updated June 13, 2017)
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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
(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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
216 E Main St, Ste. 5 Albert Lea 56007
7300 147th St W, Ste 100, Apple Valley 55124
401 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji 56601
700 Front Street, Brainerd
5270 W 84th St, Ste 560, Bloomington, MN 55343
700 Front Street, Brainerd 56401
150 N Birch St, Ste 180 Cambridge 55008
552 Northdale Blvd, Coon Rapids 55448
16 W Main St, Crosby 56441
2002 London Road, Suite 209, Duluth 55812
4168 Pilot Knob Road, Ste. 4172, Eagan
212A Central Avenue, Faribault 55021
2700 E Lake St, Ste 3200 Minneapolis 55406
813 Center Ave, Moorhead 56560
506 California Ave, Morris, 56267 NE Metro
3460 Lexington Ave N, 1st Fl, Shoreview, MN 55126
205 S. Water Street, Suites 10 and 11, Northfield 55057
316 Plum Street, Red Wing 55066
1500 1st Street NE, Suite 100, Rochester
11 7th Avenue North, Suite 100, St. Cloud 56303
4801 W 124th St, Savage 55378
Thief River Falls
105 E. 3rd St. Thief River Falls, MN 56701
8400 Unity Dr, Virginia 55792
130 SE Willmar Ave, Willmar 56201
1740 Weir Dr, Ste 26 Woodbury 55125
>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.
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
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