updated Nov. 4, 2019)
Candidate Jay Inslee timeline
wife Trudi Inslee
Campaign Manager Aisling Kerins
Principal at AK
Consulting from Jan. 2017. Campaign manager on Gov. Inslee's 2016
re-election, Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016. Director of external relations
to Gov. Inslee, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2015. Deputy campaign manager on
Jay Inslee for Washington, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Campaign director on
Suzan DelBene for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2010. Campaign director for
No on I-1033, June-Nov. 2009. GOTV director for MoveOn.org, March
2008-June 2009. Associate and interim executive director at
Futurewise, Jan. 2007-March 2008. Campaign director for No on
I-933, Jan. 2005-Nov. 2006. Field director for Yes on 297, June
2004-Dec. 2005. Field director at WashPIRG, Aug. 2000-June
2004. B.A. in English, art history from University of Richmond,
Senior Advisor Sky Gallegos
(reported by Politico
Feb. 28. 2019) Executive vice
president for political strategy for NextGen Climate for five
years. [gap] Deputy CEO for intergovernmental relations for
the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, announced April 12,
2007) Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions in Washington,
DC. Campaign manager on Jim Pederson for U.S. Senate in Arizona
in Fall 2006. California state director on Kerry-Edwards 2004,
Inc.. Deputy campaign manager/political director for Sen. John
Edwards' presidential primary campaign (announcement that she had
joined the campaign came in March 2003) then ran his One America
Committee. COO and political director of EdVoice, a California
education and advocacy organization. In the 2000 campaign she was
California state director for the Gore primary campaign, and Western
Regional Political Director for the Gore/Lieberman campaign.
Prior to the campaign she was Western political director for Leadership
'98, Gore's leadership PAC. Gallegos worked in the White House
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She served as deputy
political director for the Clinton/Gore '96 campaign in
California. B.A. in political science from Stanford
University. Native of Colorado.
Deputy Campaign Manager/Political Director
Deputy Political Director Alexander Fujinaka
Experience includes political associate at NextGen
Climate and personal
aide to Tom Steyer at Fahr LLC. twitter
2019) Communications director at the Democratic Governors'
Association for the 2018 and 2016 cycles, announced Feb. 18, 2015.
Communications director to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell for four years;
also communications advisor on Cantwell's 2012 re-election
campaign. Deputy communications director at the DSCC in Fall
2010. Campaign manager on Cal Cunningham's 2010 U.S. Senate
primary race in North Carolina. Virginia Victory 2008
communications director. Worked with the Virginia House and
Senate caucuses on the 2007 elections. Graduate of Northwestern
University. Philadelphia native. twitter
Communications Director Jamal Raad
(reported by Politico
2019) Political spokesman to Inslee. Communications
director for the Washington State Democratic Party from March
2015. Communications director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's 2014
re-election campaign. Communications director for the Oregon
Democratic Party, March-May 20014. Press secretary/new media
director(2013-2014), deputy press secretary (2011-13), legislative
correspondent (2010-11) and stff assistant (2009-10) to Merkley.
Started out working for Merkley’s 2008 Senate campaign.
Undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Born and raised in Olympia, Washington. twitter
Press Secretary Katie Rodihan
(June 10, 2019 tweet) Account supervisor for
corporate and crisis
communications in Seattle for Edelman, Jan.-June 2019.
Communications director on Kim Schrier for Congress, Jan.-Dec.
2018. Assistant account executive at The Hatch Agency (SF area),
Feb. 2016-Jan. 2018. Special assistant to the members of the
White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jan.-Dec. 2015. Staff
assistant/research analyst for the Senate Committee on Small Business
& Entrepreneurship, June 2014-Jan. 2015. B.A. in government
and economics from Claremont McKenna College, 2014. twitter
(April 2019) Digital director on McCaskill for
2017-Nov. 2018. Senior digital maanger at NextGenClimate, Jan.
2016-June 2017. Client strategist for Quantcast, Aug. 2014-Jan.
2016. Account executive (Feb.-Sept. 2013) and assistant account
executive (Sept. 2011-Jan. 2013) at AKQA, Oct. 2013-Aug. 2014.
