upgraded Oct. 23, 2019)
formal announcement Mar. 17, 2019; announced Gillibrand 2020 Exploratory Committee Jan. 15, 2019.
announced departure from the race
Aug. 28, 2019 memo
On exit the campaign reported "nearly 100 talented staff, including 35 staffers on the ground in Iowa and 20 in New Hampshire."
Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand timeline
Husband Jonathan Gillibrand
Campaign Manager Jess Fassler
(reported by Politico
on Jan. 11, 2019) Chief of staff to Gillibrand since she started
in the U.S. House in 2007. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Lloyd
Doggett (TX), 2005-07. Press assistant and press secretary to
U.S. Rep. Martin Frost (TX), 2003-05. Policy assistant and
special projects coordinator in the U.S. House, 2000-03.
Legislative aide in the New York State Assembly, 1999-2000. M.A.
in political management from The George Washington University, 2001;
bachelor's degree in political science and government from SUNY at
Albany, 1999. Originally from Buffalo, NY.
Senior Advisor/Campaign Director Dan McNally
(reported Jan. 11, 2019) Most recently at Shorr Johnson Magnus. Political director at the DSCC, Feb.-Oct. 2017. Campaign manager on Sen. Michael Bennet's 2016 re-election. DSCC regional political director in the 2014 cycle. Campaign manager on Mark Pocan's successful 2012 campaign for Congress in WI-2. Assistant director of intergovernmental affairs for the City of Syracuse, NY, Jan.-Sept. 2011. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei's unsuccessful re-election bid in 2010. Campaign manager on Stephanie Miner for Mayor of Syracuse in 2009. Field operations manager on Dan Maffei’s successful 2008 campaign for Congress. Worked on the Jon Power's primary campaign in NY-26 in 2008. Also worked on U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter's campaign. Undergraduate degree in political science from SUNY at Geneseo, 2008.
National Political Director Semedrian Smith
(announced Feb. 13, 2019) Deputy campaign
manager on Friends of Sherrod Brown, March-Nov. 2018. Political
on Ralph Northam for Governor, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2018. One of two
political directors for the Democratic Party of Virginia in 2016.
Worked in Hampton Roads in 2015. Also worked in Wisconsin,
Arizona and Texas. Studied creative writing and political science
at Edgewood College. Born in rural Wisconsin.
Deputy National Political Director Gregory Smiley
(from Feb. 2019; announced Jan. 22) Campaign
manager on Gillibrand's re-election campaign from April 2018.
Director of intergovernmental affairs in the office of Sen. Gillibrand,
Jan. 2014-Mar. 2018. Regional representative for Gov. Andrew
Cuomo, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2014. Development coordinator in the Office
of University Relations (July 2009-Feb. 2011) and legislative aide in
the Office of State Relations (July 2007-June 2009) at City University
of New York. Committee clerk in the New York State Assembly,
Jan.-June 2007. M.P.A. in urban affairs and public private
partnerships and B.A. in black studies and political science from CUNY
City College. Grew up in East New York; born in Jamaica, West
National Director of Delegate Operations Courtney Federico
(Mar. 2019) Program manager for WOMEN VOTE! at
EMILY's List, Mar.-Dec. 2018. Outreach manager for the Combined
Defense Project, Sept. 2017-Mar. 2018. Deputy director for party
affairs and delegate selection at the DNC, July 2015-Aug. 2017.
Special assistant to the CEO at the DNC, Jan. 2014-May 2015.
Assistant to the executive director at the EMILY's List, June-Dec.
2013. Intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality,
Jan.-May 2013. Field organizer in Nashua (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and
organizing fellow (July-Aug. 2012) on Organizing for America.
B.A. in international relations from Boston University, 2012.
Communications Director Meredith Kelly
(reported Jan. 11, 2019) Communications
director for the 2018 cycle and national press secretary for the 2016
cycle at the DCCC. New York press secretary for Sen. Charles
Schumer. Graduate of Boston College. twitter
Deputy Communications Director–Digital
National Press Secretary Evan Lukaske
(announced Jan. 22, 2019) A regional press
secretary at the DCCC in the 2018 cycle from Feb. 2017. Press
secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2016.
