Operations Director Stephanie Houghton
Deputy field director for the Indiana Democratic
Party, May-Nov. 2018.
Deputy field director on Bill Daley for Mayor campaign in
Chicago. Special projects coordinator for the Cape Cod
Commission, June 2016-May 2018. Deputy GOTV director on Doug
Jones for Senate, Nov.-Dec. 2017. Communications director on
Hillary for America for the Rhiode Island primary, Apr. 2016.
Campaign director on Ben deRuyter for state Senate, Nov. 2015-Apr.
2016. Regional director for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Jan.
2013-Nov. 2015. Bachelo'r's degree in political science and
government from Boston University, 2009. twitter
State Director Jossie Valentin
Member of Holyoke City
Council representing Ward 4, elected in 2013 and
re-elected in 2017. Senior academic counselor at Holyoke
Community College. Per BusinessWest.com article, experience
includes "program director of the Arbor House, a substance-abuse
residential treatment program in Holyoke, and program director of the
Psychiatric Evaluation and Stabilization Unit at the Hampden County
Correctional Center in Ludlow." M.S. in forensic psychology from
American International College; B.A. in psychology from University of
Puerto Rico. Originally from Puerto Rico. twitter
Organizing Director Zack Mooney
(May 2019) GOTV
director on Elizabeth Warren for Senate, Sept.-Dec. 2018. GOTV
director on Dan Koh for Congress (MA), May-Oct. 2018. Fellowship
and training coordinator and regional organizing director on Setti
Warren for Governor (MA), Aug. 2017-May 2018. Education and
events associate for the Mass. Council of Human Service Providers, Dec.
2016-Oct. 2017. Field and digital organizer in Harrisonburg for
the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2016. B.A. in theatre
education, political communication from Emerson College 2016.
Served as a winter fellow on Hillary for America in Manchester, NH,
Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016. twitter
Christopher Cadelago and Alex Thompson. "Warren bets big on mega-campaign." Politico, April 17, 2019.
The article states the Warren campaign "spent big to bring on a whopping 161 staffers — nearly twice as many as her closest rival in the Democratic presidential primary."
MJ Lee. "Elizabeth
Warren's finance director leaving campaign." CNN,
Finance Michael Pratt
(the New York Times reported that Pratt resigned Feb. 14, 2019 and CNN reported on Mar. 31 that he was "winding things down and transitioning out") National finance director to Warren since 2011; national finance director for the Markey Committee, Jan.-July 2013. independent development consultant, Aug.-Nov. 2011. Business development manager for Gerson Lehrman Group, June 2010-Aug. 2011. Senior development advisor at New Partners, Aug. 2009-Mar. 2010. Mid-Atlantic finance director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, June-Nov. 2008. Deputy finance director for Committtee for Change/DNC, June-Nov. 2008. Independent fundraising consultant, Aug. 2006-May 2007. J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law, 2009. B.A. in political science, philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, 2000.
Chief of Staff Anne Reid
(announced Dec. 27,
2018) Moved over from serving as senior advisor to Sen. Warren
since Oct. 2018. Chief strategy officer at Vision To
Learn, a non-profit organization that brings free eye exams and glasses
children in low-income communities, Oct.. 2017-Oct. 2018.
Co-founder of Concordis: Strategy and Analytics (public health
research), June 2017-Oct. 2018. Counselor to U.S. Health and
Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews
Burwell, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2017. Legislative assistant to Sen. Chris
Coons (DE), June-Dec. 2014. Professional staff of the U.S. House
of Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee, Oct. 2011-June
2014. Assistant director of federal affairs for the National
Association of Community Health Centers, Oct. 2010-Sept. 2011.
Professional staff/legislative analyst for the U.S. House of
Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee and Oversight &
Government Reform Committee for U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Sept.
2008-Oct. 2010. Master's in public health from UNC Chapel Hill;
B.A. in HIspanic studies from Harvard.
State Director Nikko Mendoza