Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Minnesota
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Senior Advisor  Alana Petersen

State director to Sen. Al Franken since 2009; worked on Franken's campaign and the recount, 2008-09.  Previously worked for U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN-8), and has also done consulting for candidates and labor unions.  Bachelor's degree in political science and speech communications from University of Minnesota-Morris, 1991.  Originally from White Bear Lake outside of St. Paul.

State Director  Mackenzie Taylor

(May 2016)  Public affairs coordinator at Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), April 2014-April 2016.  Coordinated campaign manager for the Minnesota DFL, Jan.-Dec. 2012.  Field director for the Minnesota DFL, Aug.-Dec. 2010.  Field director on Margaret [Anderson Kelliher] for Governor, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010.  Deputy staff director for Southern MN on the Franken Recount.  Regional field director for the Minnesota DFL, May-Nov. 2008.  Endorsement campaign coordinator on Ashwin Madia for Congress, Jan.-April 2008.  B.A. in political science from Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2007.

Communications/Spokesman  Teddy Tschann

(note: Christina Freundlich started as communications director but shifted to Iowa)  Special assistant to Sen. Al Franken, March 2015-March 2016.

Political Director  Joane' McAfee

(July 2016)  Legislative assistant in the Minnesota Senate from Jan. 2013.  Bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising and applied communication from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2012.

Digital Director  Jennifer McCharen

(July 2016)  Online community and content manager for the Fuel Freedom Foundatin, March 2015-June 2016.  Digital director for Empower Alabama, March 2014-Feb. 2015.  Social media writer fro Clean Currents, May-Dec. 2013.  Web content editor at Chelsea Green Publishing, March 2010-May 2013.  Farm apprentice in Vermont and Florida, 2008-09.  Marketing and outreach coordinator-LISC AmeriCorps with Riverside Avondale Development Agency in Jacksonville, FL, Sept. 2007-Sept. 2008.  Personal assistant and editor for photographer Joel Sternfeld, 2004-07.  M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University, 2014; B.A. in psychology, philosophy, photography from Sarah Lawrence College, 2005.

Deputy Digital Director  Nicholas Marcouiller

(July 2016)  Contracts with SpotOn, Inc, U.S. PIRG, 270 Strategies.  Project manager-web development and design for Organizing for Action, March 2013-Sept. 2014.  Web producer/digital project manager for Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Sales intelligence analyst for Groupon, July 2011-July 2012.  B.A. from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2010.  twitter

Coordinated Campaign

Organizing Director  Anatole Jenkins

In the primaries Jenkins served as political director/lead organizer on the North Carolina primary campaign, and started as deputy organizing director on the Nevada caucus campaign.  Coordinated campaign field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2014.  Worked Organizing for Action, the grassroots organization supporting President Obama, as deputy national regional director (April-July 2014), Maryland and DC coordinator (Dec. 2013-April 2014) and Maryland fundraising manager (Sept.-Dec. 2013).  Regional field director at Obama for America in Nevada, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012;  field organizer at Organizing for America in Las Vegas, June-Dec. 2011.  B.A. in political science and pre-law from The Catholic University of America, 2015.  twitter

Regional Organizing Director  James Sonneman

During the primaries worked on the Oregon primary, Washington caucuses and Nevada caucuses, starting in Nov. 2015.  Campaign manager on Todd Hollenshead for State Senate (LA), Aug.-Oct. 2015.  Campaign manager on Kim Gonzalez for Texas State House, May-Nov. 2014.  Account associate at The Pivot Group, July-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Oct. 2011-June 2012 and May-Aug. 2011.  Student coordinator on Tammy Baldwin for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  M.A. in European public affairs from Maastricht University, 2014; B.A. in political science, history from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.

GOTV Director  Emily Wellen

Minnesota political and field director at America Votes from March 2016.  Field and training director at Raise the Wage Oregon, Sept. 2015-March 2016.  Campaign manager on Shelly Schafer for State House, June-Sept. 2015.  GOTV director at Chicago Votes, Feb.-April 2015.  Worked on the MNsure Project for Grassroots Solutions, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2015.  Regional organizing director on Al Franken for Senate, April-Nov. 2014.  National program manager for The Bus Federation, May 2013-April 2014.  Field director on Gresham-Barlow Citizens for Schools (OR), Feb.-Aug. 2013.  Field organizer on Organizing for America, 2012.  B.A. in history and political science from Winona State University, 2012.

