updated December 17, 2015)
This page lists the top Nevada staff/advisors from each of the presidential campaigns for the Feb. 2016 caucuses. Click on the highlighted links in the chart directly below for more staff, organization and offices. If you see anyone missing please email.
Organization 2015: National | IA | NH | SC | NV.
||Cruz||Fiorina / sPAC
Gov. Jeb Bush - Jeb 2016
9416 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89134 ...Columba
Bush was the special guest at official opening on Aug. 25, 2015
(reported May 4, 2015 by Jon
At RedRock Strategies since
Jan. 2013. Nevada political director
on Romney for President, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012. Regional political
director on Meg Whitman for Governor, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2010.
Deputy campaign manager on Citizens for Andal, June 2008-Oct.
2009. Grassroots campaign manager on Doug Ose for Congress,
2008. Worked on Mitt Romney's NH primary campaign. A
regional field director on Californians for Schwarzenegger, 2006.
Administrative/legislative aide at Platinum Advisors, 2004-05. twitter
Senior Advisor Ryan
(reported May 4, 2015 by Jon
President anod owner of RedRock
Strategies, from March 2011; owner of
Ryan Erwin Associates from Oct. 2005. Senior advisor on Mitt
2011-12 and 2007-08 Nevada campaigns. Partner at November, Inc.
2003-05. Chief operating
officer of the California Republican Party starting in mid-2001 to
Executive director of the Nevada Republican Party from 1999 to July
2001. Worked for the Ohio Republican Party in 1990-91.
Studied at the Ohio State University. twitter
Dr. Ben Carson - Carson America
Headquarters: 8879 W Flamingo Rd., #204, Las Vegas, NV 89147
(April 2015) Nevada
director for the RNC, June 2014-March 2015. Director of Engage
Inc., March 2013-July 2014. Field sales representative
for the NFIB in Sacramento, CA, from Jan. 2011. Worked for a
member of Congress, Feb. 2007-March 2008. Account executive for
KPA Strategies, March-Dec. 2008. twitter
Ted Cruz - Cruz for President
Headquarters: 9640 West Tropicana, Suite 119, Las Vegas, NV 89147 ...Cruz was scheduled to be at grand opening on afternoon of Oct. 29, 2015 but that event was canceled the morning of Oct. 29
State Director Robert Uithoven
(announced May 28, 2015) President of j3 Strategies, Ltd.
in Reno since Jan. 2007. In 2014 Uithoven was the campaign
consultant on Paul Laxalt's upset campaign for Attorney General.
Partner at Kolesar & Leatham
Government Affairs, Oct. 2011-June 2013. Campaign manager on
Gibbons for Governor, Jan. 2005-Nov. 2006. Chief of staff to U.S.
Rep. Jim Gibbons, June 2003-Jan. 2005. Studied English language
and literature at UNLV. twitter
Carly Fiorina -
Carly for President
State Chair Sue
(reported by the Las Vegas Sun on July 7, 2015) Lowden's husband Paul is chairman and CEO of Archon Corp. and she has been active as an executive in those businesses. Candidate for lieutenant governor in the June 10, 2014 Republican primary finishing second to Mark Hutchison. Candidate for U.S. Senate in the June 8, 2010 Republican primary finishing second to Sharron Angle. Chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, 2007-09. Served in the Nevada State Senate from 1992-97. Reporter at KLAS-TV Channel 8 in Las Vegas to 1987. M.A. in elementary education from Fairleigh Dckinson University; B.A. in education from American University.
America Committee [pro-Fiorina
State Director Sally Christensen
Gov. John Kasich - Kasich for America
State Director Zachary Moyle
April 2009-May 2010. Executive director
(Nov. 2006-March 2009) and voter registration director (Aug. 2005-Nov.
2006) at the Nevada Republican Party.
Sen. Rand Paul - Rand Paul for President, Inc.
1110 Palms Airport Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119 ...opened
State Director Dave Ramirez
(in NV from Sept. 2015) Started as the campaign's deputy national field director. Volunteer and intern coordinator on Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor of Illinois, Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014. Victory field coordinator for the Illinois Republican Party, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Studied political science and government at DePaul University.