Communications director for Friends of Madeline Singas (Mineola, NY),
April-Nov. 2015. Communications director on Bishop for Congress,
July-Nov. 2014. Press assistant (Jan.-July 2014) and staff
assistant (June-Dec. 2013) for U.S. Rep. Steve Israel. Financial
performance analyst (June 2012-May 2013) and HR analyst (June 2011-May
2012) for BP in the Chicago area. Bachelor's degree in
communications from University of Michigan, 2011. twitter
Traveling Press Secretary Alex Phillips
(announced Jan. 22, 2019) Moving to the campaign
from her position as press secretary in the Senate office, started
there in June 2017. Director of surrogates and media affairs for
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. National booking
manager (Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016) and press assistant (April 2015-Nov.
2016) on Hillary for America. Policy officer in the Office of the
Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, Sept.
2014-2015. Assistant in the president's office at The Rockefeller
Foundation, June 2012-Sept. 2014. Bachelor's degree in
international/global studies from Spellman College, 2012.
Missouri native. twitter
Research Director Alexandra Sanchez
(announced Jan. 22, 2019) has served as Sen/ Gillibrand's research director and advisor since Gillibrand's appointment to the Senate in 2009. Worked in senior research roles for former Gov. Bill Richardson's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, and for Tom Udall's U.S. Senate campaign. Originally from Albuquerque, NM.
Deputy Research Director Alexandra Wilcox
(Feb. 2019) Deputy research director for the
DCCC I.E., Mar.-Dec. 2018. Deputy research director/senior
researcher (Dec. 2013-Mar. 2018) and research analyst (July 2011-Dec.
2013) at VR Research. B.A. in English from UC Berkley; earlier
attended Santa Barbara City College.
Deputy Communications Director–Digital
(reported Jan. 11, 2019) Digital director on Gavin Newsom's campaign for Governor of California from Jan. 2018. Senior strategist at M+R in the San Francisco Bay area, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Deputy social media director (from Dec. 2015) and senior social media strategist (May-Dec. 2015) on Hillary for America. Digital state campaigns manager (Feb.-May 2015) and digital content specialist (May 2013-Feb. 2015) at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Digital consultant for Vital Voices Global Partnership, March-May 2013. Colorado deputy digital director at Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Communications manager for the Hispanic National Bar Association, June 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in Romance languages from Dartmouth College, 2010. twitter
Digital Finance Director Gavrie Kullman
(reported by WSJ's Ken Thomas on Jan. 11, 2019;
announced Feb. 13, 2019) Digital director at the Democratic
Governors Association from July 2014; senior digital advisor to the
National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Jan. 2017-Dec. 2018.
Director of online development for United Service Organizations, Oct.
2011-July 2014. Senior account executive at Anne Lewis
Strategies, LLC, June 2007-Oct. 2011. Deputy director of
marketing, online (Dec. 2006-June 2007) and direct marketing
coordinator (April 2005-Dec. 2006) at the DSCC. Field organizer
on Tom Daschle for Senate (SD), March-Dec. 2004. Field
coordinator in Nashua, NH on John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Nov.
2003-Feb. 2004. B.A. in political science from UC Riverside, 2003.
Deputy Digital Fundraising Director, Paid Acquisition Juliana Pajdo
(June 2019) Senior digital advertising manager (June
2018-May 2019), digital advertising manager, May 2017-May 2018 and
digital advertising coordinator (May 2016-May 2017) at Rising Tide
Interactive. Bachelor's degree in political science and
government from New York University, 2016.