Operations Director  Jeanne Stuart

(June 2016)  Advancement events associate for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, April 2015-June 2016; also interim marketing coordinator for the Metropolitan Economic Development Association, April-June 2016.  Campaign manager on Peggy Flanagan for State Representative (MN), June 2015-March 2016.  Political coordinator and events lead (Aug.-Nov. 2014) and organizing assistant (May-Aug. 2014) on Al Franken for Senate.  Bachelor's degree in Latin American studies, Hispanic studies from Macalester College, 2014.

2016 Campaign Offices [25]

Albert Lea
216 E Main St, Ste. 5 Albert Lea 56007
Marlene Rojas

Apple Valley
7300 147th St W, Ste 100, Apple Valley 55124
Emma Zschunke

401 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji 56601
Tom Melton

700 Front Street, Brainerd
Steve Samuelson

5270 W 84th St, Ste 560, Bloomington, MN 55343
Wang-Yu Vu

700 Front Street, Brainerd 56401
Steve Samuelson

150 N Birch St, Ste 180 Cambridge 55008
Steve Samuelson

Coon Rapids
552 Northdale Blvd, Coon Rapids 55448
Florkime Paye

16 W Main St, Crosby 56441
Steve Samuelson

2002 London Road, Suite 209, Duluth 55812
Steve Samuelson

4168 Pilot Knob Road, Ste. 4172, Eagan
Emma Zschunke

212A Central Avenue, Faribault 55021
Marlene Rojas

2700 E Lake St, Ste 3200 Minneapolis 55406
Jeremiah Ellison

813 Center Ave, Moorhead 56560
Tom Melton

506 California Ave, Morris, 56267 NE Metro
Tom Melton

NE Metro
3460 Lexington Ave N, 1st Fl, Shoreview, MN 55126
Florkime Paye

205 S. Water Street, Suites 10 and 11, Northfield​ 55057
Marlene Rojas

Red Wing
316 Plum Street, Red Wing 55066
Emma Zschunke

1500 1st Street NE, Suite 100, Rochester
Marlene Rojas

St. Cloud
11 7th Avenue North, Suite 100, St. Cloud 56303
Muhamed Cheikhabdi

4801 W 124th St, Savage 55378
Emma Zschunke

Thief River Falls
105 E. 3rd St. Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Tom Melton

8400 Unity Dr, Virginia 55792
Steve Samuelson

130 SE Willmar Ave, Willmar 56201
Muhamed Cheikhabdi

1740 Weir Dr, Ste 26 Woodbury 55125
Florkime Paye

Field Organizers include
Alex Goldman
Cheniqua Johnson
Tyler Mesman

>The Clinton campaign had a very small footprint in Minnesota compared to election cycles going back to 2000.  Fairly early on a number of staff were transferred to other more competitive states.  For example Christina Freundlich started as communications director but in July, after about a month, shifted over to Iowa.

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Chairman  Ken Martin

(elected Feb. 5, 2011; re-elected Feb. 2013 and Feb. 2015)  Executive director of WIN Minnesota, then managed the gubernatorial campaign recount.  Political director for the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2004; campaign director for John Kerry's Minnesota caucus campaign.  Campaign manager of Buck Humphrey's campaign for Minnesota Secretary of State in 2002.  Deputy state director of Al Gore's presidential campaign in Minnesota in 2000.  State field director for the Minnesota DFL Party, 1997-1999.  Kansas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign 1996.  Graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.A. in political science and history.  twitter

Executive Director  Corey Day

(Jan. 2015)  District director/communications director to U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Beatty for Congress, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012.  President of Buckey Strategy Group, Aug. 2008-Jan. 2013.  Director of policy and legislative affairs in the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008.  Ohio Democratic Paaty campaign manager on the Attorney General race, May-Dec. 2006.  Legislative and political director for Care for Ohio, a project of SEIU, Feb. 2005-Dec. 2006.  Central regional field director for America Coming Together in Ohio, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2004.  M.B.A. from Ohio Dominican University, 2009.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2001.  twitter

Executive Assistant to the Chair  Lindsay Jacobson

Comptroller  Libby Keefe

Training and Party Affairs Director  Vicki Wright

Deputy Training and Party Affairs Director  Clare Verbeten

Finance Director  Berrett Gall

Deputy Finance Directo  Adam Carr

Communications Director  Rachel Boyer

Digital Director  Geoff Dittberner

Operations Director  Heidi Kraus Kaplan

Vice Chair Marge Hoffa