Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, California
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State Director  Cecilia "Ceci" Cabello

(July 2016)  Deputy political director on Clinton's California primary campaign.  Director of intergovernmental relations (from March 2015) and deputy director of external affairs (July 2013-March 2015) in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  Vice president at Mercury Public Affairs, March 2011-June 2013.  Senior legislative deputy in the Office of L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, Dec. 2005-March 2011.  Chief political advisor to the Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, Feb. 2002-Nov. 2005.  Special projects manager to U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis, Aug. 2001-Dec. 2002.  B.A. in art history from Columbia University in the City of New York, 1996.

State Field Director  Saskia Young

(May 2016...HFA Southern California director of organizing on the primary campaign, March-May 2016).  Regional mobilization manager for Airbnb from July 2014.  Campaign major gifts officer at KCRW, Dec. 2013-June 2014.  Organizer and grassroots fundraising manager in California for Organizing for Action.  Finance consultant to Eric Garcetti campaign, March-May 2013  Deputy regional field director in Los Angeles for Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.  Vice president of Lynda Obst Productions at Paramount Pictures, 2005-07.  Creative executive at Fox 2000 Films, 1998-2002.  Literary agent assistant, 1996-98.  Studied at Northwestern University.

Regional Organizing Director (Los Angeles) and Border State Lead  Marie Gorence

(July 2016...field organizer in the greater San Diego area on the primary campaign, April-June 2016)  Legal assistant at Gorence & Oliveros, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM, Feb.-Dec. 2015.  Program associate at Women for Women International, June 2013-Aug. 2014.  Degree in government from Georgetown University, 2012.

Regional Organizing Director Northern California  Billy Cline

(May-Nov. 2016...started on the primary campaign for Napa, Marin, Solano)  Regional field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Oct. 2015-April 2016.  Regional field director for We Are Wisconsin, July-Sept. 2015.  Fellow in Waterloo on HIllary for Iowa, June-July 2015.  Campaign manager for the House Democratic Cacus, Indiana Demoratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Summer intern for Equality Ohio, April-Aug. 2014.  Server/bartender at Sunrise Cafe in Ohio, Nov. 2012-March 2014.  Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, May-Oct. 2012.  Field organizer on We Are Ohio, May-Nov. 2011.  Summer organizer at Organizing for America, Jan.-May 2011.  Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer on Joe Sestak for U.S. Senate, Sept. -Nov. 2009.  Server and back up cook at Cracker Barrel in Springfield, Ohio, Jan 2007-Aug. 2008.  Field organizer on Hillary Clinton for President, Marchl-June 2008.  Server at Baker's Square in Lompoc, CA.

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Chairman  John Burton

(April 2009) "He began his career as a deputy attorney general before his election to the State Assembly in 1964. He was then elected to Congress in 1974 and returned to private life in 1983. In 1988, Burton returned to the State Assembly and then moved on to the State Senate in 1996, becoming President Pro Tempore in 1998 until his retirement in 2004."  LL.B. from University of San Francisco Law School, 1960; A.B. from San Francisco State College, 1954.  From San Francisco.

Executive Director  Chris Masami Myers

Previously managing director of the Party from 2011 and research director from 1998-2010.  Legislative aide to Assemblyman Don Perata, 1997-98.  Degree in government from Cal State Sacramento.

Senior Strategist  Shawnda Westly
Previously served as executive director from May 2009.  Principal of Shawnda Westly Consulting starting in 2005; clients included John Burton’s race for CDP Chair, two months as a senior advisor to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Consumer Attorneys of California, Treasurer Bill Lockyer, No on the Arena Tax, No on 75, and many union funded independent expenditure campaigns..  Political director of California Professional Firefighters for six years.  Raised in Orange County.

Communications Director  Michael Soller

Digital Content Producer  Candelaria Vargas

Member Services Manager  Emma Harper

Grassroots Resources Manager  Kasey Carlson

IT and MOE Support  Whitney Delgado

Chief Financial Officer  Angie Tate