Digital Mobilization Director Alexis Magnan-Callaway
(reported by the Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2019) Digital director for the Arizona Democratic Party, 2018. Digital organizing lead in Arlington for the Democratic Party of Virginia from July 2017. Brand partnerships for ATTN: from Jan. 2017. Organizer in Luzerne County for Hillary for America in Pennsylvania, July-Nov. 2016. Account executive with iHeartMedia, July 2014-July 2016. Senior account executive at BlueLink Marketing LLC, 2012-14. Studied at New College of Florida. twitter
Digital Coalitions Director Justin Jenkins
(reported by the Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2019) Deputy digital director on McCaskill for Missouri, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Digital assistant on Ralph Northam for Governor, Feb-Nov. 2017. Shift supervisor, barista trainer and coffee master at Starbucks in Tucson, Oct. 2011-May 2017. Communications strategist at Dewey Square Group, May-Nov. 2016. Master's degree in political communication from American University, 2017; bachelor's degree in political science and communications from University of Arizona, 2015; associate's degree from Pima Community College, 2012. twitter
Content Director Sarah Rodriguez
(April 2019) Digital organizer for NY State Senator Michael Gianaris, Jan.-Apr. 2019. Field manager for Grassroots Campaigns, Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019. Professional dancer, Aug. 2014-July 2018. Bachelor's degree in dance performance, political science from University of Utah, 2014.
Clean Elections Plan | Reproductive Rights
"Family Bill of Rights" | LGBTQ Rights Agenda | Legalize Marijuana
Expand Social Security | Aging with Dignity | Foreign Policy | Climate Change | Rural America | Mental Health
National Finance Director Stefanie Conahan
Senior national finance advisor to Gillibrand since 2009. Self employed political fundraiser and development consultant since 2008. Finance consultant to Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-June 2008. Deputy national finance director on Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC, Mar. 2005-Dec. 2006. Associate at ICF International, 2001-05. M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 2005; B.S. in policy studies and public relations from Syracuse University, 2001. From Marblehead, Mass..
Deputy Finance Director Erica Bordador
With Gillibrand since 2010 including as Mid-Atlantic
finance director for Gillibrand for Senate and Off the Sidelines PAC
from Jan. 2015; senior special advisor in the Office of Sen.
Gillibrand, Jan. 2015-March 2017; deputy finance director on Gillibrand
for Senate, Aug. 2010-Dec. 2014. Scheduler and executive
assistant to U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11), Jan. 2009-Aug.
2010. Finance director on the campaign to re-elect U.S. Rep.
Baron Hill (IN), Mar. 2007-Nov. 2008. Studied at Indiana
Tri-State Finance Director Laura Rokoff
Deputy finance director on Gillibrand for Senate, May
2017-Jan. 2019. Interim director of development (Jan.-May 2017)
and senior advisor and project manager (Feb.-Dec. 2016) on the Mayor's
Fund to Advance New York City. Finance director on Calone for
Congress, Apr.-Nov. 2015. Finance director Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014)
and chief organizing officer (May-Nov. 2013) on Friends of Gina
Raimondo (RI). Research assistant at Demos, June 2010-June
2011. Deputy chief of staff on Eric Dinallo for Attorney General,
Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010. Research analyst at MultiState Associates,
Inc., Jan. 2007-May 2008. Assistant at Peter D. Hart Research
Associates, Oct.-Dec. 2006. B.A. in political science from Lehigh
Southern California Finance Director Adam J. Schiff
(Jan. 2019) Self-employed political and
philanthropic consultant from April 2017. Director of Western
regional operations for J Street, Oct. 2017-Dec. 2018. Senior
vice president-Southern California for Strategies 360, July 2016-Mar.
2017. Senior director of government and philanthropic affairs at
Legendary Entertainment, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016. Vice president of
Noah Mamet & Associates, Feb. 2004-Dec. 2014. Regional
finance director on Gephardt for President, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2004.
Finance assistant at the DCCC, April-Dec. 2002. Videotape
archivist for NBC Olympics, Jan.-Mar. 2002. Desk assistant for
PBS NewsHour, July 2001-Jan. 2002. B.A. in political science,
communications from University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
Blanca Andrei (New York)
Tiffani Sykhammountry (Boston)
Director of Scheduling Alina Meltaus
(Feb. 2019) Director of scheduling (Mar.
2016-Feb. 2018), scheduler (July 2015-Mar. 2016) and correspondence
manager (Oct. 2014-July 2015) in the U.S. Senate. Account
assistant at Kennedy Communications, Sept.-Oct. 2014. Fundraising
director on Stanley Chang for Congress, Feb.-Aug. 2014. Chief of
staff to the CEO (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014), finance coordinator
(Feb.-Sept. 2013) and deputy field director (June 2012-Feb. 2013) at No
Labels. B.A. in political science from Allegheny College, 2012.