B.A. in English literature from Hamilton College, 2011. twitter
Deputy Digital Director Rainee Taylor
(May 2019) Digital manager (Aug. 2017-Apr. 2019)
media coordinator (June 2015-Aug. 2017) at The Climate Reality
Project. Digital marketing and web administration contractor,
Apr.-June 2015. B.A. in environment studies from University of
Colorado at Boulder, 2013. twitter
Digital Organizing Director Kristin Brown
(May 2019) Consultant (Sept. 2017-Jan. 2019),
director of digital
strategy (Aug. 2014-Sept. 2017) and digital campaigns manager
(Jan.-July 2014) for the League of Conservation Voters. Senior
account executive at GYMR Public Relations, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2013.
Fellow at Polaris Project, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010. M.P.A. in
environmental policy and nonprofit management from University of
Washington, 2019; B.A. double major in legal studies and psychology
from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. twitter
Director of Visual Media Sam Holman
Creative partner (from Jan. 2015) and vice president
2015) at Guenther Creative. Senior associate (June 2012-Dec.
2013) and associate (June 2011-June 2012) at GuentherMedia. B.A.
in psychology from Lewis and Clark College, 2011. twitter
Climate Mission Agenda: 100% Clean Energy for America | Evergreen Economy | Global Climate Mobilization | Freedom from Fossil Fuels |
Community Climate Justice | Growing Rural Prosperity
immigration | education | labor
Climate Director Sam Ricketts
(Feb. 2019) Advisor to DGA chair Gov. Jay
2018. Director of federal and inter-state affairs in the Office
of Gov. Inslee, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2018. Special assistant to the
candidate on Inslee's campaign for governor, Mar.-Nov. 2012.
Executive director (Sept. 2009-Mar. 2012) and first and only staffer
(Jan.-Sept. 2009) on the Congressional Sustainable Energy &
Environment Coalition (SEEC) co-chaired by Reps. Jay inslee and Steve
Israel. Campaign coordinator on Jay Inslee for Congress,
Sept.-Nov. 2008. Political organizer for the Working Families
Party, Mar.-July 2008. B.A. in political science, history from
Syracuse University, 2007. twitter
Deputy Climate Director Frances Maggie Thomas
(April 2019) Senior advocacy manager at NextGen America from Dec. 2016; interim Pennsylvania state director at NextGen PA, Oct.-Nov. 2018; deputy field director at NextGen Climate NH, Sept.-Nov. 2016; strategic initiatives associate for TomKat Foundation, Aug. 2015-Sept. 2016. Communications and policy coordinator for the National Wildlife Refuge Asociation, Aug. 2012-June 2013. Intern at the Wildlife Society, Jan.-Aug. 2012. Scientific aide for the California Department of Fish and Game, June 2010-Dec. 2011. Master's of Environmental Management from Yale University, 2015; B.S. majors in environmental science and biology from Trinity College-Hartford, 2010.
Debate Director Geoffrey Potter
(Mar. 2019) Operation manager for the China Ocean Institute, Aug.-Dec. 2018. Program and policy director for the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Nov, 2015-Apr. 2018. Deputy campaign manager on Save Animals Facing Extinction, July-Nov. 2015. Senior manager at New Partners Consulting, June 2009-Apr. 2014. Research analyst for the Minnesota DFL, July-Dec. 2008. Research associate (Feb.-June 2008) and research intern (May 2007-Feb. 2008) on Hillary Clinton for President. M.A. in applied international studies from University of Washington from 2018; B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, 2008. twitter
(reported by Politico
2019) Principal at Newman Partners "a top level consulting firm,
focused on fundraising and strategy for progressive
political campaigns in Washington state."
National Deputy Finance Director Erica Slates
(Feb. 2019) Western finance director (Mar.
2018-Feb. 2019) and
Northwest finance director (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018) at the DNC.
Senior manager for donor relations at Evidence Action, Mar. 2016-Sept.
