Organization  |  P2020  

Amy for America

(page updated April 7, 2020)

Headquarters: Banks Building, Suite 125 — 615 NE 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55413  |  FEC  |  @amyklobuchar
  - announced Feb. 10, 2019.
  - suspended campaign Mar. 2, 2020

Overview: This was a lean campaign.  After a sub-par fifth place finish in neighboring Iowa, Klobuchar vaulted off a strong debate performance to a surprising third in the New Hampshire primary.  However, the campaign was thinly organized in the next states, Nevada and South Carolina, and unable to capitalize on the New Hampshire showing. 
press releases on staff   unionization   state of the race: Jan. 31  |  Feb. 3  |  Feb. 24

Candidate  Amy Klobuchar  timeline

Husband  John Bessler


Campaign Manager  Justin Buoen  

(Feb. 2019)  Partner at New Partners from Jan. 2013.  Campaign manager and deputy campaign manager on Klobuchar's 2012 re-election, Dec. 2010-Dec. 2012 and first worked on her 2006 campaign.  Worked on Mark Dayton's 2014 and 2010 gubernatorial campaigns, John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz's re-election.  Field organizer in Blaine for the Kerry/DFL campaign.  B.S. in political science from University of St. Thomas.  twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager  Julia S. Kennedy 

(Feb. 2019)  Most recently worked on Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI)'s 2018 re-election campaign,  Previous experience at the DSCC and DCCC and has worked on campaigns in her native state of Ohio, as well as Maryland, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Brigit Helgen

(Feb. 2019)  Chief of staff in Klobuchar's Senate office, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2019.  Head of communications at the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017.  Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs, Apr. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Deputy chief of staff, communications director, press secretary to Sen. Klobuchar, 2011-15.  Senior advisor on Mark Dayton for Minnesota, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy press secretary for regional media for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, Jan.-June. 2011.  Deputy press secretary to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, 2009-11.  Press secretary on U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson's (SD) re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2008.  Bachelor's degree from Harvard University, 2008.

Special Advisor  Sam Clark

(Feb. 2019) Attorney at Greene Espel PLLP from Feb. 2019.  A candidate for Minnesota Attorney General but withdrew before the Aug. 2018 primary.  St. Paul city attorney from mid-April 2015.  Minnesota state director and counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee to Sen. Klobuchar.  Joined the law firm of Green Espel in 2009.  Clerked for Hon. Michael J. Davis, who at the time was the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. J.D. from Yale Law School, 2008; undergraduate degree from Harvard College, 2005. 

Special Advisor  Jeff Blodgett

(Feb. 2019)  Co-founder (2003) and executive director for seven years of Wellstone Action, a 501(c)(4).  Minnesota state director on Obama's 2012 and 2008 campaigns.  Senior advisor to Amy Klobuchar’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2006.  Oversaw get-out-the-vote efforts in Minnesota for Kerry/Edwards in 2004.  Thirteen years as a senior aide, advisor, and campaign manager to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone; ran all three of Wellstone’s Senate races.  Began his career as a community organizer working with family farmers during the farm crisis of the 1980s.  M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; B.A. from Carleton College, 1983.  twitter


Political Director  Lucinda Ware

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  Vice president/partner at the Democratic media firm SWAY from May 2017.  Director of outreach on Pete Buttigieg's campaign for DNC chair, Feb.-Apr. 2017.  Political director on Van Hollen for Senate (MD), Apr. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Director of civic engagement for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Office of Neighborhoods, Jan.-Apr. 2015.  Regional field director for Baltimore City on Anthony Brown for Governor, Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Special assistant (July 2013-Mar. 2014) and intergovernmental affairs assistant (Apr. 2011-July 2013) in the Office of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.  M.P.A. in crisis/emergency/disaster management from University of Baltimore; B.A. in urban studies/public policy from Dillard University.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Mia Mayberry

Iowa deputy political director/African American outreach on Kamala Harris for the Peple (announced Nov. 7, 2019)  Attorney and former vice chairwoman of the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors.  J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, 2014; B.S. from Northeastern University, 2011.  Quad Cities native.  twitter

Director of Latino Outreach  Edwin Torres

(June 2019; started on the campaign as a national political organizer in Feb. 2019)  Public engagement coordinator for SRF Consulting Group, Nov. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Field organizer for Tina Smith for U.S. Senate/Minnesota DFL, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Legal assistant at Matern Law Group, PC in California, Feb.-July 2018.  Class action clerk at Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, May 2016-Aug. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in political science from College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, 2016.  Torres is a Dreamer, brought to the U.S. from El Salvador by his parents in 2001 when he was 8 years old.  twitter

Director of African American Outreach  Kimberly Hunt

(Sept. 2019)  Engagement strategist at Kim Kares Community Engagement Solutions in Dallas/Fort Worth from June 2007.  Campaign director oof Planned Parenthod Votes campaign to Re-Elect Gov. Tom Wolf and Tina Davis for House Representative, June-Dec. 2018.  Deputy canvass manager on Planned Parenthood Votes campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton for President/Maggie Hassan for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2016.  M.A. in professinoal development and consulting from Amberton University, 2012; B.S. in child development from Texas Woman's University, 2005.

Political Organizer (including LGBTQ and AAPI outreach) Khalil Lee

(July 2019)  Assistant at United Talent Agency from 2018.  Master's degree in communication from Wake Forest University, 2018; undergraduate degree from University of Vermont.  twitter

National Ballot Access Director  Kieran McCarney

Saint Paul-based political consultant.  Campaign manager on John Stalnaker for Legislature and Greg Hosch for Legislature (NE), July-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Brad Ashford for Congress, Feb.-May 2014.  Canvass director for NSEA/Fieldworks, May-Nov. 2014.  Communications director for the Nebraska State AFL-CIO, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Field director on John Ewing for Congress, June-Nov. 2012.  Executive director of the Douglas County Democratic Party, May 2011-June 2012.

Director of Delegate Selection  Lainey Edmisten

(Aug. 2019)  Camapign manager on Cunninghmam for NC, Dec. 2018-Aug. 2019.  Manager on Ray Russell for NC (Boone), Feb.-Dec. 2018.  Real estate broker and manager in NC, Apr. 2014-Feb. 2018.  Political consultant, July 2011-Nov. 2013.  Development director for High Country Women's Fund, Jan.-June 2011.  Campaign manager on Billy Kennedy for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2010.  Finance director on Steve Shannon for Attorney General, Aug. 2008-May 2009.  Campaign manager on David Smith for Insurance Commissioner (NC), Mar.-May 2008.  Finance director on Linda Ketner for Congress (Charleston, SC), Feb.-Mar. 2008.  Campaign manager on Brennan for Delegate, Mar.-Nov. 2007.  Station operations manager for Sea-Comm Media, 2006-07.  Campaign manager on Rhodes for School Board, July-Nov. 2006.  Field organizer on Go21, 2004.  Campaign manager on Charlie Alberston for NC Senate, May-Nov. 2000.  Campaign manager on Wheeler for NC Senate, Jan.-Nov. 1998.  Volunteer coordinator on Carl Levin campaign, 1996.  B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.  twitter


Field Director  Mike McLaughlin

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  Campaign manager on Harley Rouda for Congress (Orange County, CA), Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Account executive at Mack-Sumner Communications, July-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Pat Murphy for Congress (IA-01), Jan.-June 2016.  Associate at Crossroads Campaigns, June 2013-Dec. 2015.   Political project advisor for Lillie Schechter Consulting and PinPoint Public Affair, May 2012-Apr. 2013.  Camapign manager on Donna O'Connor for State Rep. (OH), Jan.-Mar. 2012.  Campaign manager on Babur Lateef for Chair (VA), Dec. 2010-Nov. 2011.  Campaign manager on Walt Waite for State Rep., Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Regional field director for Minnesota DFL, Mar.-Aug. 2010.  Deputy finance director on Ken Lewis for U.S. Senate (NC), Jan.-Mar. 2010.  Deputy campaign manager and director of field operations on Jeanette Rishell for Delegate, June-Nov. 2009.  Bachelor's degree in political science and diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University.

Early States Director  John Davis

Campaign manager on Friends of John Delaney (to Aug. 2019); started as senior advisor (announcedon Sept. 20, 2017).  Founding partner of the Des Moines based bipartisan polling firm Red America Blue America (RABA) Research.  Des Moines office of New Partners.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (IA), 2009-14.  Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2009.  Traveling chief of staff on John Edwards for President campaign in 2007.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA)'s 2004 re-election.  Iowa native.  Also served as U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY)’s chief of staff, and as a committee staffer to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA).