Chief Operating Officer Danielle Duffy
(announced Feb. 13, 2019) Director of operations
for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, Feb. 2017-Feb. 2019; also
consultant to Human Rights Port, April 2017-Aug. 2018. Human
resources and operations director at Rising Tide Interactive, Aug.-Nov.
2016. Director of finance and business operations for the DC
Primary Care Association, Feb. 2014-Dec. 2015. Finance and
operations manager at the Hollings Center for International Dialogue,
Dec. 2009-Jan. 2014. Administrative assistant at PoliTemps, Inc.
June-Dec. 2009. Temp. scheduler for U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper,
Jan.-April 2009. Director of operations for DCCC I.E., April-Dec.
2008. Executive assistant and membership recruitment coordinator
for the League of Women Voters, April 2005-April 2008. M.A. in
political management from The George Washington University, 2006; B.S.
in telecommunications from University of Florida, 2004.
Operations Assistant Margaret Trombly
(June 2019) Civic engagement fellow for Young
Invincibles, Sept.-Dec. 2018. Bachelor's degree in gender and
sexuality studies from Bates College, 2018.
Headquarters: 2900 Westown Pkwy, Ste. 140, West Des Moines, IA 50266. ...moved in in April 2019
State Director Lara Henderson
(announced Jan. 28, 2019) Finance director on
Fred Hubbell's 2018 campaign for governor from May 2017.
Associate at Link Strategies, LLC to May 2017. Iowa finance
director on Patty Judge's campaign for U.S. Senate, Mar.-Nov.
2016. Midwest corn lawsuit project manager at Link Strategies,
LLC, Dec. 2014-Mar. 2016. Campaign manager on Brad Anderson's 2014
campaign for Secretary of State. Field director (July-Nov. 2013)
and political researcher (Feb.-July 2013) at Link Strategies,
LLC. Field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and summer organizing
fellow (June-Aug. 2012.in Cedar Rapids for Organizing for
America. B.A. in rhetoric and communication from Drake
University, 2014. From Cedar Rapids. twitter
Caucus Director Casey Clemmons
(Mar. 2019; reported by the Des Moines Register on Feb. 20,
2019) GOTV director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov.
2018. Field director on Gwen Graham for Governor (FL), May-Aug.
2018. Cook County organizing director on JB Pritzker for
Governor, May 2017-Apr. 2018. Deputy organizing director for the
Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Delegate protection
coordinator in Des Moines (Mar.-May 2016), deputy organizing director
for the Illinois primary (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Ankeny (July
2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Deputy field director on
Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 2014-April 2015. Regional field
director on Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate, May-Nov. 2014.
Bachelor's degree in political science from DePaul University, 2014;
served a president of the Student Government Association, 2013-14. twitter
Political Director Haley Barbour
(reported by the Des
on Feb. 20, 2019) Deputy finance director
on Hubbell for Governor, May 2017-Nov. 2018. Organizer in NW Des
Moines on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016. B.A. in political
science from Drake University, 2017; a team member on the Harkin
Institute's Iowa Caucus Project, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016. Originally
from Kansas City, MO.
5 regional organizing directors, 20 field organizers, 4 interns and 2 fellows.
Organizing Director Andrea Nemecek
(started May 6, 2019) Training director for the
Arizona Democratic Party, Apr. 2018-Apr. 2019. Training director
on JB Pritzker for Governor, Oct. 2017-Mar. 2018. Call time
manager and finance assistant for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund,
June-Oct. 2017. Legislative aide to state Rep. Kirsten
Running-Marquardt, Jan.-Apr. 2017. Regional organizing director
for universities in SW Ohio (July-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Dayton
(Apr.-July 2016) for the Ohio Democratic Party. Organizer on
Hillary for America in South Minneapolis, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016.
Regional field director in Iowa City for NextGen Climate, Apr.-Nov.