2017. Major gifts officer at Americans for Repsonsible Solutions,
April 2015-Mar. 2016. Seasonal account mangare at Petel &
Co., Sept.-Dec. 2014. Deputy national finance director on
Hanabusa for Hawaii, May 2013-Aug. 2014. National finance
assistant on McCaskill for Missouri, Feb.-Nov. 2012. B.S.F.S.
from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2011.
Tri-State Finance Hailee Greene
(Feb. 2019) Deputy finance director on Andrew
Cuomo 2018, Nov.
2017-Feb. 2019. Development director at Ditto Consulting, Mar.
2013-Mar. 2017. Development director at Berger Hirschberg
Strategies, 2011-Feb. 2013. B.A. in political science, business
from Drew University, 2011.
Northern California Finance Director Daniel Martin
(Feb. 2019) Deputy campaign manager/finance
director on Harder
for Congress (CA), Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018. Executive assistant in
the Office of U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran (AZ), Jan.-Sept. 2017.
Deputy finance director and call time manger on Tom O'Halleran for
Congress, Dec. 2015-Sept. 2017. Bachelor's degree in
physics from Arizona State University, 2015.
Finance associate on Jay Inslee for Washington from
Political consultant at Newman Partners, Sept. 2017-Jan. 2018.
Campaign manager on Jessyn Farrell for Mayor (Seattle area), May-Aug.
2017. Assistant at The Bush School in Seattle, Jan.-May
2017. Field organizer on Jay Inslee for Washington, July-Nov.
2016. B.A. in political science and government from Smith
Operations Director Molly Keeenan
District director for U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene from
Deputy campaign manager (Jan.-Dec. 2016) and political director
(June-Dec. 2015) on Jay Inslee for Washington. Director of Boards
& Commissions in the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee, Feb. 2013-May
2015. Deputy fundraising director on Jay Inslee for Washington,
Mar.-Dec. 2012. Deputy state finance director on Montanans for
Tester, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2012. Fundraising associaate on People for
Patty Murray, June-Nov. 2010. Marketing director for SmartPlug
Systems, June 2008-Nov. 2009. Staff assistant in the U.S. Senate,
Feb.-Dec. 2007. B.B.A. and B.S. in finance and political science
from University of Portland, 2006. twitter
Scheduler Joann Grimm
Scheduler Nicola Marcucci
(April 2019) Intern on Gillibrand for Senate,
intern in Gillibrand's Senate office, May-July 2018. B.A. in
political science and government from Emory University, 2018.
Trip Director Chase Gallagher
(May 2019) Executive communications writer for
Airlines, June-Nov. 2018. Media manager in the Office of Gov. Jay
Inslee, Feb. 2016-June 2018. Advance associate for the White
House, July 2014-Jan. 2017. Communications manager for the
Washington Department of Ecology, Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016. Account
executive for Ross G. Bates Consulting, Feb. 2012-Dec. 2014.
Washington State political director for Progressive Majority, May
2010-Nov. 2011. Communications specialist for the Washington
State Senate Democratic Caucus, Dec. 2007-May 2010. Campaign
management consultant. Session communications staff/legislative
assistant for the Washington House Democratic Caucus, Jan.-Apr.
2007. Campaign manager on a legislative race in 2006.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University
of Washington; associate's degree from South Puget Sound Community
College, 2002. twitter
Others from FEC Q1:
Eddy, James Mumford
State Director Keith Presley
(reported by Des
Moines Register on May 13, 2019; press release May 15)
for the Florida Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2018. Deputy campaign
manager on Ben Cardin for Senate (MD), July-Oct. 2018. Campaign
manager on Madeleno for Governor (MD), Aug. 2017-July 2018.
Campaigns director (Dec. 2016-July 2017) and Coordinated Campaign
director (July-Nov. 2016) for the Maryland Democratic Party.
Field director on Van Hollen for Senate (MD), May 2015-June 2016.
Deputy field director for Democratic Party of Arkansas, June-Dec.
2014. Field director on Monica Vernon for Congress (IA),
Jan.-June 2014. GOTV director on Daniel Squadron for Public
Advocate (NY), Sept.-Oct. 2013. Regional field director on Quinn
for New York, May-Sept. 2013. Deputy regional field director and
earlier field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2012.