Deputy Early States Director  Christina Freundlich

(reported by Politico on Nov. 20, 2019)  Communications director on Cordray for Governor (OH), July-Nov. 2018.  Deputy communications director on Ralph Northam for Governor, June-Nov. 2017.  Communications director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Feb.-June 2017.  Iowa GOTV communications director (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and Minnesota communications director (June-Aug. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Southern regional press secretary at the DNC, July 2015-June 2016.  Communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party, July 2013-Feb. 2015.  Georgia state director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March-June 2013.  North Carolina deputy press secretary on Obama for America, April-Nov. 2012.  Press fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Jan.-Aug. 2010.  Public engagement at the White House Council on Environment, March-Dec. 2009.  Field organizer on Obama's Campaign for Change in Florida, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University.  twitter

Field and Political  Enid Swaggert

Outreach director/political director on Tim Walz for Governor from Feb. 2018.  Campaign manager on Ryan Winkler for Attorney General, Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Field director on Jacob Frey for Minneapolis, Apr.-Nov. 2017.  Political director on Nolan for Congress, Dec. 2016-Apr. 2017.  Field and constituent service representative, grants coordinator for U.S. Rep. Nolan, Dec. 2014-Dec. 2016.  Financial assistant on Nolan for Congress, May-Nov. 2014.  Studied at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

National Data Manager  Hannah Slovut

(Oct. 2019...started as VAN administrator in Apr. 2019)  Deputy field director (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and organizing/training director (Jan.-Aug. 2018) on Angie Craig for Congress/Minnesota DFL. Campaign manager on Phillip Cunningham for Minneapolis, Aug.-Dec. 2017.  B.A. in political science from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2019.

National Organizers Include
Lucy Dornbach


Communications Director  Tim Hogan

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  National press secretary for The Hub Project from Mar. 2017.  Rapid response spokesman on Hillary for America (from June 2016); earlier communications director for the Arizona and Kentucky primaries, and started as communications director on the Nevada caucus campaign in April 2015.  Communications advisor to U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI), Jan-Apr. 2015.  Deputy chief of staff and communications director to U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (NV), Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015; also press secretary on Horsford for Congress in 2012 and 2014.  Director of social media for the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, Sept. 2011-March 2012.  Press secretary on Kate Marshall for Congress in NV-02 special election.  Senate Democrats caucus communications director, Dec. 2010-July 2011.  Campaign manager for Nevada Senate Democrats, April-Dec. 2010.  Press assistant and outreach coordinator for the Earth Day Network, Jan.-April 2010.  Press assistant/intern to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010.  Degree in political science, international relations and affairs from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Will McDonald

Communications director on Friends of John Delaney to Sept 2019 (Jewish Insider's Ben Jacobs reported on Oct. 1 he had cut ties w/ the campaign); started working for Delaney in 2011.   Ph.D. in English from University of Iowa.  twitter

Early States Communications Director  Nate Evans

(Jan. 2020)  Previously NH communications director on Kamala Harris for the People, Mar.-Nov. 2019.  Deputy communications director and spokesperson for Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election campaign in Florida, June-Nov. 2018.  Associate communications director at Media Matters for America, Jan. 2017-June 2018.  Deputy press secretary in Madison, WI on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Press advance associate for the White House, Aug. 2015-July 2016.  Iowa communications fellow on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Regional coordinator on Martha Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, July-Nov. 2013.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington University.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Carlie Waibel

(Feb. 2019)  Senior spokesperson on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL).  Communications director on Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate, April-Sept. 2018.  Press secretary in the Office of Sen. Bill Nelson, Aug. 2017-March 2018.  Public affairs-New England for Uber Technologies, Jul. 2015-Aug. 2017.  Deputy communications director on Charlie Crist for Governor, July-Nov. 2014.  Government relations at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Jan. 2013-July 2014.  Deputy communications director for the Minnesota DFL, July 2011-Feb. 2012.  Field organizer on Jim Meffert for Congress, June-Nov. 2010.  Undergraduate degree from University of St. Thomas, 2011.  From Minnesota. twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary  CJ Warnke

(Sept. 2019)  Press secretary for Tax March, June-Aug. 2019.  Deputy communications director on Jumaane Williams for NYC Public Advocate, Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Deputy press secretary on Cynthia for New York, May-Sept. 2018.  Press secretary on Heavey for Ohio, Feb.-Apr. 2018.  Campaign manager on McGinty for Congress (PA), Aug. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Communications associate at Marathon Strategies LLC, Mar. 2016-Aug. 2017.  B.A. in American government and politics from The Catholic University of America, 2015.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary  Sharon Yang

(Feb. 2020)  Iowa press secretary on Kamala Harris for the People, July-Nov. 2019.  Deputy press secretary on Sen. Tim Kaine's re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University, 2018.  internships include Priorities USA, Tom Periello for Virginia, Hillary for America and New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Houston native.  twitter

Director of Rapid Response  Max Steele

(May 2019)  Communications director on Bob Casey for Senate (PA), Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Senior communications advisor to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Communications director (July 2015-Mar. 2017) and press secretary (May 2013-July 2015) at the Florida Democratic Party.  Press secretary on Alex Sink for Congress (FL), Jan.-Mar. 2014.  Press assistant at the Florida Democratic Party, Feb. -May 2013; research assistant FDP/Bill Nelson for Senate, May-Nov. 2012; research assistant on a U.S. House race, Mar.-May 2012.  B.S. in political science and history from Florida State University, 2012.  twitter

Media Monitor  Max Baker
Thomasville, GA native.


National Digital Director and Paid Media Advisor  Jake Sticka

(2020) Vice president for client strategy (from Apr. 2019), director of digital advertising services (Feb. 2017-Mar. 2019), senior online marketing manager (Feb. 2016-Feb. 2017), online marketing manager (Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016) and online marketing coordinator (Feb. 2014-Feb. 2015) at Rising Tide Interactive.  Virginia campus organizer for NextGen Climate, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2013.  Commissioner on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E in Washington, Nov. 2010-Nov. 2012.  Summer organizer on Obama for America, May-Aug. 2011.  twitter

Deputy Digital Director  Alli Peters

(Dec. 2019...Iowa digital from Apr.-Dec. 2019)  Photographer and designer at Alli Peters LLC in Minneapolis-St. Paul from Sept. 2016; did photography on Erin Murphy for Governor and Dean Phillips for Congress campaigns in Minnesota, 2018.  Project coordinator (Oct.-Dec. 2016), graphic production coordinator (June-Dec. 2016) and editorial intern (Jan.-May 2016) at Tiger Oak Media in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  B.S. in business and marketing education and B.A. in political science and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016.

Lauren Parks

Digital consultan based in Washington, DC from Feb. 2019.  Email marketing specialist at Boeing, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Director of special projects at ThinkShift, Sept. 20016-Aug. 2017.  Director of digitl engagement at Oceana, Feb. 2015-Sept. 2016.  Senior manager for digital strategy and partnerships at World Food Program USA, Oct. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Account director at Blue State Digital, Jan.-Sept. 2013.  Director of digital operations at Obama for America, Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012.


Research Director  Anjan Mukherjee

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  Comes to the campaign from position as research director to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). Previously research director at the League of Conservation Voters from April 2015.  Research director on Chris Coons for Delaware, April 2014-Feb. 2015.  Research assistant to Sen. Chris Coons, 2013-April 2014.  Research associate at the DSCC, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Research assistant at New Partners Consulting, Feb. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Intern to U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010.  B.A. in music from Davidson College, 2009.

Deputy Research Director  Kendall Witmer

Formerly at Jones Mandel.  twitter

infrastructure  |  mental health
  |  supporting farmers  |  first 100 days  education  seniors  |  affordable housing  |  agricultural and rural communities  | 
combating hate and domestic terrorism
  |  climate change  |  reform our democracy  |  workers rights/unions   |  veterans  |  post-secondary education  | 
safeguard our elections  |  expand national service  |  future of work and a changing economy
  |  foreign policy  |  housing [also note earlier]  | 
people with disabilities
  |  global pandemic

Policy Director  Rosa Po 

(Feb. 2019)  Deputy chief of staff to Klobuchar from Dec. 2016.  A regional policy director on Hillary for America, 2014-Nov. 2016.  Policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 2011-Sept. 2013.  Legislative research director to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, July 2009-March 20011.  Senior research on Hillary Clinton for President, May 2007-Sept. 2008.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 2016; MA and BA from Yale University.

Deputy Poliicy Director  Tommy Walker

(Apr. 2019)  Deputy chief of staff (Jan.-Apr. 2019) and legislative director (May 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO).  Legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Oct. 2015-May 2017.  Legislative assistant (Mar. 2012-Oct. 2015), legislative aide (Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012), legislative correspondent (May 2010-Apr. 2011) and staff assistant (Oct. 2009-May 2010) for U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette.  M.S. in applied economics from the Johns Hopkins University, 2013; B.A. in political science from Carleton College, 2008.

Policy Advisor and Speechwriter  Noah Rayman

(Apr. 2019)  Speechwriter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from Jan. 2017.  Speechwriter for Millennium Challenge Corporation from June 2015.  Writer at Time Magazine, Aug. 2013-May 2015.  Bachelor's degree in social studies and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University, 2012.


Director of Analytics and Data  Alex Von Hagen-Jamar

(sterted on the campaign as  state analytics lead, Sept.-Nov. 2019, then deputy national analytics and data director, Nov. 2019-Feb. 2020;  ucceeded Ed Coleman)  Visiting assistant professor at Carleton College, Sept. 2018-Aug. 2019.  Researcher at Lund University (Sweden), Sept. 2015-Jan. 2018.  Global postdoctoral fellow at NYU Shanghai, Aug. 2014-June 2015.  Business analyst for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Aug. 2005-May 2007.  PhD in international relations/political science from University of Michigan, 2014; B.A. in political science and international relations from Carleton College, 2005.  twitter

Reporting and Metrics Lead  Michael Martinez

(Aug. 2019)  Field director (July-Nov. 2018) and canvass director (Jan.-July 2018) on Anna V. Eskamani for Florida House 47.  Field organizer (Sept.-Dec. 2016) and fellow (July-Aug. 2016) for the Florida Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, general from University of Central Florida, 2017; A.A. in biology, general from Valencia Community College, 2013.  twitter


Senior Advisor for Finance  Meghan Nashban

(2019)  Principal and founder of The High Rise Group, Inc. from Nov. 2016. Grassroots fundraising program manager on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Development director (Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016) and deputy development director and major gifts director (June 2013-Feb. 2016) at Americans for Responsible Solutions.  Northeast finance director (May 2012-May 2013) and deputy finance director (June 2011-April 2012) at the DCCC.  Finance director at Kratovil for Congress (MD-1), June-Nov. 2010.  Finance associate at HudsonTG, Dec. 2009-May 2010.  B.A. in government, gender and women's studies from Connecticut College, 2009.