2015. Regional GOTV director in Waterloo for the Iowa Democratic
Party, Oct.-Nov. 2014. BA. in English from Grinnell College,
Deputy Organizing Director Jesse Brooks
(July 2019) Deputy campaign manager on Michele
Smith for Alderman (Chicago 43rd Ward), Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019.
Field director on Andrew Janz for Congress (CA-22), Aug.-Nov.
2018. Canvass director on Helen Tai for State Representative
(PA), Apr.-May 2018. Campaign manager on Grace Chan McKibben for
State Representative (IL), Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018. Regional GOTV
director in Chester Co., PA for the DNC, Sept.-Nov. 2016.
Political director for High Achievement NY, Sept. 2014-Sept.
2016. Campaign manager (Nov. 2013) and regional field director
(July-Nov. 2013) for Democrats for Education Reforrm. Field
organizer in Ohio on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Field
organizer for Resolute Consulting LLC, Apr.-Aug. 2012. Campaign
organizer for West Hartford Town Council Democrats, Sept.-Nov.
2011. M.S. in urban policy analysis and management from The New
School; B.A. in political science from Clark University, 2011.
Regional Organizing Directors
Council Bluffs Shayne Ray
(June 2019) A regional field director for the
Ohio Democratic Party in Fall 2018. Regional director for For Our
Future, July 2017-July 2018. Deputy regional organizing director
in Toledo, OH on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Field
organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, Sept. 2015-Apr. 2016.
Organizing fellow on Hillary for America in Las Vegas, May-Sept.
2015. Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Ohio
University, 2010. twitter
Des Moines Alex (Alexandra) Songer
Director of operations at Nevadans for a Clean Energy
Future. Field organizer in Ankeny for the Iowa Democratic Party,
July-Nov. 2016. Field organizer on Friends of Terry McAuliffe,
2009. Bachelor's degree in political science and geography from
University of Denver, 2016.
Cedar Rapids Devereaux Kesler
(May 2019) Regional field director in Wausau for
the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Field organizer in Allentown
for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Field
organizer in Norfolk for the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov.
2017. B.S. in political science and government from Santa Clara
University, 2016. twitter
Waterloo Rayshawn Dyson
(July 2019) Worked on Stacey Abrams for Governor
campaign in Georgia, 2018. Field organizer for the Democratic
Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Studying at Arizona State
Dubuque Emily Byrn
Field organizer in Chester Co. for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's
degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis,
Digital Organizing Director Maya Bentley
(June 2019) Application selection specialist (from Feb. 2019) and operations associate (Apr.-June 2019) for Organizing Corps 2020. Field organizer for the Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018. Certified application counselor and grassroots organizer for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and SW Missouri, Apr. 2017-May 2018. B.S. in crisis/emergency/disaster management, psychology, women's and gender studies from Saint Louis University, 2017. twitter
Communications Director/Early States
Communications Advisor Rachel Irwin
(announced Jan. 28, 2019) Midwest press
secretary at the DCCC in the 2018 cycle from April 2017. Senior
associate at AL Media in Chicago, Jan. 2016-March 2017.
Communications director at the Maine Democratic Party, Jan. 2014-Jan.
2016. Marketing and events manager for Portland's Downtown
District, 2013-14. Account manager at Limelight Public Relations,
Inc. in San Diego, 2010-12. Senior account executive at
Allison+Partners in San Diego, 2008-10. Communications director
in the U.S. House, 2007-08. B.A. in journalism from University of
Deputy Communications Director and Policy Analyst Lucy Westerfield
(June 2019) Legislative director (Aug. 2018-June
2019), policy analyst (Sept. 2017-July 2018) and program assistant
(May-Aug. 2017) at Patients for Affordable Drugs. Field organizer
in Burlington for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Sales
assistant for Studio 3, Inc. in Portland, OR, Jan.-May 2016. B.A.
in biology, political science from Macalester College, 2015. twitter
Data Director Stef Monson
DigiDems organizer for PA Democrats, July-Nov.
2018. Computer programmer and repair technician at PCs for
People, Feb. 2016-Apr. 2018. IS business automation analyst (Mar.