Marco Rubio - Marco Rubio for President
W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 135, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Gov. Mark Hutchison at grand opening on Nov. 7, 2015
Chairman Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison
(reported by Las Vegas
Review-Journal on May 6,
2016) Elected Lieutenant Governor in 2014 (1, 2), defeating Lucy Flores
(D). Elected State Senator in 2012 representing District 6
(Summerlin, Desert Shores and Sun City). Founder (1996) and
partner at Hutchison
Steffen. Practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis in
Chicago and Los Angeles. J.D. from Brigham Young University,
1990; B.S. in business administration from UNLV, 1987. Two year
mission. From Las Vegas. twitter
Senior Political Advisor Mike Slanker
(reported by The Washington Examiner's David M. Drucker on May 19, 2015) Partner and founder of November Inc. in Las Vegas. Political director of the NRSC in the 2008 cycle under Sen. John Ensign. From Salem, Ohio. twitter
State Director Jeremy Hughes
Joined November Inc. in Dec. 2014. Campaign manager on Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2014 re-election and a consultant on Mark Hutchison's 2014 campaign for lieutenant governor. Political director on U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's 2012 campaign. Nevada state director on Gov. Rick Perry's campaign (announced Oct. 5, 2011). Worked on Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves' campaign for Lt. Governor, Aug. 2011 primary. In Fall 2010 served as treasurer for "Citizens for a Working America," a group active in the SC District 5 U.S. House race (reported by HuffPo's Sam Stein). Political director on Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's U.S. Senate campaign in the May 2010 primary election. Campaign manager for Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis. Managed managed Jack Ditty’s campaign in the Aug. 25, 2009 state senate special election in northeastern Kentucky. Staffer of the Northern Kentucky Republican Victory Office. Executive director of Freedom Vote, an Ohio-based non-profit, focusing on voter turnout efforts in the state. Graduate of Morehead State University. Kentucky native. twitter
Donald Trump -
Donald J. Trump for President
State Director Charles Munoz
2015) President and founder at Rebel Public Affairs. Deputy
state director, grassroots coordinator, and southern Nevada field
coordinator for Americans for Prosperity Nevada, started with the group
in mid-2011. Attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Scott Walker Inc. ...suspended campaign Sept. 21, 2015
State Chairman Former Gov. Bob List
Aug. 11, 2015) Senior partner at Kolesar &
Leatham. Governor of Nevada from 1979-83. Attorney
General of Nevada, 1971-79. District Attorney of Carson City,
committeeman for Nevada and chairman of the RNC Budget Committee during
the 2011-12 cycle.
Clinton - Hillary for America
State Director Emmy Ruiz
(reported March 18, 2015 by the Washington Post) Political director for Annie's List, a group that works to elect pro-choice women in Texas, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager for comprehensive immigration reform at Organizing for Action, March-Sept. 2013. Nevada general election director for the Obama campaign from Feb.-Nov. 2012. Nevada field director for Organizing for America, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Texas field director for the DNC, June 2009-May 2011. National field manager of Young Democrats of America, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010. Canvass director, late help and regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-May 2008. Development coordinator/grant writer at the American Red Cross, 2006-07. Bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2006. twitter
O'Malley - O'Malley for President
State Director Brad Elkins
(late Sept./early Oct. 2015 "moved to Las Vegas to put together our operatin from the ground up") Midwest political director for the campaign. Political advisor to O'Malley's O'PAC (reported by the DMR on Jan. 29, 2015) Political director for Jack Hatch's 2014 campaign for governor in Iowa. National political director for the Truman Project. Co-founder of Democracy, Diplomacy, Development, and Defense (4D) PAC. B.A. in computer science/mathematics and international affairs from Lewis & Clark College. California native, based in DC. twitter
Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2016
Headquarters: 815 S. Rainbow
Blvd., Las Vegas
...opening event held on Nov. 1, 2015
State Director Joan Kato
(succeeded Jim Farrell Nov. 2015) Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA. Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011. Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.