National Finance Director  Elise Convy

(started as deputy national finance director in Feb. 2019)  Finance director on Klobuchar for Minnesota, July 2017-Feb. 2019.  Consultant at New Partners, March 2015-July 2017.  Deputy finance director for the Minnesota DFL, March 2012-March 2015.  Finance consultant at The Southpaw Group, July 2011-March 2012.  Finance assistant on Jim Meffert for Congress (Edina, MN), Jan.-Nov. 2010.  Degree in international affairs from University of Colorado at Boulder.   twitter

Deputy National Finance Consultant  Tina Stoll

(Feb. 2019)  President of Campaign Finance Consultants from 1991.  Senior advisor to Engage Cuba, 2015-16.  National finance director to Michelle Nunn, 2013-14.  Senior advisor and Mid-Atlantic and Southeast finance director to Forward Together FAC, 2006-08.  Finance director to Sen. Carl Levin, Feb. 1989-Dec. 1990.  Campaign manager on Pooler for Congress, Oct. 1987-Nov. 1988.  Political assistant and national fundraiser on Leahy for Senate, June 1985-June 1987.  Junior analyst/tabling supervisor at Peter Hart Research, July 1983-July 1985.  B.A. in history and political science from Binghampton University, 1980.

Midwest Finance Director  Eli Wald

(Apr. 2019)  Financial advisor at HLM Capital Management Group, Dec. 2017-Apr. 2019.  Regional director-leadership and advocacy for AJC Global, June-Dec. 2017.  Chicago director (Aug. 2013-June 2017) and Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas director (Sept. 20111-Aug. 2013) for AIPAC.  Federal lobbyist and assistant legislative director for AJC Global, Sept. 2008-Sept. 2011.  Degree in Middle East politics and languages (individual plan of study) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Finance Chief of Staff  Mike Schmandt

(Mar. 2019)  Fellow at No Labels, May 2018-Mar. 2019.  B.A. in political science from Vanderbilt University, 2018.


Director of Scheduling and Advance  Devan Cayea

Senior advisor and director of operations to Klobuchar in the U.S. Senate from Apr. 2018.  Associate director of federal affairs in the Washington office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Apr. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Deputy director of scheduling and advance in the Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Jan. 2014-Apr. 2017.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from American University, 2012. twitter

Director of Scheduling  Asal Sayas

Most recently director of government affairs at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.  Worked as Sen. Klobuchar's director of scheduling for three years.

Deputy Scheduler  Grace Waltz

Special assistant on Tina Smith for Minnesota, July-Nov. 2018.  Deputy director for external relations to Gov. Mark Dayton, Jan.-June 2018.  Senior aide (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) and scheduler (June 2016-Jan. 2017) to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government, English from University of St. Thomas, 2016.

Director of Surrogates  Hannah Grace McDonald

(July 2019...started as a special assistant in Feb. 2019)  Executive assistant to the president at Grunwald Communications, Aug. 2017-Dec. 2018.  Phone canvasser for NARAL Pro-Choice America, Jan.-Oct. 2018.  Deputy organizer on Danica Roem for Delegate, July-Nov. 2017.  B.S. in Earth and Space Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen, 2016.

also note:
Madeline Coles, state scheduler for Klobuchar in the Senate from June 2017 was on payroll in Jan. 2020.


Director of Operations  Heidi Kraus Kaplan

Senior client services manager at Minneapolis-based Synergetic Endeavors from Jan. 2017.  Operations director (from Jan. 2016) and events and conventions director (Jan. 2014-June 2015) at the Minnesota DFL.  Leadership assistant to Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Campaign manager on Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota, Jan.-July 2009.  Political director to Mark Dayton, Apr. 2007-Jan. 2009.  A director on Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign.  Director of communications and special project to Sen. Mark Dayton, 2005-07.  Surrogate director on Kerry-Edwards (July-Nov. 2004) and field/political on John Kerry for President (2003-04).  Deputy field director at the New Hampshire Democratic Party, 2001-02.  Bachelor's degree in history, political science from Glenville State College, 2000.  twitter

Deputy Operations Director  Rosa Colman

(Mar. 2019)  Operations director for the Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign, July-Dec. 2018.  Deputy campaign manager and operations director (Sept. 2017-June 2018) and scheduling and advance director (Jan.-Aug. 2017) on Rebecca Otto for Governor (MN).  Deputy finance director on Terry Bonoff for Congress (MN), May-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science, educational studies from Macalester College, 2016.


Reearch Advisor  Fred Yang

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  Partner at Hart Research Associates and founding principal of its political division—Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group.

Media Advisors  Roy Temple, Jay Howser and Andi Johnson, GPS Media

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  Principals at GPS Media.

Senior Advisor  Pete Giangreco

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  Partner at The Strategy Group's Chicago office.  Longtime political advisor to Sen. Klobuchar., including her 2006 race.

Rising Tide Interactive
Biggest expenditure in Q1 2019 was a bit more than $625,000 to this firm for list acquisition.


(press releases)
The New York Times [co-endorsement with Elizabeth Warren]  ...Jan. 19, 2020

U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-39)  ...Feb. 1, 2020

Former Congressman and Presidential Candidate, Admiral Joe Sestak  ...Feb. 7, 2020

Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Mar. 2015-Jan. 2017 ...Feb. 28, 2020

         total of 19 officse including headquarters and over 100 staff by mid-Jan. 2020
Headquarters: 300 Walnut St., Ste. 6, Des Moines, IA 50309
Field Offices:
Ames: 725 24th St., Ste. 102, Ames, IA 50010
Burlington: 1000 N. Roosevelt Ave., Ste. 2, Burlington, IA 52601
Carroll: 412 W Highway 30, Carroll, IA 51401
Cedar Rapids: 3245 Williams Parkway, Ste. 2, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Council Bluffs
: 136 S. Main St. Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Davenport: 583 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA 52807
Des Moines area:
  - 1221 Center St.,
Ste. 3, Des Moines, IA 50315
  - 2171 Grand Ave., Stes. 1, 6 and 12, West Des Moines, IA 50265
  - Blue Bean, 110 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ste 200, Ankeny, IA 50023
Dubuque: 962 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
Fort Dodge: 706 Central Ave., Ste. 201-202, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Iowa City: 412 Highland Ave., Ste. E, Iowa City, IA 52240
Mason City
: 636 S. Monroe Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Newton: 403 W. 4th St., N, Newton, IA 50208
: 408 E. Main St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
Sioux City: 511 5th St., Sioux City, IA  51101
10 W. 4th St., Ste. 162, Waterloo, IA 50701
Winterset: 233 E. Court St., Winterset, IA 50273
office opening events: Council Bluffs, Des Moines field (w/ Klobuchar on Sept. 15); Burlington, Cedar Rapids (w/ Klobuchar on Sept. 20), Ames (w/ John Bessler on Oct. 13).

Chair  Dr. Andy McGuire

(per Klobuchar Feb. 21, 2019 event, reported by NBC's Vaughn Hillyard)  Candidate for the 2018 Democratic nomination for governor, finishing fourth with 5.3% in the June primary. Iowa Democratic Party chair, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2017.  President of Meridian of Iowa, a managed care company, 2012-15.  Mike Blouin's running mate on his 2006 primary campaign for governor (Blouin finished second to Culver).  M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University, 2001; M.D. from Creighton University School of Medicine, Undergraduate degree in chemistry from Creighton University, 1978.  Born in Waterloo, Iowa.  twitter

State Director  Lauren Dillon

(Feb. 2019)  Deputy director at the DSCC in 2018.  Research director at the DNC for five years after serving as deputy research director; senior research associate, 2011-12; and starting at the DNC as a research associate in 2009.  Correspondence and judicial appointments coordinator in the Office of Gov. Culver and Lt. Gov. Judge, 2006-09.  English teacher at Hebei Normal University 2005-06.  B.A. degrees in politics and psychology from Drake University, 2005.  Originally from Brooklyn, Iowa.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Jordan Hagert

Campaign manager on Radinovich for Congress (MN-8), May-Dec. 2018.  Policy fellow in the Office of Mayor Jacob Frey, Jan.-May 2018.  Campaign manager on Barb Johnson for Minneapolis City Council, Jan.-Dec. 2017.  Political director for MN DFL-Rick Nolan campaign, May-Nov. 2016.  Legal assistant for Bridge Law Group, Ltd., May-Aug. 2015.  Field organizer in Brainerd for the DFL Coordinated Campiagn, May-Nov. 2014.  J.D. from University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2018; B.A. in political science and economics from College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, 2014.

