campaign Sept. 9, 2015
Chairman Jimmy Wales
Chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation 2003-06 and
Wikipedia. Co-founder (1996) of Bomis and continued as CEO to
2004; Bomis launched Nupedia project, 2000 and Wikipedia in
2001. C Worked for Chicago Options Associates, 1994.
degree from University of Alabama; bachelor's degree from Auburn
University, 1986. twitter
The campaign announced its message and legal "Dream
Team" of Jarding, Hillsman, Dickerson, Westen and Bonin on Sept. 28,
General Consultant Steve Jarding
Lecturer in public policy at Harvard's
School. Founding partner with Steve Bouchard of the
consulting company, SJB
International. Felllow at Harvard University in
2004. Campaign manager on Tim Johnson for U.S. Senate in Sout
Dakota, 2008. Joined with Jessica VandenBerg to form Maverick
Strategies and Mail LLC, a political consulting firm, in 2007.
Senior advisor on Jim Webb's 2006 campaign for U.S Senate in
Virginia. Communications director on Bob Graham for President,
2003. Directed Sen. John Edwards'
leadership PAC in 2002. Managed Mark Warner's
campaign for governor of Virginia in 2001. Communications
director at and senior advisor to the DSCC for four years in the
1990s. Worked for Sen. Bob Kerrey
(D-NE) for many years including his 1988 and 1994 campaigns and as
communications director on his 1992 presiential campaign; continued
through to 1998, when Kerrey left the Senate.
Worked on Tom Daschle's first campaign for U.S. Senate in 1986.
director of the South Dakota Democratic Party. Double major in
journalism/communications and political science from the University of
South Dakota. Co-author with Mudcat Saunders of Foxes in the Henhouse (2006).
Media Consultant Bill Hillsman, North
Hillsman is founder of North
Woods Advertising in Minneapolis. He has worked on numerous
campaigns and is best know for his ads for the Wellstone for Senate
campaign in 1990 and for Jesse Ventura's campaign for governor in
1998. Author of Run The Other
Way: Fixing theTwo-Party System, One Campaign at a
Time (2004 by The Free Press/Simon & Schuster). www.billhillsman.com
Campaign Manager Richard Dickerson
President of RAD
Communications in Birmingham, AL since 2004. Senior director
of strategic communication for USAID, May 2010-July 2011. Deputy
Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, April 1999-Jan.
2001. A senior staffer on the 1996 Olympic Committee.
Worked on both of Bill Clinton's presidential campaigns, serving as NJ
political director in 1996 and Maryland political director in
1992. B.A. in history and political science from Davis and Elkins
College, 1978. Originally from Charlottesville, VA. twitter
Message Consultant Drew Westen
Professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory
University and founder of Westen Strategies, a
political and corporate consulting firm. Ph.D. in clinical
psychology from the University of Michigan. M.A. in social and
political thought from the University of Sussex (England); B.A.
from Harvard. Author of The
Legal Counsel Adam Bonin
Philadelphia based attorney specializing in
political law compliance and advocacy. Prior to starting his own firm
he worked over more than a decade for three of Philadelphia’s
most-respected law firms. Chairman of the board of Netroots
Nation from 2008-14. J.D. from University of Chicago Law School,
1993; B.A. from Amherst College, 1994.
Senior Advisor Szelana Gray
Co-founder with David Burstein (June 2015) and COO of Run for America, which seeks to
"recruit, train and work to elect an new generation of leaders to
Congress." Started as an assistant to Prof. Lessig in 2010 and
has led development and operation of Rootstrikers, NHRebellion and
Mayday PAC. M.T.S. in women, gender, sexuality and religion from
Harvard University, 2009; B.A. in religion and women's studies from
University of Florida, 2007. twitter
also helping on
Account executive at Fenton.
State Director Jeff McLean