2014-May 2015) and operations program associate (Oct. 2012-Mar. 2014)
at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Programmer from
Menard's. Associate's degree in information technology from
Chippewa Valley Technical College, 2010.
Megan Currie Sioux City twitter
Kassandra Fotiadis Dubuque twitter
Ana Hall Ames
Dan Holohan Cedar Rapids twitter
Dominic Patafie twitter
Katherine Shen Benton, Iowa, Poweshiek and Tama Cos. twitter
Mike Sickles Burlington twitter
Marisa Bremer Iowa City twitter
Kyla Paterson, chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party ...Jan. 19, 2019 >
Kirsten Anderson, a leader of the #metoo movement in Iowa ...Apr. 26, 2019 >
Claire Carstens, ISU student and founder of Youth Polk County Democrats ...Aug. 27, 2019 +
State Director Shannon McLeod
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio Apr. 12, 2019 succeeding initial state director Pat Devney; initially political director announced Feb. 13, 2019) Campaign manager on Free & Fair New Hampshire/Colin Van Ostern for Secretary of State, Mar.-Dec. 2018. Finance director on Joyce Craig for Manchester, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Call time and events manager on Van Ostern for New Hampshire, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Administrative director for the National Women's Political Caucus, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Assistant canvass director for Grassroots Campaigns, June-Aug. 2015. Bachelor's degree in political science, history from The George Washington University, 2015. twitter
Deputy Political Director Casey Neal
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019) Organizing director on former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern's race for New Hampshire Secretary of State. Finance consultant to Rio Strategies from Apr. 2017. Policy and administrative manager for Maryland Clean Energy, Apr. 2016-Apr. 2017. Undergraduate degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Other experience includes deputy campaign manager on Eric Ebersole for State Delegate, Feb.-Nov. 2019. twitter
Deputy Political Director Nadia Jaferey
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13,
2019) NH organizing director for NextGen America to June
2019. Campaign manager on Cindy Rosenwald for New Hampshire,
July-Nov. 2018. Content strategist for cocoabeens communications,
July 2017-May 2018. Bachelor's degree in political science:
international relations and comparative politics from Emmanuel College,
2017. Other experience includes campaign organizer on Jim
Donchess for Mayor (Nashua), July-Sept. 2015; organizing fellow in
Nashua on Hillary for New Hampshire, May-Aug. 2015; and volunteer
organizer in Nashua on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2018. From
Organizing Director Maggie Seppi
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019) Deputy field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Finance assistant at Chraca Friedman Group, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2018. Deputy political director on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Mar.-June 2017. Regional organizing director in Arlington for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Jacksonville, FL area (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and in suburban Des Moines (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Production assistant at The Strategy Group, Apr.-Sept. 2015. Field canvasser in DC for Clean Water Action, Jan.-Mar. 2015. Field organizer on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign / Kay Hage, May-Nov. 2014. B.A. in communication, journalism from University of North Florida, 2012. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13,
2019) Undergraduate degree in politics, American government and
politics from Saint Anselm College, May 2019. Campaign manager on
state Rep. Pat Boyd (CT)'s re-election, Apr.-Nov. 2018; and a regional
organizing director on Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman’s campaign for lieutenant
governor of Connecticut, May-Aug. 2018. Field director on Boyd
for Connecticut, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Team leader (Nov. 2015-Feb.
2016) and organizing fellow (Sept.-Nov. 2015) on Hillary Clinton's NH
primary campaign. From Pomfret Center, CT. twitter
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019)
Founder (Aug. 2016) of Summit Campaigns in Atlanta. Political
organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA-6) May-June 2017.
Verification specialist for New Georgia Project, 2014. Field
organizer in Cleveland/Akron for Grassroots Voter Outreach, Nov.
2012. Associate canvass director in Cleveland for Environment
Ohio, June-Oct. 2012. B.A. in political science from Oberlin
College, 2012. twitter
(July 2019) Policy coordinator for the
Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Sept. 2017-July
2019. Executive director of the Mississippi Democratic Trust,
Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017. Deputy GOTV director for the NC Democratic
Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Statewide field director for the
Mississippi Democratic Trust, Sept. 2014-Nov. 2015. Government
affairs at the Brad Morris Law Firm, June 2013-Aug. 2014.