Iowa Caucus Advisor  Norm Sterzenbach

(announced Dec. 4, 2019)  Most recently state director on Beto for America, Mar.-Nov. 2019.  Consultant to the IDP on the 2020 caucuses to early March 2019.  Sterzenbach is taking leave from his position a principal at GPS Impact, where he started Feb. 2013.  Executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party to Jan. 2013; started as political and caucus director for IDP for the 2008 Caucuses from Dec. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Chet Culver's  campaign for governor, Nov. 2005-Dec. 2006.  Campaign manager on Bekki Cook for Lt. Governor, May-Nov. 2004.  Caucus director for the American Association of Retired People (AARP), 2004.  Field director on Jim Humphries for Congress, 2002.  Eastern Iowa Field Director on Bill Bradley’s campaign.  B.A. in political science from University of Iowa, 1998.  Cedar Rapids native. twitter

Iowa Caucus Director  Andrew Nelson

(reported by the DMR on Mar. 16, 2019, initially organizing director)  Canvass director on Iowa Democrats' 2018 coordinated campaign and field director for the Iowa House Truman Fund in 2016.  Deputy field director on Anthony Brown for Governor, Apr. 2013-Nov. 2014.  IN-2 field director for the Indiana Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on John Delaney for Congress, Mar.-Apr. 2012.  Field organizer on Tom Henry for Mayor (Fort Wayne, IN), Aug.-Dec. 2011.  IA-03 field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2010.  twitter


Political Director  Jamie Woods

(announced April 19, 2019)  Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party's Black Caucus and is on the board of directors for Emerge Iowa.  Helped to elect Rep. Phyllis Thede and Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad to the Iowa House.  African-American outreach coordinator in the Davenport office for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.  Candidate for Davenport 8th Ward in Nov. 2013. Worked on Obama's presidential campaigns.  From Davenport.


Organizing Director  Jackson Sump

GOTV director for the Minnesota DFL, July-Dec. 2018.  Field director/deputy campaign manager on Rebecca Otter's campaign for governor, Jan.-June 2018.  Deputy field director on Schneider for Congress (IL), Feb.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Iowa on O'Malley for President, Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Iowa regional field director on Draft Biden, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Kansas, 2015.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Seth Barnes

(initially regional organizing director for Davenport from May 2019)  Constituency organizer (political/field on Xochitl for New Mexico/New Mexico Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018.  Program assistant for nonproliferation/science engagement at CRDF Global, July 2010-Aug. 2013.  International M.B.A. from University of Denver-Daniels College of Business, 2015; B.A. in internationsl studies from Michigan State University, 2005.

Regional Organizing Directors include
Region 1 (East/Davenport)  Kevin Griffen

(Sept. 2019...started on the campaign as a field organizer in Des Moines area in July)  Legislative intern to U.S. Sen. Paul Strauss (DC), May-June 2019.  Executive assistant at Stanton Chase: Executive Search Consultants, Feb.-Apr. 2019  Field organizer (May-Nov. 2018) and organizing fellow (Jan.-May 2016) at the Indiana Democratic Party.  B.A. in political science from Wabash College, 2018.  twitter

Region 2 (Polk)  Noah Stewart

Regional field director (from May 2018) and organizer (Sept. 2017-May 2018) in Annapolis for the Maryland Democratic Party.  Field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and intern (June-Aug. 2016) on the Maryland Coordinated Campaign.  Studied at Anne Arundel Community College.

Region 3 (Northeast/Waterloo)  Britta Moen

(Sept. 2019....started on the campaign as a field organizer in Des Moines area in May)  Field organizer for Tina Smith/Minnesota DFL,  Sept.-Dec. 2018.  Young adult in a global mission teaching English in Madagascar for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017.  B.A.. in political science and social justice from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2016.  twitter

Region 4 (Southwest/Council Bluffs)  Emma Weinert

(June 2019)  Bachelor's degree in political science from The Johns Hopkins University, 2019.  Internships include legislative intern to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Jan.-May 2018.  twitter

Region 5 (Northwest/Sioux City)  Katierose Epstein

(May 2019)  Bachelor of political science, bachelor of women's gender and sexuality studies from Penn State University, 2019; president of Penn State College Democrats, 2018-19.  twitter

Region 6 (Southeast/Burlington)  Ken Smith

(July 2019)  Field organizer in Northern Kentucky on the campaign of Adam Edelen, Mar.-May 2019.  Bartender in Florence, KY, Aug. 2017-Dec. 2018.  Campaign manager on Roberto Henriquez for Represntative (KY District 66), Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Northern Kentucky University, 2018.

Region 7 (E. Central)  Karla Ortiz


Region 8 (Johnson/Linn)  Rachel Lozinski

(Oct. 2019...started on the campaign as a field organizer in Iowa City in May)  Deputy campaign manager on Ken Martin for DFL Chair, Jan.-Mar. 2019.  Organizing fellow on Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  B.S. in political science and government from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2018.  twitter

Region 9 (North Central/Mason City)  Ben Glaser

(Aug. 2019)  Regional field director in the Sioux City area on Swalwell for America, June-July 2019.  Editor and consultant, May 2018-May 2019.  Deputy campaign manager/director of communications on Dr. Megan Srinivas for Iowa (Fort Dodge), Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Communications associate at Roivant Sciences, July 2017-Feb. 2018.  B.A. in English Literature from Harvard University.

Engagement Director  Saif Ratul

(Sept. 2019)  Iowa caucus director on Inslee for America, May-Sept. 2019.   Field director for the Tennessee Democratic Party 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


Press Secretary  Austin Cook

(late Sept./ea. Oct. 2019...succeeding Courtney Rice)  Senior associate (Mar.-Sept. 2019) and associate, strategic communications (Dec. 2017-Mar. 2019) at The Glover Park Group.  Public relations associate (Oct. 2016-Dec. 2017) and public relations fellow (Aug.-Oct. 2016) at Podesta Group.  B.A. in politics and international affairs, journalism from Wake Forest University, 2016.  twitter

Digital Media Manager  Alli Peters

(announced April 19, 2019)  Photographer and designer at Alli Peters LLC in Minneapolis-St. Paul from Sept. 2016; did photography on Erin Murphy for Governor and Dean Phillips for Congress campaigns in Minnesota, 2018.  Project coordinator (Oct.-Dec. 2016), graphic production coordinator (June-Dec. 2016) and editorial intern (Jan.-May 2016) at Tiger Oak Media in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  B.S. in business and marketing education and B.A. in political science and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016.

Video Productioon Specialist  Laney Kraus-Taddeo

(Dec. 2019)  Iowa video associate producer (Sept.-Dec. 2019) and freelance videographer (June-Aug. 2019) on Kamala Harris for the People.  B.A. in digital media production from University of Northern Iowa, 2019.


Operations Director  Heidi Kraus Kaplan
see above

Trips Director  Sinead Doherty

(Dec. 2019)  Account manager at Sunshine Sachs, Apr. 2018-May 2019.  Director of operations for NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Confidential assistant to the Secretary at HHS, May 2016-Jan. 2017.  Deputy director of advand (June 2014-May 2016) and field representative (Aug. 2013-June 2014) in the Office of the Democratic Leader in the U.S. House.  Deputy scheduler in the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, Feb. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Director of public awareness in the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, June 2011-Feb. 2012.  Bachelors of Arts and Science in international relations from Boston University, 2011.

Field Organizers include:
Clara Belk  Des Moines  twitter
Nicole Bolas Mlodzik
  Waterloo  twitter
Shane Donovan 
Matthew Dunham
  NE Iowa  twitter
Matt Helm 
Jessica Higgins
  Sioux City
Eli Collin Krule  Davenport  twitter
Sydney Rice  Davenport  twitter
Madeline Sinder 
Jonah Winn
  Council Bluffs  twitter

Endorsements (press releases)

...June 6, 2019
State Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines (District 32-Des Moines)

...June 9, 2019
State Rep. Marti Anderson (District 36-Des Moines)

...July 11, 2019
Bill Witt
– former Iowa State Representative from Black Hawk County. Bill is known for his environmental and long-term care reform advocacy. Shirley McAdon – Adel City Council member.
Jackie Wellman
– community activist, super volunteer. Jackie is a former Precinct Captain for both the Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns.
Ruth Thompson
– community activist, The Caucus Couple.
Scott Thompson
– community activist, The Caucus Couple.
Melissa Fath
– community activist, cancer researcher.