B.S. in environmental science from University of Maryland, 2010. twitter
Caucus Director Saif Ratul
(May 2019) Field director for the Tennessee
Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018. State field director (Aug.
2017-May 2018) and deputy field director (July 2016-July 2017) for the
Maryland Democratic Party. Regional field director on Chris Van
Hollen for Senate, Sept. 2015-June 2016. Assistant director for
Grassroots Campaigns in the Des Moines area, Oct. 2014-Mar. 2015.
Assistant field director for Grassroots Voter Outreach in Denver;
Sept.-Nov. 2014. Regional field director on Monica Vernon for
Congress (Cedar Rapids), Jan.-June 2014. Lead field organizer on
the Quinn for New York mayoral campaign, May-Sept. 2013. B.A. in
mathematics, political science from SUNY at Geneseo, 2013. twitter
and eight field
(for a total Iowa staff of 10)
State Director Jennifer Keeler
(press release May 15, 2019) "Keeler is an
experienced campaign manager and field organizer, who most
recently served as state field director for Open Progress in North
Carolina. She also recently worked as Senate Caucus Director for the
Delaware Democratic Party. A Rutgers graduate, Jennifer has years of
experience in Northeast races."
Deputy Director Pat Drupp
(June 2019) Communications director and senior
advisor on Tina Belge for SC Senate Dist. 6, Jan.-Mar. 2019.
Communications and political director on Mary Geren for Congress
(SC-3), June-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Will Morin for
Congress (SC-4), Feb.-June 2018. Legislative fellow to U.S. Sen.
Jeff Merkley, Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017. Education program specialist
(Feb.-Aug. 2018) and fellow (Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016) in NOAA's Office of
Education. Research assistant at University of Hawaii at Manoa,
June 2007-Jan. 2015; lecture at Kapiolani Community College, Sept.
2010-Dec. 2013. Ph.D. in geochemical oceanography (2015) and M.S.
in oceanography (2010) from University of Hawaii at Manoa; B.S. in
physics from Clemson University, 2006. twitter
Deputy State Director Kait Krolik
(reported by Politico
on June 18, 2019) Previously director of Battle Born Progress
from Apr. 2018. Freelancer for Bright Hub, June 2015-June
2018. Political and digital member organizer for the Nevada State
Education Association, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018. Field organizer for
the Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's
degree in political science from Siena College, 2016. twitter
Political director for Washington Conservation Voters. Finance director for Washington United for Marriage and Yes on 522. Worked on the John Edwards presidential campaign in Iowa and Nevada Worked with MoveOn.org to win back the Senate in 2006. Fundraiser for the DNC in Denver. B.A. in political science from St. Martin's University. From Sumas, WA.
(reported by Politico Feb. 28, 2019) Principal at Brougher Strategies. Deputy campaign manager fro organizing and outreach at Martin Heinrich for Senate (NM) re-election campaign, 2018. COO at ShareProgress, 2016-17. CTO at NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2015-16. CTO at Wendy R. Davis for Governor (TX), 2013-14. Vice president of marketing and nonprofit sales at NGP VAN, 2012-13. Fellow at PFAW's Front Line Leaders Academy, 2011-12. Political manager at Salsa Labs, Inc. 2010-12. Fellow at The New Leaders Council, Jan.-May 2010. New media communications manager at teh Democratic Governors Association, 2009-10. Computer education specialst at Brown University, 2006-08. AB in political science from Brown University, 2006. twitter
Daniel Strauss. "Jay Inslee bolsters campaign team." Politico, June 18, 2019.
Jim Brunner. "Gov. Jay Inslee's 2020 presidential campaign announcement expected this week." Seattle Times, Feb. 27, 2019.
Daniel Strauss. "Washington Gov. Inslee bolsters political team with eye on 2020." Politico, Feb. 28, 2019.
- Inslee filed with the FEC to form a political action committee, Vision PAC, on Oct. 4, 2018; this was first reported in early December.
- Independent from the campaign on Feb. 21, 2019 a pro-Inslee super PAC, Act Now on Climate, launched.