Campaign manager on Patterson for Mayor (Oxford, MS), Jan.-June 2013.
Campaign director on Brad Morris for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2012.
Campaign manager on Jeff Busby for Supervisor, Feb.-Aug. 2011.
B.A. in history from University of Mississippi, 2011.
(July 2019) Regional field director for the
Democratic Party of
Georgia, July-Dec. 2018. Associate editor of DBusiness Magazine,
Dec. 2016-Jan. 2018. Field organizer for the Florida Democratic
Party, Aug.-Dec. 2016. B.A. in English and political science from
University of Michigan, 2016.
Digital Organizing Director Katie Whittington
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019) Deputy organizing director for the Connecticut Democratic Party. Worked on Stephanie Murphy's 2016 congressional campaign. Florida native. twitter
New Hampshire Communications Director Sarah Guggenheimer
(April 2019) Director of communications (Nov.
2018-Apr. 2019), deputy communications director (Mar.-Nov. 2018) and
communications associate (Apr. 2017-Mar. 2018). Pittsburgh lead
on Organizing for Action, Feb.-Mar. 2017. Regional organizing
director on PA Victory 2016, Mar.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in
Lancaster, PA (Sept. 2015-Apr. 2016) and fellow in Manchester, NH
(June-Aug. 2015) on Hillary for America. B.A. in history and
political science from Washington University in St. Louis, 2015. twitter
Field organizers include
Rylie E Cooper twitter
...announced May 30, 2019
Rep. Susan Ford (Grafton)
...letter in June 13, 2019 Concord Monitor >
Concord activist Kristyn Van Ostern
Aug. 1, 2019
Judy Reardon, former Legal Counsel to Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Laurie McCray, Chair of the Portsmouth Democratic Committee
...announced Aug. 26, 2019
Anne Ketterer, NH Democratic Women's Caucus Co-Chair
New Hampshire State Director Pat Devney ...as reported Apr. 12, 2019 moved to become chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster
(announced Feb. 13, 2019) Campaign
manager on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)'s re-election, Oct. 2017-Nov.
2018. Campaign manager on Colin Van Ostern's run for governor of
New Hampshire, April-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on Chris Bell's
run for Mayor of Houston in 2015. Campaign manager for U.S. Rep.
Ann McLane Kuster's re-election in 2014. Special projects
director for U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI), 2012-13. Campaign
manager on Nathan Granger for State Senate (LA), Feb. 2011.
Worked in Louisiana in late 2009-mid-2010 and in Virginia in the 2009
cycle. "...a veteran of multiple senate races and brings
significant experience managing successful campaigns at the local,
state, and federal levels."
Elena Schneider. "Why Gillibrand crashed and burned." Politico, Aug. 29, 2019.
Elena Schneider. "Gillibrand hires 3 senior staffers ahead of Iowa visit." Politico, Jan. 11, 2019.
Alexander Burns. "Gillibrand Hires New Aides, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent." New York Times, Jan. 11, 2019.
Chief of Staff Joi Chaney
(reported Jan. 4, 2019; start end of Jan. 2019)
Senior counsel at Equal Rights Advocates from Aug. 2017 and project
director and campaign director at Equal Pay Today (project of the Tides
Foundation) from Dec. 2015. Founder of J.O.I. Strategies, April
2015. Special assistant in the Office of the Chair at the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Aug. 2010-April 2015.
Director of government relations at Planned Parenthood Federation of
America, Jan.-June 2010. Policy director and counsel for the U.S.
Senate Democratic Policy Committee, June 2006-Dec. 2009.
Associate director of student chapters for the american Constitution
Society, June 2004-June 2006. Associate at Baach Robinson &
Lewis PLLC, Sept. 2003-June 2004. Staff in the Office of the
Secretary at the DNC, Aug. 1999-Sept. 2000. J.D. from Harvard Law
School, 2003; B.A. in political science from Howard University,