...Aug. 12, 2019
Swati Dandekar, former U.S. Ambassador and state legislator 

...Aug. 16, 2019
Pam Johnson - former president of the National Corn Growers Association, corn and soybean farmer (Floyd, IA)
Dave and Mary Jensen - retired commodity crop farming family (Iowa Falls, IA)
Dan and Allison Sorenson - cattleman, commodity crops farmers (Dickens, IA) 

...Sept. 9, 2019
State Rep. Molly Donahue (District 65-Cedar Rapids)

...Sept. 29, 2019
Mary Anne Kuhr - former Pottawattamie County Vice Chair and rural Democratic activist
Matthea Little Smith - social justice community activist, NAMI mental health trainer, and NAACP member
John Harlan
, Des Moines - combat veteran, Democratic activist
Ashley Foster, Polk City - Independent activist
Gloria Starns, Ames - educator
Arnold Daniels, Cedar Rapids - Iowa Democratic Black Caucus member, NAACP member, community activist

...Oct. 18, 2019
State Sen. Liz Mathis (District 34-Robins) - Linn Co.; an Assistant Leader
State Rep. Andy McKean
(District 58-Anamosa) - announced switch from R to D on Apr. 24, 2019
former State Sen. David Johnson
- from Ocheyedan, represented District 1 from Jan. 2003-Jan. 2019; switched from R to I in June 2016

...Oct. 30, 2019
Brett Copeland, Chair of the Dickinson County Democrats
Doug Bailey, a Hamilton County Supervisor
Jeff Shudak
, the Iowa State Political Advisor for Plumbers Local 16, based in Council Bluffs
Karim Jawda, an Iraqi immigrant community leader in Des Moines
Mary Benton, former County Attorney of Guthrie County
Kay Hale, Ely - Ely City Council Member, 2019 Linn County Democrats Hall of Fame inductee
Jake Oeth, Des Moines - Former staffer for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and Rep. Bruce Braley
Tim Benton, Guthrie Center - Former Assistant Guthrie County Attorney, Democratic activist
Connie McKean, Anamosa - Legislative assistant and campaign manager of State Rep. Andy McKean
Tyler Mills, Keokuk - Lee County Democrats Executive Committee member
Karl Nolin, Spencer - Clay County, Iowa Democratic activist
Carol Nolin, Spencer - Clay County, Iowa Democratic activist 
Bev Clark, Baxter - Jasper County, Democratic activist, retired social worker
Jenny Pryke, Newton - Jasper County Democratic activist
Carrie Tedore, Dubuque - Dubuque County Democratic activist
Greg Davis, Johnston - Polk County Democratic activist, retired pastor
Shanda Carstens, Panora - 2018 Polk County Volunteer of the Year and Guthrie County activist
Abdi Salan Hassan, Des Moines - Community activist
Fatuma Hirsi, Des Moines - Community activist
Dhoal Larijin, Des Moines - Community activist

...Oct. 31, 2019
Roxanne Conlin - attorney in Des Moines; Democratic nominee for governor in 1982 and for U.S. Senate in 2010

...Nov. 15, 2019
State Rep. Cindy Winckler (District 90-Davenport)
Alice Hodde, Fremont County Democratic Party Chair

...Dec. 3, 2019
State Rep. Bruce Bearinger (District 64-Fayette Co.)    ...had supported Bullock until he withdrew

...Dec. 7, 2019
State Sen. Todd Taylor (District 35-Cedar Rapids)

...Dec. 13, 2019
State Sen. Kevin Kinney (District 39-Oxford) parts of Johnson and Washington Cos. and Keokuk Co.
State Rep. Sharon Steckman (District 53-Mason City) an Assistant Leader in the House

...Dec. 31, 2019
Steve Falck, Former Oelwein State Representative
Sally Stutsman, Former Fort Dodge State Representative
Nancy Dunkel, Former Dyersville State Representative and Iowa University Board of Regents Member
Marcella Frevert, Former Emmettsburg State Representative
Connie Boesen, Des Moines City Councilmember
Linda Westergaard, Des Moines City Councilmember
Rhonda Martin, Johnston City Councilmember
Janice Weiner, Iowa City Councilmember
Grant Veeder, Black Hawk County Auditor
Raymond “Skip” Phillips, Warren County Central Committee Member
Rama Muzo, President & CEO of the Intercultural Center of Iowa

...Jan. 9, 2020
State Sen. and Assistant Democratic Leader Rich Taylor (District 42, Henry Co.)

...Jan. 13, 2020
52 community and party activists

...Jan. 14, 2020
State Rep. Charlie McConkey (District 15, Council Bluffs)  ...had supported Booker until he withdrew

...Jan. 16, 2020
State Rep. Karin Derry (District 39, Johnston)

...Jan. 19, 2020
Iowa African Americans for Amy Steering Committee
Quad-City Times

...Jan. 20, 2020
Scott County Recorder Rita Vargas

...Jan. 21, 2020
State Sen. Rob Hogg (District 33, Cedar Rapids)
State Rep. Chris Hall (District 13, Sioux City)  ...had supported 'Rourke until he withdrew
State Rep. Monica Kurth (District 39, Davenport)  ...had supported Booker until he withdrew

...Jan. 22, 2020
14 new endorsements from local leaders, activists and former legislators

...Jan. 26, 2020 
State Rep. Ross Wilburn (District 46, Ames)  ...had supported Harris until she withdrew

...Jan. 29, 2020
Edgar Bittle -- Former Iowa State Representative
Barbara Madden-Bittle -- Former Des Moines-Planned Parenthood Director of Clinical Services
Bill Brauch -- Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member, former Iowa Democratic Party 3rd District Chair
JJ Condon -- Davenport Alderman At-Large
Ron Parker -- Staff Director, Iowa State Senate
Ted Rasmusson -- Story County Treasurer
Mark Recker -- Iowa Corn Growers Association At-Large Director

....Jan. 31, 2020
State Rep. Dave Williams (District 60, Cedar Falls)

...Jan. 31, 2020
Iowa City Press-Citizen

...Feb. 1, 2020
Dubuque County Recorder John Murphy
Mayor of Indianola Kelly Shaw (R)


Headquarters: 909 Elm St., Manchester, NH
Field Offices
Keene: 361 Court St., Keene 03431
Lebanon: 20 W. Park St., Lebanon, NH 03766
Manchester: 245 Maple St., Ste. 3, Manchester, NH 03103
Nashua: 147 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060
Portsmouth: 98 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

State Director  Scott Merrick

(announced Apr. 10, 2019)   Vice president of business development for Athenium Analytics, a technology company based in Dover, NH, Aug. 2016-Nov. 2018.  Deputy state director for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2016.  State representative from Coos County, including assistant majority floor leader, Dec. 2004-Oct. 2009.  B.A. in political science and government from Tufts University, 2008.  New Hampshire native. 

Deputy State Director  Sondra Milkie

(announced Apr. 10, 2019)  Senior associate at The Strategy Group, June-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Aruna Miller for Congress (MD), Nov. 2017-May 2018.  Email marketing coordinator for Rising Tide Interactive, May-Oct. 2017.  Training director for Wisconsin Progress, June 2012-Feb. 2017.  Campaign manager on Melissa Sargent for State Assembly (WI), Apr.-Aug. 2012.  Campaign coordinator on Citizens for Dane County's Future, Nov. 2011-April 2012.  Field organizer on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in history and political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.  twitter


Political Director  Ben Ernst

(announced Apr. 10, 2019)  Moves to the campaign from position as political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, started Jan. 2019.  Campaigns director for the New Hampshire State Senate Democratic Caucus, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Legislative director to Del. David Reid (VA), Jan.-Feb. 2018.  Campaign manager on Laurie Cumbo's campaign in Brooklyn, June-Sept. 2017.   Deputy campaign manager on Kathy Tran for Delegate (VA), Apr.-June 2017.  Legislative assistant in the Virginia House of Delegates, Nov. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Regional organizing director (June-Nov. 2016) and organizer (May-June 2016) for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  Delegate protection organizer in Des Moines (Feb.-May 2016), organizer in Las Vegas (Feb. 2016) and deputy organizer in Mason City, IA (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) on HIllary for America.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2015.  Bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, 2015.  twitter


Organizing Director  Nicholas Maines

Regional organizer and distributed director on the Tennessee Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Dan Helmer for Congress (VA), Mar.-June 2018.  Campaign manager on Ann Messenger for Congress (NY), Jan.-Feb. 2018.  Campaign manager on Pam Keith for Congress, July 2017-Jan. 2018.  Field director on Colleen Deacon for Congress (NY), May-Nov. 2016. Political organizer (delegates) in Nevada on Hillary for America, Apr.-June 2016.  Director of advocacy for the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Apr.-Oct. 2015.  Regional manager in Kansas City, MO for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015.  Field director in Florida CD-18, Apr.-Nov. 2014.  ACA outreach for National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, 2014.  Campaign manager on Evandra Thompson for House Delegate (VA), May-July 2013.  Political and legislative coordinator in Missouri for AFSCME, Feb. 2012-Mar. 2013.  Relational voter program director for We Are Wisconsin, Feb.-June 2012.  Organizer for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Nov. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Organizer in Ironton for We Are Ohio, Sept.-Nov. 2011.  Field organizer on Jaime Ariezaga Sot for State Senate (VA), June-Sept. 2011.  Regional field director in Sioux City  for the Iowa Democratic Party, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Lead organizer in Indianapolis for Change That Works, June-Oct. 2009.  Organizer for the Minnesota DFL, June-Nov. 2006.  Assistant political director on Rosalind Kurita for Senate (TN), Dec. 2005-Feb. 2006.  Opposition research director for the Oakland County (MI) Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2005.  Campaign manager on Ramzi Dalloo for City Council (Troy, MI), July-Nov. 2005.  Team lead in Portsmouth, OH for SEIU HERO, June-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in history from Berea College, 2005.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Nick Paul

(May 2019)  Campaign manager on Jon Morgan for State Senate (Brentwood, NH), Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Grassroots organizer for Protect the Granite State, Apr. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Contractor for RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, Dec. 2016-Apr. 2017.  Field organizer in Green Bay for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Senior election and advocacy fellow for RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, July 2015-July 2016.  Canvasser for NextGen Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors include:
Josh Troop

(July 2019)  Consultant on Landon Lemoin for Boston City Council, Mar.-June 2019.  Regional field director on the Committee to Elect Jay Gonzalez (MA), Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer on Stephanie Hirsch for Alderman at Large (Somerville, MA), Sept.-Nov. 2017.  B.A. in government and mathematics from Hamilton College, 2017.  twitter

Leah A. Garrett

Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign from Feb. 2018.  Field organizer for the DPV coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2017.  Senior field organiizer for the Florida Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Arkansas on Hillary for America, June-July 2016. CEO and president of Olive Loom, Apr. 2011-June 2016.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2017; M.A. in political science and government (2010) and B.A. in political science from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  twitter

Maria Perez



Communications Director  Kelsi Browning

(announced Apr. 22, 2019)  National communications director on Paul Davis congressional campaign in KS-2, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Communications director on Farley for Arizona, Mar.-Sept. 2018.  Senior associate at SKDKnickerbocker, Feb. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Central PA regional press secretary on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.   Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, Sept. 2015-May 2016.  Press fellow to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, Dec. 2014-Sept. 2015.  Assistant to the executive director at the DSCC, Feb. 2013-March 2014.  Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, May 2012-Feb. 2013.  B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2012.  twitter

Communications Associate  Ben Friedman

(Aug. 2019)  Deputy communications director on Marc Friedenberg for Congress special election in PA-12, Apr.-May 2019.  Bachelor's degree double major in political sicence and communication from University of Pennsylvania, 2019.

Field Organizers include:
Jacob (Jake) Dupont  Manchester
Andrew J. Fenton  Manchester  twitter
Oleksa Alex Martiniouk
Tyler Michels
Blake Tyler  Manchester
Sam Harris  twitter

(press releases)
...July 11, 2019
Executive Councilor Deborah Pignatelli
, Nashua
Former Ambassador Jim Smith
, Salem
Former New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster
, Nashua
Former Representative Ricia McMahon, Sutton
Rich Sigel
, Manchester
Helen Honorow,
Michael Atkins
, Peterborough
Jim Callahan
, Hancock

...Sept. 13, 2019
State Sen. Jeanne Diestch
(District 9, Peterborough)

...Oct. 10, 2019
Former State Sen. Peter Burling
, Cornish

...Dec. 11, 2019
State Rep. Skip Berrien
of Exeter

...Dec. 17, 2019
State Rep. Rod Pimental
of Henniker

...Dec. 19, 2019
Over 100 Granite State women political leaders and activists including
State Rep. Polly Campion
of Etna
State Rep. Sandy Keans of Rochester

...Dec. 20, 2019
House Speaker Pro Tem Lucy Weber of Walpole

...Dec. 31, 2019
State Sen. Jay Kahn (District 10, Keene)

...Jan. 14, 2020
former State Sen. Iris Estabrook, represented District 21 (Durham) from 2002-08 and previously served in the House

former state Rep. Jim Verschueren (Dover)

...reported Jan. 16, 2020
State Rep. Michael Pedersen of Nashua  ...switched from Warren
State Rep. Linn Opderbecke of Dover   ...had backed Booker until he withdrew
Deputy House Speaker Karen Ebell of New London
John Rist, retired educator from Manchester
Bill Barry, Nashua attorney and community activist

...Jan. 21, 2020
former Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock
Deputy Mayor of Rochester Elaine Lauterborn

...Jan. 23, 2020
Debby Butler, activist from Concord

...reported Jan. 24, 2020
State Rep. Latha Mangipudi of Nashua   ...had backed Booker until he withdrew

...Jan. 26, 2020
New Hampshire Union Leader

...Jan. 27, 2020
Keene Sentinel

...Jan. 28, 2020
Laconia Mayor Andrew Hosmer

...Jan. 30, 2020
State Rep. & Chair of House Young Dems Caucus Willis Griffith, Manchester NH
State Rep. Pat Bushway, Hampton NH
State Rep. Jennie Gomarlo, Swanzey NH
Former State Rep. Sally Kelly, Chichester NH
Former State Rep. Patricia Higgins, Hanover NH
Former State Rep. Candace Bouchard, Concord NH

...Jan. 31, 2020
Seacoast Media Group

...Feb. 2, 2020
New Hampshire House Majority Leader Doug Ley

...Feb. 9, 2020
State Rep. Roger Dontonville of Enfield  ...had backed Booker until he withdrew

...Feb. 10, 2020
State Rep. Marty Jack 
State Rep. Edie DesMarais
State Rep. Kathy DesJardin
State Rep. Ken Snow 
State Rep. Jerry Stringham 
Former State Rep. Marilyn Hoffman 
Former State Rep. Lisa DiMartino 
Former State Rep. Merle Schotanus 
Former Keene City Councilor and Mayoral candidate Mitch Greenwald
Concord City Councilor Byron Champlin 
Former NHDP Chair Dave LaRoche 
Plymouth Area Dems Chair Jay Knower 
Gorham Town Dems Chair Paul Robitaille 
Jay Knower, Plymouth Democrats Area Chair
Sarah Gannon-Weston, Danville Democrats Town Chair 
Katrin Kasper, Lee Democrats Town Vice Chair 
Larry Flint, Newport Democrats Town Chair
Donna Maskwa, Dover Democrats Town Vice Chair 
Lorna Harling, Keene Democrats Town Treasurer 
Barbara Hughes, Danville Democrats Town Treasurer 
Martha Pike, Brookfield Democrats Town Treasurer
Nancy Christian, Weare Democrats Town Secretary
Faye O'Neil, Amherst Democrats Town Secretary 
Rabbi Jon Spira-Savett
JoAnn Fenton


Headquarters: 6655 W Sahara Ave., Ste B 112, Las Vegas, NV 89146
The campaign also opened an office in Reno in Feb. 2020

State Director  Marina Negroponte

(reported Nov. 22, 2019)  Previously Nevada state director on Beto for America (announced July 22, 2019 to Nov. 1)  Vice president of strategy and external affairs for We Are All Human, Nov. 2018-May 2019.  New markets analyst (Nov. 2017-Oct. 2018) and philanthropic partnerships officer (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) for Vulcan Inc.  Government relations officer (June-Nov. 2016) and deputy head of programme (Jan. 2014-June 2016) and country coordinator (Purchase for Progress) (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014) in Tanzania, and programme officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011) for the World Food Programme.  Consultant to the Division of Instructional and Information Technology at the NYC Department of Education, Jan.-June 2009.  Programme officer (Food for Education) in India (Aug. 2005-Dec. 2006) and new graduate in the policy, strategy and programme support division (July 2004-Aug. 2005) at World Food Programme.  M.P.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, 2009; B.A. in interational relations from University of Pennsylvania, 2004.

Political Director  Cameron “CH” Miller

(reported Nov. 22, 2019)  Previously Nevada state director on Beto for America (announced July 22, 2019 to Nov. 1)  Independent entertainment consultant and executive producer since 2000.  "Has worked closely in all three re-election campaigns of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson."  Operations manager/program director/executive producer for Studio 11 Films, Jan. 2012-July 2016.  B.A. in ministry leadership from Northwest University, 2019.  Nevada native, born and raised in the Las Vegas Valley.


(press release)

Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Weekly Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar >  ...Feb. 13, 2020

...Feb. 17, 2020
Sarah Adler, former USDA Nevada State Director for Rural Development
Ernie Adler, former State Senator
Bill Curran, former Chair of Nevada Gaming Commission
Diana Glomb-Rogan, former State Senator
David Hatton, former President of Sun City Anthem Democratic Club
Jasie Holm, West Wendover City Councilmember
Ellen Marie Koivisto, former Assemblymember
Maureen Schafer, Executive Director for Council for a Better Nevada
Stephanie Smith, former Assemblymember
Justin Lee Watkins, former Assemblymember

> Bloomberg reported that after the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary the campaign "deployed about 50 staffers from New Hampshire to Nevada." See: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou.  "Underdog Klobuchar Scrambles in Nevada After Late Start. " Bloomberg, Feb. 21, 2020.



State Director  Ra Shad Frazier-Gaines

(2020)  Account executive (Aug. 2019-Jan. 2020) and program analyst (Jan.-Sept. 2019) for DC government.  President of Letter R., LLC from Nov. 2009.  Deputy political director of David Trone for Congress, Mar. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Director of government and community relations for FairVote, May-Oct. 2017.  Political director in Philadelphia for Working Families Party, Jan.-June 2017.  Training department fellow and call time manager for Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Sept.-Nov. 2016; North Carolina state director for, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.  Chief of staff to Johnston, SC Mayor Terrence Culbreath, Apr. 2014-May 2016.  Compliance director for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., Oct. 2013-May 2016.  Active in Young Democrats of America, founder of the Black Caucus of the YDA and of Black Progressives. Field organizer II/GOTV coordinator in St. Petersburg, FL from Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in business administration and management from American Public University; studied sport and entertainment management at University of South Carolina  From Aiken, SC.

Senior Advisor  Angela Kouters

(started as state director from May 2019, then shifted to a more non-SC role)  Founder of Hard Count Strategies in Charleston, July 2018.  Political advisor to EMILY's list, Feb.-July 2018.  Chief of staff/fixer to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, May-Nov. 2017.  Director of legislative affaris (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and deputy director of legislative affairs, NPPD (Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) at the Department of Homeland Security.  Director of congressional, legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Apr. 2014-July 2015.  President and CEO of Hard Count Strategies, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, May 2011-Nov. 2012.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009.  Political desk at the DCCC, May-Dec. 2006.  Political director for veterans and millitary families on Jonh Kerry for President, Apr.-Dec. 2004.  Legislative aide on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Oct. 2001-Apr. 2004.  B.A. in political science and goernment from College of Charleston, 2000.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Lachlan McIntosh

Veteran Democratic political consultant based out of Charleston, SC; principal at McIntosh Consulting, founded in 2003.  South Carolina senior advisor on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign, July-Sept. 2019. Earlier career highlights: Mississippi state director on Obama for America in Fall 2008.  South Carolina state director on Gov. Bill Richardson's presidential campaign, Mra. 2007-Jan. 2008.  SCDP executive director from 2005-Mar. 2, 2007; also served as campaign manager for Robert Barber for Lt. Governor in 2006 (the second closest general election in South Carolina history).  Lowcountry/Coastal field coordinator on Sen. John Edwards' 2004 SC primary campaign (started with the campaign in June 2003).   Aide to Gov. Jim Hodges, 1998-2002.  Has held positions for U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, and Attorney General Travis Medlock.  First staff position was with Tom Harkin’s presidential campaign in 1992. twitter

Director of Strategic Planning  Jason Hilliard

(Nov. 2019...started as deputy national political director, Sept.-Nov. 2019  Founder of The Hilliard Group (NYC), June 2017.  Chief of staff (Nov. 2018-Aug. 2019) and director of policy and organizing (Mar.-Oct. 2018) at Community Food Advocates NYC.  Director of policy and legislation in the NY State Senate, Nov. 2016-June 2017.  Senior account executive at Connective Strategies Associates, Inc., Apr.-Sept. 2016.  Economic development specialist (Feb.-Oct. 2015) and Queens borough director (Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015) for NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.  Senior policy advisor in the U.S. House.  B.A. in philosophy, political science from University of Detroit Mercy.

Communications Advisor  Deja Knight

(Feb. 2020)  Founder of Pearl Public Relations in Charleston, Mar. 2018.  Vice president, Charleston office (Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018) and account executive (Aug. 2016-Feb. 2017) at Regan Communications, Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Reporter at WTVF News Channel 5 in Nashville, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2014.  Multi-pllatform journalist at WCSC Live 5 News, 2010-Jan. 2013.  Reporter/anchor/producer at WVUA-TV, June 2008-June 2010.  B.A. in broadcast news, political science from The University of Alabama, 2010.  twitter

> The campaign was really only active on the ground in South Carolina for a few weeks.  On Feb. 27, 2020 CBS News reported, "Klobuchar currently employs 25 full time staff members in South Carolina, she had fewer than ten in the state prior to the New Hampshire primary."  See: Lacrai Mitchell and Nicole Sganga, "Amy Klobuchar's uphill battle in South Carolina," CBS News, Feb. 27, 2020.


press releases on Super Tuesday endorsements

March 3, 2020 - 14 States plus American Samoa and Democrats Abroad


State Director  Zach Rodvold

Chief of staff (district) to U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips from Jan. 2019.  Owner of Assist The Resistance from Feb. 2017.  Campaign manager on Phillips for Congress, July 2017-Jan. 2019.  Director of external affairs for the House DFL Caucus, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2017.  Campaign manager on Tarrly Clark for Congress (MN-6), Sept. 2009-Dec. 2010.  State director for Sen. Klobuchar, June 2007-Sept. 2009.  Field director on Amy Klobuchar for U.S. Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2006.  State director for Americans United to Protect Social Security, Mar.-Sept. 2005.  Canvass director for America Coming Together, June-Nov. 2004.  Field organizer on Dean for America, June 2003-Jan. 2004.  Canvass team leader on Paul Wellstone for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2002.  Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Dec. 2001-June 2002.  twitter


(press releases)
...Oct. 10, 2019
more than 70 federal, state and local officials led by:
Walter Mondale — Former Vice President
Tim Walz — Governor
Tina Smith — U.S. Senator
Peggy Flanagan — Lieutenant Governor
Julie Blaha — State Auditor
Melanie Benjamin — Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive
Charlie Vig --  Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman
Angie Craig — U.S. Representative, 2nd District
Dean Phillips — U.S. Representative, 3rd District
Betty McCollum — U.S. Representative, 4th District
Collin Peterson — U.S. Representative, 7th District
Jacob Frey — Mayor, Minneapolis

...Dec. 17, 2019
Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

...Feb. 28, 2020
Bill Luther
, Former Congressman

Ben Schierer
, Mayor - Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Debra Calvert
, City Council Member - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Sandy Martin
, Mayor - Shoreview, Minnesota

Chris Tolbert
, City Council Member - St. Paul, Minnesota

Colleen Landkamer
, County Commissioner - Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Amy Brendmoen
, City Council Member - St. Paul, Minnesota

Shelly Carlson
, City Council Member  - Moorhead, Minnesota

Hubert "Skip" Humphrey III
, Former Attorney General - Minnesota

Barb Johnson
, Former Minneapolis City Council Member - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Linea Palmisano
, Minneapolis City Council Member - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Vance Stuehrenberg,
 District 2 Commissioner - Blue Earth County, Minnesota



State Rep. Tippi McCullough (District 33,  parts of Pulaski Co.)  ...Feb. 22, 2020



Deputy State Director and National Director of Latino Outreach  Edwin Torres

(started on the campaign as a national political organizer in Feb. 2019)  Public engagement coordinator for SRF Consulting Group, Nov. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Field organizer for Tina Smith for U.S. Senate/Minnesota DFL, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Legal assistant at Matern Law Group, PC in California, Feb.-July 2018.  Class action clerk at Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, May 2016-Aug. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in political science from College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, 2016.  Torres is a Dreamer, brought to the U.S. from El Salvador by his parents in 2001 when he was 8 years old.  twitter


U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez  ...Feb. 1, 2020

Mercury News and East Bay Times ...Feb. 14, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle ...Feb. 21, 2020

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth ...Feb. 21, 2020

...Feb. 26, 2020
Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and San Jose City Council
Eric Friedman, Santa Barbara City Councilman
Ian Bain, Redwood City Council Member
Jim Perry, Riverside City Council Member
Prameela Bartholomeusz, Santa Clara County Central Committee (SCCDCC) Finance Director
Gautam Dutta, Former Deputy Director for Political Reform, New America Foundation and former Executive Director, Asian American Action Fund
Maria Echaveste, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton
Danna Lewis, Assembly Delegate District 73
Lynn Schenk, Former US Congresswoman
Joey Acuña Jr., Vice President Coachella Valley Unified School District Eastern Riverside County
Marisa Perez, Trustee - California Community College Trustee (CCCT) Cerritos College and Board of Trustees cities of Lakewood, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Long Beach



announced Feb. 19, 2020

State Director  Joe Kabourek

Director of ballot access/delegate strategy and deputy national political director on Bennet for America from June 2019 to Feb. 2020.  Executive director of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, Aug. 2015-June 2019.  Campaign manager on Quick for Colorad, Feb. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Deputy District Attorney in Adams County, CO, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2014.  Finance on Shaffer for Colorado, Aug. -Nov. 2012.  J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, 2012; bachelor's degree in political science from University of Michigan, 2006.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Tommy Walker

Started on Amy for America in Apr. 2019 as deputy policy director.   Deputy chief of staff (Jan.-Apr. 2019) and legislative director (May 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO).  Legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Oct. 2015-May 2017.  Legislative assistant (Mar. 2012-Oct. 2015), legislative aide (Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012), legislative correspondent (May 2010-Apr. 2011) and staff assistant (Oct. 2009-May 2010) for U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette.  M.S. in applied economics from the Johns Hopkins University, 2013; B.A. in political science from Carleton College, 2008.

Deputy State Director  Jackson Sump

Iowa organizing director on Amy for America.  GOTV director for the Minnesota DFL, July-Dec. 2018.  Field director/deputy campaign manager on Rebecca Otter's campaign for governor, Jan.-June 2018.  Deputy field director on Schneider for Congress (IL), Feb.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Iowa on O'Malley for President, Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Iowa regional field director on Draft Biden, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Kansas, 2015.  twitter

Political Director  Camilo Vilaseca

Previously Bennet for America early states field director and initially Iowa Caucus director.  GOTV director for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 2019 re-election.  Campaign manager on Bri Buentello's successful run for state representative in 2018. Treasurer Cary Kennedy and O'Brien for Denver School Board.  twitter

Field Director  Britta Moen

Regional field director for Northeast Iowa/Waterloo on Amy for America from Sept. 2019; started on the campaign as a field organizer in Des Moines area in May.  Field organizer for Tina Smith/Minnesota DFL,  Sept.-Dec. 2018.  Young adult in a global mission teaching English in Madagascar for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017.  B.A.. in political science and social justice from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2016.  twitter

Communications Director  Mitch Schwartz

Iowa deputy press secretary on Bennet for America from Aug. 2019.  Communications director on Jason Crow for Congress (CO), May-Nov. 2018.  Director (Jan.-May 2018), senior associate (Aug. 2016-Jan. 2018) and associate (Mar. 2015-July 2016) at SKDKnickerbocker.  Press assistant at NextGen Climate, June-Dec. 2014.  Legislative policy analyst with the New York City Council, Nov. 2013-June 2014.  Policy assistant on Christine Quinn for New York, Aug.-Sept. 2013.  B.A. in political science from Kenyon College, 2013.  twitter



State Rep. Michele Meyer
(District 2, Eliot and parts of Kittery and South Berwick)  ...Feb. 24, 2020
 Bangor Daily News  ...Feb. 27, 2020



announced Feb. 24, 2020
Senior Advisor  Kimberly Reynolds

Partner at Maven Strategies in Raleigh-Durham from Apr. 2019.  Executive  director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2015-Apr. 2019.  Office of the Democratic Leader in the North Carolina General Assembly, Feb.-Apr. 2015.  Executive director-North Carolina, of the Center for Supportive Schools (formerly Princeton Center for Leadership Training, Mar. 2013-May 2014.  Chief of staff (Feb. 2012-Jan. 2013) and deputy chief of staff (Jan. 2009-Feb. 2012) to the Lt. Governor of North Carolina.  Associate at Nexus Strategies, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Director of the North Carolina Senate Committee, 2005-06.  B.A. in political science from North Carolina State University, 1998.

State Director  Maggie Barlow

Co-founder (Apr. 2019) and partner at Maven Strategies in Raleigh-Durham.  Owner of Ad Astra Consulting, July 2007-Apr. 2019.  Director of the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus, 2002-07.  Finance director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Feb.-Dec. 2001.  Deputy director of the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus, Jan.-Dec. 2000.  Campaign manager on Glen Croshaw for House of Delegates, May-Nov. 1999.  Campaign coordinator on Kathleen Sebelius for Insurance Commissioner, Feb. 1998-May 1999.  B.A. in political science from Kansas State University, 1998.

Political Director  Mary Lee

Legislative assistant in the North Carolina General Assembly from Jan. 2019.  Campaign manager on Marcia Morey for NC House and on Pricey Harrison for NC House (contract) from Feb. 2019.   Political affairs specialist (Mar.-Dec. 2018) and executive administrator (Mar. 2012-Feb. 2018) at North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).  Communications associate (Apr. 2006-June 2008) and finance associate (Oct. 1997-Apr. 2008) at MDC.

Field Director  Seth Barnes

Deputy organizing director on Klobuchar's Iowa caucus campaign and initially regional organizing director for Davenport from May 2019. Constituency organizer (political/field on Xochitl for New Mexico/New Mexico Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018.  Program assistant for nonproliferation/science engagement at CRDF Global, July 2010-Aug. 2013.  International M.B.A. from University of Denver-Daniels College of Business, 2015; B.A. in internationsl studies from Michigan State University, 2005.

Communications Director  Austin Cook

Press secretary on Klobuchar's Iowa caucus campaign from late Sept./ea. Oct. 2019.  Senior associate (Mar.-Sept. 2019) and associate, strategic communications (Dec. 2017-Mar. 2019) at The Glover Park Group.  Public relations associate (Oct. 2016-Dec. 2017) and public relations fellow (Aug.-Oct. 2016) at Podesta Group.  B.A. in politics and international affairs, journalism from Wake Forest University, 2016.  twitter



State Director  Christopher Smith


Nashville Councilmember At-Large Bob Mendes  ...Feb. 28, 2020



Houston Chronicle  ...Feb. 17, 2020



State Director  David Aldridge

(announced Feb. 21, 2020)  Campaign manager on McEachin for Congress (Richmond, VA), Jan.-Feb. 2020.  Campaign manager on Schuyler VanValkenburg for Delegate re-election (Henrico, VA), Mar.-Nov. 2019.  Campaign manager on Strengthen our Seawall for Earthquakes and Disasters (SF), July-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Angela Alioto for Mayor 2018, Jan.-Mar. 2018.  Outreach program manager for the SF Shared Schoolyard Project, Nov. 2016-Jan. 2018.  Field director for Yes on Prop. Q: Housing Not Tents (SF) Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Business development lead for Lonika, Apr.-Aug. 2016.  Head of sales for InMoment Software-Meetingpulse, Aug. 2015-Mar. 2016.  Regional field manager for, June 2013-Dec. 2014.  Deputy field director on Scouts for Equality, Mar.-May 2013.  California field coordinator for The Action, Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Regional field director in San Jose for Organizing for America-California, Aug.-Nov. 2012; regional field director for Organizing for America-Ohio, Jan.-June 2012; fall fellow for Organizing for America-California, Aug.-Nov. 2011  B.A. in English literature and film studies from UC Santa Barbara, 2005.  twitter


Senator Creigh Deeds (District 25, Bath)  ...Feb. 19, 2020
Delegate David Reid (District 32, eastern parts of Loudon Co.)  ...Feb. 24, 2020
Senator Janet Howell (District 32, parts of Fairfax and Arlington Cos.)  ...Feb. 20, 2020


Former Staff

National Finance Director  Michael Schultz Minnesota state director on Mike Bloomberg 2020

(Feb. 2019)  Finance director on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (MD)'s 2018 re-election campaign.  Maryland and Delaware finance director on Hillary for America from April 2015.  Southwest finance director at the DSCC, Jan.-April 2015.  Finance director at Friends of Anthony Brown, April 2013-Dec. 2014.  Development director at Berger Hirschberg Strategies, Nov. 2011-April 2013.  Finance director at Jeff Anderson for Congress, June-Nov. 2011.  LGBT outreach director and deputy scheduler at Citizens for Lisa Madigan, July 2010-Feb. 2011.  Constituent services for U.S. Rep. Jan. Schakowsky, Aug. 2009-July 2010.   Degree from DePaul University.

Minnesota Organizing Director  Brennan Spencer Dec. 2019; to SC director of the Welcome Party

(Sept. 2019)  Field director at Five Corners Strategies, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on John Drinkwater for State Senate (MA), June-Sept. 2018.  Campaign manager on Beej Das for Congress (MA), Apr.-May 2018.  Campaign manager on Andy Vargas for State Representative (MA), Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Regional organizing director for the Arizona Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer on Hillary for America in Iowa, Nevada and Washington, Dec. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Field director on Kathy Smith for Supervisor (Centreville, VA), Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Field organizer for the NHDP, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Kuster for Congress, May-Aug. 2014.  Organizing fellow on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in law and politics from Southern New Hampshire University, 2014.

Director of Analytics and Data  Ed Coleman Nov. 2019

(May 2019)  Owner and principal of Prism Consulting, LLC in Washington, DC from Mar. 2017.  National analytics and data director at Enroll America, May 2015-Nov. 2016.  Deputy national director for data and targeting at State Voices, June 2013-May 2015.  National regional data manager for Midwest region on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Director for state services at ISSI, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2011.  State political technology director for America Votes, Mar. 2006-Aug. 2007.  Call center manager for Clean Water Action, 2005-06.  Technology director for america Coming Together, Mar.-Dec. 2004.  Assistant technology manager and systems administrator at the University of Vermont, Jan. 1999-Oct. 2003.  B.S. in business administration from University of Vermont, 2001.

Digital Director  Nathan Nye July 2019

(Feb. 2019)  Digital director on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, April 2017-Nov. 2018.  DFreeputy digital director on Maggie for NH, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Account executive at Fenton, May 2015-Jan. 2016.  Field organizer in Davenport for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.Nov. 2014.  Postgraduate fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, July 2013-June 2014.  B.A. in English, women's studies from Duke University, 2013.  twitter

Regional Organizing Director - Iowa City  Molly Ingalls lead Corps member coach for Organizing Corps 2020   

Regional organizing director in La Crosse for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer in Blacksburg for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017.  GOTV lead on Ralph Northam for Governor, May-June 2017.  Organizer for theDanville area for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2017.

Iowa Press Secretary  Courtney Rice   ...moved to position as spokesperson at the DCCC

(reported by the DMR on Mar. 16, 2019)  Deputy press secretary at the DSCC from Feb. 2017.  Press assistant at Priorities USA, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016.  M.P.A. in campaign management, state and local management from American University, 2016; B.A. in history from Allegheny College.  From Ohio.  twitter

Iowa Deputy Organizing Director  Andrew Larabee

(announced April 19, 2019)  Records archivist and deputy city clerk in Bloomington, IN, Mar. 2014-Dec. 2015.  Bloomington regional lead organizer for Freedom indiana, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Field organizer at Joe McNamara for Mayor (Toledo), Aug.-Sept. 2013.  Assistant recruitment director at Fund for the Public Interest, Feb.-May 2013.  Field organizer in Wood County, Ohio for Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in English-creative writing from Ohio University, 2012.


Senate Office

Chief of Staff  Elizabeth (Lizzy) Peluso

Note: Klobuchar's "Minnesota nice" image sustained damage shortly before her announcement when HuffPost reported she had abused staff.  See: Molly Redden and Amanda Terkel.  "Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Mistreatment Of Staff Scared Off Candidates To Manage Her Presidential Bid,"  HuffPost, Feb. 6, 2019; Molly Hensley-Clancy.  "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar's Wrath Toward Her Aides." HuffPost, Feb. 8, 2019; and Molly Redden and Amanda Terkel.  "Harry Reid Rebuked Amy Klobuchar For Mistreatment of Staff," HuffPost, Feb. 8, 2019.  The story did not go away.  Several weeks later there was this:  Matt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember.  "How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff." New York Times, Feb. 22, 2019.